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    Default Buying a motorcycle without papers

    I have an itch that needs scratching.

    When I lived in Wales a long time ago, I had a Honda CBR600. I loved that bike, but sold it when I moved here nine years ago.

    The desire to own another one is getting stronger so I've started perusing the Dominican online classifieds.

    I found this one

    Honda CBR 2007 En Venta en República Dominicana @SuperCarros.com - #446707

    A bargain I thought. I rang the number and found out that this bike has no papers. It was assembled here from a crate of imported parts. He assured me that for around another 30,000 to 40,000 pesos he has a man who could "legalise" it.

    Even if you factor that in with the purchase price (which he immediately dropped during our conversation), it's still a bargain.

    Anyone have any experience with this?

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    The easy of which they confiscate illegal vehicles since last year I would check with them directly what the process is for legalizing and registering a new bike. I certainly would not take a sellers word for anything.

    You know Frank is selling both his bikes?

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    Write it into the sales contract and adjust the price accordingly.

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    I have no intention of riding an illegal bike.

    I suppose the question I am asking is, is it actually possible to legalise this bike? Or would I end up with some counterfeit matricula and a dodgy licence plate?

    There are plenty of bikes out there, especially sports bikes "sin papeles"

    I am just wondering if this legalisation process is legit.

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    can you try taking on the process yourself and deducting the cost of that from your purchase ??

    more comfort that way.........ask a lawyer, car/moto dealer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derfish View Post
    $USD 900 to make it legal? Sounds more like a price for phony papers to me.
    I'm kinda thinking the same!

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    You must be able to register a new build, or custom bikes would be illegal. I'd never in a million years trust a Dom to process anything like this where corners and costs could be cut, therefor leaving me/you riding around oblivious until we were called to produce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeza View Post
    He assured me that for around another 30,000 to 40,000 pesos he has a man who could "legalise" it.
    Let them do that.
    They are dealers after all.
    Even then scrutinize the 'matricula' and have it checked (whether it is in the vehicle registration system).

    donP

    http://www.dgii.gov.do/ciudadania/ve...tocicletas.pdf
    Last edited by donP; 02-19-2015 at 10:13 AM.

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    find a willing dealer who'll register it for a fee..

    park the bike there until the papers are good... check them online or in person at the proper office for verification

    once you're satisfied - buy the bike and drive away

    I would control the process myself , in your shoes

    SORRY... yes donP... ita a dealer selling

    most of my worries just went away
    beyond the verification process part, that is

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    Quote Originally Posted by beeza View Post

    A bargain I thought. I rang the number and found out that this bike has no papers. It was assembled here from a crate of imported parts. He assured me that for around another 30,000 to 40,000 pesos he has a man who could "legalise" it.
    Sort of begs the question....If he assured you he can "legalise" it....why has he not done so....and reflect it in his price?

    While legalization is likely possible...what are the potential costs and time;

    1. 18% ITBIS; (probably as to the value when new....if you cannot definitevly show when it was imported;
    2. 17% first placa;
    3. penalty for illegal important ?????
    4. Paperwork to get a Matricula issued in the DR;
    5. Paperwork to determine the bike was not stolen and then imported (piece by piece);
    6. Inspections;
    7. Impoundment until it is legal or it disappears;
    8. Your time to get this done...if ever...to become legal.

    Good Luck....if you go forward


    Respectfully,
    Playacaribe2

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