2011 South Dakota Code
Title 32 MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 20. Motorcycle Regulation
§32-20-1 Definition of terms.


SD Codified L § 32-20-1 (through 2011) What's This?

32-20-1. Definition of terms. As used in this chapter, the following words shall mean:

(1) "Department" the Department of Public Safety.

(2) "Moped" a motor driven cycle equipped with two or three wheels. If a combustion engine is used, the maximum piston or rotor displacement shall be fifty cubic centimeters regardless of the number of chambers in such power source. The power source shall be equipped with a power drive system that functions directly or automatically only, not requiring clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged.

(3) "Motorcycle" includes motorcycles, motorbikes, mopeds, bicycles with motor attached, and all motor operated vehicles of the bicycle or tricycle type, whether the motive power be a part thereof or attached thereto, and having a saddle or seat with the driver sitting astride or upon it, or a platform on which the driver stands, but excluding a tractor.

(4) "Off-road vehicle," any self-propelled, two or more wheeled vehicle designed primarily to be operated on land other than a highway and includes, but is not limited to, all terrain vehicles, dune buggies and any vehicle whose manufacturer's statement of origin (MSO) or manufacturer's certificate of origin (MCO) states that the vehicle is not for highway use. Off-road vehicle does not include a farm vehicle as defined in § 32-3-2.4.

Source: SL 1967, ch 215, § 1; SL 1978, ch 230, § 1; SL 1985, ch 238, § 7; SL 1987, ch 231, § 1; SL 1988, ch 236, § 25; SL 2003, ch 272, § 121.

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