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168.105 Classic motorcycle registration.

Subdivision 1. Definition. A "classic motorcycle" is a motorcycle that is at least 20 years old, original in appearance, and owned solely as a collector's item and used in a classic motorcycle club activity, exhibition, tour, parade, or similar use. A classic motorcycle may not be used for general transportation purposes.

Subd. 2. Affidavit for registration and taxation. (a) A classic motorcycle must be listed for taxation and registration by executed affidavit stating (1) the name and address of the owner, (2) the name and address of the person from whom purchased, (3) the make of the classic motorcycle, (4) the year and number of the model, (5) the manufacturer's identification number, (6) that the motorcycle is owned and operated solely as a collector's item and not used for general transportation purposes, and (7) that the owner has one or more motor vehicles with regular license plates.

(b) When the registrar is satisfied that the affidavit is true, correct, and complete and that the owner has paid a $10 tax, the registrar shall list the vehicle for taxation and registration and shall issue special number plates.

Subd. 3. Special plates. The registrar shall issue number plates of the same size as standard motorcycle license plates and inscribed "collector" and "Minnesota" with the registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section 168.12, subdivision 2a, but without a date. The plates are valid without renewal as long as the classic motorcycle exists and may be issued for the applicant's use only for the classic motorcycle. The registrar may revoke the plates for noncompliance with this subdivision.

Subd. 4. Repealed, 1985 c 291 s 27

Subd. 5. Original plates. (a) Instead of being issued special classic motorcycle plates, a classic motorcycle registered under this section may display original Minnesota number plates issued in the same year as the model year of the motorcycle on which they are displayed. The number of the original plates must be provided to the registrar.

(b) Original Minnesota number plates may not be used if the number on the original plate is identical to the number on a current collector's plate issued by the registrar.

(c) A person currently using classic motorcycle plates issued under this section, shall return those plates to the registrar before substituting original plates.

(d) The registrar may charge a fee for registering the number on original plates.

Subd. 6. Issuance. The registrar shall begin issuing classic motorcycle plates on January 1, 1984, and thereafter.

HIST: 1983 c 173 s 1; 1991 c 333 s 5