Indiana Motorcycle Registration

Indiana Motorcycle Registration

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.

Indiana Title & Inspection Requirements for Old 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 old motorcycles.
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How to Get a Title for a Motorcycle in Indiana

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

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:

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.

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

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