Motorized Bicycle Laws in Nevada

Motorized Bicycles in Nevada

Generic Court GavelMopeds are becoming increasingly popular, and with the rising gas prices, it’s not a mystery as to why. However, it’s important to know what your bike is classified as, since the different classifications of bikes have different laws and regulations.

Electric Bicycles

The State of Nevada defines an electric bicycle as a bike that has motor that is no bigger than 750 watts, and produces no more than 1 brake horsepower. They must also have a maximum speed of 20 MPH or less on flat ground.


A motorbike that meets the following specifications is considered to be a moped:

  • It has a motor that is no bigger than 50 ccs (if gas powered), and produces no more than 2 brake horsepower.
  • It cannot exceed 30 mph on level ground.

Mopeds are not required to be registered, and you do not need to carry insurance while riding one. However, you do need to have a valid driver’s license in order to drive one on public roads, and it must meet all of the standard safety equipment requirements.


If your scooter exceeds the specifications for mopeds, then it is likely to be considered a motorcycle and must follow all of the motorcycle laws and regulations.

You will need a Class M driver’s license, and you will need to carry a registration and proof of insurance.

In addition to the standard registration fees, Nevada requires that you pay another $6 for the Nevada Motorcycle Safety Program when registering a vehicle as a motorcycle.

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