New York State Motorcycle Inspection

NYS Inspections are available every day at Empire Harley-Davidson. NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED.

Mandatory vehicle conditions: New York state minimum requirements

The following items are some of the most common reasons for a vehicle to fail a New York state safety inspection. These reasons are top safety concerns and having them addressed should be a priority to ensure a safe riding season.

  • One left hand mirror, with no visible cracking or damage that impairs driver visibility.
  • Minimum 2/32" tread on all vehicle tires.
  • All lights on the vehicle, including accessory lights, are operational. This includes turn signs, high beams, low beams and running lamps.
  • Tires tread and side walls are free of corrosion and dry rot.
  • Front end suspension, also known as forks, are clear of oil and seals are not leaking.
  • The drive chain or belt is properly aligned, within adjustment and not overly worn or un-adjustable.
  • The steering head bearings and handlebar bushings must be properly adjusted and cannot be worn beyond the point of safely operating on the vehicle.
  • The vehicle brake pads can not be metal to metal and may not be glazed over, cracked or broken.

These and additional vehicle requirements are listed at the DMV site