registering a bike in the USA as a foreign national
6 points: that is what is required by US law to register a locally bought bike. It is a nightmare-passport counts as 3 points, if you're on a visa waiver (all EU) then only 3 points are counted but if you have a working or study visa then these also count as 3 extra. A US BANK CARD is one point, forget your trusty EU card, it is classed as useless-open an account in the US as soon as you land-I'm marrying my girlfriend here in NYC and this will give us an extra 2 points with a US marriage certificate!
The moral of the story is: DO NOT BUY SECOND HAND IN THE USA. It is almost impossible to register the bike, it can be done in an American friend's name of course but then you couldn't cross any borders.
If anyone has any tips to this I'd greatly appreciate it: the insurance is easy, go to www.motorcycleexpress.com
and speak to Gail Goodman who will be of a great help. For more detailed info go to DMV.com: Why Wait In a Line, When You Can Do It Online!
department of motor vehicles for a more detailed report and list on how to register a bike. Is it easier in other states than New York? I've been led to understand this is a national curse post 9.11 cheers and waiting for my plates, next week hopefully. G