Scooters, Mopeds, Etc... in Nevada

Mopeds & Scooters

Mopeds in Nevada have very specific requirements. To be classified as a moped, this vehicle:

  • Must not produce more than 2 HPs (gross brake horsepower).
  • Must not have an engine bigger than 50 ccs (cubic centimeters).
  • Must not reach speeds greater than 30 MPH on a flat surface.

A moped which meets all of these criteria does not require insurance, but it must have all the proper safety equipment, must be registered, and you must carry a regular Class C or higher driver's license to operate in order to drive it on public streets.

Not a Moped?

Any moped, scooter, or motorcycle larger than the above specs is considered a motorcycle and requires a Class M driver's license, registration, and insurance.

Registration fees for motorcycles are assessed the same as vehicles, but you'll also pay an extra $6 fee to help fund the Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program.


With rising gas costs, everyone is looking for more economical transportation. Mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles are fun and efficient options.

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