FAQ About Motorbike Number Plates
What are the legal requirements for motorbike number plates?
Number plates must conform to the British Standard (BS AU 145e) and display the registration number correctly.
What is the standard size for a motorbike number plate?
The standard size is 228mm x 178mm for motorcycles registered after September 1, 2001.
Can I use a smaller-sized number plate for my motorbike?
No, using a smaller-sized number plate is not legal. It must adhere to the standard size regulations.
Are there specific font and character requirements for motorbike number plates?
Yes, the characters must be in the correct font (Charles Wright) and size, with specific spacing and margins.
Can I choose a custom font or design for my motorbike number plate?
No, the characters must be in the standard Charles Wright font, and alterations to the design are not allowed.
Is it legal to display a personalised or custom message on my motorbike number plate?
Personalised or custom messages are allowed within certain limits, but offensive or inappropriate content is prohibited.
Can I display a tinted or patterned number plate on my motorbike?
No, number plates must be reflective and plain. Tinted or patterned plates are not permitted.
Are 3D or 4D number plates legal for motorbikes?
3D or 4D number plates are legal as long as they adhere to the standard size, font, and spacing regulations.
What are 3D Motorbike Number Plates?
The 3D effect is created using raised polyurethane resin characters on a flat acrylic plate.
It is possible to further customise the appearance of a 3D number plate for a bike using different coloured character backings and subtle enhancements to the characters.
Are 8 x 6 number plates legal?
- 8″ x 6″ (203mm x 152mm)
- 7″ x 5″ (177mm x 127mm) up-to 5 digit
- 9″ x 7″ (228mm x 177mm) up-to 7-digit
The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) has specific regulations regarding the size , design and visibility of number plates.
Are Tinted Bike Number Plates Legal?
No, Tinted Number Plates are NOT Road Legal
What size are motorcycle number plates?
The standard motorcycle number plate size is 9 x 7 inches, or 228 mm x 178 mm.
The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) has specific regulations regarding the size , design and visibility of number plates, and these size do not meet these requirements.
Why buy a 3D / 4D Motorbike Number Plates for your bike?
Investing in a 3D number plate is a popular way of personalising the appearance of your motorbike and helping it to stand out.
Many people choose to upgrade to a 3D number plate at the same time as buying a personalised registration number.
Some of the benefits of 3D Bike Number Plates include:
- Improves the bike’s aesthetics.
- Makes the registration number highly visible and easy to read.
- Helps the owner express their individuality.
- Affordable bike enhancement.
Will I Pass my MOT with a Motorbike Plate?
Short answer – YES again!
As long as you ensure the steps you follow in your Motorbike Plate customisation and select the legal boxes, you need not be worried about legalities. Ensure your customisation features legal spacing, legal finish and legal characters and we will do the rest
Our pop-up features will notify you when a non-road legal step is being taken!
Can I use a different background colour for my motorbike number plate?
No, the background colour must be white on the front plate and yellow on the rear plate.
What are the consequences of using illegal number plates on my motorbike?
Using illegal number plates can result in fines, penalties, and the possibility of your vehicle failing its MOT.
Do vintage or classic motorbikes have different number plate requirements?
Vintage or classic motorbikes may have different regulations, and it’s advisable to check with the relevant authorities for specific requirements.
Can I transfer a number plate from one motorbike to another?
Yes, you can transfer a number plate between vehicles, but certain procedures and regulations must be followed.
Screwing your 3D or 4D plate is not recommended, and will void your 3-year warranty. We recommended using Extra strong sticky-pads
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