DOCUMENTS FOR YOUR BIKE
This page tell you all you need to know about tax, insurance and MOT.
Motorcycle Road Tax must be paid every year and the price depends on your engine size. To find out the rate click below:
To tax your vehicle, click on the button below:
Riding without road tax will result in a DVLA-imposed fine of £80, which can be reduced by half if paid in 28 days. However, it could result in a fine of up to £1,000 or five times the annual road tax fee if the case goes to court. Also, your vehicle may also be clamped or impounded, resulting in a fee for release.
To ride your motorcycle on UK roads, you need to be insured. We have dedicated page on insurance.
If your bike/scooter is 3 years old, it must have a current MOT certificate.
You can book your bike/scooter in for an MOT up to a month before the current MOT runs out or your bike/scooters is 3 years.
If your bike fails, it’s MOT you can’t ride it, so it is best to have a plan to try to make sure it passes.
Before the MOT do some simple preparation with our top tips:
- Check that all your lights and their controls are working properly.
- Make sure your bike has a rear reflector, without one you won’t pass.
- Check your horn is working good and loud.
- Make sure your petrol cap fits properly.
- Make sure your tyres have the correct tread depth, are not damaged and are fitted correctly.
- Make sure your footrest must be secure.
- Do a quick round of your bike/scooter to ensure any nuts and bolts are secure.
- Your chain must be lubricated, complete and the tension should be correct.
- Check all your brakes work.
- Make sure your seat is secure.
- Your number plate must be the correct size and be secure.
- Check your exhaust for leaks.
- When you apply pressure to your front and rear suspension, there should be on clunky sounds, and it should be relatively stiff under pressure.
- Turn from full lock to full lock to test the steering.
There is lots of help and advice on pre-MOT checks online, click on the links below.
If anything, not right or you are not sure go to a garage and get it fixed before your MOT.