Indiana Motorcycle Registration & Title Laws

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This page will cover the street legal requirements and registration and title process in Indiana and provide some tips on how to register if you bought the motorcycle without a title.

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Indiana Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Indiana have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Not required.
  • Does Indiana require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Required for out of state motorcycles.
  • Does Indiana require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Yes, titles are required for all motorcycles.

How to Get a Title for a Motorcycle in Indiana

To register your motorcycle in Indiana, you’ll need:

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Register a Motorcycle with No Title in Indiana

If you purchased a used motorcycle with no title, you can either:

Option 1: Bikes from Indiana

Before sale is complete, ask previous owner to get a duplicate title:

Learn how to replace a lost motorcycle title in Indiana.

Option 2: Bikes from out of state

If the motorcycle was bought in a state that requires motorcycle titles:

Option 3: If you can’t get a title with method 1 or 2, you can try:

Option 4: Register in a No-Title State

Register the bike in a non-title, no residency requirement, mail-in registration application state, such as Vermont.

Indiana Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Street legal motorcycle in Indiana must have:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Passenger footrest when riding with a passenger.
  • Daytime headlights.

Learn more about street legal motorcycle requirements.


This information was correct at the time of writing it, but state laws are subject to change.

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