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Registering your bike in France

Postby Madnorton » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:15 am

After speaking to a frustrated expat owner recently, here are some tips if you move your classic to France -

1. If you register it as historic it can not leave France in the future.
2. A normal French registration will require an EU Certificate of conformity - for a 40+ year old bike !!
3. Keep it registered in the source country even when you get - you can at least insure it for short periods until you decide what you are going to do - if you do the paperwork and return the V5C befreo you go - you can not insure until you have done 1 or 2 above.
4. Keep the national plates from the original country - you may need these in the future (see one above) Oops, my bike has broken down!

Typical French attitude, just like their heavily subsidised manufacturing base that has rules that prevent the rest of the EU trading with them on a fair basis.

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Re: Registering your bike in France

Postby marinatlas » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:26 pm

Hi , next time in case of a Norton, just ask to the french Norton owners club , he will sort that out in a couple of days , the french secretary is english Geoff Scales and living in France for a while....
when we import any british classic , it took us a day to sort out..........sorry for your friend !
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