After years of debate, the issue of compulsorytechnical inspection of motorcycles is approaching its end, but not to the extent expected by motorcyclists. On Tuesday October 24, the decree concerning the technical inspection of motorcycles was published in the Official Journal .
We will study this: the points checked, the dates, the motorcycles concerned.
Result of the Motorcycle Technical Inspection
Three possible results can be obtained after the technical inspection:
S (unfavorable for major failure)
R (unfavorable for critical failure)
In the event of S, the technical inspection will only be valid for two months , in order to allow the necessary time to carry out the repairs.
In case of R, the validity will be limited to the day the motorcycle is returned home .
A second inspection will be necessary in the event of an unfavorable result.
The checkpoints will be focused on eight different areas:
Lights, reflective devices and electrical equipment
Axles, wheels, tires, suspension
Chassis and chassis accessories
Should we be afraid? No, as you can read below, these are points that call for common sense. As a biker, we are already vigilant on these points. As a fan of customization, modifications made in the right way, properly, will allow the validation of the MOT without worries.
Obviously, we are disappointed, we are far from the visual inspection announced or the recommendations made by the FFMC during the public consultation.
5.3.1.a.7 Damaged or poorly secured spring or stabilizer element Major
5.3.2. SHOCKS AND FORK
5.3.2.a.6 Poor attachment of shock absorbers without risk of stalling Minor
5.3.2.a.7 Shock absorber damaged, poorly secured or showing signs of leaking or serious malfunction Major
6.1.1. GENERAL CONDITION OF THE CHASSIS
6.1.1.a.6 Minor deformation or corrosion of a chassis element Minor
6.1.1.a.7 Crack, deformation, excessive corrosion or assembly defect of a chassis element Major
6.1.1.b.6 Modification not allowing control of part of the chassis Minor
6.1.1.b.7 Modification presenting a Major risk
6.1.2. TANK AND FUEL LINES
6.1.2.a.6 Slightly damaged pipe Minor
6.1.2.a.7 Severely damaged pipe Major
6.1.2.a.8 Risk of fire due to fuel leak, poor protection of the fuel tank or exhaust system, condition of the engine compartment Critical
6.1.2.b.7 Poor attachment of the tank, protective casings or fuel lines Major
6.1.2.c.7 Fuel leak or missing or inoperative filler cap Major
6.1.5.a.6 Loose or missing mounting bolts Minor
6.1.5.b.6 Excessive wear of universal joints Minor
6.1.5.c.6 Dust cap or protective device severely deteriorated, missing or cracked Minor
6.1.5.d.6 Transmission modification Minor
6.1.5.e.6 Light wear of the chain, crown, pulley Minor
6.1.5.e.7 Damage to the transmission or abnormal tension of the chain or belt Major
6.1.6. ENGINE MOUNT
6.1.6.a.6 Fixing anomaly Minor
6.1.6.a.7 Severely damaged fixings Major
6.2.1. BODY OR FAIRING
6.2.1.a.6 Damaged or poorly secured panel or element Minor
6.2.1.a.7 Damaged or poorly secured panel or element: protruding part presenting a risk or risk of falling Major
6.2.1.b.7 Cabin or basket poorly secured Major
6.2.2. DOORS, DOOR HANDLES AND OTHER OPENINGS
6.2.2.a.6 Damaged opening, hinge, lock or striker Minor
6.2.2.a.7 Sash, hinge, lock or striker that is defective, missing, poorly secured or likely to cause injury Major
6.2.3. SEAT / SADDLE
6.2.3.a.6 Slightly defective or missing seat/saddle (excluding absence of driver's seat/saddle) Minor
6.2.3.a.7 Severely defective or missing seat/saddle Major
6.2.4. DRIVING CONTROLS
6.2.4.a.6 Control necessary for driving the vehicle defective Minor
6.2.4.a.7 Control necessary for driving the vehicle defective: safety compromised Major
6.2.5. OTHER INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT AND ARRANGEMENTS
6.2.5.a.6 Faulty attachment of an accessory or equipment Minor
6.2.5.a.7 Add-on part or accessory presenting a risk Major
6.2.6. MUDGUARDS, ANTI-SPRAY DEVICES
6.2.6.a.6 Missing, poorly secured Minor
6.2.7.a.7 Absent or seriously damaged Major
6.2.8. HANDLES AND FOOTRESTS
6.2.8.a.7 Absent or seriously damaged Major
7.2.1.a.6 Does not work correctly Minor
7.3.1. SPEED INDICATOR
7.3.1.a.7 Missing (if required) or inoperative Major
7.4.1.a.6 Mileage recorded lower than that recorded during a previous check Minor
7.4.1.a.7 Manifestly inoperative Major
7.5.1. SPEED LIMIT
7.5.1.a.7 Not compliant with requirements Major
8.1.1. EXHAUST NUISANCE REDUCTION EQUIPMENT
8.1.1.a.6 Damaged device without leak or risk of falling Minor
8.1.1.a.7 Leak, faulty fixation (risk of falling), absence or alteration of the device Major
8.2.1. SOUND EMISSIONS
8.2.1.a.6 Unstable measurements Minor
8.2.1.a.7 Excessive noise level Major
8.2.2. POLLUTANT EMISSIONS
8.2.2.a.7 Emissions of pollutants exceeding applicable limits Major 8.2.2.b.7 Impossible to control exhaust pollutant emissions Major
8.3.1. FLUID LOSS
8.3.1.a.7 Excessive leak of liquid other than water likely to harm the environment or constituting a risk to the safety of other road users Major
Motorcycle inspection dates:
On April 15, the periodic technical inspection will officially come into force, with the first examinations carried out in the centers.
Motorcycles, scooters, quads and three-wheelers that were registered before January 1, 2017 will have to pass their first inspection before December 31, 2024 .
2 and 3 wheels registered between 2017 and 2019 will have to pass the MOT in 2025.
2 and 3 wheels registered between 2020 and 2021 will have to pass it in 2026 .
Vehicles registered from 2022 will have to follow the timetable established by article R323-27 of the highway code, that is to say pass a first inspection after 4 years and a second inspection every two years.
We now know in what sauce we are going to be eaten. All that remains is for us to maintain our motorcycles well, make modifications properly and thus avoid the stress of being failed at the inspection.