I apologize if this is the wrong forum to ask this question or if it has already been answered. I am totally new to the whole electric bike scene so please bear with me.
Does anyone know if the XB-700 could qualify as a bicycle in NJ? Or would it be considered a moped under New Jersey law in which case it would need to be registered and insured and driven only by licensed driver? Honestly I don't want to go through all that.
According to the DMV manual the XB-700 could qualify as a moped since it has a motor, pedals and goes less than 25mph. I was hoping I could just use it like a bike since some people claim it falls under Federal Law HR727.
I called the DMV and they were absolutely no help at all. They had no clue as to what an Ebike even is. Local police are totally clueless too since each cop always seems to have his own set of rules in this town when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Basically, both the DMV and the police aren't sure of the law so I ask anyone here who knows anything to be fact. I'd love to get an XB-700 too because it's exactly what I'm looking for.