Statutory guidance

MOT inspection manual: motorcycles

The testing procedures and standards for MOT tests on motorcycles, scooters, mopeds and motorcycle combinations (class 1 and 2 vehicles).

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MOT inspection manual for class 1 and 2 vehicles

MOT inspection manual for class 1 and 2 vehicles (to 19 May 2018)

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This MOT inspection manual sets out the applications, procedures and standards to be used for testing class 1 and 2 vehicles.

The MOT rules and standards changed on 20 May 2018. The manual that applied until 19 May 2018 is still available so MOT centres can deal with appeals about tests carried out under the old rules.

Published 3 September 2013
Last updated 20 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the page following the introduction of changes to the MOT test on 20 May 2018.
  2. Added a link to the webpage format of the inspection manual that applies from 20 May 2018.
  3. Added a draft version of the MOT inspection manual for motorcycle vehicles that will apply from 20 May 2018.
  4. Updated MOT inspection manual for class 1 and 2 vehicles. Changes have been made to section 6.3 Registration Plates and Vehicle Identification Number.
  5. Updated MOT inspection manual for class 1 and 2 vehicles.
  6. Updated with new MOT headlamp aim test standard.
  7. First published.