So I was pulled over by a cop who though my bike was illegal (as you probably know from the previous post) Here is our email exchange that followed.............
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:12 PM
To: Officer N.
Subject: Motor Bicycle Legality
Good evening Officer,
Here are two links I was able to find.
This first link basically defines what a motor bicycle is in Wisconsin. I'd fall under (a) and the governor (engine term) restricts my RPMs so I'd max out before 30 mph.
This link shows when registration of a vehicle is exempt. (23) is Motor bicycle.
From my understanding, this would make my bike legal.
Let me know what you think!
I agree the bike is considered a motor bike not a moped and you need to follow the rules of a bicycle. Look up state statue 340.01 (30) and 340.01 (29) there is not much of a difference between a peddled moped and a motor bike. I passed this info along to our other officers.
I still think your “motor bike” is cool as ****
Officer Scott N.