Motorcycle registration: Which documents are required?

Many motorcyclists can not wait for the passage to the registration office: With the approval of the two-wheeler, nothing is in the way of driving pleasure – as long as there is nothing wrong with the documents. What is needed is the “Registration Certificate Part II,” formerly known as the vehicle registration document.

Also, a test report attesting to a valid primary inspection must accompany motorcycle registration. This is also colloquially referred to as a TÜV report, with TÜV only titled the name of a testing organization. The leading inspection can also be done at DEKRA or independent organizations such as GTÜ or FSP. Motorcycles registered after 1989 require a valid emission test, which must also be documented in writing and approved by the testing organization. The insurance confirmation, however, can be done electronically, here submit the presentation of an electronic insurance confirmation ( UVB) in the form of a number. This number of digits replaced the double insurance card several years ago and simplified the proof considerably.

The transfer of the UVB is also possible by e-mail, which simplifies the conclusion of insurance on the Internet. This number can be used by the registration office to gain access to a central insurance database for motorcycle registration. Furthermore, an identity document such as the identity card is required. If it is not an authorization on its own name, a power of attorney of the vehicle owner is also required. Furthermore, new vehicles require an EC certificate of conformity (COC certificate). To keep the waiting time as low as possible, assembly and Friday should be avoided, and experience shows that the crowd is then particularly high.

Unsubscribing after the end of the season unnecessary – the season permit makes it possible

Because the motorcycle is a seasonal vehicle for most riders, the use is mostly limited to the wonderful weather days between March and October. Several years ago, it was not uncommon for two-wheelers to come on and off every spring. There are two reasons why this practice is no longer worthwhile today:

  • In recent years, the insurance premiums for two-wheelers have dropped significantly. In particular, if the insurance is searched online and fares are compared before contracting fares, can save a lot. As a result, the savings in fixed costs by the deregistration is often lower than the resulting processing fees at the registration office.
  • With the season license plate, it is only possible to allow the motorcycle for an annually recurring, clearly defined period. Some prerequisites: It must be at least two and eleven consecutive months.

For most vehicle owners, however, this is unlikely to be relevant. Especially for entry-level and mid-range machines, the premiums are so low that the year-round registration hardly causes additional costs. A real saving by the season indicator results only if a relatively young and robust machine is insured. In this case, the insurance companies provide additional insurance costs that make the approval over the whole year actually too expensive.

Regardless of which regulation the riders choose: It is important above all that the bicycle is ready to drive in the garage during the season – so that the good weather can also be used for biking.

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