If you own a motorcycle and are not sure about the Warrant of Fitness, then keep reading! Motorbikes need a WoF as well as cars, and itâ€™s against the law to have your motorbike out on the road without one.
To have your bike on the road legally, it must have a current Warrant of Fitness (WoF) approved by an official WoF inspector and was roadworthy at the time of the last inspection.
In addition to a Warrant of Fitness, a motorbike must display a number plate on the back that can be clearly visible, and obviously you need to have a valid driving license. The actual WoF certificate itself needs to also be seen clearly somewhere on the bike.
The inspector who checks your bike will give you a copy of the check sheet. Itâ€™s important to note that this is not the actual Warrant of Fitness, but only the receipt of payment. If your vehicle failed its WoF inspection, the receipt gives you four weeks to fix whatever was wrong with it and then bring it back for re-inspection. If you bring it back to the same place within those 28 days, you donâ€™t have to pay for the inspection again. And remember, during this time you are only allowed to ride the bike to either get it repaired or if youâ€™re going for another inspection.
Before 01/072014, Warrant of Fitness inspections were annual for vehicles up to 6 years old and 6-monthly thereafter. After this date an initial inspection is required for new vehicles, then no further inspections until the vehicle is three years old, then annual inspections for the life-time of the vehicle.
So to sum up, if you own a motorcycle, then you need a Warrant of Fitness, just like all other vehicle owners! Book in today for your Wof and letâ€™s get you on the road- legally and safely.