Motorcycle MOT Testing Information

 

Below is a list of what checks are involved in the standard United Kingdom MOT test for motorcycles and motorbikes.

 

Sitting On Machine Check:

1. All Controls, Switches And Horn

2. Front Suspension, Forks, Handlebars And Head Bearings

 

At The Front Of The Machine Check:

1. Front Lights And Indicators

2. Front Brake Master Cylinder (If Fitted)

 

Place The Machine On Its Stand And Raise Front Wheel Check:

1. Steering, Front Forks And Head Bearings

2. Front Brake And Wheel Bearings

3. Wheel And Tyre Condition

 

Lower Front Wheel And Go To Right Side Of Vehicle And Check:

1. Frame, Vin, Seat And Foot Rest

2. Exhaust System

3. Final Drive (If Fitted To RHS Of Machine)

4. Rear Wheel, Tyre And Brake

 

Raise The Rear Wheel And Check:

1. Rear Wheel, Rear Brake/Components And Tyre Condition

2. Rear Suspension And Final Drive

 

At The Rear Check:

1. Rear Position Lamps/Stop Lamps/Reflectors And Indicators

2. Rear Suspension

3. Registration Plate

 

On The Left Of The Machine Check:

1. Frame And Foot Rest

2. Exhaust System

3. Final Drive (If Fitted To LHS Of Machine)

4. Rear Wheel, Tyre And Brake

 

At The Front Of The Machine Check:

1. Wheel Alignment

2. Headlamp Aim

3. Brake Performance

 

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