Author Topic: Where / how to buy a motorbike in Spain (Malaga area)  (Read 209 times)

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OfflineMattyP

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    Hi all.  I have a holiday house in Spain am thinking of buying a cheapish motorbike for when I'm out there - (about 5 times a year).  The cost of hiring a car has become excessive.  However, I don't know where to look for a good selection of cheapish used bikes (not too worried about the make).  I am also interested in putting it in to storage somewhere close to Malaga airport for an easy pick up so wonder if anybody knows of secure places and an indication of the costs involved.  Equally, if there is anything else I should consider then please let me know - I'm here to learn! Obviously I have a full bike licence and have been riding an RT for a number of years.


    All thoughts are welcome.


    Muchas gracias!  Matt

    OfflineGuyRT

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      Re: Where / how to buy a motorbike in Spain (Malaga area)
      « Reply #1 on: 2022-01-14 10:41:42 »
      I have rented from these guys before, they are very friendly and work out of the Malaga area.
      Perhaps drop them an email and ask for advice?


      https://bmwbikerentals.com/

      Onlineburridge01

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        Re: Where / how to buy a motorbike in Spain (Malaga area)
        « Reply #2 on: 2022-01-14 15:34:30 »
        Just looked on Malaga Marketplace (Facebook)and there's loads of bikes for sale.Then there's Ebay  etc.

        OfflineMattyP

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          Re: Where / how to buy a motorbike in Spain (Malaga area)
          « Reply #3 on: 2022-01-14 18:17:24 »
          Hi GuyRT and burridge01


          Thanks for the helpful replies - I'll check them out.  ;D


          Matt

          OfflineDoctor T

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            Re: Where / how to buy a motorbike in Spain (Malaga area)
            « Reply #4 on: 2022-01-19 15:23:33 »
            I've been told you have to be a full time resident to register a vehicle to a private person. Must have proof of residency. This is needed for insurance as well. I was told this years ago so worth a check to see if it's changed since

            OfflineMattyP

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              Re: Where / how to buy a motorbike in Spain (Malaga area)
              « Reply #5 on: 2022-01-23 22:05:01 »
              Hi Doctor T.  As we own a property in Spain and have a Spanish NIE number (foreigner's ID number in Spain) there is no problem with me buying and registering a bike.  I'm just looking for a good bike shop with a large stock of used bikes to choose from.  Thanks for the reply though - appreciated.