I registered my 2008 ktm this year and it went as follows:
Call KTM (kawasaki for you) and ask them to send you a 'confirmation of age' letter. KTM did not charge and it arrived next day. Some manufacturers may charge. NOTE, original receipt or import papers don't work with the DVLA it HAS to be a letter from kawasaki confirming the age of the bike.
Book an MOT. bike needs to be road legal as mentioned earlier. Brake lights that work, dipping headlight, road legal tyres etc. The MOT centre will use your frame number to register your MOT. (Number plate was not required)
Arrange insurance, must insurance companies (Adrian flux for me) will insure the bike on the frame number for a few weeks while you get it registered.
Now go to DVLA office (no appointments, just a counter service) armed with:
Confirmation of age letter bearing frame number
Insurance certificate bearing frame number
MOT bearing frame number
And anything other documents you have for the bike
£55 registration fee + first years tax
MAKE SURE YOU TELL THEM THE KLX IS AN ENDURO MODEL NOT A MOTOCROSS BIKE!! Enduro models are type approved and do not require SVA testing. My EXC is type approved an SX is not.
The following day you will get a letter authorising a shop to make a number plate for you and thats it. Couple of days later the proper V5 arrived. I think my tax disk arrived with the authorisation letter.
The whole thing took less than a week. hope this helps
Thats exactly the info I needed! Thanks a lot.
I have a certificate coming from Kawasaki as we speak, so should be good to go pretty soon.
Im taking it insurance wont be an arm and a leg? Jesus dont know why Im even asking that to be honest as I pay insurance on my van, M3 and a Ducati 1198 lol! So what does one more matter.....