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Taking motorbikes into Europe
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userMag&Hal
Posted: 5 January 2022 10:06 AM
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Came across this today has anyone any experience of this?

Riders who choose to haul their bikes between Europe and the United Kingdom have been facing some annoying Brexit fallout. According to the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA), there seems to be confusion about what constitutes a temporary import situation—and riders are getting slapped with hefty fines as a result.
userlaimeduck
Posted: 5 January 2022 11:49 AM
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This article relates:-

https://www.femamotorcycling.eu/motorcycle-transport-uk-eu/

Hopefully just an "I" crossing or "t" dotting excercise?
Could get round it by riding the bike across the border, and A N Other eg wife driving the motorhome, thus making the bike a vehicle in it's own right- but what a palaver!

I wonder just how many cases have occurred?

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userMag&Hal
Posted: 5 January 2022 12:18 PM
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I don't think there are many cases. It would be useful to identify a trend or policy if it exists but we talk to individuals rather than governrnent departments and if a border official wants to be an arse then he will.
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Posted: 5 January 2022 12:58 PM
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This was covered on another MH forum recently. I dont think it applies to motorhomers carrying bikes on trailers or racks where the owner is present.
userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 5 January 2022 1:39 PM
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This MHFun thread?

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/customs-regs-when-taking-a-m-cycle-temporarily-to-e-u-by-trailer-or-in-a-m-h.251928/

The issue was also discussed there in July 2021

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/temporary-import-permit.245600/
usersimian
Posted: 5 January 2022 4:33 PM
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I took my motorbike exposed on a rear mounted rack, into France on 1st Dec. with no questions
asked at Dieppe ferry port. I always carry original paperwork such as V5, insurance cert. to
show intent, if not actually prove that I intend to take it home.
I can't see that the motorhome itself isn't any different, it is after all a temporary import, strictly speaking
I suppose a Temporary Import Carnet Form should be submitted as one is obliged to, on entry to say Morocco.

Edited by simian 2022-01-05 4:40 PM
userBarryd999
Posted: 5 January 2022 5:24 PM
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No, Im not on that forum. Think it was wildcamping.co.uk but cant find it now. Anyway, pretty sure it wont effect us with a scooter on a rack.
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Posted: 5 January 2022 6:32 PM
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There's this November 2021 'carnets' thread on the Wild Camping forum

https://wildcamping.co.uk/threads/carnets.89148/
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Posted: 5 January 2022 7:40 PM
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Derek Uzzell - 2022-01-05 6:32 PM

There's this November 2021 'carnets' thread on the Wild Camping forum

https://wildcamping.co.uk/threads/carnets.89148/


No that wasn't it. Maybe it was somewhere else. I know I contributed to it and the general consensus was it was nothing to be concerned about.
usersimian
Posted: 6 January 2022 10:59 AM
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I suspect that the people getting hauled over and fined are those carrying half a dozen ''competition'
bikes or similar, untaxed uninsured unregistered and giving the impression that they're going to
be flogged on for a profit. Which no doubt is sometimes the case.

Edited by simian 2022-01-06 11:01 AM
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Posted: 6 January 2022 12:12 PM
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Barryd999 - 2022-01-05 12:58 PM

This was covered on another MH forum recently. I dont think it applies to motorhomers carrying bikes on trailers or racks where the owner is present.


This one?

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/Travelling-to-Spain-with-electric-bikes-/59264/#M703595
userMag&Hal
Posted: 6 January 2022 12:56 PM
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Thank you all for your replies. Most reassuring. I'll be taking my bike, hopefully this year.
userwitzend
Posted: 7 January 2022 9:41 AM
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Barryd999 - 2022-01-05 7:40 PM

No that wasn't it. Maybe it was somewhere else.


It been on WC a couple of times I remember reading it an your post.
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Posted: 7 January 2022 10:03 AM
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witzend - 2022-01-07 9:41 AM

Barryd999 - 2022-01-05 7:40 PM

No that wasn't it. Maybe it was somewhere else.


It been on WC a couple of times I remember reading it an your post.


Cheers. Thought it was on there but cant find it now. Doesnt matter as Im pretty sure it was decided it wasnt going to be an issue.
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