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Category AM (moped) – minimum age 16

  • Two-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed of 45 km/h (28 mph)
  • three- or four-wheeled vehicle with a maximum design speed over 25 km/h (15.5 mph), up to 50 cc and with a power output not exceeding 4 kW.

Category A1 – minimum age 17

  • motorcycles up to 125 cc, with a power output not exceeding 11 kW
  • tricycles with a power output not exceeding 15 kW.

Category A2 – minimum age 19

  • motorcycles with a power output not exceeding 35 kW.

Category A

  • unrestricted motorcycles with a power output over 35 kW (minimum age 24 under direct access, or 21 under progressive access)
  • tricycles with a power output over 15 kW (minimum age 21).
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MOT and Servicing

MOT tests at 1st Line Motorcycles

We carry out MOT tests on all motorcycle makes. To book simply give us a call on 020 8361 5151.

MOT testing is a legal requirement for all vehicles over three years old making sure that your motorcycle meets road safety and environmental standards. An MOT lasts for a year. Without an up to date MOT certificate your motorcycle insurance and road tax become invalid and your motorcycle may not be roadworthy. We advise you to book an appointment with us before your current MOT runs out, you can do this up to one month in advance of your MOT expiry date.
MOT tests generally take just over half an hour - so why not enjoy a complimentary coffee and browse our bikes, helmets, clothing and other motorcycle accessories in our showroom while you wait!

How are motorcycles tested?
MOT test stations have designated bays where they conduct the test using a range of specialised equipment.The test procedures are laid out in a manual by the government which is available to view if you want to read through it. If your motorcycle fails the test, you will be given a failure document with reference to the manual. You can watch the test from a viewing area but you’re not allowed to interrupt the tester.
All MOT our testers at 1st Line Motorycycles have been on a training course with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and their competence to carry out MOT tests is checked regularly.

Replacing lost or damaged MOT certificates
You can get a replacement MOT certificate from any MOT centre if you have lost or damaged the original. You’ll need to provide your motorcycle registration number and either the original MOT test number, or V5C document reference number – this can be found on the V5C registration certificate. The fee for a duplicate MOT certificate for a motorcycle is £10.00.

Servicing & Repairs at 1st Line Motorcycles

Here at 1st Line Motorcycles our Honda factory-trained technicians are outfitted with all the latest diagnostic equipment and can offer all the services you'll need to keep your motorbike on the road. We provide servicing and repair work on all Japanese motorcycles such as Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, to name but a few and carry out MOTs on all motorcycle makes. To book any one of these services, simply give us a call on 020 8361 5151.

Motorcycle servicing typically takes a day, (if you require a courtesy bike during this period, please enquire). Our mechanics have many years of experience in the motorcycle industry. They are monitored by Honda to maintain the highest standards which are demanded by modern motorcycles.Our technicians can undertake any Honda warranty work as well as insurance work and accident repairs for any Japanese motorcycle. We stock a wide range of parts for replacement, and if a part is not in stock we can order it in without any problem.

Finally, we can fit all sorts of aftermarket accessories such as heated grips, exhausts and luggage fitting kits.
Whatever your query or problem at 1st Line Motorcycles we will do our best to be of assistance to you. Just call into our shop at Arnos Grove North London or phone us on 020 8361 5151. We're here to help you.