I too am from Texas... I've been reading a lot about these bikes. I understand that most states dont want to see one of these things over 49cc and faster than 30 MPH. Still the mind cant help but wonder if its possible to actually go over the 40 MPH that most of these kits say they top out at. I'm thinking about doing a Honda GX 50, but I am wondering about transmission options. Is there anything being produced to where we can see some actual speed out of these machines? Id be willing to have mine registered as a motorcycle if I could get 50-60 MPH out of it. The gas prices are getting rediculous! I'd like to see enough of us out on these bikes going back and forth to work to make a dent in gas profits. Any suggestions on trannys would be great.