Originally Posted by SprintSix
Ohio- Must have title or certificate of origin to ride anywhere but private property. If your riding private property and the law comes, you will have to prove ownership or have it impounded. This also applies to any state Ohio is linked to via the ORV sticker.
All bikes come with paperwork from the dealer. No matter what state your in. If your hearing:"its a dirt bike it dont come with a title or need one." It did and it does. It may not be a streetable title but it did come with something.
No MX bikes sold in MI for sure ever had titles in the 70s. You got a bill of sale (basically a receipt) from the dealer not a title of any kind. That was your proof of ownership.So there never was a title per se on old bikes like this and they are in need of a bill of sale that is notorized in most states to be legit. Titles for OR only bikes are a relatively new invention. Some states (like MI) allow you to title one for the street if it is converted and inspected. Others (like NM) will not allow you to convert one under any circumstances. A KDX200 in Michigan will often have a plate and an ORV sticker on it, but this could not be done in New Mexico or many other states.It varies with every state.