Originally Posted by Rockenstein
Technically you'd be riding a bicycle. With respect to motor vehicles the federal regulations, and Ontario's HTA, make no provisions for something to be magically morphed into something else with bolt on accessories. At least 2 Canadian members on this forum found this out after spending much time and money trying to make their projects "legal".
Pocket bikes are imported into Canada as restricted use motorcycles and all must wear the federal label and serial number that identifies them as such. The regulations for restricted use motorcycles clearly stipulate that they are for closed course\closed circuit use only. No similar regulations or stipulations exist for bicycles, accessories added or not.
Hmmm I know this issue has been kicked around more than once, but I'm still not convinced a motorbicycle falls in a grey area here. The description does describe the motorized bikes on this site to a "T", however the point that bothers me is "vehicle must be insured and registered and have a valid licence plate;" New and Alternative Vehicles
Anyhow, I may have found my solution in the form of an old non-working moped: red honda moped for parts or collectible!! - Barrie Scooters, Pocket Bikes For Sale - Kijiji Barrie
Not sure what part to keep on the new project other than the licence plate.