What Rear-View Motorcycle Mirrors are Mandatory?


The rear-view mirrors are “safety”, the extension of our vision on the road, which offers us a global image of what is happening around us, the movements of other users on the road and give us the first sign of whether we can react to perform a maneuver freely and safely.

We use them daily and we could not ride safely without them, but more than once there are those who have not managed to pass the ITV of their motorcycle because they are not in order.

If we do not have rear-view mirrors as standard, it is possible that they will make it difficult for us to pass the ITV, since it is considered as a reform of the bodywork and we should enter into procedures for its approval and its concrete tests, declaring the brand, reference number and European approval password.

Some motorcycle models, such as the new BMW maxi scooters, incorporate a blind spot warning that warns us of any object that is in this area. And it is that blind spot detection and warning systems are being implemented as a novelty in the latest models.


Which ones do I have to carry on my motorcycle/moped?

Motorcycles must have main exterior motorcycle mirrors, including two-wheeled and three-wheeled mopeds, motorcycles (with and without sidecars), three-wheelers up to quadricycles, or at least the mandatory left exterior.

The obligation to carry only the left one (always mandatory) or both is determined by the speed that the motorcycle / moped can reach: If the maximum speed is less than or equal to 100 km/h, the left is mandatory and the right is optional; if it exceeds 100 km / h. the right will also be mandatory.

Mopeds with up to three wheels and light quadricycles can have an optional right-hand mirror. Those who have a body, cover or roof must have the left and the compulsory interior, the optional right. On larger three-wheelers and quadricycles, both exteriors are required.