In all fairness, from my experience the DMV is always the worst state entity to deal with regardless of the state.
Beta? Who makes that? Not on our list. You're SOL.
Best was a vehicle that I've owned (second owner) free and clear for 20+ years. Had to get a duplicate title because at some point in those 20 years I lost the original. DMV required notarized proof that the finance company no longer had a claim to the vehicle. A finance company that no longer exists in a state 1,800 miles away. That only took a bit over 6 months.
KTM 950 Super Enduro, KTM 950 Adventure, KTM 950 Supermoto
Beta 520 RS, BMW R1200 GSA, Rickman Cafe Racer