08-26-2013, 11:23 PM
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: SoCal, Orange County.
Re: Good kits that dont go over 30 mph 48km/h
Originally Posted by Jonah Nguyen
Hey guys i live in wisconsin so the limit for motor bikes is 30 mph or 48 km/h
Are there any good kits that go under that?
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Office of General Counsel
4802 Sheboygan Ave., Rm. 115B
P.O. Box 7910
Madison, WI 53707-7910
Frank J. Busalacchi
October 31, 2008
Custom Motored Bicycles
6301 Parkview Road
Greendale WI 53129
Dear Ms. Rietzke,
I read with interest your story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online by Julie Becker dated October 29, 2008.
Everything written in the story sounds great. Your website, however, boasts of vehiclespeeds of “35+ miles per hour”.
Please be careful to keep the maximum speed at 30 mph or lower.
If your vehicles become capableof exceeding 30 mph they lose their legal status as “motor bicycles” and become “motorcycles” and subjectto a range of additional requirements, including registration, motorcycle license requirements, and vehicle
A rider stopped on an unregistered ‘motorcycle’ would be ticketed $161, and a rider possessing only a regular driver’s license (without a motorcycle endorsement) would be ticketed $186 and assessed 3 demerit points, costs that would make any customer very unhappy.
Also, please remind your buyers that although vehicle registration is not required, a valid regular driver’s license is required to operate a motorbicycle.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this letter or about the laws applicable to your vehicles.
340.01(30) "Motor bicycle" means a bicycle to which a power unit not an integral part of the vehicle has been added to permit the vehicle to travel at a speed of not more than 30 miles per hour with a 150-pound rider on a dry, level, hard surface with no wind and having a seat for the operator.
340.01(32) "Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle, excluding a tractor or an all-terrain vehicle, which is capable of speeds in excess of 30 miles per hour with a 150-pound rider on a dry, level, hard surface with no wind, with a power source as an integral part of the vehicle, and which meets the conditions under par. (a) or (b):
(a) Type 1 is a motor vehicle which meets either of the following conditions:
1. Is designed and built with 2 wheels in tandem and a seat for the operator, and may be modified to have no more than 3 wheels by attaching a sidecar to one side of the wheels in tandem without changing the location of the power source.
No person may operate a moped or motor bicycle unless the person possesses a valid operator's license or a special restricted operator's license issued under s. 343.135 or a restricted license issued under s. 343.08.
A license under this paragraph does not authorize operation of a moped or motor bicycle if the license is revoked, suspended, canceled or expired.
Very truly yours,
Paul E. Nilsen
Assistant General Counsel