[quote=“RJ45”]Hi Guys, I just found this community last week, I was relocated to stay in Taipei almost a year and still have long way to go, I’m a big bike’s lover, but I really have no idea how could foreigner own the red-plate motorbike here , I had ever inquiry to my colleges I got so various answer from them that I think that not exactly as I expect, so google brought me here
I have A.R.C and Tax record, actually just paid to Tax office today
hook into question , what is major expense and how much if I really want to own bigbike such as BMW F800GS, Fuel Tax , annual license , insurance fee. as I heard it’s pretty much if compare to what I have in my country.
This sounds quite ridiculous, but the last thing you want to do is buy a “big bike” here. I don’t care if you are an experienced rider back in the States, Canada, or if you are a regular rider at the Isle of Man. The roads here are corrupt. If you are new here, you are guaranteed an accident especially if you are riding a “big bike.” I suggest you settle into TW a bit first and get a scooter. Try to learn the local traffic a bit, then a get a small cc motorcycle. I know that sounds silly, but you are not back in the “Western World.” Riding a “big bike” motorcycle really takes some experience and expertise in Taiwan. Yes anyone can lean how to use one, but can anyone actually ride one and understand its power and potential on the Taiwanese roads?. “Big bikes” are still very new to TW and I would say that at least 90% of the riders don’t even know how to ride them yet. Mechanics are hard to come by too. Get yourself a smaller bike and move your way up. I mean this in the nicest way!! Good luck!