Registering bikes in Laos

Discussion in 'Laos - General Discussion Forum' started by sirmotorbike, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. Does anybody know how hard it is for a foreigner(tourist) to buy and register a vehicle in Laos? How about bringing one (importing?) from Cambodia?
  2. Dean / Sirmotorbike
    Don’t know about buying & registering a bike in Laos.
    My guess is it aint easy.
    So I reckon that your best bet is most likely to take your Suzuki Djebel 250 from Cambodia & use that in Laos.
    If you’ve done a bit of riding in Cambodia / Laos / Thailand already, is there any chance of making a contribution to the GT Rider board with some Road & Trip Reports, please.

    Keep the power on
  3. OK, sorry. The road reports might be a little old but I guess it still could be of use to somebody, I'll try to do better next time. The only problem I have with taking my Djebel to Laos long term is, if anything breaks it might be a bitch getting parts.
  4. It almost won't matter what bike you have in Laos - the parts will have to come from elsewhere.
    If you've got a bike that is popular in neighbouring countries, then there's a good chance you can get parts from there.
    If there are a lot of Djebels in Cambodia, then it should not be a problem to email / phone a mate & get the parts sent over EMS or by courier.
    Also a wise rider should know how his bike is running & what the next bike service / maintenance will require.
    Keeping spare cables / levers / clutch plates / plugs / air cleaner / piston rings / brake pads / tubes / tyres should not be difficult to set up. What else do you want?

    Keep the power on
  5. Dean,

    Almost impossible. Having said that if you find the right person it is possible but probably expensive. You can get official registrations if you have a work permit, id card and business/offical visa however it can still take time, particularly if you work permit is of a short duration. I hope this is of some use.

  6. Ask PVO/ KT or Fuark for help. I bought and registered a Honda XR 250, 2002, done 3000 km for $US 4,500 earlier this year.
  7. Legally ... impossible. You need a work permit, diplomatic or business visa. Then you only bet a temporary rego. Not much use but this is the way it is ... officially.



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