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Motorcycle insurance

Hit the road knowing you're well protected with motorcycle insurance that meets your needs. Get an online quote today.

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With your local Desjardins Agent

If you're already insured with us and you bought your insurance through a local Desjardins Agent, contact them for a personalized motorcycle insurance quote. You can find their contact information in your online account or with our search tool.

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Why you need motorcycle insurance

Motorcycle insurance is mandatory in Quebec. By law, you need at least $50,000 in civil liability coverage. This coverage protects you if you damage someone's property in an accident.

Benefits of insuring your motorcycle with us

Our motorcycle insurance helps you pay repair or medical costs in the event of a claim. We have coverage options that fit your needs so you can ride with peace of mind.

Full coverage available

You can choose coverages that protect your bike and its accessories against a wide range of risks including collision, fire, theft and vandalism.

Multi-vehicle discount

By insuring your car or another recreational vehicle with us in addition to your motorcycle, you can save 10% on your premium. 1

Standalone insurance option

If you don't have car insurance with us, you can insure just your motorcycle.

Convenient online services

If you already have car insurance with us, keep all your insurance in one place by adding your motorcycle to your existing policy. You can then use your online account to manage your policy, update your file and view your insurance documents anytime, anywhere.

Types of motorcycles we insure

  • Traditional motorcycles
  • Mopeds and scooters
  • Sidecars
  • Three-wheel motorcycles

You can find a list of eligible bikes when you get an online quote. Call us if you don't see your make and model.

Our motorcycle insurance coverages

Select a coverage type to see more or scroll down to see them all.

Mandatory coverage

Civil Liability


Section A


  • Damage to someone else's property from an accident that's your fault
  • Bodily injuries caused to someone who isn't covered by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) from an accident that's your fault
  • Damage to your motorcycle from an accident that's someone else's fault

Quebecers who are injured or lose their life in car accidents are covered under the public automobile insurance plan. In the event of injury or death from a traffic accident, contact the SAAQ to file a compensation claim.

What coverage amount to get
  • Minimum amount for our motorcycle insurance: $1 million
  • For added peace of mind, for example if you ride outside the province: $2 million

Contact us about what coverage amount is right for your needs.

Common optional coverages

Collision and Upset

Common optional

Section B2

Covers damage to your motorcycle:

  • If you're in an accident with another vehicle or an object
  • If your motorcycle rolls over
  • If you're struck by a hit-and-run driver

Examples of situations that are covered by this option:

  • You back into another vehicle
  • You hit a tree or an object while riding
  • Your bike skids and tips over while turning a corner

You can choose to skip this coverage, unless your motorcycle is leased or financed and your lender requires it.

All Perils other than Collision or Upset

Common optional

Section B3

Covers damage to your motorcycle from a range of factors not included in Collision and Upset, such as:

  • Fire, theft or vandalism
  • Flying or falling objects
  • Certain weather events
  • Collision with an animal or a person

You can choose to skip this coverage, unless your motorcycle is leased or financed and your lender requires it.

Other optional coverages

Value Plus Option

Other optional

Endorsement 43

The Value Plus OptionTM keeps your new or used motorcycle from losing value for up to 5 years in the event of total or partial loss.

If your bike is declared a total loss, you'll be paid the price you paid for your bike, increased by an annual percentage.

If your bike is declared a partial loss, we'll pay to repair the damaged parts or replace them with new ones and cover their loss of value.

Travel Costs

Other optional

Endorsement 20a

Reimburses you:

  • Up to $1,500 if you need to take a taxi, use public transit or rent a car after an insured loss
  • Up to $750 for meals and accommodation if the loss occurs while you're travelling in Canada or the US

Get a motorcycle insurance quote

Request an online quote to get your personalized rate, then call us to complete your purchase.

Get a quote

With your local Desjardins Agent

If you're already insured with us and you bought your insurance through a local Desjardins Agent, contact them for a personalized motorcycle insurance quote. You can find their contact information in your online account or with our search tool.

Find an agent

What determines the cost of motorcycle insurance?

Several factors affect the cost of your motorcycle insurance, including:

  • The make, model and year of your bike
  • Where you live
  • The coverage you choose
  • How long you've had your motorcycle licence
  • Your driving record

Insure another vehicle and save

Get a 10% discount on your motorcycle insurance by insuring an additional vehicle with us. 1

A car

Insure both your motorcycle and car with us to get a lower rate.

Another recreational vehicle

These vehicles include motorcycles, mopeds, snowmobiles, ATVs, camping trailers and motorhomes.


Is insurance required for all mopeds?

Quebec law requires you to register your bike and have civil liability insurance if its engine has a cylinder capacity of more than 50 cubic centimetres. If your engine capacity is 50 cubic centimetres or less, insurance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended. It will protect you financially in the event of a covered accident or loss.

If I carry passengers on my motorcycle, are they covered by my insurance?

No. In Quebec, drivers or passengers who are injured or lose their life in motorcycle accidents are covered by the SAAQ.

How can I save on my motorcycle insurance?

Here are 4 tips to get the best rates for motorcycle insurance:

  • Choose a higher deductible if you're able to pay more out of pocket in the event of a claim.
  • Insure more than one vehicle with us to get our multi-vehicle discount. 1
  • Consider skipping coverage that protects your motorcycle if your motorcycle's value is lower than the combined amount of your deductible and premium.
  • Compare quotes for different models when shopping for a motorcycle. Certain types, like high-performance and sport bikes, are more expensive to insure.
How do I make a motorcycle insurance claim?

If your motorcycle was damaged, stolen or involved in an accident, you can file a claim online, in the Desjardins Insurance Home-Auto app or by phone. We're here to help 24/7.

What if I store my motorcycle for the winter?

You don't need to notify us when you put your motorcycle in storage at the end of the season. When we calculate your premium, we assume that you only use your bike seasonally. To ensure your bike stays well protected year-round, we recommend that you don't cancel your policy for the winter. For example, if your policy includes protection against fire, theft and vandalism, your bike will stay covered even if it's parked in a garage during the off-season.

You can, however, get a partial refund of your registration fees if you submit a vehicle storage request on the SAAQ website by September 30.

Contact us

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Monday to Friday: 8 AM to 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 4 PM 

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Damage insurance products are underwritten and distributed by Desjardins General Insurance Inc., provider of automobile, property and business insurance.
The information on this page is provided for informational purposes only. The terms and conditions of the coverages described are set out in the insurance policy, which always prevails. Certain conditions, exclusions and limitations may apply. Savings and discounts are based on each client's individual profile and are subject to eligibility conditions. Rates and discounts are subject to change without notice. Value Plus Option TM is a trademark of Desjardins General Insurance Group Inc., used under licence. This discount applies to the following recreational vehicles: motorcycles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, mopeds, motor homes, house trailers, travel trailers, truck campers and road trailers.