How to write a bill of sale for a motorcycle
Uncover the proper technique for writing up an accurate, professional bill of sale for your motorcycle.
Ready to sell your motorcycle to the highest bidder? When it comes time to let go, are you sure that you’ve got the proper sales procedure down?
Read this article to better understand how to sell your motorcycle legally and efficiently by creating a comprehensive bill of sale.
What is a motorcycle bill of sale?
A bill of sale is just like a receipt: It’s proof that you were part of a consensual transaction. You’re assembling and signing a legal document that proves you’re selling your motorcycle to another person.
A bill of sale protects you and the buyer from any issues, should something come up, because you have a verified document clearly outlining the transaction, the condition of the motorcycle at the time of the sale, and the current ownership of the motorcycle too.
How to write a bill of sale for a motorcycle.
It’s pretty easy to create a proper bill of sale for your motorcycle — just follow the simple steps below. Start by checking your state’s rules and regulations about creating bills of sale. You might need to download a template from your DMV, or you might be able to create one on your own.
- Even if you’re not required to use your DMV’s bill-of-sale download, review and consider using it anyway. Alternately, research other examples so you can understand what information a proper bill-of-sale template should contain.
- Include necessary information like the buyer’s and seller’s contact information, names, and addresses. Also include the sale date, a description of the motorcycle, its condition at the time of sale, its serial numbers or VIN IDs, the sale amount, the payment type, and so on.
- Sign the document and have the buyer sign it as well.
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