Indiana Motorized Bicycle Laws

Drivers License Required & Registration Required

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    A motorized bicycle is defined as a motor driven cycle under Indiana Law and has the following:
    1. has a seat or saddle for the use of the rider;
    2. is designed to travel on no more than three wheels on the ground;
    3. complies with applicable motor vehicle equipment requirements under IC 9-19 and 49 CFR 571;
    4. has a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cubic centimeters; and
    5. is registered as a Motor Driven Cycle - Class B. The term does not include an electric personal assistive mobility device.

    You need a drivers license to ride a motorized bicycle in Indiana and you must be at least 15 years of age.


    You must register a motorized bicycle in Indiana and mount a license plate on your bike.
    • Registration fee $26.35
    • Excise Tax: $10

    Insurance is not required for a motorized bicycle in Indiana.

    Other Requirements
    • Helmet required if under the age of 18
    • Must operate in a position astride the seat
    • Headlamps must be illuminated while operating
    • You cannot carry a package in hand
    • Operate near right-hand edge of roadway unless passing another vehicle or preparing for a left turn
    • Operate at no more than 35 miles per hour
    • Passengers are not allowed
    • No interstate highway or sidewalk operation