Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Princeton, Texas
I have only gone the other way, shipping a USA bike to Europe, but in order to get it registered in Europe I had to change my headlights (the headlight had to have the European safety stamp on it, which USA lights don't) and it had to be restricted to 100hp (this was in France!!). So it might be the same thing coming the other way, you might need to change the headlamp to get one with a DOT approval stamp but other than that is should be easy going. I did bring my RG500 from Europe to the USA and register it here, I registered it as a home built, so it just needed a safety test and an official weight certificate and I then registered it. Was very easy!! I would not worry about getting it registered in the USA, but as suggested I would keep any stock parts that you remove and put them back on when you ship it to the USA, the closer to stock it looks, the easier it will be to register. You can then swap all the parts back off after it is registered.