In a word, “yes”. Under the Off Road Vehicles Act all off road motorcycles must be insured. Off road means anywhere besides public roads and highways. That means track bikes are included.
There are 2 exceptions. An off road bike is not required to be insured if (and only if):
Are there benefits to insuring your dirt bike or track bike? Yes and especially if you do not have another vehicle covered under an automobile/motorcycle policy. The benefits include:
You may be able to claim the medical and rehabilitation expenses even if your off road bike is not insured as long as you have another vehicle that does nave a valid insurance policy. But that other policy will not cover you or anyone riding your bike if it is being ridden on land that you “occupy”.
The no fault accident benefits will also pay you income replacement benefits if you are unable to work due to injuries suffered in an accident while riding your motorcycle off-road. The amount is generally equal to 70% of your lost income up to a maximum of $400 per week. You can purchase an optional benefit to increase that $400 maximum up to $1000 per week. You will not be entitled to these benefits if the bike is not insured, even if you have another vehicle that is insured.
If you have been injured in an off road motorcycle accident, contact us. We may be able to help.
DISCLAIMER: The forgoing is intended for general information only and not as legal advice. Some of the comments may be based on interpretation of legislation that has not been confirmed in court. Consult a lawyer or insurance broker before making any decisions.