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

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

2018 Provisional list (2018-0430)

TEN FIRST CHARACTERS OF THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER EXCEPT THE NINTH MAKE MODEL YEAR
ZD4KEU00*J APRILIA RSV4 RF 2018
ZD4KEU00*J APRILIA RSV4 RR 2018
WB10D500*J BMW S1000RR 2018
ZDM14B1W*J DUCATI 959 PANIGALE 2018
ZDMDAGNW*J DUCATI PANIGALE V4 2018
ZDMDAGNW*J DUCATI PANIGALE V4 S 2018
ZDMDAGNW*J DUCATI PANIGALE V4 SPECIALE 2018
JH2SC776*J HONDA CBR1000RR SP 2018
JH2SC772*J HONDA CBR1000RRA 2018
JKBZXVA1*J KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA H2 SX 2018
JKBZXVB1*J KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA H2 SX 2018
JKBZXVB1*J KAWASAKI ZX1000 NINJA H2 SX SE 2018
JKAZXCR1*J KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA 2018
JKAZXCS1*J KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS 2018
JKAZXCS1*J KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS KRT 2018
JKBZXVC1*J KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS SE KECS 2018
JKAZXCR1*J KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA KRT 2018
JKAZXCX1*H KAWASAKI ZX1000X NINJA H2 CARBON 2018
JKAZXCX1*J KAWASAKI ZX1000X NINJA H2 CARBON 2018
JKAZXCZ1*J KAWASAKI ZX-10RR NINJA 2018
JS1GX72B*J SUZUKI GSX1300R HAYABUSA 2018
JS1DM11B*J SUZUKI GSX-R1000 ABS 2018
JS1DM11H*J SUZUKI GSX-R1000R ABS 2018
JS1GN7FA*J SUZUKI GSX-R600 2018
JS1GR7MA*J SUZUKI GSX-R750 2018
JYARN39N*J YAMAHA YZF R1 2018
JYARN40N*J YAMAHA YZF R1M 2018
JYARJ28N*J YAMAHA YZF R6 ABS 2018

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.