PCSing with a motorcycle.
You know you’re a military spouse…if there has ever been a motorcycle in your dining room.
One thing I will never forget about living here is driving here. The first time a motorcycle zoomed past me while I was in a line of traffic, I screamed a not-so-G-rated version of “Oh my, did you see that silly freak?” Two years later, it seems totally normal to expect a few motorbikes to zoom by in between traffic. But it scares me to think not all people look out for crotch rockets or potatoes. Despite that, sometimes I wish I had a motorcycle on a beautiful day, wind blowing through my hair (I mean through my helmet, SAFETY FIRST!) I wish I knew how to ride a motorcycle and not just be a passenger on
a Power Ranger’s my husband’s Ducati which he opted to leave in stateside storage. If you wish to bring your motorcycle to Okinawa don’t expect it to be cheap or easy. Click HERE to learn more about that. THIS informative forum has loads of information specifically for people interested in importing and exporting motorcycles to/from Okinawa, not to mention a lot of other cool motorcycle perspective.
A question from one of our readers:
Hi there, we will be PCSing to Kadena, eventually (2010 to be precise!), and I was wondering about motorcycles. My husband has a motorcycle, is he able to ship it over with our House Hold Goods? What about the JCI and would there be any other expenses since we would be bringing it over ourselves? I’ve heard how crazy the drivers are there (I’m from Chicago..it’s all good), would he be safe puttering around Okinawa on a motorcycle?
If anyone else has any experience with motorcycles on Okinawa or knows of any other motorcycle communities on the island that can help our two-wheeled friends, we’d love to hear about it!