Lights - condition, operation, security and correct colour of headlamp(s), rear lights, indicators and reflectors. Also the headlamp(s) will be checked to see if the aim is correct.
Steering/suspension - condition, security and operation, including forks, mountings, controls, bearings etc.
Wheels and tyres - wheel condition and security, tyre condition, size/type and tread depth.
Frame - free from cracks, damage, distortion or corrosion which is likely to affect the steering or brakes.
Brakes - condition, operation and performance (efficiency test), brake controls.
Fuel & exhaust systems leaks - complete, secure, and not too noisy.
Wheel alignment - correct alignment of front and rear wheels.
Sidecars (when fitted) - includes checks on; attachment, suspension, wheel bearings, wheel alignment, lights and tyres.
Body & structure - condition and security of final drive, foot rests and seat.
Horn - correct operation and the correct type.
Registration plates/vehicle identification/frame no - present, legible.
An MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate. The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.