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Aug 12

Posts: 1

Buster2012 says:

Riding a modified bike in Europe

I have a street fightered GSXR1000 that I am planning to ride through Europe. 

Can anyone advise me on the implications of riding my modified bike in europe?

Anything that I have to do to ensure that I am legal at all times?

Many thanks

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Aug 02

Posts: 3265

eatcs01 says:

Modded bikes

Well I've ridden my modified bike in France several times with no troubles.

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Mar 10

Posts: 159


you'll probably have plenty of people coming over to look at it and ask you about it if it's a nicely done one.  From living in France for a while and bought a couple of bikes while there, both were modified:  Aprilia RSV:  loud pipes, chopped back end, tiny number plate, flush mounted indicators;  Honda VFR:  Loud pipe, tiny number plate.  I was there once on a crappy old ZZR600 with only half a fairing and different (but not loud) pipe, and even that attracted plenty of attention!

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Sep 11

Posts: 48

RoadTrekker says:

Riding in Europe

I live in central Europe(In CZ) and ride a lot in Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland and have had no problems with the police plenty of modified bikes to be seen everywhere includeng supercharged Busas!!!

To answer your question you will not have any problems unless you have an accident and the police need to inspect your bike thats where the problems will come in. They will not strip your bike down to see if it is tuned but any obvious dangerous items like worn tyres or brake pads, loose chain, bad oil leaks will be a big no no. They are also very interested in your safety gear helmet  etc after an accident and will ask to inspect it.
Take out extra health insurance as medical bills in Europe are very high especially if you need to be medivac by helicopter out after an accident.

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