Registering a Vehicle

High-Risk Motorcycles

Certain motorcycles belong to a category with an accident rate that is higher than that of other categories. Because of this, insurance contributions for these high-risk motorcycles are higher.

Characteristics of a high-risk motorcycle

The high-risk motorcyclePassenger vehicle, other than a power-assisted bicycle, having two or three wheels that has at least one characteristic different from the characteristics of a moped. category designates motorcycles that are designed for performance and recognized as such by manufacturers and specialists (journalists, authors, etc.). 

They have the following visual and technical characteristics:

  • streamlined fairing to improve aerodynamics, covering the sides of the engine, with a low windshield
  • a crouched-forward driving position
  • low, short handlebars
  • foot pegs placed higher up and farther back
  • a muffler placed at the rear and angled upward
  • 2 disc brakes in front and 1 disc brake in the back
  • a chain-driven rear wheel
  • a power to weight ratio of over 0.5 hp/kg
  • no centre stand
  • an oversize frame
  • a lifted passenger seat

A motorcycle does not need to have all of the above-listed visual and technical characteristics in order to be in the high-risk motorcycle category.

Official list of high-risk motorcycles

Every year, the official list of high-risk motorcycles (PDF, 860.2 ko)This file does not meet the Web accessibility standard. is published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

The registration costs for motorcycles that appear on this list are higher.

Provisional list

Ten First Characters of the Vehicle Identification Number Except the Ninth Make Model Year
ZDMHAATW*P DUCATI PANIGALE V2 2023
ZDMHAATW*P DUCATI PANIGALE V2 BAYLISS 2023
ZDMDAGWW*P DUCATI PANIGALE V4 2023
ZDMDAGWW*P DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S 2023
ZD4KYUA0*N APRILIA RSV4 1100 2022
ZD4KYUB0*N APRILIA RSV4 1100 FACTORY 2022
WB10E730*N BMW M1000RR 2022
ZDMDAGWW*N DUCATI PANIGALE V4 2022
ZDMDAGWW*N DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S 2022
JH2SC824*N HONDA CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP 2022
JKBZXVP1*N KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA H2 SX 2022
JKBZXVR1*N KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA H2 SX SE 2022
JKBZXJH1*N KAWASAKI ZX636 NINJA ZX-6R KRT 2022
JS1DM11B*N SUZUKI GSX-R1000 ABS 2022
JS1DM11F*N SUZUKI GSX-R1000 ABS 2022
JS1DM11H*N SUZUKI GSX-R1000R ABS 2022
JS1DM11M*N SUZUKI GSX-R1000R ABS 2022
JS1GN7FA*N SUZUKI GSX-R600 2022
JS1GR7MA*N SUZUKI GSX-R750 2022
SMTP02ST*N TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE 1200 RR 2022
JYARN66N*N YAMAHA YZF R1 2022
JYARN67N*N YAMAHA YZF R1M 2022
ZD4RKU00*B APRILIA RSV4 FACTORY 2011
JH2SC501*3 HONDA CBR954RR 2003

Imported Motorcycles

Regardless of their model year, motorcycles with the characteristics of high-risk motorcycles that have never been marketed in Canada will be placed on the provisional list once they are imported to Canada. They will subsequently be added to the official list.

Last update: November 28, 2022