NJ laws. Which of these two bikes will work?


New member
Apr 21, 2022
So I live in Long Branch NJ The rules the way I’ve looked them up is Motor not larger than 750. And no power assist after 20moh. So first question is do I have that right. Are they the current guidelines for Nj.
And if so. I’m considering 2 bikes
1. Ariel Grizzly. Which has 1000 w motors.
2 Ariel D class. Which has 750 w motors

Both come with 20 mph limiter if chosen. So the obvious question here is for city riding. Will it matter that the grizzly has the 1000w motor. Will it matter police wise. ?

Also separate question. In NJ do you have to wear a helmet if you are an adult ? Thanks in advance


Active member
Mar 21, 2022
American CPSA definition of an ebike under Public Law 107-319, 116 Stat. 2776 (the Act), enacted December 4, 2002.... a low-speed electric bicycle (LSEB) (Class-1) ebike is “a two-or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface when powered solely by such a motor while ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph.”

Complying with this definition means that a Class-1 ebike can ride anywhere in America that standard bicycles are allowed including national parks and forests.
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