Does a Street legal title add value??

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  • 150 Fuelie

Posted March 10, 2009 - 02:04 PM


I'm looking at WR426's and WR450's and have located a 450 with a street legal title. Does this add any value to the bike?

  • bluebreadtruck

Posted March 10, 2009 - 02:05 PM


In a state like mine where you cannot make any bike road legal anymore, YES!!!

  • William1

Posted March 10, 2009 - 03:41 PM


Having a title does add some value, both by having a legal DS kit on it and the potential hassel with DMV a foregone deal.

  • spdnjoe

Posted March 10, 2009 - 03:43 PM


yes, especially in California.

  • pablo83

Posted March 10, 2009 - 04:09 PM


I live in Teller County, CO. It's got to be one of the easiest places in the US to get a bike plated, but plated bikes still sell for more here just because people don't want the hassle of doing it themselves.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted March 10, 2009 - 05:33 PM


yes, especially in California.

+1. Especially if the bike is fully dual-sport ready, it can add $1500.00

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  • Pipefitter317

Posted March 17, 2009 - 02:44 PM


I would say it depends on what you want it for. If you want a dual sport, then yes. If you want a bike just for dirt, no. I would say the seller would want more money for it, due to the add ons.

  • n19dg2

Posted March 17, 2009 - 03:03 PM


Has anyone had any luck in NJ?


Posted March 17, 2009 - 03:09 PM


In WA state? Definitely.... I just drove 6 hours to pick up a low hour 07' in Pendelton OR with a plate.

I've had an 07' for 2 years now but could not plate it because I bought and had it titled in WA state... go into our local DOL yesterday with my OR title and transfer to WA with a brand new WA plate... bike is far from street legal but the previous owner did have a horn and hydraulic switches installed...

It's worth it to me to pay more or travel to "wash" the title so I can do longer loops in our mountains with being hassled by the man:busted:

Anyway... yeah additional $1500 or more can be fetched for a WR with a plate in some states:thumbsup:

  • 150 Fuelie

Posted March 17, 2009 - 04:20 PM


I picked her up for $2,200. It's wierd looking at the title and not seeing "For offroad use only" printed on it.

  • pablo83

Posted March 17, 2009 - 07:00 PM


I picked her up for $2,200. It's wierd looking at the title and not seeing "For offroad use only" printed on it.

That'd be a good price here in CO. Congrats, have fun.

  • MaxPower

Posted March 19, 2009 - 10:10 AM


Has anyone had any luck in NJ?

[COLOR="Green"]Im in NJ and selling my 04 with a d/s kit and a NJ plate[/COLOR]


Posted March 21, 2009 - 09:19 PM


Yes, Japanese dirt bikes with a plate will fetch more $$$ than European bikes. Reason...Europe MSO's don't say 'off road use only'-easier to plate. Japanese dirt bikes usually reference 'off road use only'- which NM DMV frowns upon.

I drove 8 hours to Paulden, AZ to pick up a street legal WR450, making it much easier to plate in NM (MSO no longer a factor).


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