Just wanted to give an update on the VT method...
I registered a bike in VT about a year ago... clean history but no title.
I took the registration to a MD tag and title agent last weekend. The agent processed everything in a few minutes, but they can't issue tags when there is no title for proof of ownership (i.e. a VT registration). The agent has to send the paperwork up to the MVA.
The following Wednesday, I stopped by to pick up the tags (historic). The title is in the mail.
If you can, avoid the extra fees and go right to the MVA. It costs about 75$ extra to use a tag and title agent.
MD fees are 100$ for a title, 51$ for registration of a historic bike, and whatever 6% of the sale price is for sales tax.
The VT registration runs about 44$ a year, so it costs roughly 300$ including a year of VT registration to get a MD title and two years of registration on a historic bike (assuming minimum sales tax). This avoids an inspection, so that will save 50$-80$. Subtract about 80$ bucks if you do the MVA legwork yourself.
Not worth it for some bikes, but with this one being such low milage, it was worth it to me to get the title. I don't plan to sell it, but I do ride it around town and this will also make it easier to trail ride without hassle (tagged bikes usually don't need permits on MD state owned ORV trails).
Just posting my results... your milage may vary.
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