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   Motorcycle, moped, and power bicycle defined

      MOTORCYCLES
    Definition     Motorcycle means a motor vehicle other than a moped that is 
    mounted on 2 or 3 wheels.
    Powered by      Engine or motor
    Other     Not applicable
    Speed     Not applicable
    Weight     55 kgs. or greater

 

    MOPEDS
    (includes limited speed motorcycles) 
    Definition     Motorcycles in this category, that meet the requirements of the 
    limited-speed motorcycle definition of Transport Canada, can be 
    identified by the federally required compliance label ‘LSM’ in the 
    vehicle-type section of the label.
    Powered by      Electric motor, or has an engine that has a displacement of not 
    more than 50 cc (cubic centimeters).
    Other     Minimum seat height of 65 cm from the ground.
    Speed     Top speed of 70 km/h
    Weight     Can be any weight

    POWER BICYCLES
    (includes power-assisted bicycles)
    Definition     Bicycles in this category, that meets the requirements of the 
    power-assisted bicycle definition of Transport Canada, will be 
    clearly marked as a ‘power-assisted bicycle’ as required by 
    Transport Canada.
    Powered by      Electric motor with a maximum power of 500 watts.
    Other     Not applicable
    Speed     Top speed of 32 km/h
    Weight     Can be any weight


12  A Rider's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing

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