Interesting motorcycles, not XS650

Raymond

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For them as is interested, this was the email conversation I had with Janus.

https://www.xs650.com/threads/interesting-motorcycles-not-xs650.61760/post-809480

https://www.xs650.com/threads/interesting-motorcycles-not-xs650.61760/post-809502

Since then, Mitch - hope I am on first names term with the gentleman - mailed me again to say

'We don't yet have a distributor in your country, but we're actively working on expanding our reach! In the meantime, it's worth an inquiry with your local auto registration authority on whether you'd be able to individually import our motorcycle and register it for use. It's possible in many countries! We would be able to crate and ship the motorcycle to a US port for your collection and import.'

So I sent back to Mitch about DVLA and Type Approval

' . . . the hurdle might be getting approval of the bikes emissions and I'm not sure how that is done for a single bike. . . . Normally, vehicles must have Type Approval but for bikes there is a Motorcycle Single Vehicle Approval scheme (MVSA). You could take a look here - https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-approval/motorcycle-single-vehicle-approval but I haven't been able to get very far into the rules and regulations. . . . I will spend a little bit more time looking at private import of a single bike but if you want to sell bikes in the UK I think you will need to do a bit of research as hopefully shown above.'

Must be an opportunity for somebody in the UK who knows about importing, and hopefully bikes as well, to contact Janus?
 
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https://www.bikeexif.com/rau-honda-...ONDA CB900F CAFÉ RACER&utm_campaign=BEX231009

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Today was the day to finally try to start it. Turn on the gas, couple of twist of the throttle, set the choke, hit the starter button and it fired right up. Still a couple of things to do but it's all easy stuff. Now it's time get going on to the RD350.
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Today was the day to finally try to start it. Turn on the gas, couple of twist of the throttle, set the choke, hit the starter button and it fired right up. Still a couple of things to do but it's all easy stuff. Now it's time get going on to the RD350.View attachment 253002
Took it out for the first test ride today and it runs great. Just made it back before the rain started. I'd say it's done and I'm happy.
 

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This is what I started with. Started life as a 1975 RD 250 and was converted to a 350 in the late 70's.
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Well, out the gate you're ahead of me. This is what I started with...


https://www.xs650.com/threads/74-rd350-yeah-i-know.62807/

Check out the asking price on this! 😳 I cannot believe how much I’ve seen these selling for lately. They have gotten to be like the Kawasaki triples!

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/mcy/d/huntington-beach-1979-rd-400-daytona/7676846995.html
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