Unconquered custom electric motorcycles are street legal!
Before investing in electric bike technology, we recommend that you ensure that whatever model, from whichever manufacturer you choose is indeed street legal within your area of operation. In fact, one of the main questions we field here at Unconquered is whether or not our electric bikes/ e bikes/ electric motorcycles (whichever phrase you prefer) are street legal. At Unconquered Customs our customers never need to worry about where they can drive their vehicles because ALL Unconquered Custom electric motorcycles are 100% street legal anywhere in North America! When you purchase one of our custom electric bikes/ motorcycles you will never have to worry about where you can ride it, as our all of our electric bikes are completely street legal across the United States and Canada. Our electric bikes are also fully programmable to adapt to any and all electric bike classifications or local guidelines which may exist in your particular area.
Are electric motorcycles street legal in the United States?
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) states that "federal law only specifies the maximum speed that the e-bike can travel under motor power alone. It does not provide a maximum speed when the bicycle is being propelled by a combination of human and motor power. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has clarified that the federal law does not provide a max speed when using a combination of human and motor power, and that State traffic laws and vehicle codes remain the sole domain of states and state legislatures."
What this means is that there is no federal law banning the use of electric motorcycles on public roads in the US and the regulation of electric bikes/ motorcycles lies within state and local authorities and you should check your respective state vehicle code for reference. With that being said, electric bikes/ motorcycles within the U.S. carry a classification based on how fast they propel a rider and how they provide acceleration. An Unconquered Custom electric bike can be programmed to meet the criteria listed in ALL THREE CATEGORIES!
Unconquered Customs offers a fully programmable (on the fly) one size fits all solution to satisfy any local electric bike classification rule within the United States and Canada. Speed regulation on an Unconquered Custom is a programmable feature meant to help the rider conform to any legal class for on-road driving.
Electric bike classification breakdown
- Class 1 E-Bikes: A bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
- Class 2 E-bikes: A bicycle equipped with a motor that may be used exclusively to propel the bicycle, and that is not capable of providing assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
- Class 3 E-bikes: A bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 28 miles per hour and is equipped with a speedometer.
A bicycle equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling, and that ceases to provide assistance when the bicycle reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour.
All of these classifications are allowed in most states and cities throughout the United States without the requirement of a license, registration or insurance. Learn more about these classifications here.
Unconquered Custom electric motorcycles are categorized as Class 3 out of the factory as they come preprogrammed for 28 mph; however, each bike can be programmed post purchase to satisfy either of the class 1 or class 2 categories. The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) classifies electric bikes based on the top speed at which the electric bike motor assists the rider, and how much effort it takes to get the bike up to speed. Twenty-six states have now adopted this three-class system. An electric bike’s classification will determine if you can ride your electric bike on bike paths and in bike lanes, or strictly on roadways, and again these laws vary by state.
Keep your electric cycle street legal with a set of indexable pedals
Trade in your second vehicle for a street legal electric motorcycle!
What would you do an extra 3 to 400 hundred dollars in your bank account every month? This is the pleasant situation you will face once you make the switch from your second vehicle, or daily commuter to an Unconquered Custom vintage electric motorcycle. Without the cost of insurance, licenses, registration of course gas and in many instances parking - you will be saving yourself hundreds of dollars every month! The average American driver spends $133 a month in car insurance alone, and this value is only reflective of drivers without claims and good credit! When you tack on monthly gasoline costs it makes the decision to switch to an electric bike a no brainer. Readers of this article can purchase an Unconquered Custom secure in the knowledge that all of our custom built electric bikes are indeed street legal anywhere in North America.
Whether you are looking for a fun and exciting new way to commute to work or an exciting new vehicle for weekend adventure, an Unconquered Custom street legal electric cycle is for you! Ride to the office in style and leave the sweat behind. The speed and range of our machines will get you to work on time , in style and fresh without the physical labor that a pedal bicycle requires.
Safety for our riders is at the top of our priority list. We highly encourage all riders to wear a helmet while operating an Unconquered electric bike/ motorcycle. In the US, at least twenty-five states have helmet requirement laws for electric bike riders and passengers. Twenty-two of those states' requirements apply to ALL bicyclists under a certain age. And though it is not mandatory to wear a helmet in all states, we highly recommend it. Stay street legal on your electric bike in style! Especially when you can shop on our website for WW2 motorcycle helmets (like the one above) that are both stylish and safe. Shop Unconquered helmets and choose a WW2 motorcyle or other vintage helmet to match your custom electric motorcycle and look.
Electric bike operation on streets, paths, greenways and trails
Unconquered Custom electric bikes are 100% street legal but where else can our customers enjoy their vehicles? Some state laws actually specifically allow e-bike operation on facilities such as bicycle paths or greenways. Certain states, including Delaware, Iowa, and Nebraska, define electric bicycles within the existing definition of a bicycle. Therefore there is no a distinction between bicycles and an Unconquered Custom when it comes to operation on trails. Vermont specifies that motor-assisted bicycles are governed as bicycles and have the same rights and duties applicable to bicyclists. Hawaii’s law does not include restrictions on where e-bikes may operate. Many other states have similar laws, or lack thereof, resulting in an abundance of travel options for Unconquered riders to enjoy their electric motorcycles when not riding street legal.
Ready to ride street legal in style?
In conclusion, Unconquered Custom electric motorcycles are built street legal for operation anywhere in North America and shipped to your door ready to ride! Our fully customizable bikes are individually built to suit your unique style and come fully programmable to satisfy all 3 electric bike classifications. Replace insurance costs and gas bills enjoyable and nostalgic journeys and always remember to wear your helmet!