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Does a Motorized Bicycle Require Motorcycle Insurance?

Laws will vary from state to state, but in Allen, TX, you are required by law to carry liability insurance on a motorized bicycle.

For human-powered vehicles, it’s another matter. Your homeowner’s insurance policy will typically cover a bicycle up to a certain limit. Even if you have a whole garage full of bicycles, when you take one out, it will be covered by your off-premises policy. This means that if it’s stolen, your home insurance will cover it.

But when you add a motor to it, that’s another story. Your home insurance provider will no longer cover it. So even if it weren’t required by law, it would be a good idea to call Texas Independent Insurance about getting it protected with an insurance policy.

In many ways, buying insurance for a motorized bicycle is no different from buying insurance for a full-size motorcycle. It is technically a cycle with a motor in it, so technically, a motorcycle and your motorcycle insurance provider should have no problem writing up a policy for your ride.

This goes for both gas-powered and electric-powered bicycles. If it’s powered by something besides your own two feet, it’s technically a motorcycle and has to be insured as such. A motorized bicycle may be much lighter than a Harley, but once you put a motor in it, it can do a lot of damage, so that liability protection will be mandatory.

If you’re looking to get covered in Allen, TX, or if you have any questions, get in touch with Texas Independent Insurance and see what they can do for you.

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