Gas or Electric Assist Motor?
Marc asked: I was recently stopped by Volusia sheriff and told that a motorized bike is a motor vehicle as of 2014 and I could be arrested for driving on a suspended license? Every thing I read states maybe, maybe not?
As you said, maybe, maybe not. It depends on the power of your motorized vehicle.
If your vehicle has an electric assist motor and meets the statutory definition of “bicycle”, you do not need a driver’s license and the vehicle does not have to be registered or have a title. It is a bicycle.
If a vehicle is powered by a gas assist motor, it must meet the statutory definition of “moped” and must be registered and have a license tag (Not titled), and you must have a driver’s license.. If not registered as a moped (Or motorcycle), your vehicle is an unregistered motor vehicle and is not road legal.
This post provides all the details and applicable laws:
The law has always been the same, but In 2014, the DMV clarified the law with Procedure RS-68 which is linked in the post and here: