Oregon Motorcycle Registration & Title Laws

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

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Oregon Title & Inspection Requirements for Used Motorcycles

  • Does Oregon have an equipment/safety inspection?
    • Yes, periodic motorcycle safety inspection required.
  • Does Oregon require VIN Inspections for motorcycles bought out of state?
    • Required for out of state and new to Oregon motorcycles.
  • Does Oregon require a title for old motorcycles?
    • Yes, Oregon requires titles for all motorcycles.

How to Title and Register a Motorcycle in Oregon

You’ll need the following to register and title your Oregon motorcycle:

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Register a No Title Motorcycle in Oregon

If you bought a used motorcycle without a title, you can register it with the following options:

Option 1: Motorcycles bought in Oregon

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

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Option 2: Bikes from out of state

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

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.

Oregon Street Legal Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Oregon street legal motorcycles require:

  • Rearview mirrors.
  • Fenders on both wheels.
  • Passenger footrest when riding with a passenger.
  • Daytime headlights for motorcycles manufactured after 1972.

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

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