Modes of Transportation – On a Motorcycle

Information Guide

Before buying a moped or scooter, here are a few things to consider in order to make an informed choice.

Advice

When buying a moped or scooter, make sure that: 

  • you have enough leg room
  • you are comfortably seated
  • the height of the seat allows you to place your feet on the ground, which is essential to keeping your balance at stops

Road test

If possible, ask for a road test. That way, you can check to see if you like driving the moped or scooter.

Warranty

Go over every aspect of the warranty. In general, warranties have a one- to three-year term.

Budget

In addition to the cost of the vehicle, you must be prepared to buy a helmet, clothing and a few accessories, as well as pay for vehicle registration, a driver's licence and property damage insurance.

Accessories

  • Lock
  • Protective cover for outside parking and winter storage
  • Storage box

Vehicle registration and insurance

  • In Québec, all road vehicles must be registered (although the Highway Safety Code provides for a few exceptions to this rule). To find out how much it costs to register a moped or scooter for the current year, refer to the following page: Cost of Registration Renewal for the Current Year – Mopeds and Scooters.
  • Shop around for your property damage insurance; prices vary appreciably from one insurer to another.

Last update: August  8, 2017