Motorized Bicycles in Georgia
There 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.
There are federal laws for e-bikes, but Georgia also has their own laws that are a little more lenient.
E-bikes are classified as bikes that have a motor that is 1,000 W or smaller, and have a top speed of 20 MPH.
You do not need a driver’s license to drive an electric bicycle in Georgia, but you will have to wear a helmet if you are under 16 years old.
In Georgia, a moped is defined as a bike that:
- Has motor that is no bigger than 50 cc.
- Can not go faster than 30 mph on level ground.
- Has an automatic transmission
If your motor-driven bike does not meet the above requirements, then it is most likely classified as a motorcycle, which has different regulations and requirements.
You need to be at least 15 years old in order to drive a moped, and have a valid Georgia drivers license. You can only drive your moped on a public road that has a speed limit of 35 mph or less, and you must always wear a helmet.
Unlike motorcycles and motorized scooters, mopeds do not need to be titled or registered.
In Georgia, scooters have all of the same laws and regulations as motorcycles.
In order for a vehicle to be classified as a scooter, it must:
- Have a saddle for the rider
- Have 3 or less wheels
Scooters that have an engine that is more than 50 cc displacement, 2-brake hp, and can go more than 30 mph on level ground must have a title a registration.
You will need to complete Form T-228 (Affidavit of Fact for Motorcycle or Motor Scooters), and bring it to a local Tax Commissioner’s office. You will need to provide a certificate of origin, manufacturer’s certificate, or current title to prove that you own the vehicle. You’ll also need a Certification of Inspection (Form T-22B) to be filled out and have your vehicle inspected.
Lastly, you will need to buy a motorcycle tag, which costs $20 plus tax.
Want a Motorized Bicycle?
We have a great selection of motorized bicycles for sale! While we recommend getting an e-bike, we also have motorized bicycle kits for sale and bicycle accessories for sale. All of our listings are highly reviewed, as you will see for yourself!