my story’s kind of interesting.
I bought a Honda rebel 250 w/ 30,000 mi for $940. Without a title. Drove it for a week with no title or insurance or motorcycle lisence. Or liscence plate. Since there was no plate there’s no way to take it to the dmv to pass the test.
I sent in the form and bill of sale to Vermont dmv (I live in Louisiana) and got registration and a liscence plate. Hooray. Vermont doesn’t need a title for vehicles over 15 years old or under 300cc.
Then had to buy a new tank, $100 ( old one absolutely teeming with rust) and cleaned the carb (full of rust).
Seems to be working fine now. Moral of the story you can buy rebels title less and get registration easily.