View Full Version : Do bikes need mirrors

16-03-2014, 08:44 PM
Hi all
Do bikes need mirrors? Does it depend on year etc

16-03-2014, 10:44 PM
Mirrors are not a testable item at MoT so you don't need tham for that.

There apears to be no requirement under C and U (construction and use of vehicles)

You do need them for MSVA however and they need to be E marked or conform to the requirements for an E mark.

But I have no idea what an insurance company might make of it.
They might use lack of a mirror to shift the blame for an accident or reduce the payout should you be awarded damages.

17-03-2014, 07:54 PM
I thought it was age related, if a bike was built before a certain date which I believe was some time in the 80's then it did not need mirrors but after that date it was supposed to have 2. I think the same date also applies to whether or not you should have indicators too.

Sir Ewok
18-03-2014, 01:02 PM
My bike never had mirrors.... If the Germans were close enough to see in the mirror, overtaking was the last of your problems....