Does a motorbike need indicators for MOT?

Lights. Headlamp, sidelights, rear light, rear-registration-plate light, indicators and reflectors are checked during an MOT to ensure they work, and that they’re secure and undamaged. Brightness, position and direction of beam are tested, as well as the flash frequency of indicator lights – 60 to 120 times per minute.

Do you need front indicators on a motorcycle?

Not all motorcycles need to have front turn signals though there are several states that require them. Though some states don’t require them, it is best practice to always have front turn signals to ensure the flow of traffic as well as the safety of the motorcyclist on the road.

What do you need for a daytime MOT on a motorbike?

The only requirements are a horn, a chain guard (if pillion pegs are present) and a number plate (complete with reflector). If you have BUTTONS on the bars for lights and indicators, they must be removed. A sidestand is also needed to complete the MOT test.

What can a motorbike fail an MOT on?

Top ten motorcycle MoT failures…

Lamps and reflectors 9.257%
Steering 1.633%
Identification of the vehicle 1.186%
Motorcycle audible warning (horn) 0.913%
Wheels 0.298%

Is it illegal to not have indicators?

As there’s no specific offence detailing the inappropriate use, or failing to use signals / indicators, then technically it’s legal to not indicate.

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Does a motorcycle need a neutral light for mot?

If a motorbike has no lights at all, or they are taped, painted or permanently disconnected so as to emit no light whatsoever you can still get an MOT pass but you will receive an advisory note stating that the bike should only be used during the hours of daylight and not during times of seriously reduced visibility.

Do I need a brake light for a daytime MOT?

In the MOT manual, it states that a brake light is not required, but it doesn’t say you’re not allowed one. Whilst you don’t need one, it’s a good idea to have one. Especially if you’re intending to do many miles on the road, whatever time of day you’re riding.

Do you need a brake light on a motorcycle?

Motorcycles first used on or after 1 April 1986 must have a stop lamp that switch on from both brake controls.

What is tested on a motorcycle MOT?

The MOT tester will check that your bike’s wheels and tyres are right for the bike, and that they’re fitted correctly and securely. They’ll check: nuts, bolts, studs, spindles and hubs; tread depth of the tyres; condition of valves; and signs of corrosion, distortion or damage.