New Mexico Motorized Bicycle Laws

License Required & Registration Not Required

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    In New Mexico a motorized bicycle falls under the category of a moped. A moped is defined as a vehicle with:
    • 2 to 3 wheels
    • 50cc or less
    • top speed less than 30mph
    • automatic transmission

    To ride a motorized bicycle in New Mexico you need to have a Class D drivers license.


    You do not need to title, register or insure a motorized bicycle to ride it on public roads in New Mexico.

    If your motorized bicycle exceeds the criteria specified above, you will need to register it just like a motorcycle.

    Other Motorized Bicycle Laws

    • A helmet is not required.
    • You must wear eye protection.
    • A headlight and taillight is required for nighttime use.
    • You must also have a working brake light.