Quebec’s provincial auto insurance agency, the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ), has developed criteria to help them determine "high risk" motorcycles, and some of the indicators are hard to avoid.
Tip-offs that a motorcycle is "high risk" include "two disc brakes in front," "mufflers placed at the rear," and "rear wheel driven by a chain," according to the SAAQ website.
According to the Canadian news agency Canwest News, people under 25 years old and those with less than five years of riding experience could be prohibited from riding motorcycles that fall into the SAAQ’s "high risk" category.
The SAAQ said it’s considering a system like France’s registration-fee program for motorcyclists and might put something similar in place in a year or two. The French system categorizes motorcycles by power.