On the front of the motorbike
- headlight and indicators are positioned correctly and working
- headlamp correctly aimed
- front mudguard in good order
- steering wheel bearings
- front brake
- front tyre
Of the 20% of bikes that fail their UK MOTs, over half are due to defective lights and signalling.
You can help improve your chances of getting through the motorbike MOT without issues by keeping on top of maintenance.
You can either do this yourself or get a local garage or dealer to service the bike for you.
Take a look at our guide to motorcycle maintenance.
Even if your bike is 100% roadworthy, you can’t take it anywhere without the right insurance. If you’re looking for the right cover for you at the right price, it’s well worth comparing before you buy.