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Is a Ninja 250 considered a moped by law?

This is a discussion on Is a Ninja 250 considered a moped by law? within the Ninja 250 forums, part of the Kawasaki category; I have read that in some states (including AR) any motorcycle under 250CC is considered a moped, thus not requiring ...


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Old 12-04-2008   #1
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Default Is a Ninja 250 considered a moped by law?

I have read that in some states (including AR) any motorcycle under 250CC is considered a moped, thus not requiring a license/tags/insurance to drive.I have read the AR state license law over and over and it states; Class M - Any motorcycle with displaces more than 250 cc's. Minimum age 16.My question is this, does the Ninja 250 bypass this law altogether? I have hard of people getting mopeds to bypass a DUI causing them to lose there license, but would a ninja 250 do the same?
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i have always heard it has to be under 50 cc and a top speed of 25 or 35, cant remember, to not have to have a cycle license
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your registration papers should only state class of motor aka 250cc, and manufacturer, color, and s/nbut i agree with swenn, 50cc sounds more realistic
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That can't be correct there must be something you have missed, I certainly can't believe a 250cc motorcycle would fall into unlicensed moped class rules.
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I believe i most countries consider a 250 a bona fide'motorcycle', but Australia and NZ have imposed an engine size limit for new riders. It seems they have issues with a 15 year old on a Hayabusa touching the 185mph mark. It also opened up a market for smaller sized bikes.I think you can get a no-name 250cc Chinese scooter delivered to your door, and as long as everyone thinks is your typical 49cc scoot, you're fine. Until you either crank it up or the crank falls out.
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Any motor vehicle 50cc or above needs to be registered with the DMV and therefore have a license plate and an operator with a Motorcycle endorsement on their driver's license.Mopeds/Scooters are commonly 49cc to avoid this.Ninja 250 is way over the 50cc limit.
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Generally more than just the motor size is used to specify the delineation between moped and motorcycle. Usually a bike that is considered a moped or scooter and thereby not requiring a motorcycle permit is usually restricted by wheel size (having one or more wheels that is 10"or more) and by brake horsepower(no more that 2.5 bhp).You can look up the moped laws for your state here:http://moped2.org/mstates.htm
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A Ninja moped, eh?BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!Funny, dude!! ------
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