However, over the recent period my attitude has changed somewhat and I take into account that most classic vehicles, particularly bikes are maintained in top condition as we are a bit more sensible and realise the need to look after ourselves. Plus, we don't do many miles on them, compared to when they were our main transport so little chance of things going awry.
So, on balance I have been just advising people that if they have any doubts or don't feel sufficiently confident about the roadworthiness, then get an MOT for peace of mind.
However, when you hear stories like Jerry' RGS MOT'er then what's the point? I despair