Some motorcycles and mopeds manufactured outside of the U.S. do not meet U.S. standards.
If a motorcycle or moped is being titled for the first time with an MCO that is not from a major manufacturer, DMV will not issue registration unless proof of compliance with U.S. federal safety and emissions standards is submitted with the application.
DMV recognizes the following major manufacturers:
- Harley Davidson
- Moto Guzzi
If the vehicle cannot meet requirements for registration, the owner can still apply for a title only.