Youre right about the registration. Last fall my buddy at works tomos broke down when he was going home. He locked it up and didnt go back to get it quick enough (stupid on his part) and it got stolen. A friend saw someone riding it, followed them and found it locked up at UB. Since he had the title for it the cops cut the lock for him and let him take it.
Helmet, well nobody can really argue with that, I should wear one anyway.
Insurance is gonna be a big thing. If you go downtown baltimore you see all kinds of dudes weaving through traffic on scooters or even 80 and 125cc scooters (that look like 49s) and without tags. This new law is going to fill that gap (pulling the stickers off your 125 so noone knows) and when you get stopped the sticker will show its a 125 (somewhere in a database) and "hey where is your motorcycle license boy?"
Guess I should stay on my road bike for a while....