Vehicle Classes

Class Vehicle Description First Test
Class 1 Motorbike (engine size up to 200 cm3) 3 Years
Motorbike with sidecar (engine size up to 200 cm3) 3 Years
Class 2 Motorbike (engine size over 200 cm3) 3 Years
Motorbike with sidecar (engine size over 200 cm3) 3 Years
Class 3 3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight) 3 Years
Class 4 3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight) 4 Years
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats) 3 Years
Motor caravans 3 Years
Quads (max unladen weight 400kg – for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw) 3 Years
Dual purpose vehicles 3 Years
Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats) 3 Years
Ambulances and taxis 1 Year
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats) 1 Year
Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight) 3 Years
Class 4A Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check n/a
Class 5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats) 1 Year
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats) 1 Year
Playbuses 1 Year
Class 5A Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check n/a
Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check n/a
Class 7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight) 3 Years