I'm planning to get a new/used motorcycle soon. From one post I've read and from talking with some Thai motorcycle guys I know, it sounds like if I just pay the excise tax (with the Sappasamit Dept. - กระทรวง สรรพสามิต, I can avoid the possibility of my bike getting confiscated by the police. One Thai guy I know - who rents and sells dirt bikes - told me that it's only the Sappasamit officials who can confiscate a motorcycle, and that if the excise tax has been paid but a license (& green book) have not been purchased, the worst that can happen is a 500 baht fine for not having a license. Does anyone know for sure if this is true?