I have an Avanti Autopower, with pedal start. In New York State, where I live it doesn't matter if it has pedals or not to be classed as a moped, in fact my Honda express scooter is classed as a moped.
As I have said before, if I were to do it over I would have gone for the Avanti Kobra with kick start. I like the idea of having foot pegs or boards that are always in the same place when I put my feet down instead of having to find the pedals, which can be in any postion. I also find the pedal start a little bit awkward. Of course there are others who feel just the opposite, it's a personal thing.