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Old 05-21-2013, 06:26 PM   #16
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Welcome to Ottawa. Many expats with funny accents around. Great area to ride.

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Hi,
We're moving to Ottawa from the UK in August. I currently ride a 950 adv Ktm but will have to sell it as i'm not allowed to ship it. I will probably buy the same again when i get there.
I m hoping my no claims discount i have built up is transferable to Canada. Anyone done a similar move?
Wheres the best for insurance in that area?
I'll also be looking for a new bike so any pointers in that direction too will be greatly appreciated.

Its gonna be a bit busy as we've got to sort out two new cars aswell.
thanks
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:28 PM   #17
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Here is a link for you to the Bytown Motorcycle Association. Includes both dual sporters and lotsa offroad riders!

http://www.bytown-motorcycle-assoc.ca/
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:40 PM   #18
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A buddy of mine that I work and ride with moved over from the UK about 9-10 years ago and his motorcycle licences wasn't transferable. Automobile no problem but had to start fresh with bike licence. I Hope for you the rules are different now.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:08 PM   #19
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Motorcycle Licence Transfer

Sorry Samslow - it doesn't look straightforward for M/Cs.
From the horses mouth:

"There is no exchange agreement for motorcycle drivers from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Japan and Korea. However, credit for holding a motorcycle licence from one of these countries will be granted for previous motorcycle experience when applying for a Class M motorcycle licence in Ontario."

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dan...on1.13.0.shtml

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:48 PM   #20
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Sorry Samslow - it doesn't look straightforward for M/Cs.
From the horses mouth:

"There is no exchange agreement for motorcycle drivers from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Japan and Korea. However, credit for holding a motorcycle licence from one of these countries will be granted for previous motorcycle experience when applying for a Class M motorcycle licence in Ontario."

http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/dan...on1.13.0.shtml

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Might be able to get a different deal out of the insurance company if you have the proof. Graduated licensing is just a hassle. the insurance can be prohibitive.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:38 AM   #21
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looks like more research to do then
like ive not got enough to do!
can't wait to get there ive ridden in Canada did some offroad and bit of onroad and it was fantastic
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:44 AM   #22
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Ottawa.


Condolences.
Blackfly and Mosquito season, soon to be followed by the other season; winter.

Have you considered buying a snowmobile instead of KTM?
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #23
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Blackfly and Mosquito season, soon to be followed by the other season; winter.
Hard to get away from any of that in nearly every place in the country. Canada is not the ideal place for you if you're trying to stay away from those things.

To the OP, welcome to Canada, hope the move goes well..
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:15 PM   #24
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Welcome! Look here for local rides when you get here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424601
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #25
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I'm a new rider. Got my M1 in March. Just got insured for the first time.
TD and several others quoted me 1700+ for liability on a 10 yr old KLR.

Riders Plus quoted me 1400, underwritten by Intact, based only on total time licensed.
Riders Plus also quoted me $1050, underwritten by Eschelon, with OSC cert.



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I have a buddy who had a blemish-free 10-yr riding record in Belgium. Last summer, after being in Canada for 6+ yrs, he decided to look into getting a BMW sport touring bike and his insurance company was going to zero rate him (count him as a first-time rider) and ding him $5,000 for insurance. That put the nail in the coffin for that idea.

This year he shopped around and got the price down to $1,400 if he moved his car over as well. I think he said they took into consideration his prior record.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:22 AM   #26
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I'm a new rider. Got my M1 in March. Just got insured for the first time.
TD and several others quoted me 1700+ for liability on a 10 yr old KLR.

Riders Plus quoted me 1400, underwritten by Intact, based only on total time licensed.
Riders Plus also quoted me $1050, underwritten by Eschelon, with OSC cert.
Hence the problem with the entire insurance industry in Canada. A 10 year old KLR is worth about $1700, so you're buying these jack asses a bike a year, and they run VERY LITTLE risk, given that our season is 4-7 months long, depending on where we live. You can insure a bike in Dallas Texas for $200 a year for full coverage. Insurance and cell phones....two ways Canadians take it in the bum. End of small rant.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #27
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Welcome to Ottawa, great city to live in no matter what others say (condolences)...Perhaps a little boring by Big City standards but being so close to the Gatineau hills, Laurentian's and Calabogie area makes up for it Big Time! And they can keep the big city traffic and headaches thanks very much! Its a great idea to take up Snowmobiling for the long winters we get! Loads of fun and vast areas to explore. Best of luck with the move.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:56 AM   #28
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TD Meloche Monex is the way to go if you are an Engineer but you will need to register with the PEO.

Try to find a "Group" rate based on your occupation or profession.

Most insurance companies will want a copy of your driving history so be sure you can prove you had up to date bike insurance before you left. They are afraid of people who've had a bike license for 10 years but haven't ridden for 9...they are a bad gamble.

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Old 06-02-2013, 05:14 PM   #29
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TD Meloche Monex is the way to go if you are an Engineer but you will need to register with the PEO.

Try to find a "Group" rate based on your occupation or profession.

Most insurance companies will want a copy of your driving history so be sure you can prove you had up to date bike insurance before you left. They are afraid of people who've had a bike license for 10 years but haven't ridden for 9...they are a bad gamble.

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TD is who I'm with too. But they won't register my sons xr70 because he is not a licensed driver.........at 10 yrs old. But other than that they have been good. And totally agree with the grop rate thing I'm with Ontario Power Generation and we get a good deal.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:13 AM   #30
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yes it does seem i will have to do a licence or at least part of it.
I emailed the appropriate gov dept and they confirmed i will have take part of the test but might not have to do all of it due to having experience.
How does the test work over there?
Here its a pain in the arse they have a theory and then 2 practical modules if im correct and you can do different level test depending on whether you want to be limited to a lower hp/cc motorcycle or do a direct access for a licence to ride anything.


also
by proof/history
is previous insurance details enough? My renewal states i have 6 years consecutive riding experience with no claims or accidents. Is that good enough for proof of experience?

and this is the beast im gutted to be selling

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