40mph exempt from the Moped Law

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by SlicerDicer, May 28, 2007.

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  1. SlicerDicer

    SlicerDicer Guest

  2. Those are somewhat popular out here in North Dakota. I've seen half a dozen cruising aroud in the last year, they look fun!
  3. sparky

    sparky Active Member

  4. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    problem is you need a runway to take off and land on... not many of us that have motorized bikes can afford a private airstrip...
    now how many MBs can i build for $6200
  5. Porkchop

    Porkchop Member

    How many MB's can you get to fly compared to one of these ?
  6. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    Street Legal

    Hey Bro, Put some pedals on it, call it a 49cc, and I think it would be street legal in California.
    Big Red.
    Sorry Bro, I just looked closer. IT DOE'S HAVE PEDALS. It's a California Street Legal Motorized Bicycle. If you were ever pulled over ya just say, WHY, YES OFFICER, it is a 49cc.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2011
  7. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    how many of them will fare well after having a close encounter with a set a power lines.
    I stick to the MB i can go on any street and not have to worry about a place to land in the middle of town. Tho I would like to see how one would get away with landing in the town square

    Remember it has to have PEDALS and be moved by said pedals
    that and it takes more than 50cc to spin that prop so there goes your 100 mpg...

    I will stay on the ground...better chance you will live if crash...lol
  8. IbedaYank

    IbedaYank Member

    hummm how is it steered on the ground the front wheel is solid ... rear steer?

    the hirth motor only powers the prop so its not really a motorized bike...pedal power only on the ground

    and still faced with the problems of taking off and landing it... try to do that on regular roads and see who shows up the fastest .... like the FAA and what ever cops that are close

    Unless its an emergency you are to land and take off at a field or airstrip
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011
  9. sparky

    sparky Active Member

    Here's some more info... http://www.flybike.co.uk/

    Forget how much gas mileage it gets on the ground. How much does it get in the air!??!?? You're giving up friction, but getting air resistance. Could be better than an even trade-off when in the skies.

    As for steering, I can't really tell. You can only see him turn one time, and if I didn't know any better, it looked like there's some swiveling mechanism over the front wheel that allows it to turn when he shifts weight. Just my best guess??

    Favorite part is the kids' reactions. Tough to remain humble when you ride around "town" in that THING.
  10. sparky

    sparky Active Member

  11. Big Red

    Big Red Active Member

    Look closer, It doe's have pedals. And I run the 80cc engines but alway's say, YES officer, it is a 49cc. I don't know the CC's of his engine, he may not be able to get away with doing that, BUT he could try.
    Big Red.