Importing a vehicle to Peru, I've got to add my two cents worth. I tried to import my US registered moto earlier this month, I followed all the correct procedures, paid for the inspections and other "fees" to an Aduana agent, as required I left my moto at a customs house. I was told that all the paperwork was in order and that there would be no problems. Then a couple of days later I get the dreaded "the rules have changed phone call". They tell me the rules changed four days ago and that I need to take the moto to Tacna and get my paperwork stamped, I ride down to Tacna and get a completely different story. The Aduana agent told me that I didn't need any of the paperwork that I had with me, I was told that I had to take my moto to Chile then hire a customs agent and that my moto had to be shipped back into Peru on a truck. All of the fees added up to to more than my moto is worth, I turned around and headed back to Lima. My temporary import permit expired on May 26, so I rode up to Cuenca and left my moto with friends, got back to Lima yesterday on a bus.
sanbartoloian, I bought a Mavila Cavalry here in LIma, it's a 200cc dual sport and at $1700 it is more expensive than the competition but the price includes three free services, a two year warranty and plates. The Surquillo dealership is a friendly place with a great shop, http://www.mavila.com.pe/x/
I'm using it around town and as a minimalist tourer, I've had no mechanical issues, your welcome to ride it if you want, I live in Surco.