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For e-bikes, there is usually a 750w max for street legality without a tag and insurance. If you ride safe, law enforcement will take no interest in you.
-I wouldn't get a motor smaller than 36v 500w.
-Gas assisted bikes are cheaper but require more maintenance. General rule is that you need a 48cc engine or smaller to avoid the need for tag and insurance.
Some states ban gas assisted bikes altogether, like Ohio.
Some states require a tag, no matter how small your engine is, like California and Florida.
-An electric assisted bike is the better bet, if you can afford a good one.

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