No title............You can't ride it on the road.............what do you do ............put it in the living room and look at it
On the other hand, the same could be said of a Ferrari 250 GTO competition car. They don't come with titles, you can't use them on the road ... and yet you'd need to bring about $50 million to the auction to get one for your living room .... !!
I'm like super lazy today. It's like normal lazy, but I'm wearing a cape.
Agreed, the frame thing may be the issue. For instance, if it is a 67 frame with 66 stamp, visibly incorrect (foolish, but possible I suppose). Somehow it has been called out, wonder what the details are? This bike, regardless of the few restoration errors, should bring more than asking it seems.
I don't buy the whole "race bikes don't have titles" thing- they might not have been registered for street use at original sale, but legal ownership should require a title. Only seems to come up when there is no title, or questionable numbers. I also question a seller who doesn't research and/or replace incorrect parts- or even point them out- yet asks top dollar. It's like those eBay vendors who don't know what it is but know it's in good shape (and what it's worth).
You are right - In California, my new 1965 TR6C came with a title - it was not equipped with lighting, mufflers, etc. No plates or or registration were issued as it was strictly an off road machine. The $6. charge for Title by the state was levied at the time of sale
All of the "dirt bikes" or "race bikes' that I have bought new in this state, including the '65, came with a title