The MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling it, the Motorcycle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It doesn’t mean that the Motorcycle is roadworthy for the length of time the certificate is valid. The MOT certificate is also no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your Motorcycle. The test doesn’t cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.
It is your responsibility to ensure your Motorcycle is examined every 12 months. Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to ride your motorcycle lawfully on a public highway or renew your road fund licence. Recent computerisation of the MOT Testing system by DVSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your motorcycle has a current MOT.