Each year, our team of motorcycle importers ship bikes to the USA from Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, and other countries around the world. Our team understands the detailed process of how to import a motorcycle to the USA and handle a variety of bikes of all shapes and sizes. As a premier motorcycle importer in the USA, we can complete an import with door to door service to anywhere in the United States.
Learn about shipping bikes to the USA from around the world and start your international shipment today!
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How to Import Motorcycle to the USA
To avoid issues with your motorcycle import, the first step is to check the eligibility of your motorcycle to know if you can even bring it into the states.
Motorcycle Import Eligibility
The eligibility requirements will differ for permanent imports vs temporary imports. Your motorcycle import specialist, should inform you that it must meet specific requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). It is always best to get a letter from the manufacturer stating that the motorcycle conforms to US standards.
Permanently Importing a Motorcycle
To permanently import a motorcycle into the US, you either have to be a US citizen, a US company, or hold legal status to work and live in the country. Bikes originally made or built for the USA are easily imported since they already meet US standards. Otherwise, the bike may need to be modified.
Importing Classic Motorcycles to the US
Motorcycles over 25 years old do not need to meet EPA or DOT Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to be imported to the US.
Temporarily Importing a Motorcycle
Temporary motorcycle imports include those that will be in the US for 12 months or less and those that are in the U.S. on diplomatic or government orders. When importing a bike temporarily, it does not have to conform to US standards. However the vehicle must leave the country within a year. If on government or military orders, the US will allow you to keep your bike for the duration of your stay. You cannot sell or leave your bike in the country and they must leave at its designated time.
The following are all classified as temporary imports:
How Much Does it Cost To Ship a Motorcycle to the USA
The cost to import a motorcycle depends on factors such as: vehicle specification, the origin of the bike, the destination, and the type of shipment that you choose.
For example, importing a Harley Davidson is going to have a different price than importing a scooter, even with everything else the same. For this reason, our auto import representatives create custom quotes for each shipment.
To get the cost to import your motorcycle, fill out our Online Quote Form today!
Shipping Process for Importing your Motorcycle
As you work with one of our representatives, we will guide you on the best way to transport your bike. From your home overseas to your new home in the states, we can handle all steps of the shipment for you.
- Step 1. We start by transporting your bike to the nearest port. Alternatively, you can drop the bike off yourself to reduce costs.
- Step 2. As your bike moves out to sea, you will receive a bill of lading and the estimated time of arrival.
- Step 3. Once the ship arrives, we begin the bike import process in the states.
- Step 4. We clear customs for the shipment and alert you once your goods have entered the country. At this point, delivery is scheduled to your home or you can pick it up depending on what you prefer.
Your motorcycle import into the USA will then be complete.
Import a Motorcycle with Schumacher Cargo Logistics
Since 1977, Schumacher Cargo Logistics has offered premier motorcycle import service to the USA from all over the world. With over 40 years of experience we have developed the processes and services to remove the hassle for your international shipment.
Fill out our Online Quote Form and start your import today!
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