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  • Offline fluxxcomp   us

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    Hi from Marin county! (...can I "import" a Trophy to CA?)
    on: Sep 07, 2017, 05.34 pm
    Sep 07, 2017, 05.34 pm
    Hi all you riders, here is my virtual Cheers to all!
    Greetings from the Bay area, wonderful Marin county! All the roads around me (well, except for the 101  :017:) scream "bike me"- so I will take the plunge to get my dream triumph bike. Come on over, we have sights galore here and many roads are nice & winded.

    I am still shopping around, so here is the question to the community:
    Can I "import" a Triumph Trophy from another state? I see this irresistible offers from Euro bikes in Las Vegas. (whereas I am quoted the MSRP from the local dealer here, what a disappointment).

    Is the Trophy a "50 states vehicle" ?

    Thanks for comments and sharing your experience.

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    Re: Hi from Marin county! (...can I "import" a Trophy to CA?)
    Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2017, 06.52 pm
    Sep 07, 2017, 06.52 pm
    welcome aboard  :821: sincerely hope you'll find soon a Trophy to import to your home state  :062:
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    Re: Hi from Marin county! (...can I "import" a Trophy to CA?)
    Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2017, 07.23 pm
    Sep 07, 2017, 07.23 pm
     :821: fluxxcomp
     :400: Being UK based I can't answer your question but good luck in finding a TT and getting it home.
    Al

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    Re: Hi from Marin county! (...can I "import" a Trophy to CA?)
    Reply #3 on: Sep 07, 2017, 07.49 pm
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    I would say, call your DMV office in California.

    If you check the following link:

    www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr29

    It states that a new car, truck or motorcycle from another state must be certified to meet California smog laws to be registered in California.  The emission label should say that it meets California standards.  I walked out and took a look at the label on my Florida-bought bike and there is no mention of California standards, only that it meets Federal standards.

    With Vegas being so close, perhaps they stock California certified bikes - it wouldn't hurt to have them check the label for you.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Hi from Marin county! (...can I "import" a Trophy to CA?)
    Reply #4 on: Sep 07, 2017, 10.19 pm
    Sep 07, 2017, 10.19 pm
    First, welcome!

    As brenchley said, check with the DMV to make sure.

    From what I remember from looking into doing something similar some years back, if it's brand new, you won't be able to register it in California. I believe the bike will need a certain amount of mileage before California will let you register it here (6000 miles or so is what I seem to remember).

    Check with Triumph on whether the Trophy is a 50-state bike but from what I can remember, I don't believe it is.

    In any case, good luck with whichever way you decide to go.

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    Re: Hi from Marin county! (...can I "import" a Trophy to CA?)
    Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2017, 12.31 am
    Sep 08, 2017, 12.31 am
     :401:  :001: Welcome to the Forum!  I can't believe the crap California tries to pull over on their citizens.  Asking MSRP is crazy unless the dealer knows you can't import a TTSE into the State.

    I live in the plains states (Missouri).  It's not the midwest!  As you are aware, we have tremendous freedom in this state as well as the bordering states except maybe Michigan with their gun laws but they have no restrictions on bikes.

    I think your state is beautiful and has a great climate and wonderful people.  Your government IMHO stinks which you can do nothing about.  I wish you the best in acquiring one of these lovely bikes!!

    Best Wishes!
    Gary

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    Re: Hi from Marin county! (...can I "import" a Trophy to CA?)
    Reply #6 on: Sep 08, 2017, 12.52 am
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    Welcome. Good luck importing the bike from Nevada into California.
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    Re: Hi from Marin county! (...can I "import" a Trophy to CA?)
    Reply #7 on: Sep 08, 2017, 01.38 am
    Sep 08, 2017, 01.38 am
    Welcome to the forum. I just bought a trophy from Eurosport's last week. You can call "Hollywood" the sales manager and he can tell you if it can be brought into Cali. Be advised they add 1400 in fees but still a cheap price. Tell him Jasper told you to call, he will hook you up.  :400: