Kansas Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Required & Registration Required

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    A motorized bicycle is considered a moped under Kansas state law. A moped is defined as a vehicle that has:

    • 2 to 3 wheels.
    • an automatic transmission.
    • an engine up to 3.5hp.
    • an engine no bigger than 130cc.
    • a top speed of no more than 30mph.


    You must have a valid drivers license to operate a motorized bicycle in Kansas. Another option is to get a special moped license which requires applicants to pass a written and visual test.


    A motorized bicycle must be registered to ride it on public roads in Kansas as long as it doesn't exceed the specifications outlined above.

    If the vehicle exceeds the limits of a moped then it must be registered as a motorcycle.