Motorcycle MOT

Motorcycle MOT Information

Like cars, motorcycles that are registered to be driven on the UK's roads must also undergo an annual MOT. Motorcycle MOT's fall under the class 1 & class 2 categories, the MOT testing station must have the relevant training a permission to carry out a motorcycle MOT. Like the car MOT, the motorcycle MOT is there to inspect the motorcycle to ensure that its component parts and emissions are to the acceptable standard.

The motorcycle MOT test includes a headlamp aiming test. This is to ensure that the height and angle of the light is within the legal requirements, this is performed by shining the headlight at a wall and accurately plotting where the light is pointing. A brake test is also required to determine how effective the braking system is on the motorcycle in order for it to comply with current legal requirements. This is performed by having a brake tester fitted in the MOT test station that is linked up to a brake test controller.

Other parts of the motorcycle MOT test include checking the signalling equipment, steering & suspension check, tyres & wheels, bodywork and structure checks and the fuel & exhaust systems.

As the motorcycle MOT follows a different set of procedures to the more common car MOT. It is important that the motorcycle MOT is carried out by the correctly trained tester to ensure that your motorcycle is of a roadworthy condition.

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