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Motorcycle MOT Test
By law, any vehicles on the road must be kept in a roadworthy condition. This is monitored and regulated annually by an MOT test. And just like a car, a motorbike’s first MOT test is required once it’s 3 years old.
This guide explains the motorcycle MOT test and the checks that a motorbike must go through to meet road safety and environmental standards. This is for the safety of other bikers and road users. It is important to remember that a valid MOT certificate is not a guarantee that your motorbike is in good mechanical condition - you should have your motorbike serviced regularly, according to the manufacturer’s specifications, to guarantee this.
Find out what is tested during the Motorbike MOT test by using our helpful Motorbike MOT Checklist
How are motorbikes tested?
By law you should only have your motorbike MOT tested at an authorised testing station. There are about 2,800 motorcycle workshops authorised as motorcycle testing stations across the UK. Just like a car MOT testing station, the premises will be indefinable by the blue ‘3 triangles’ logo.
A maximum chargeable fee for the test must be displayed on a poster inside every test station. This is the maximum fee you will be expected to pay by law for your motorbike MOT test - however a testing station may charge less than this.
If your motorbike fails its MOT test, you will be given a failure document. Most testing stations offer a free retest within a two-week period of failing the test. When your motorbike passes, the details will be added to an electronic database which confirms the legal roadworthiness of your motorbike.