October 7, 2019

Enough time to import a bike from UK before THAT happens?

Enough time to import a bike from UK before THAT happens?

Hi all!

I am looking to get a bike. I did my A category IBT recently (yayy)

I have my eyes on CBR500, Ninja 400/650. As I have never been on a bike before, so I am looking to buy a slightly used one (2017 or later). I’ve been in the market for almost a month but the Irish market is just so slow as I havent found any good bike in a good price so I am looking to import it from UK (autotrader had a few at good price and colour i want)

Now, I have ABSOLUTELY no practical experience about importing but I’ve been reading so I think i know ‘how’ it works.

So, my question is assuming brexit happens on 31 Oct is it enough time to import a bike – assuming I go to UK next week (around 15th Oct) to look at bikes. I imagine the bike should be in Ireland (and revenue notified that its in the country) before 31st and I wont have to pay VAT.

But how will the ownership work? should the bike be in my name before i can get it registered for VRT? If yes, how long will that take? Also how long would it take to get the bike shipped here (i’m on learner so cant ride it here myself). Should I even try going for the import or just give up?

I just want a good bike within my budget but I cant find a used one in Ireland 🙁

EDIT: Forgot to say thanks!!


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