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, 851 KB) is published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

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

2019 PROVISIONAL LIST

TEN FIRST CHARACTERS OF THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER EXCEPT THE NINTH MAKE MODEL YEAR
WB10E230*L BMW S1000RR 2020
ZDMDAGSW*L DUCATI PANIGALE V4 R 2020
ZD4KEUA0*K APRILIA RSV4 1100 FACTORY 2019
ZD4KEU00*K APRILIA RSV4 RF 2019
ZD4KEU00*K APRILIA RSV4 RR 2019
WB10D500*K BMW S1000RR 2019
WB10D600*K BMW S1000RR 2019
ZDM14B1W*K DUCATI 959 PANIGALE 2019
ZDM14B1W*K DUCATI 959 PANIGALE CORSE 2019
ZDMDAGNW*K DUCATI PANIGALE V4 2019
ZDMDAGSW*K DUCATI PANIGALE V4 R 2019
ZDMDAGNW*K DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S 2019
ZDMDAGNW*K DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S CORSE 2019
ZDMDAGNW*K DUCATI PANIGALE V4 SPECIALE 2019
JH2SC776*K HONDA CBR1000RR SP 2019
JH2PC407*D HONDA CBR600RR 2013
JKBZXVD1*K KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA H2 SX SE+ 2019
JKBZXVJ1*K KAWASAKI ZX1000N NINJA H2 2019
JKBZXVJ1*K KAWASAKI ZX1000X NINJA H2 CARBON 2019
JKBZXVE1*K KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS 2019
JKBZXVE1*K KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS KRT 2019
JKBZXVG1*K KAWASAKI ZX-10RR NINJA 2019
ZCGGKGNU*K MV AGUSTA F3 800 RC 2019
ZCGGCFTW*K MV AGUSTA F4 ABS 2019
JS1GX72B*K SUZUKI GSX1300R HAYABUSA 2019
JS1GN7FA*K SUZUKI GSX-R600 2019
JS1GR7MA*K SUZUKI GSX-R750 2019
JYARN39N*K YAMAHA YZF R1 2019
JYARN39N*K YAMAHA YZF R1M 2019
JYARJ28N*K YAMAHA YZF R6 ABS 2019

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.