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Motorbike MOT testing



Motorbike MOT Checklist

This motorbike MOT checklist is only for solo motorbikes. If your motorbike has a sidecar fitted separate regulations will apply, so contact PTA Garage Services Shirley where our specialists will be available to offer further guidance.

It is important to bear in mind that the purpose of the motorbike MOT test is to check that the components of your vehicle meet legal requirements. This test does not cover the condition of your vehicle and engine. It is essential to undertake regular motorbike servicing to keep it in good condition.

What is tested?

Find out what will be tested during the Motorbike MOT Test at PTA Garage Services

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Wheels and Tyres

A large number of motorcycle MOT tests are failed every year due to the condition of the tyres. You can check your tyres and wheels easily at home before the MOT test and replace them if necessary. To pass the MOT test you will need to make sure:


Brakes are vital for your safety on the road and so they will be tested rigorously during the MOT test. The following aspects of the braking system will be checked:

Steering and Suspension

During the motorbike MOT test, steering and suspension systems will be checked to ensure that your vehicle can be safely driven. These steering and suspension components will be checked:


Almost 50% of motorbike MOT fails are due to defective lights, which is the easiest component of your vehicle to remedy. To give yourself a better chance of passing your MOT test, check your lights for the following:

Exhaust System

The condition of your exhaust system will be checked during the MOT test and it will also be inspected for noise emissions. The following checks to the exhaust will be made:


The frame of the motorcycle needs to be examined to ensure that it is in good condition to keep you safe on the road. Checks to the frame of the vehicle will include:

Further Checks...

Before your motorcycle MOT test you may also wish to check the following:

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For further information regarding motorbike MOT testing, contact PTA Garage Services Shirley where our specialists will be happy to provide further guidance.