Gaijin Motorbikes of College Station sells and installs 38-cubic-centimeter gasoline-powered bicycle motors that require neither a motorcycle driver's license nor registration. (Bikes equipped with motors larger than 40 cubic centimeters require a motorcycle driver's license and registration.)
The year-old company offers a kit for $200 or will install the motor on a customer's bike for $240. Gaijin also sells a complete motorized bike for $310 to $370, depending on the bicycle model.
Gaijin installer Justin Stancil has outfitted 35 bicycles with the motor during the past year and personally uses a motor bike to deliver food for Potato Shack.
"The bikes do 30 miles per hour and get from 160 to 180 miles per gallon," Stancil said. "I have more than 5,000 miles on my bike."
Stancil works out of his home and asks that anyone interested in learning more or having a motor installed on a bicycle make an appointment by calling 422-8338.