Checklist to Get Your Bike MOT Ready in 2022
When riding a motorcycle on UK roads you must ensure that your machine is always in a roadworthy condition, therefore yearly you must take your motorcycle to an MOT certified garage to undergo the Ministry of Transport (MOT) test.
The MOT test is an in-depth examination of your motorcycle from the brakes and suspension down to how well your lights are working, riding without an MOT can incur a fine of up to £1,000, the only time you are legally allowed to ride without an MOT is if you are riding to a pre-booked MOT test or are riding to a place that will repair your motorcycle to allow you to pass your MOT.
Your motorbike does not require an MOT until it is three years old however once it is you will need to pass an MOT every year to keep your bike legally on the road.
What does the MOT certificate indicate?
An MOT test certificate confirms that your motorbike was roadworthy at the time of the test and can be ridden for the next year.
Essentially it means that your motorbike met the minimum requirements for a vehicle in terms of environmental and road safety standards set out by law, there may be advisories on there for items that should be repaired or at least kept an eye on before your next test but may not fall into the category of failure.