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Mot Expiry Check

The motorbike MOT checklist will help you understand what is involved.

Motorbike parts tested in the MOT


These are some of the important parts of your motorbike that will be checked in the MOT:

 

Parts checked in the MOT

Lights

  • their condition
  • that they work properly
  • that they’re secure
  • that the headlamp(s) are the correct colour
  • the rear lights, indicators and reflectors

The headlamp(s) will also be checked to see if the aim is correct.

Steering and suspension

  • their condition
  • forks, handlebars, grip mountings, head bearings, swinging arm, shock absorbers and damping effect etc are secure and work properly

Wheels and tyres

  • their condition
  • that they’re secure
  • the size and type
  • correct fitment
  • the tread depth
  • the valve condition

Frame

  • that it’s free from cracks
  • for damage
  • for distortion
  • for corrosion which is likely to affect the steering or braking

Brakes

  • the condition
  • the operation and performance (the efficiency test)
  • the brake controls

Exhaust system

  • it’s secure and complete
  • it’s not too noisy

Fuel system

  • for leaks
  • the security of its components

Seats

  • for the presence of a rider’s seat
  • that any seat is attached securely

Wheel alignment

These will be inspected to check for the correct alignment of front and rear wheels.
Sidecars (when fitted).
These will be inspected to check:

  • for secure attachment
  • alignment
  • the suspension
  • the wheel bearings
  • the lights and tyres

Horn

  • that it works properly
  • it’s suitable for the vehicle

Registration plates, vehicle identification and frame numbers

These will be inspected to check that they’re present and legible.

Drive chain and sprocket

  • that the chain isn’t too loose, tight or worn
  • that the sprockets aren’t too worn
  • that the chain guard is secure

Throttle

This will be inspected to check that it works properly.

Clutch lever

This will be inspected to check that it isn’t so bent, damaged or shortened that it can’t easily be used.

Footrests

These will be inspected to check that they’re present and fitted securely.


Alternatively click this link to go to the Government website for further information:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/motorcycle-parts-checked-at-an-mot/motorcycle-parts-checked-at-an-mot