What is required for a Class 1 & 2 MOT Bay?


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What Garage Equipment is required for Class 1 & 2 MOT Bays?

To carry out MOT tests on motorcycles in the UK, you need to have an approved Class 1 & 2 Motorcycle M.O.T. Bay. The inspection process and rules for motorcycle, scooter, moped and motorcycle combination (class 1 and 2 vehicles) MOT tests can be found in the DVSA “MOT Inspection Manual for Motorcycles and Sidecars“. It includes requirements for equipment, premises, and personnel. Equipment requirements and recommendations for Class 1 and Class 2 motorcycle MOT testing bays include MOT testing premises also require
  • Proper lighting
  • Ample ventilation
  • Sufficient space for the testing area, and surrounding each piece of MOT testing equipment
MOT testing personnel requirements include Other Equipment for Motorcycle Garages

What are the Class 1 & 2 MOT bay dimensions?

Motorcycle bays have a specific set of minimum dimensions to ensure that there is ample room to test the brakes, check the headlight beam, and to fully inspect the motorcycle as part of the Class 1 & 2 MOT test, these minimum dimensions are as follows:
  • Motorcycle level inspection area 3700 x 3200
  • Motorcycle brake tester standing area 4600 x 1200 to be level to within + or – 12mm
  • Headlamp aim test standing area for class 1 @ 2 2500 x 2000 to be level to within + or – 6mm
  • Headlamp tester rails are to be recessed and levelled to within + or – 2mm

Read more about Class 1 & 2 Motorcycle MOT Bays

Please have a look at our full blog about motorcycle MOT Bays with a lot more information about the equipment both required and recommended to be installed in Class 1 & 2 MOT Bays and a handy image of a motorcycle MOT Bay layout with clear minimum dimensions

Help with your Class 1 & 2 Motorcycle MOT Bay

If you are looking to set up a Class 1 & 2 MOT Bay for motorcycles, or upgrading an existing Class 4 or Class 7 MOT Bay to include motorcycle MOT testing and need some information, helpful free advice or additional garage or motorcycle MOT equipment give Concept Garage Equipment a call, we would love to help you get your motorcycle MOT Bay set up and paying for itself as soon as possible. We can offer you advice over the phone at 0113 469 0572, we have Class 1 & 2 MOT equipment for sale online and over the phone, including delivery, installation and staff training in the correct use of the MOT Bay or garage equipment and can offer full project management of your MOT Bay build, installation and training, we can remove all your headaches along the way.  Call us today on 0113 469 0572 or use the website contact form today, we are here to help.