All motorcycles that have a Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Label of Compliance, indicating the motorcycle was manufactured for street use (MC, LSM, MVL, or LSM/MVL)1 must be registered to operate on public roadways.
Prior to registration, a motorcycle must meet the motorcycle requirements included in The Vehicle Equipment Regulations. SGI, as the administrator of these regulations, may approve the registration of all motorcycles that meet the requirements. For questions, contact Vehicle Standards and Inspection 1-800-667-8015, extension 6188.
Saskatchewan law says that your motorcycle must meet the following Saskatchewan motorcycle regulations prior to registration.
To register your motorcycle, visit a motor licence issuer near you.
An inspection is not required to register a new motorcycle, but the following information is necessary:
- The New Vehicle Information Statement (NVIS) that the dealer gave you when you bought your new motorcycle.
- The bill of sale (pdf, 12kb).
If you are registering a used motorcycle, you must provide proof of ownership in the form of a bill of sale, lease agreement or previous registration. An inspection is not required if previously registered in Saskatchewan with either a Normal, Rebuilt or Registerable TLV status.
A mechanical inspection is required for a motorcycle that has not been previously registered in Saskatchewan or has been most recently registered in another jurisdiction with a Normal, Rebuilt, Damaged or Salvage status.
A K22 Customs Clearance Card is required to register an imported motorcycle. A mechanical inspection is required for a motorcycle that has not been previously registered in Saskatchewan or has been most recently registered in another jurisdiction as defined by the information under New Motorcycles.
Motorcycles with no serial numbers
Most motorcycles have Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) stamped on the frame and engine casing. However, some may have been built without a number, or had the frame or casing changed.
In these instances, please contact Vehicle Standards & Inspection at 1-800-667-8015 ext. 6188 for further direction.
Some motorcycles are manufactured with VINs on a metal plate that's riveted to the frame. These numbers are acceptable and a new VIN doesn't need to be assigned.
Motorcycle antilock brake systems
Motorcycle riders with antilock brake systems (ABS) are finding they can fully brake without the worry of locking up.
Stopping a motorcycle is more complicated than a car. There is usually separate brake controls for the front and the rear wheels. Hard braking could mean 1 or both brakes locking up, which usually leads to a serious fall.
ABS reduces brake pressure automatically when it’s about to lock up and increases it again to regain traction.
1-800-667-8015 ext. 6042