The GOC website has info, you can Google it. Watch out as being German you may get hit with duties as well as all our sales taxes depending upon age etc. I'd call first and provide them the details in writing via email and get a quote. Canadian standards are such that there are several blacklisted US and Japanese built vehicles that do not make it here even though they are fine for the US market (some Camry's are listed). Same goes for some Honda bikes. Things such as the fuel shut off functionality can be an issue.
I ran into a fellow over the summer. He had brought a Ducati back from the US into Canada. He had found a loophole that allowed him to pay no duties just the taxes. It was something to do with fuel efficient vehicles brought into Canada.
I see him every once in a while at the local Starbucks. If I see him I will ask.
I just returned from Rochester N.Y. last Friday with a K1200.
Spent total of 2 minutes at US customs leaving the US. They checked the title that was faxed to them the week prior.
Spent total of 5 minutes at Canada Customs. They did up form for payment of GST. No duty on used motorcycles coming into Canada.
Paid GST, and received a formto send off to the Registrar of Imported Vehicles, www.RIV.ca + $182.00. They'll send out the inspection package to be filled out with 30 - 45 days.
Like I told some friends, it would be harder trying to come across the border with a case of fruit, or almost anything else, at least in Ontario at the Lewsiton border crossing.
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