How To Title A Motorcycle
Before you buy a motorcycle, you will need to know how to title a motorcycle in your state. Call the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles, or DMV, office and find out what paperwork is required to title a motorcycle. Before you agree to the purchase price, make sure there is not a lien that requires satisfying. If the seller does not have the original title, you can have him apply for a duplicate title in order to verify that no lien exists on the motorcycle.
- If the duplicate title is clear of liens, finalize the sale of the motorcycle. Take the bill of sale and duplicate title to the DMV. You may have to drive your new motorcycle to the DMV office if they need to check the identification number on the motorcycle in person.
- Complete the forms required to title a motorcycle in your name. If the DMV needs proof of the odometer reading, you will need to have the motorcycle with you in order for them to check the mileage. You can call and ask if this is a requirement before you go to the office.
- Once you receive the title, make sure all of the information is correct. Check your personal information for accuracy, as well as the identification number of the motorcycle. Contact the DMV if there are any errors that need to be fixed.
- Call your insurance company and have them put the motorcycle on your policy. Be sure to find out the cost of the insurance coverage. If the cost is higher than you thought, you may want to shop around at some other insurance companies in your area to see if you can find a lower premium amount.