Motorcycles/Scooters 50 cc and Over

MotorcycleAll two and three wheeled vehicles with 50 cc or larger engines, regardless of whether they are gas or electric powered, are considered motorcycles.

Colorado Revised Statute 42-1-102(55) and Model Traffic Code 102(38), give the following definition:

"Motorcycle" means every motor vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, except any such vehicle as may be included within the term "farm tractor" and except a motorized bicycle.

The following items are examples of motorcycles. This list is not all inclusive:
  • Motorcycles
  • Scooters
  • Trikes
  • Mopeds (Kinetic or Hybrids)

Summary of laws regarding the use of Motorcycles in Broomfield:
  • Motorcycles MAY be ridden on public roadways.
  • Motorcycle riders must have a valid driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement.
  • Motorcycles ridden on public roadways must have valid registration (license plates).
  • Motorcycles ridden on public roadways must have current liability insurance.
  • Motorcycle riders and passengers must wear eye protection. Colorado currently has no helmet law.
  • Motorcycle riders must obey all laws applicable to other motor vehicles.
  • Motorcycles MAY NOT be ridden on sidewalks, bike trails, parks, fields or any other areas commonly used by pedestrians and bicycles.
For more information on Broomfield Municipal Ordinance, please visit Title 10, Chapter 16 of the Broomfield Municipal Code.