All types of electric motorcycles require a motorcycle license to use and operate. A motorcycle license is a license that permits you to operate a two-wheeled motorcycle only and not a car or any other type of vehicle.
Can you ride an electric motorbike on a car licence?
If you do have a car licence:
If your Full car licence was obtained before 1st Dec 2001, you can ride a 30mph electric motorbike without L-plates or a CBT certificate. If it was obtained after 1st Dec 2001, you must have a CBT certificate first.
What licence do you need to ride an electric motorbike?
Electric Motorbikes / Mopeds that are capable of getting to speeds in excess of 28mph are classed as L3e-A1. There is no speed restriction however you must be 17 or above and have passed a CBT course OR have a full motorcycle licence.
Do you need a licence for electric motorbikes?
Do I need a licence to ride an electric bike? For most electric bikes, you do not need a licence of any kind. Only if the bike has a motor rated more than 250W or an assissted speed of higher than 15.5mph will you need a licence.
Do you have to wear a helmet on an electric bike?
Any electric bike that does not meet the EAPC rules is classed as a motorcycle or moped and needs to be registered and taxed. You’ll need a driving licence to ride one and you must wear a crash helmet.
Are electric motorcycles good for beginners?
Bottom line if you’re thinking about an electric motorcycle: It’s a great option for a beginner, because you don’t need to worry about shifting, and it can be a great way to commute or run errands around the city or suburbs, too.
What bike can I ride with a full car licence?
Yes, if you have a full car licence you can ride a 125cc scooter or motorbike. However, you must take and pass your compulsory basic training (CBT) before riding on the road. With a completed CBT, you can ride a 125cc motorcycle on the road with L plates.
Are electric motorcycles street legal?
That being said, full size electric motorcycles are absolutely street legal. Riders must follow the exact same laws as standard, gasoline powered owners do. Most states require a motorcycle specific license, along with bike registration and insurance.