How large does a scooter need to be before you need a license to drive it?

by Angela Thompson
(Beloit, WI, US)

How many cc can I have in WI before I need a motorcycle license?

Answer: According to the page below, any motorcycle or scooter with a 50cc or smaller engine is treated as a moped and can be operated by anyone with a Class D regular or probationary license. However, it is not legal to operate a moped with only a valid instruction permit.

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Jun 17, 2014
license in california for 49cc mopers NEW
by: Anonymousmarc

1980 peugeot 49cc ride without license

Jul 22, 2010
Different in Some States
by: Jim Zeiser

In New York State speed is the determining factor. Anything that goes faster than 30 mph requires a Motorcycle license. Check with your DMV for requirements. In some states anything under 50cc doesn't even need to be registered or insured.

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