If you have misplaced the title or have lost it for some reason, you can request the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or comparable state office for a duplicate title. In order to get a duplicate title, you will need a passport or a driver’s license for identification. If it is proved that you are the owner of the record, the DMV will issue a duplicate title after taking the required fee from you.
The seller of a motorcycle also has the option of transferring the title in person without getting the duplicate title. The seller and the buyer apply for a duplicate title together in some states, if a lien no longer exists on the bike and it is less than 10 years old. In such a scenario, the DMV prints the title in the name of the buyer and the seller signs off. This procedure is extremely convenient and is followed by many people as the presence of both the buyer and seller eliminates the intermediate steps.
Certificate from a law enforcement agency
In order to sell a motorcycle without a title, it is recommended that you visit a local law enforcement agency to get a certificate from them that it is not a stolen vehicle. This will eliminate all the doubt in the mind of a buyer and will enhance your chances of selling the motorcycle quickly.