MOT Stats


Vehicle types : Bike

MakeTestsPass rateMost common fail reason
Adiva10%Tyre not fitted in compliance with the manufacturer's sidewall instructions.
Adly1376.92%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
AJP4170.73%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
AJS2,33174.82%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
American Ironhorse3100%n/a
API3100%n/a
Aprilia11,50381.6%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Ariel21100%n/a
Armstrong8486.9%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
ASPT1100%n/a
Atala333.33%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Baimo683.33%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Bajaj4280.95%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Baotian52867.23%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
Baroni1100%n/a
Barossa1883.33%Headlamp aim unable to be tested.
Batavus2100%n/a
Battistinis1100%n/a
Beeline12475.81%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
Benelli57386.56%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Beta72985.46%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Better742.86%Spoke missing, cracked, excessively loose, bent or corroded.
Big Dog977.78%Headlamp aim unable to be tested.
Bigbear1100%n/a
Bimota5983.05%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
BMW52,84291.72%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Boss Hoss1100%n/a
Bourget10%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Branson1693.75%Stop lamp remains on when the brakes are released.
Brixton3688.89%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
BSA28995.5%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
BTM2100%n/a
Buell1,06187.46%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Bultaco1485.71%Horn inoperative.
Cagiva37677.13%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
CCM72381.33%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
CF Moto5100%n/a
CH Racing450%Brake pedal/lever pivot too tight.
Champ450%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Chituma366.67%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Chunlan966.67%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Confederate333.33%Number plate showing an incorrect registration.
Cossack2100%n/a
CPI22661.5%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
CZ4993.88%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Daelim34069.41%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Dayang1100%n/a
Demm1100%n/a
Derbi87369.19%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Di Blassi1100%n/a
Direct Bikes7085.71%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Dirt Pro10%Handlebar fractured, excessively deformed or excessively corroded.
Douglas5100%n/a
Ducati19,20789.55%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Easy Rider23583.83%Horn inoperative.
EVT1100%n/a
Excelsior1100%n/a
Fantic887.5%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Francis Barnett6100%n/a
Gamax475%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
Garelli3100%n/a
Gas Gas60881.25%Horn inoperative.
Genata1100%n/a
Generic57166.9%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
GENUINE1100%n/a
Giantco771.43%Insufficient brake control reserve travel.
Gilera2,30474.57%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Greeves2100%n/a
Hanway23781.01%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Haotian3554.29%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Harley-Davidson32,63490.54%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Harris4100%n/a
Hartford1883.33%Direction indicator likely to become detached.
Her Chee475%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Hesketh8100%n/a
Honda163,81384.78%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Hongdou250%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Hongyan2100%n/a
Honley15570.32%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Huatian1172.73%Tyre valve seriously damaged or misaligned, likely to cause sudden deflation of the tyre.
Huoniao23556.6%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Husaberg26880.97%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Husqvarna1,69181.14%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Hyde Harrier1100%n/a
Hyosung1,15868.91%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Indian55493.86%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
Innocenti7100%n/a
Italjet16682.53%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
James5100%n/a
Jawa7291.67%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Jialing1275%Suspension pin, bush or joint: excessively worn.
Jincheng1291.67%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Jinlun20862.5%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
JM Star366.67%Exhaust system leaking or insecure.
Jonway650%Steering linkage fouling any part of the motorcycle.
Jordan10%Stop lamp remains on when the brakes are released.
Kaisar1435.71%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Kanuni4100%n/a
Kawasaki58,63485.3%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Keen2100%n/a
Keeway1,89367.51%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Kenbo10%Horn inoperative.
Kinlon475%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Kinroad2762.96%Horn inoperative.
KSR Moto65567.33%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
KTM16,90483.95%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Kymco2,83277.86%Tyre tread depth too low.
Lambretta2,21390.56%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Laverda16292.59%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Lexmoto8,62066.39%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Lifan34766.57%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Lifan-Hongda1573.33%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
LML1,76884.22%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Loncin2100%n/a
Longjia73373.81%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Magni1100%n/a
Malaguti9578.95%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
Manet1100%n/a
Mash5084%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Matchless4195.12%Brake control insecure.
MBK14079.29%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Megelli922.22%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Metisse1100%n/a
MIG2100%n/a
Minsk1100%n/a
Modenas1687.5%No recorded brake effort at a wheel.
Mondial10893.52%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
Monnier1100%n/a
Montesa6285.48%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
Morgan1100%n/a
Morini7387.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Moto Guzzi4,02789.12%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Moto Morini5585.45%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Moto Roma9960.61%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Motobecane366.67%Brake efficiency below minimum requirement.
