Registering a Vehicle

High-Risk Motorcycles

Certain motorcycles are considered to represent a high risk of accident, due to their characteristics.

Characteristics of a high-risk motorcycle

A 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. is considered a high-risk motorcycle if it is 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
  • muffler placed at the rear and angled upward
  • 2 disc brakes in front and 1 disc brake in the back
  • chain-driven rear wheel
  • power to weight ratio of over 0.5 hp/kg
  • no centre stand
  • oversize frame

Official list of high-risk motorcycles

Every year, the official list of high-risk motorcycles (PDF, 721 KB) is published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

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

Provisional list of high-risk motorcycles

During the year, we publish a provisional list of high-risk motorcycles. They are subsequently added to the official list.

Other motorcycles may be added to this list during the year. A motorcycle whose make, model and year are on the list is categorized as high-risk, even if its vehicle identification number is different or unknown.

The asterisks appearing in the first column mark the space taken by the ninth character in the identification number.

TEN FIRST CHARACTERS OF THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER EXCEPT THE NINTH MAKE MODEL YEAR
ZDM14BYW*G DUCATI 1299 PANIGALE 2016
ZDM14BYW*G DUCATI 1299 PANIGALE S 2016
ZDM14B1W*G DUCATI 959 PANIGALE 2016
JH2SC590*G HONDA CBR1000RR 2016
JH2SC591*G HONDA CBR1000RR 2016
JH2SC59M*G HONDA CBR1000RR SP 2016
JH2SC592*G HONDA CBR1000RRA 2016
JH2PC40G*G HONDA CBR600RRA 2016
JKAZXCR1*G KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA 2016
JKAZXCS1*G KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS 2016
JKAZXCS1*G KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA ABS KRT 2016
JKAZXCR1*G KAWASAKI ZX-10R NINJA KRT 2016
JKBZXNJ1*G KAWASAKI ZX-14R NINJA ABS SE 2016
ZCGGEGLU*G MV AGUSTA F3 675 RC 2016
ZCGGEGNU*G MV AGUSTA F3 800 RC 2016
ZCGMCFTW*G MV AGUSTA F4 RC 2016
JH2SC594*F HONDA CBR1000RR 2015
ZCGMCFTW*F MV AGUSTA F4 RC 2015
JH2PC400*D HONDA CBR600RR 2013
JH2PC404*D HONDA CBR600RR 2013
JYARN23E*D YAMAHA YZF R1 2013
WB105090*C BMW K1300S 2012
JH2SC591*C HONDA CBR1000RR 2012
JYARJ16Y*B YAMAHA YZF R6 2011
JH2PC400*A HONDA CBR600RR 2010
JH2SC575*7 HONDA CBR1000RR 2007
JYARJ06Y*4 YAMAHA YZF R6 2004
JYARJ06Y*3 YAMAHA YZF R6 2003
JKAZX4E1*W KAWASAKI ZX600 NINJA ZX-6 1998
SMT371CB*T TRIUMPH DAYTONA 1200 1996