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I will be staying in metro manila for a couple of months  and then i want to move to davao permanently 

 

 I want to buy a new small bike like a yamaha aerox 155cc immediately and use it in manila for a couple of months and then davao permanently 

 

#1 Is there any downsides to buying/registering it in mnl and then using it in davao? 

 

#2 what's the best way to ship it to davao when the time comes? (without riding it there) 

 

Thx in advance for any replies 

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1 hour ago, JimBrooks said:

I will be staying in metro manila for a couple of months  and then i want to move to davao permanently 

 

 I want to buy a new small bike like a yamaha aerox 155cc immediately and use it in manila for a couple of months and then davao permanently 

 

#1 Is there any downsides to buying/registering it in mnl and then using it in davao? 

 

#2 what's the best way to ship it to davao when the time comes? (without riding it there) 

 

Thx in advance for any replies 

It could turn into a clusterf%ck immediately when you try to ship it. Best to wait till you get to Davao to buy it. IMHO.:unsure: 

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And even if you can ship it there you will still have the difficulty of changing the registration region and details on the motorbike.  As a foreigner, maybe not quick or easy to do.  And warranty on a bike bought elsewhere... possible problem.  And Mindanao has check points, some will want to see bike papers, another possible issue, trying to explain why a  foreigner is riding a bike from Manila to a check point guard with probable limited English.

Davao has a large Yamaha shop and will likely have the model you want in stock.

 

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Thx for the swift replies guys

 

I wanted to use it for a few months because around mnl and then maybe use a third party shipper to get it to davao 

 

(riding it there was never my intention) 

 

I guess i will wait until i get there to buy itif its too complicated 

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Perhaps just rent one while in Manila ? 

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11 hours ago, graham59 said:

Perhaps just rent one while in Manila ? 

That's always a possibility, i just hate rentals

I might buy one anyway and sell it and then buy another 

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2 hours ago, JimBrooks said:

That's always a possibility, i just hate rentals

I might buy one anyway and sell it and then buy another 

Hmm... buying and selling vehicles here can also be such a pain in the arse though.  At least you can drop a rental off and say goodbye to it when it suits you.   Careful thought needed. :thumbsup:

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Another thing, if you ever choose to sell it, the buyer will have to do the HPG-PNP police check up in Manila because that's where it was first registered. So you will have trouble selling it. 

Much easier to buy it in Davao, plenty of motorbike shops around.

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