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post #1 of 3 Old 12-25-2009, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Moving from NYC to Zurich - Two Bros, etc...


So after riding around NYC for a while I am thinking about packing up and moving to Zurich, Switzerland. Needless to say my V-strom will be making its way with me.

I have a few questions about the move:

1) I currently have Two Bros exhaust on - I love it, however the sucker is loud. Does anyone know if they are OK with Swiss regulations, or if I will have to put the original back on?

2) Can I keep my powercommander on?

3) Anything else that I should think about for registering the bike in Zurich?

I am also looking forward to meeting Stromtroopers in Zurich.

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-22-2010, 02:26 PM
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Don't know if my reply will reach so, tell me if so

I'm living in Switzerland, near Basle. So if you have some questions (bike, switzerland in general) feel free to ask

Are you sure that you want to move the bike? Could imagine this will cost a few houndred dollars..
Maybe you could sell your Strom and get one here again, check Most bike vendors put their bikes on this site. There are used ones and bikes that are almost new with a few thousand kilometers. You can multiply the prices with 0.95 to get the approximate price in dollars (or just get the most actual exchange rate.

This could be a more reasonable solution, espacially if you have to modify your bike according to swiss regulations.
The price-recommodation from Suzuki for a new DL 650 is arround 12'000$.

I'm not sure if you could keep your exhaust and the power commander on the bike, maybe you have put an silencer on the exhaust. If your german isn't too bad check, this is the homepage of the administration for motorvehicles (cars, bikes, trucks, etc) in Zurich or directly write to Suzuki agencies (, usually they can help you much easier than the pencil pushers in the administration (STVA)..

If you don't speak german (well enough), just tell me, and I'll see what I can find out for you..

Why do you want to leave the states? And why especially would you like to come to switzerland?

As I said, feel free to ask questions about everything you're intrested in, I will help as good as I can

kind regards

edit: just noticed that you drive a DL 1000, so check this then instead of the link above:

Last edited by Liam; 01-22-2010 at 02:30 PM.
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post #3 of 3 Old 01-29-2010, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
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Hey Liam,

Thanks for the reply. I knew there had to be someone in Switzerland.

I am moving to Zurich for work, and also I've been looking to move back to Europe for sometime. I am expecting my move date to be sometime mid March, but I still don't have a definite date. Also since I am moving for work they are covering my moving expenses, so a few extra $$ is not an issue. Not to mention that I have grown attached to my bike, and price differnce between the US and Switzerland.

I am trying to catch up on my German, but still nowhere near good enough to navigate through Swiss DMV (I get frustrated going though NY DMV website). I will try reaching out to Zurich Suzuki, and hopefully they will know the exact regulations.

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