Home-built Motor Assisted Bicycle

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Home-built Motor Assisted Bicycle

by: rooky on

I'm looking to build a motor assisted bicycle and have contacted the MTO twice now with them not knowing. If i put a small motor on my bicycle would it be the same as one of these electric bikes that are legal in Ontario now? Can anyone help me out?

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From MTO website

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dandv/ ... html#power

An e-bike is a bike that:

- has steering handlebars and is equipped with pedals;

- is designed to be propelled primarily by muscular power and to travel on not more than three wheels;

- has one or more electric motors that have, singly or in combination, a power output rating of 500W or less. (Note: the motor is electric, and is incapable of propelling the cycle at speed of 32 km/h or greater on level ground, without pedaling.) and

- bears a permanently affixed label by the manufacturer stating in both official languages that the vehicle conforms to the federal definition of a power-assisted bicycle


- operator must be over 16yr old

- operator must wear a helmet

Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca
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by: rooky on

so in other words, don't waste my time as it would be near impossible to get it registered.

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by: Bookm on

Check out the contraption the guy who lives beside my work rides. I see him gently pedaling down the road (at about 50kph) as if no one would notice the giant engine doing all the work! LOL


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