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  • Our team of technicians are fully qualified and trained to work on all makes of bikes

Motorcycle MOTs are undertaken by our fully qualified factory trained technicians who have expertise in Triumphs, all Japanese bikes and of course are specialists in Italian motorcycles.  We have the knowledge and experience to work on bikes of all kinds.
Bike MOTs are £29.65 and take around thirty minutes to complete while you wait in our Coffee Corner.

To Book Your MOT

MOT – Booking Call: 01274 592 500
Or you can book your MOT online by using the booking form below.

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For all other repairs or servicing please call the garage on: 01274 592 500 or email: enquiries@motostrada.co.uk

What will happen during your test

Your MOT test

Motostrada provides a guide to the basic requirements of a motorcycle MOT .

We have listed the stages of your MOT below.

During your test if you have any questions please feel free to ask and we will do our very best to answer.

Headlights and tail lights must be free of chips or cracks; the headlight must also work on main and dip beam, the main beam must shine directly ahead and the dip slightly lower and to the left.

Indicator lights must all flash at a steady rate and the warning lights function properly.

If a hazard warning system is fitted, all 4 indicators must flash at a steady uniform rate.

Bikes must have a red reflector on the rear of the machine, either bolted on separately or as part of the tail light lens.


With the front wheel raised off the ground the handlebar must not hit or foul the tank when the steering is fully turned lock to lock, the steering must move freely and without drag or notchiness.

The handlebar must be securely mounted and the grips secure.

With the fork sliders held, try to push and pull on the forks, there must be no play in the steering head bearings.


Check the hoses for fluid leaks, bulges & cracking

Check disc brakes are securely mounted and free from cracks

Check ABS warning lights, where fitted

Check the wheel is free to rotate without brake drag in free-wheel

Check that brake pads/shoes are not warn beyond limits

Check the rear brake torque arm is secure and that fasteners are secured by self-locking nuts or castellated nuts with split-pins or R-clips

Wheels & Tyres

Cast wheels should be secure and free from cracks, similarly, spoked wheels will be checked for broken, corroded, loose or bent spokes

The tyre and wheel must run free in free-wheel nor must they fould the suspension or the mudguards

Worn wheel bearings will fail and the front and rear wheels will be checked for alignment

Tyres must be compatible, suitable for road use and, if fitted with a direction arrow, fitted to spin in the direction of forward wheel rotation

Tyres will be checked for tread depth and condition as well as sidewall condition.


No oil leaks from anti-drive units

On bikes with swingarm suspension, there must be no freeplay in the linkage when moved from side to side

There should be no oil visible on the fork tube or leaking down the slider around the fork oil gears

The forks must be adequately dampened

At the rear, the checks will be:

No oil leaks around the shock absorber

No play in the swingarm or suspension linkage bearings

Pivot bearings will be checked for wear

The shock absorber must give adequate damping

The suspension must not foul on body parts or acessories

Exhaust System

The exhaust mountings must be secure and not fouling any part of the rear suspension

The exhaust must not be holed and free from leaks from both joints and boxes

Replacements units must have the BSAU 193 stamp unless registered before 01/01/1985

Final Drive

The chain/belt must not have excessive slack and be in good condition, the guard must be secure and not fouling

On shaft drive bikes, the drive unit must be free from oil leaks

Both sprockets should be securely mounted and not excessively worn

Additional Checks

Check that the horn is of reasonable volume and a continuous single tone

Check for corrosion on the frame and any load bearing components

The footrests must have an anti-slip surface

All major components, body panels and mudguards must be securely fitted

The footrests, handlebar levers and brake pedal must be securely mounted