This page will cover the street legal requirements and motorcycle registration and title process in Hawaii and provide some tips on how to register if you bought the motorcycle without a title.
Hawaii Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles
- Does Hawaii have an equipment/safety inspection?
- Periodic safety and equipment inspection required.
- Does Hawaii require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
- Out of state permit or bill of lading may be required for out of state motorcycles.
- Does Hawaii require a title for old motorcycles?
- Titles required for all motorcycles.
Title and Register a Motorcycle in Hawaii
To title and register your project motorcycle in Hawaii, you’ll need:
- Signed title and current registration certificate (if applicable)
- Bill of sale and old registration if bought in a state that doesn’t issue titles.
- Hawaii Inspection Certificate.
- Bill of Sale if the title was not released by the previous owner.
- Bill of lading or out of state vehicle permit for motorcycles from out of state.
- Application for Registration (Kauai)
- Application for Registration (Maui)
- Application for Registration (Hawaii)
- Registration and titling fees.
Notarization Required on the following documents in Hawaii:
- Bill of sale
How to register a Motorcycle with No Title in Hawaii
Option 1: Bikes from Hawaii
Before sale is complete, ask previous owner to get a duplicate title:
Option 2: Bikes from outside Hawaii
If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires titles:
- Have the previous owner request a duplicate title in that state.
- Find motorcycle registration and title details for all states here.
Option 3: Register in a No-Title State
Register the bike in a non-title, no residency requirement, mail-in registration application state, such as Vermont.
- Follow the registration requirements in Vermont.
- Transfer your registration to your own state.
Hawaii Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements
Hawaii requires street legal motorcycles to have:
- Fenders on both wheels.
- Handlebars no more than 15” above seat height.
- Passenger footrests when riding with passengers.
- Turn signals.
This information was correct at the time of writing it, but state laws are subject to change.