UK Motorcycle MOT Testing Guide (Classes 1 and 2)
Crown Copyright, sourced from DVSA February 2017
As can be seen from the comparison of the Manuals the MOT examination for motorcycles is considerably more basic than that for cars and light commercial vehicles.
This means that the time taken for a motorcycle test is much less than that when inspecting a car or light commercial vehicle, which is why, at an ‘official’ fee of £29.65 applies for motorcycles, compared to £54.85 for cars. It is also of interest that the average failure rate for motorcycles is around 20%, as compared to 40% for cars and light commercial vehicles.mot-inspection-manual-classes-1-2