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, 842 KB)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*M DUCATI PANIGALE V2 2021
JH2SC824*M HONDA CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP 2021
JKBZXVJ1*M KAWASAKI ZX1000N NINJA H2 2021
JKBZXVJ1*M KAWASAKI ZX1000X NINJA H2 CARBON 2021
JKBZXNJ1*M KAWASAKI ZX-14R NINJA ABS 2021
JKBZXJG1*M KAWASAKI ZX636 NINJA ZX-6R ABS 2021
JKBZXJG1*M KAWASAKI ZX636 NINJA ZX-6R ABS KRT 2021
JKBZXJE1*M KAWASAKI ZX636 NINJA ZX-6R KRT 2021
ZD4KEUA0*L APRILIA RSV4 1100 FACTORY 2020
ZD4KEU00*L APRILIA RSV4 RR 2020
ZDMHAATW*L DUCATI PANIGALE V2 2020
ZDMDAGNW*L DUCATI PANIGALE V4 2020
ZDMDAGNW*L DUCATI PANIGALE V4 25TH ANNIVERSARIO 916     2020
ZDMDAGNW*L DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S 2020
JKBZXJH1*L KAWASAKI ZX636 NINJA ZX-6R 2020
JS1GX72B*L SUZUKI GSX1300R HAYABUSA 2020
JS1DM11B*L SUZUKI GSX-R1000 ABS 2020
JS1DM11H*L SUZUKI GSX-R1000R ABS 2020
JS1GN7FA*L SUZUKI GSX-R600 2020
JS1GR7MA*L SUZUKI GSX-R750 2020
SMTA204K*L TRIUMPH DAYTONA MOTO2 765 2020
JYARN66N*L YAMAHA YZF R1 2020
JYARN67N*L YAMAHA YZF R1M 2020
JYARJ28N*L YAMAHA YZF R6 ABS 2020
JKBZXVH1*K KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS SE KECS 2019
JH2PC40J*H HONDA CBR600RR 2017
WB10D210*F BMW S1000RR 2015
WB10D110*D BMW HP4 2013
WB105340*D BWM S1000RR 2013
JH2SC454*4 HONDA RVT1000R RC51 2004
JYA3HHE0*X YAMAHA FZR600 1999

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.