bikes with engines, anyone got one

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Hi Steve

To be honest I really do not know what I want, still researching
Could be scooter, could be pushbike, could be car. could be broomstick Hee Hee

Cheers


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My guess it would become a moped as soon as the engine was fitted and therefore will need to be registered taxed, and insured. The biggest problem woulld be a motorised bycicle with push bike brakes.
 

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Just out of interest here, do electric powered cycles have to be taxed and insured etc?

If not, what's the difference?
 
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Just out of interest here, do electric powered cycles have to be taxed and insured etc?

If not, what's the difference?
In the UK if your over 14 years old you need nothing.Take the bike out of the box,charge up the battery and your off!
 

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Hot pants it is then

Thanks for the replies, still don't know what to do, saw a lovely yamaha ty50 on ebay 1979. Beautiful bike, but not sure, Wildman Roger thinks I should get 125cc
I am a woman so I keep changing my mind. Hee Hee


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Hi, American Dream

I have tried searching with google but i haven't been able to confirm the suggestions that were made regarding the speed in relationship to use in the email replies, as it would be very helpful if someone could confirm the legal situation.

As in my opinion they seem like a ideal solution over the electric power especially the ones with the engines on the rear carrier that have a roller attached that drops down onto the tyre to give assistance. as the ones shown that fit in the middle of the frame i think could possible get a little hot or you could catch your knees or clothes on the moving parts etc

When we were in the Netherlands last year we saw quiet a number of variations on the petrol engine system, its a pity we didn't take a bit more notice of the manufacturers.




So it looks like the speed is the criteria here then.That's why electric bikes don't need to be registered then.

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velo solex were popular in france , motor drops down on front wheel . i seem to remember something about petrol engines must be less than 39cc. other wise its a moped , but i could be wrong . get a chinese dax 2 seater if its a 50cc you can ride it on a car licence cheap tax n insurance . if u passed your test get a 90cc or 110cc they work really well . mine carries about 34 stone when i use it with my mate on the back. good for going into gib . :thumb:
 

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The TY50 was a great fun bike if a little slow. As transport for I would opt for the 125.
 

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i was always under the impression if a pushbike had an infernal combustion engine fitted it became a mechanicaly propelled vehicle in the eyes of the law and as such had to be registered, insured, taxed and if needed, an MOT.

must be something on VOSA or DVLA websites.

cant see the speed issue carrying any weight........no officer, i dont go over 15mph, not when your around anyway. :ROFLMAO:

if its capable of higher speed then that should be the deciding factor.

bit like saying my motorhome weighs 4 ton but i never load it over 3 ton therefore its a 3 ton motorhome:Doh::bigsmile:oesnt work like that.
 

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Hi Steve

To be honest I really do not know what I want, still researching
Could be scooter, could be pushbike, could be car. could be broomstick Hee Hee

Cheers


Happy Days from Lesley from Ilfracombe,

Gotta go to work now :cry: :cry:
I have an Aixam for sale:thumb:
 
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