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Motorcycles, Tricycles and Quadricycles - 9.4 Tyres

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This section should be read in conjunction with Section 4 of this Manual.

The table below gives the minimum tread depth requirements for specified tricycles and quadricycles.

Reference should also be made to section 4.1.D of this Manual.

VEHICLE TYPEMINIMUM TREAD DEPTH
All quadricycles1.6mm
Tricycles with an unladen weight exceeding 410kg1.6mm
Tricycles with an unladen weight not exceeding 410kg and an engine capacity greater than 50cc1.0mm
Tricycles with an unladen weight not exceeding 410kg and an engine capacity not greater than 50ccTread pattern is clearly visible around the entire circumference and across the whole breath of the tread
Method of Inspection
Reason for Rejection





Reproduced from the MOT Inspection Manual by kind permission of THE VEHICLE INSPECTORATE.

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