Here is what the Registry Of Motor Vehicles in Massachusetts says about registering a motorcycle bought out of state:
If there is a lien against the vehicle, please make sure the lienholder information is complete and accurate.
The sales tax for a private sale is calculated at 5% of the purchase price or the National Automotive Dealer Association (NADA) trade-in value, whichever is higher.
After completing the transaction, you will receive a registration certificate, new plates and a year of expiration decal for the rear plate. The title will be processed and mailed in approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks. If you have a loan on the vehicle, the title will be mailed directly to your lienholder.You must obtain a vehicle inspection sticker within seven (7) days of the registration date.
Look for more information from the RMV of Massachusetts
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