I pretty much agree with motoreiter, but there are times this needs to be done, recently (as in yesterday) I needed to reregister my Canadian purchased 990 in the USA. I did this as per below, in Arizona.
This is a ridiculously easy process (compared to anything similar in Australia anyway).
-Brought insurance online (used Progressive) and printed the temp insurance ID document.
-Filled in the EPA 3520-1
and DOT HS-7
-Went to the customs office at the Phoenix Airport, filled in another form, the engine capacity meant no duty was payable.
-Went the MVD, you can't use an agency as it must be inspected for the relevant EPA and DOT stickers, VIN and Engine numbers. As they wanted to see the VIN and Engine nos, good idea to know where they are - for me this meant pulling some stuff off the bike (fairing and sidestand).
-Then just went inside to get the rest of the paperwork and plate. Two years was $349. They weren't interested in the customs paperwork at all, so I think probably could have avoided that aswell.
If the bike is over five years old I think you need an EPA test.
Last edited by craig.iedema; 13 Dec 2012 at 19:30.