Motorized Bicycle Laws in Nebraska

Motorized Bicycles in Nebraska

Generic Court GavelMotorized bicycling is a great way to get out, enjoy the sun, get some exercise and save some money all at the same time. This is why we are seeing an increase in their use across the country, and Nebraska is no different.

Nebraska is similar to a lot of states, in that mopeds and motorized bicycles fall into the same regulations.

Motorized Bicycles

In Nebraska, a motorized bicycle or moped is defined as a bike with the following characteristics:

  • It has pedals that are designed to be used by the rider to propel the bike.
  • It has an automatic transmission.
  • It has a motor that is no bigger than 50 CC, and produces 2 brake horsepower or less.
  • It has a maximum speed of 30 MPH on a flat surface.

If your bike does not have pedals (even if they are temporarily removed), then it is restricted to off-road use only unless it meets the minimum requirements for a motorcycle (in which case it must meet all of the motorcycle laws and regulations.)

Mopeds do not need to be registered, or titles, and you are not required to carry insurance. However, you do need a valid driver’s license to drive one on public roads.


In Nebraska, motorized scooters have a lot of the same regulations as motorcycles.

You should consider your scooter to be a motorcycle if meets the following criteria:

  • It has tires that are bigger than 14 inches in diameter.
  • It has a motor/engine that produces at least 45 ccs.

If it meets the above criteria, then you will need to get it titled and registered, and will have to follow the other motorcycle laws. As such, you will also need a motorcycle license.

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!

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