Motorized Bicycle Laws in Delaware

Motorized Bicycles in Delaware

Generic Court GavelThere are many benefits to be had by using a motorized bicycle as your primary (or secondary) method of transportation. With rising gas prices, environmental concerns and a suffering economy, it’s no wonder more and more people are choosing them over other options.

While there are federal laws for e-bikes, Delaware also has it’s own requirements.

Electric Bicycles

In Delaware, electric bicycles must have a  motor that is less than 750 watts, and a maximum speed of 20 MPH.

Your electric bike must meet those requirements if it is to be considered an e-bike.


Delaware defines a moped as a non-pedal bicycle with 2 wheels, that has an engine size of less than 55 cc, that produces no more than 2.7 brake hp, and cannot go more than 25 mph on level ground. The laws are a little more lenient than some of the other states.

If you have a moped that meets the above requirements, then you do not have to worry about getting it titled and registered! However, you do have to pay a registration fee of $5 every three years, and they need to have a horn that can bee heard from at least 100 feet away.

You need to have a valid Delaware driver’s license to ride a moped.

Mopeds are not allowed on interstate or limited-access highways.

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