Your motorcycle and equipment
- one, but not more than two, headlamp must be on when in operation if the model year is 1975 or later
- one red running lamp and one red stop lamp at the rear
- one white light that illuminates the rear licence plate
- front and rear signal lights for model year 1975 or later
- on front and rear wheels
- capable of stopping the motorcycle, on a dry, smooth, level road, within nine metres from a speed of 30 km/h
- one rearview mirror on the left side
- two mirrors are recommended
- must have at least .8 mm of tread
- must be audible, under normal conditions, from a distance of 60 m
- must be equipped with a noise muffler in good working order
- on front and rear wheels to reduce the wheel spray or splash of water from the roadway
- 53 to 93 cm wide
- height of handle grips and control not more than 39 cm above the seat while rider is sitting on the motorcycle
- not longer than 82 cm, measured from the bottom of the lower triple tree to the centre of the axle
- if a motorcycle is equipped with hydraulic front forks, any extension of front forks should be of one-piece construction
- it is illegal to alter the neck angle of a motorcycle’s front frame
- must be within easy reach of the rider’s hands and feet
Selecting a motorcycle that is the right size and weight for you also helps to improve safe operation. Factors to consider are:
- Both of your feet should reach the ground when you stand, straddling the saddle.
- You should be comfortable with the position of footpegs and handlebars and have the ability to manipulate all hand and foot controls easily and accurately when sitting astride your motorcycle.
- You should be able to push the motorcycle through a figure-eight and place it on both the side and main stand without straining.
- You should be able to lift your motorcycle upright if it falls over.