Sidecarland

MOT

What does it cost for an MOT and what class does an Outfit fall under

Class 1 Motorcycles with a sidecar under 200cc

Class 2 Motorcycles with a sidecar over 200cc

(Definition of an Outfit per C&U regs is -Two wheeled motorcycle with sidecar attached)

https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/mot-test-fees

Were do I find the MOT inspection manual?

Here are two good websites.

http://www.ukmot.com/bike_index.asp

or you can find the offical MOT manual and notices here;

https://www.gov.uk/topic/mot/manuals

Inspections for motorcycle derived steering and suspension systems click on link and go to section 9

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/518634/mot-inspection-manual-for-class-3-4-5-and-7-vehicles.pdf

A PDF printable check list, use it to check your outfit before you take it to be MOT’ed

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/449526/mot-inspection-checklist-motorcycle-vt29m.pdf

 

MOT Trailer Sockets fitted to Sidecar Outfits.

I was informed recently whilst MOTing my outfit that car MOT’s include the trailer electrical sockets. My MOT inspector had asked for clarification regards sidecars/bikes with trailers he was told that they were not at present included.

Kindly sent in by Alan.