Vehicle and Operator Services
THE MOT INSPECTION MANUAL
MOTOR BICYCLE AND SIDE CAR TESTING
Published with the permission of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency on behalf of the Controller of Her
Majestys Stationery Office.
© Crown Copyright 2001
All rights reserved
Copyright in the typographical arrangement and design is vested in the Crown. Applications
for reproduction should be made in writing to the Copyright Unit, Her Majestys Stationery
Office, St Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BQ.
First published 1985
First edition crown copyright 1985
Second edition crown copyright 1993
Third impression 1994
Fourth edition 2001
ISBN 0 11 552316 2
The purpose of this Manual is to set out the
testing procedures and standards for those who
carry out the statutory test on motor bicycles,
scooters, mopeds and motor bicycle
combinations. Owners should also find the
Manual useful as it details the inspections to
which machines should be subjected and the
reasons why a test certificate may be refused.
This Manual was based on the regulations in
force at the time of going to print, but changes in
the law or in vehicle or equipment design may
result in variations to the test requirements.
General information regarding the
responsibilities of those involved in testing and
documentation are contained in the MOT