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For the past couple of years all I've heard is,"buy the KTM so you can get a street title." So, I sent my neighbor on his way to the local KTM dealer and he said all they can give him a title for is the supermoto bikes.

What gives? Too many people have KTM's with plates here.:thumbsup:

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Dealer can't do it if it is not a DOT legal bike, state laws dependant. Some dealers don't want to mess with it since a Sm is imported specifically as a race bike.

If the SM is new, he wil get a MSO with it (Manufacturer Statement of Origin). Your friend will need to go to the DMV with the MSO, sales receipt he gets from the dealer when he buys the KTM. Add the required equip, follow whatever rules NC has and he should be able to get a title/plate.

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The 07 450EXC, 525EXC and 08 450EXC & 530EXC are all 50 state street legal acording to KTM. If one of those is the model he is shopping for and he doesn't want to deal with DMV or DOL find another dealer!

MCNut

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I have three plated 'NON DOT' legal KTM's.

In PA all you do is ask for a plate during the new sale or transfer. Here it the title or MSO does not say 'off read only' or 'competition use only' the dealer or transferring notary will provide the plate.

If you don't get the plate during new purchase or ownership transfer you must go through a title reconstruction which is a fair amount of paperwork with the state.

I picked up a 08 250 XCF and told the dealer to process the deal with a plate. I may never DS the bike but for the cost of registration less than $20/yr and insurance (around $50) which the state requires if you hold a valid plate it worth it to get a plate.

Much easier during the sale.

Also all Jap bike MSO's and titles are labeled so a plate cannot be issued without title recon.

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I have three plated 'NON DOT' legal KTM's.

In PA all you do is ask for a plate during the new sale or transfer. Here it the title or MSO does not say 'off read only' or 'competition use only' the dealer or transferring notary will provide the plate.

The ability to do this varies by state and changes with time and there is no guarantee you will be successful. A plate issued today could be refused a renewal at some future time. If you want to be certain of getting and keeping a plate, limit your search to one of the models I listed!

MCNut

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The ability to do this varies by state and changes with time and there is no guarantee you will be successful. A plate issued today could be refused a renewal at some future time. If you want to be certain of getting and keeping a plate, limit your search to one of the models I listed!

MCNut

I agree that the state could change policy and pull back the plates of built-up dual sports. However, if the state allows the process you can have virtually any KTM tagged at the time of transfer. For the price of a new DOT legal EXC I can have two nice low hour EXC bikes tagged and using equipment of my choice. Not the blinkers that get broken off at the first fall or the low light output of the stock headlamp.

This is the direction I'll choose for as long as I can.

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I agree that the state could change policy and pull back the plates of built-up dual sports. However, if the state allows the process you can have virtually any KTM tagged at the time of transfer. For the price of a new DOT legal EXC I can have two nice low hour EXC bikes tagged and using equipment of my choice. Not the blinkers that get broken off at the first fall or the low light output of the stock headlamp.

This is the direction I'll choose for as long as I can.

+1. If your state does not have inspections or emissions for Motorcycles it will not be an issue.

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My main point is that this varies by state. It also varies by dealer. Some will do it and some will not. Just because you were successfully in Pennsylvania or Connecticut doesn't mean it's possible in another state. I stand by my posts.

DR, you really need input from folks in your state who have done this within the last year or so. The game is changing, it's becoming more and more difficult if not impossible in may states. And now that KTM has legitimately legal models it's not really in their or their dealers best interest to continue the practice.

MCNut

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My main point is that this varies by state. It also varies by dealer. Some will do it and some will not. Just because you were successfully in Pennsylvania or Connecticut doesn't mean it's possible in another state. I stand by my posts.

MCNut

I agree, there are many states that are cracking down or just don't allow this. There are also states that still permit tagging of two strokes like the 300. In Pa you can't tag a 2-st newer than 1977 if its over 100-cc. All that leaves you are the scooter type 2-st's.

One needs to check with his state's DMV for details.

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