Motobi2958.62%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
Motor Hispania2564%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Motorini24573.88%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
MRD Metisse1100%n/a
Mutt39978.95%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
MV Agusta1,42489.33%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
MZ46385.1%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Neco31380.19%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Neval1883.33%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
NG580%Binding brake.
Nipponia12782.68%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Norton34691.62%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
NSU6100%n/a
Ossa3100%n/a
Panther2100%n/a
Peugeot7,23976.28%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
PGO13971.94%Binding brake.
Piaggio33,15982.89%Tyre tread depth too low.
Pioneer11367.26%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Polaris250%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
POR1050%Transmission belt, chain, sprocket or pulley excessively loose or worn.
Puch4997.96%Horn inoperative.
Pulse83166.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Qingqi1,37466.67%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Quadro1471.43%Suspension pin, bush or joint: excessively worn.
Raleigh5100%n/a
Regent580%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Rickman2100%n/a
Rieju73062.05%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Royal Enfield3,49990.57%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Rudge2100%n/a
Sachs22081.82%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Saiting450%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Sanben4100%n/a
Sanya2365.22%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Sanyang1100%n/a
Saxon1100%n/a
Scomadi4100%n/a
Scooters India11091.82%Insufficient brake control reserve travel.
Scorpa6100%n/a
Scutum16100%n/a
Senke2100%n/a
Serveta966.67%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear caused by separation or partial failure of its structure.
SFM8065%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
Sherco11988.24%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Shineray5464.81%Horn inoperative.
Siamoto1172.73%Handlebar grip insecure to handlebar.
Sil771.43%Brake hose excessively damaged, twisted or stretched.
Simson366.67%Insufficient brake control reserve travel.
Sinnis53274.25%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Sinski475%Throttle control functioning such that safe operation of the motorcycle is affected.
Skygo1080%Wheels sufficiently misaligned to adversely affect the handling or steering.
Skyjet8551.76%Transmission belt, chain, sprocket or pulley so loose or worn it is likely to fail.
Skyteam19481.44%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
SMC4100%n/a
Sonik366.67%Inadequate braking effort at a wheel.
Starway1100%n/a
Stomp20%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
Sukida7862.82%Insufficient brake control reserve travel.
Sunbeam580%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
Superbyke12955.04%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Suzuki83,04684.19%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
SWM11087.27%Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.
Sym3,81777.21%Tyre tread depth too low.
Taishan10%Braking system component insecure or inadequately mounted.
Taiwan Golden Bee2281.82%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Tamoretti1464.29%Tyre tread depth too low.
TGB52072.12%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.0mm.
Thumpstar1163.64%Brake calliper or cylinder insecure or inadequately mounted and braking performance not affected.
Thunder Mountain250%Steering head bearings defective or have excessive wear or play.
Titan666.67%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
TM683.33%Tyre with a lump, bulge or tear caused by separation or partial failure of its structure.
Tomos7588%Transmission belt, chain, sprocket or pulley excessively loose or worn.
Torrot10100%n/a
Triton3100%n/a
Triumph63,98889.5%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Ultra1100%n/a
UM1533.33%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Ural5988.14%Fuel system leaking, or missing or ineffective filler cap.
Uralmoto3193.55%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
Urban1040%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
UVM10%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Vectrix977.78%Brake lining or pad worn below 1.0mm.
Velocette39100%n/a
Velosolex887.5%Insufficient brake control reserve travel.
Vertemati3100%n/a
Vespa1,00484.26%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Vetric1100%n/a
Victory1,08890.99%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
Vijay5983.05%Stop lamp showing white light to the rear or significantly reduced light intensity.
Vincent7100%n/a
Viper1100%n/a
VOR1100%n/a
Voxan366.67%Number plate does not conform to requirements.
Vulcan1040%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Wangye1457.14%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Warrior450%Wheel bearing with excessive play.
White Knuckle5669.64%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
WK30767.1%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Wuyang1776.47%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Xingyue650%Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.
Xinling250%Position lamp missing or inoperative.
Yamaha108,77583.67%Headlamp aim outwith limits.
Yamasaki250%Tyre incorrectly seated on the wheel rim.
Yinhua10%Direction indicator likely to become detached.
Yiying1656.25%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.
Zennco333.33%Direction indicator likely to become detached.
Zero1100%n/a
Znen67271.73%Headlamp missing or inoperative.
Zongshen8270.73%Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.
Zontes19675.51%Stop lamp missing or inoperative.

Tests: 713,394

Average bike pass rate: 85.05%

Most common fail reasons

#ReasonFail codeCategory%
1Headlamp aim outwith limits.4.1.2(a)Major14%
2Stop lamp missing or inoperative.4.3.1(a)(ii)Major11%
3Tyre tread depth too low.5.2.3(e)Dangerous11%
4Rear reflector missing or reflecting white to the rear.4.8.2(a)(ii)Major10%
5Brake lining or pad worn below 1.0mm.1.1.13(a)Dangerous8%
6Shock absorber not functioning, or leaking severely.5.3.2(b)Major8%
7Headlamp missing or inoperative.4.1.1(a)(ii)Major6%
8Direction indicator lamp missing or inoperative.4.4.1(a)(ii)Major6%
9Binding brake.1.2.1(f)Major5%
10Horn inoperative.7.7(a)(ii)Major5%

Tests date range: 10th October 2019 to 9th October 2020


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