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Import and insurance for the motorcycle

Hi, All

I just moved from the USA to AG and import my motorcycle (Aprilia SHiver 900).
I would better say in process of importing it. It appears that there is no way of getting a COC cert for this bike, at least this is what I was told by the manufacturer. Still waiting for an answer from a strassenverkehrsamt Argau...

But now I am wondering about proper insurance. Is there any reason to add Accident insurance to the motorcycle policy?
I thought that since I am insured by the employer through SUVA I don't need any accident coverage. But maybe I am wrong?

Will appreciate any advice on this.
Thanks

P.S. I scanned the forum for similar topics but didn't find any information, so my apologies if I missed something.
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Re: Import and insurance for the motorcycle

You don't need extra accident insurance.

Expect to pay around CHF 1500 to get it tested, however.

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Re: Import and insurance for the motorcycle

Tom,
thanks for the reply, yeah, saw your comment on the test price... is this for noise or noise + exhaust?
Should I arrange this test with an Aprilia garage or there are some independent testers?

Also, it appears that US international motorcycle insurance covers only Canada....

Wonder if I will get swiss insurance can I still ride on US plates? The first year?
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Tom,
thanks for the reply, yeah, saw your comment on the test price... is this for noise or noise + exhaust?
Should I arrange this test with an Aprilia garage or there are some independent testers?

Also, it appears that US international motorcycle insurance covers only Canada....

Wonder if I will get swiss insurance can I still ride on US plates? The first year?
The test has to been done at a special place, there are only one or two in Switzerland, a good dealer can arrange it.

I did ride for a year with US plates, the problem was to find insurance.

Tom
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Re: Import and insurance for the motorcycle

Baden = AG - This might help https://www.ag.ch/de/dvi/strassenver...lungsgut_1.jsp

Perhaps contacting them directly might yield a flyer/instructions in English
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The test has to been done at a special place, there are only one or two in Switzerland, a good dealer can arrange it.

I did ride for a year with US plates, the problem was to find insurance.

Tom
Thanks again.

I got a 1320A form with a Stammnummer, it seems that getting insurance is not a problem
but not sure if it is legally correct to ride on US plates in this case.

Would you mind sharing which insurance you used?

i also got an offer for "green card insurance" from an Italian company but they ask 250euro/month for it....
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The test has to been done at a special place, there are only one or two in Switzerland, a good dealer can arrange it.

I did ride for a year with US plates, the problem was to find insurance.

Tom
I got a 1320A form with a Stammnummer, it seems that getting insurance is not a problem
but not sure if it is legally correct to ride on US plates in this case.

Would you mind sharing which insurance you used?

i also got an offer for "green card insurance" from an Italian company but they ask 250euro/month for it....
Thanks
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Baden = AG - This might help https://www.ag.ch/de/dvi/strassenver...lungsgut_1.jsp

Perhaps contacting them directly might yield a flyer/instructions in English
Thanks

I did it the first thing,

but they just copied the same as on the website.
asked for a bit more details and now waiting.
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Thanks

I did it the first thing,

but they just copied the same as on the website.
asked for a bit more details and now waiting.
Sorry, re-read you post in the meantime. Havenít seen your bike on the road here but this https://www.moto.ch/aprilia-shiver-900/
suggests it might have been in the 2017 local line upÖ
When you say the manufacturer canít help, have you contacted http://www.ofrag.ch/
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Re: Import and insurance for the motorcycle

What reason did they give for no CoC?
Itís sold across the EU and Aprilís has a repository of coCís.
Or is the US spec different to EU?
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What reason did they give for no CoC?
Itís sold across the EU and Aprilís has a repository of coCís.
Or is the US spec different to EU?
Here is the answer:

Dear Mr.
Thank you for your recent enquiry.
We kindly inform you that it is unfortunately impossible to register this bike in Switzerland as it has no European homologation.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further assistance.

Kind Regards,
Aprilia Customer Service


I am right now talking to a guy from
ofrag.ch/

Hope I will find a solution before the end of the season ...
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So itís different to the ones for sale on https://www.motoscout24.ch/de/motorr...le/aprilia--sl
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So itís different to the ones for sale on https://www.motoscout24.ch/de/motorr...le/aprilia--sl
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I guess they are identical, maybe some minor changes on what sticker/number plates are used and in which language.

But all this COC is a legal thing, and not necessarily linked to actual differences... But it's my guess.

Also for passenger cars, they accept EPA stickers from the US but not sure if it is the same for motorcycles.
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If you are insured, it is perfectly legal.

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Would you mind sharing which insurance you used?

i also got an offer for "green card insurance" from an Italian company but they ask 250euro/month for it....
I got a "green card insurance" from Wintherthur for free, but that was 35 years ago! (the alternative to free was CHF 10 / day, so I went for "free")

I got Swiss plates after 10 months finally.

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Hi, All

I just moved from the USA to AG and import my motorcycle (Aprilia SHiver 900).
I would better say in process of importing it. It appears that there is no way of getting a COC cert for this bike, at least this is what I was told by the manufacturer. Still waiting for an answer from a strassenverkehrsamt Argau...

But now I am wondering about proper insurance. Is there any reason to add Accident insurance to the motorcycle policy?
I thought that since I am insured by the employer through SUVA I don't need any accident coverage. But maybe I am wrong?

Will appreciate any advice on this.
Thanks

P.S. I scanned the forum for similar topics but didn't find any information, so my apologies if I missed something.

Have you moved the bike to CH yet ? If not, I would strongly consider selling it in the US and buying a new one here.
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Have you moved the bike to CH yet ? If not, I would strongly consider selling it in the US and buying a new one here.
Yeah, bike is already here , passed the no return point
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Yeah, bike is already here , passed the no return point
Part it out, or buy a Swiss wreck and swap the parts.

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