Free Motorcycle Bill of Sale Form

ATTENTION: Be prepared to satisfy any insurance requirements when you register & title your motorcycle.

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Are you buying or selling a used motorcycle? Don’t forget the bill of sale.

This page has everything you need regarding a bill of sale for your motorcycle.

Get started with our free bill of sale PDF, and learn more about the requirements below.

Remember, both the buyer and the seller should retain a signed copy of the bill of sale form.

Motorcycle Bill of Sale Template

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Free Bill of Sale Template

Use the free Bill of Sale template above anytime you buy or sell a used motorcycle.

What is a Motorcycle Bill of Sale?

A Bill of Sale is a legally binding contract between buyers and sellers that includes the following information:

  • Date and location of the sale.
  • Seller’s name, address, signature.
  • Buyer’s name, address, signature.
  • Vehicle information (year, make, model, color, odometer, VIN, etc.)
  • Any other details or warranties that have been agreed upon. (e.g. As-is, no title, on conditions, etc.)

A Bill of Sale protects buyers and sellers should any disagreements arise. You can think of it as a receipt of the transaction.

Both the buyer and the seller should retain a signed copy of the Bill of Sale.

If you need to submit your Bill of Sale to the DMV, be sure to make another copy of it as well.

Below is a list of states that require a Bill of Sale when completing a title transfer/private sale of a motorcycle:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Maine
  • Nebraska (Notarization required)
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia (Notarization required)
  • Wyoming

Official DMV Bill of Sale Forms

Some states offer official versions of the bill of sale forms. In most cases, you can choose to use these or a generic template as long as all the necessary information is included.

States that offer an official bill of sale form for free include:

Bill of Sale for Motorcycles with No Title

In the case of buying old motorcycles, the Bill of Sale becomes even more important.

A lot of great project motorcycles you’ll find have been sitting in a barn or a garage for many years – sometimes decades!

Here are some common scenarios you’ll find when buying old bikes:

  • The previous owner has passed away and the estate has no clue where ownership papers could be.
  • The title and registration was lost long ago and never replaced.
  • The bike was never registered in the first place.
  • The bike was abandoned or acquired at auction.

In all of these scenarios, the Bill of Sale is the ONLY document you’ll have to demonstrate a statement of facts and a chain of ownership.

If the motorcycle you’re buying doesn’t have a title, be sure to get a Bill of Sale.

Whatever the case, always get a Bill of Sale in a private vehicle transaction.

Some states allow you to use this to register and title the bike in your name.

If you find that your state DMV is making the process difficult or impossible, you can look to a state like Vermont, where you can mail in the application and use the Bill of Sale as proof of ownership is the bike is old enough (15 years).

4 thoughts on “Free Motorcycle Bill of Sale Form”

  1. Steven M Prescott

    What if I have a bill of sale from the person I purchased it from but they are not the person the motorcycle is registered to bc they never had it transferred into there name

    1. motorcyclezombies

      If you can get the last Bill of Sale from the previous owner (i.e. the Bill of Sale that documents that transaction to the person who sold you the bike), that should help. Something like this demonstrates chain of ownership.

        1. motorcyclezombies

          It depends on what state you’re in. In many states, the signed title will be all you need to submit with your application.

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