What is considered a moped? Are they registered?

Michigan law defines a moped as a two or three-wheel vehicle which meets ALL of the following limitations:

  1. Top speed is no more than 30 mph on level surface
  2. Engine size is 100 cc or less
  3. No manual gearshift

Vehicles meeting this definition are classified as a moped and are registered with a 3-year moped decal for $15. Vehicles exceeding any of the characteristics listed above are classified as motorcycles.

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