HAS From January 1, 2023, a technical inspection will be compulsory for category L motorcycles with a cylinder capacity greater than 125 cm³ when resold to a private individual or after an accident. Autosecurity, one of the operators responsible for carrying out this technical control, presented the stages of this new control Thursday morning in Herstal in the presence of the Walloon Minister in charge of Road Safety, Valérie De Bue.
This new control comes from a 2014 European directive which basically provided for a periodic technical inspection of motorcycles and which left the Member States the possibility of replacing it with alternative measures. Then came the idea of establishing a technical inspection after an accident and with a view to re-registration. Seven stations will soon be adapted to receive vehicles, indicated the deputy technical director of Autosecurity, Philippe Nellissen: Cuesmes, Eupen, Fleurus (AIBV), Habay-la-Neuve, Marche-en Famenne, Mariembourg (AIBV) and Wanze. Halfway through 2023, an additional station, that of Mont-Saint-Guibert, will be added to the list. The agents responsible for inspecting the vehicles practice motorcycling themselves and will have to undergo specific training.
This control will be carried out in several stages during which the inspectors will check that the vehicle does not suffer from any mechanical problem (brakes, tires, suspension, steering, etc.), that it is clearly visible to other road users and that the headlights are working properly, and if it corresponds to the noise and pollution standards in force, listed Thierry Wertz, in charge of the training of category L motorcycle inspectors and deputy head of Autosecurity. Both buyers and sellers will have the opportunity to take their vehicle to this technical inspection.
Are concerned: motorcycles, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles equipped with a combustion engine greater than 125 cm³, or an electric or hybrid engine whose power is greater than 11kW or whose speed exceeds 45 km/h.
“This is a control that occurs in the case of particular situations, namely in the event of resale or an accident. We are indeed talking about an essential mission here: road safety, environmental protection but also consumer protection”, commented the Minister, who recalled that the position of the country’s three Regions in this matter was different past.
The cost of this check will be 48.50 euros.