Is a dirtbike street legal?

Dirtbike and Motorcycle Regulations

Laws regarding dirt bikes and off road motorcycles vary by state. Dirt bike legislation is an extremely gray area, and many riders report calling three different DMV offices within their own state and receiving three different answers. 

If you reside in a state that allows for dirt bike modifications in order to make it street legal, check and double-check with your DMV for requirements. In most cases you'll need a state-approved headlight, tail light, brake light, mirror, and horn. Depending on your state, you may also need approved tires and to pass an inspection.

If you own a dirt bike with a two-stroke engine, you're out of luck. These bikes cannot be made legal due to emissions.

Alabama Requires modifications.
Alaska Cannot be modified.
Arizona Requires modifications.
Arkansas Requires modifications.
California Cannot be modified.
Colorado Requires modifications.
Connecticut Modifications required.
Delaware Requires modifications.
Florida Cannot be modified.
Georgia Requires modifications.
Hawaii Requires modifications.
Idaho Requires modifications.
Illinois Requires modifications.
Indiana Requires modifications.
Iowa Cannot be modified.
Kansas Requires modifications.
Kentucky Requires modifications.
Louisiana Requires modifications.
Maine Modifications required.
Maryland Requires modifications.
Massachusetts Requires modifications.
Michigan Modifications required.
Minnesota Requires modifications.
Mississippi Requires modifications.
Missouri Requires modifications.
Montana Requires modifications.
Nebraska Requires modifications.
Nevada Requires modifications.
New Hampshire Requires modifications.
New Jersey Cannot be modified.
New Mexico Requires modifications.
New York Cannot be modified.
North Carolina Requires modifications.
North Dakota Requires modifications.
Ohio Requires modifications.
Oklahoma Requires modifications.
Oregon Requires modifications.
Pennsylvania Requires modifications.
Rhode Island Modifications required.
South Carolina Requires modifications.
South Dakota Requires modifications.
Tennessee Requires modifications.
Texas Modifications required.
Utah Modifications required.
Vermont Modifications required.
Virginia Modifications required.
Washington Cannot be modified.
West Virginia Modifications required.
Wisconsin Cannot be modified.
Wyoming Modifications required.
Washington DC Cannot be modified.

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