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Old 08-18-2008, 03:47 PM
sinisterporpoise sinisterporpoise is offline
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Default Re: Legality of Riding a Motorized Bike in PA?

Originally Posted by Nitrohorse View Post
Has anyone had an issue in Pennsylvania with riding an motorized bicycle on the road?
I've searched the PennDot website and it's pretty vague. As far as I can tell, an motorized bicycle is classified as a moped and requires registration and a license plate.
The confusion lies in the fact that a motorized bicycle cannot be titled, and you cannot register a vehicle that doesn't have a title.
In PA, it's the equavelent of a dog chasing it's tail when it comes answers on riding these bikes on the street.
Here is the answer I got from a state trooper -- if it is 50 CC or under and under 1.5 brake horsepower, it does NOT have to be registered in Pennsylvania. If it is over those requirements, it does.
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