So when Ducati doesn't want to venture into legal liabilities they are cowards, but when YOU may face financial burdens its a different story? Let me guess, you bought the bike used, and now expecting preferential treatment because you're such a great customer?Thanks all for the input and comments thus far.
I know that DNA has no specific obligation to provide documentation, beyond the conventions and expectations of helping a customer, so I know this is on me. However, it's pretty disappointing to see the cowardice of a motorcycle manufacturer in the face of a trifling, debatably imagined, concern over legal liability.
Keeping it Canada registered is something I looked at, but my home province refused to re register it without it inside the country. Besides that, and in keeping with the theme of legal liability concerns, I wouldn't be comfortable knowing that my insurance was on shaky ground.
You realize you wouldn't have to surrender the Termi exhaust, right? Put it on for the customs inspection, take it off when you get the paperwork signed. Stock Hyper exhausts can't be hard to find. It's not rocket science switching them. FFS if you aren't even willing to do that just ship it back, buy a Yamaha (That'll show those pussies at Ducati!) or whatever and get on with life.A possibility has come up to have the bike imported by an official importer. Though this is not without cost (and a month waiting out a grace period), it would at least mean that I get to keep the bike. It would unfortunately also entail swapping out my beautiful Termi exhaust system for the stocker, too.
Yea yea, but they're happy man, and what can be more important than that (besides getting your Canadian Ducati sorted in America).Yep, the Italians...blah...blah...blah...
Unfortunately, you still wouldn't be able to register a vehicle without a valid title from another state. A US state's DMV registration doesn't work without a properly imported vehicle as federal guidelines still have to be met.Oregon used to be one of the states that allow you to register a bike with a PO Box, don't know how relaxed they still are.
In VT you can get plates for your Grandma with a bill of sale written on a napkin, providing she has some kind of serial number...Unfortunately, you still wouldn't be able to register a vehicle without a valid title from another state. A US state's DMV registration doesn't work without a properly imported vehicle as federal guidelines still have to be met.
I didn't watch the video but Mike needs to get out more. I'm up to five weeks per year, plus the time between Christmas and new year's. It's not at all uncommon in the auto industry, which is something I thought he'd know a bit about. Some of the guys I work with get six weeks, but that's not a permanent thing, it goes away at some point.Mike = "I know of no American employer that offers any more than three weeks paid vacation."
Except the entire U.S Military (one month paid leave per year in addition to sick leave and maternity leave). Leave is accrued 2.5 days per month.
... I'm just poking fun ...
LOL...., I use to ride a BWS100, a TW200 and multiple YZ250 motards (and something else too that I can't remember now) on one plate and a RZ500 and R7 on another, but okay, that was not in Commiefornia....., or the US for that matter.....and just swap the plates lol.
Dimitry is correct, and living proof, as witnessed by the amount of GREEN plates on his vehicles!Certain states will do out -of -state registration for non-residents, all you need is some paperwork and few $$...