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, 554.5 ko)This file does not meet Web accessibility standards. 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*N DUCATI PANIGALE V2 2022
ZDMHAATW*N DUCATI PANIGALE V2 BAYLISS 2022
ZNNP1A1B*N ENERGICA EGO+ 2022
ZNNP1A1B*N ENERGICA EGO+ RS 2022
JS1EJ11B*N SUZUKI GSX1300R HAYABUSA 2022
ZD4KYUA0*M APRILIA RSV4 1100 2021
ZD4KYUB0*M APRILIA RSV4 1100 FACTORY 2021
WB10E730*M BMW M1000RR 2021
WB10E230*M BMW S1000RR 2021
ZDMDAGNW*M DUCATI PANIGALE V4 2021
ZDMDAGNW*M DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S 2021
ZDMDAGNW*M DUCATI PANIGALE V4 SP 2021
ZNNG1A1B*M ENERGICA EGO 2021
ZNNP1A1B*M ENERGICA EGO+ 2021
JH2SC821*M HONDA CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP 2021
JKBZXVD1*M KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA H2 SX SE+ 2021
JKBZXVM1*M KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS 2021
JKBZXVL1*M KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS KRT 2021
JKBZXVM1*M KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS KRT 2021
JKBZXJH1*M KAWASAKI ZX636 NINJA ZX-6R 2021
ZCGGKGNU*M MV AGUSTA F3 800 ABS 2021
ZCGGKGNU*M MV AGUSTA F3 800 RC 2021
JS1DM11B*M SUZUKI GSX-R1000 ABS 2021
JS1DM11F*M SUZUKI GSX-R1000 ABS 2021
JS1GN7FA*M SUZUKI GSX-R600 2021
JS1GR7MA*M SUZUKI GSX-R750 2021
SMTA204K*M TRIUMPH DAYTONA MOTO2 765 2021
JYARN67N*M YAMAHA YZF R1M 2021
ZD4KEUA1*L APRILIA RSV4 1100 FACTORY 2020
ZNNG1A1B*L ENERGICA EGO 2020
ZNNP1A1B*L ENERGICA EGO+ 2020
ZNNG1A1B*K ENERGICA EGO 2019
ZNNG1A1B*J ENERGICA EGO 2018
JYARN39E*J YAMAHA YZF R1 2018
JYARN23E*E YAMAHA YZF R1 2014

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: September  3, 2021