Motor Bike Number Plates
Motorbike number plates
differ from that of cars, the characters on motorcycle number plates are much smaller in size, 64mm heigh compared with 79mm. Motorbike number plates are generally only found on the rear of the vehicle although some older motorbikes also have a front number plate, generally on the classic motor cycles.
Only motor bikes registered before 1st September 2001 are allowed to display a front number plate but are not legally obliged to do so. As with other number plates there is strict rules regarding the display of a vehicle registration number on a motor bike number plate.
The rules dictate not only the height of the characters but also the width, character stroke, space between the characters, space between character groups, top, bottom and side margins and the space between the vertical lines.
The rear motorcycle number plates have to have a reflective background if they were purchased before 1st September 2001. The motorbike plates have to have a yellow back ground with black characters in the Charles Wright font.
Quality Bike Number Plates
Additionally motor bike number plates
need to display clearly and permanently the British Standard number, BS AU 145d. The name, trademark of the manufacturer or supplier and the name and post code of the supplier.
It is an offense to misrepresent a vehicle registration number in order to create a name or word this includes the use of fixings to do so. If you are convicted of misrepresenting a registration number on your bike number plates you could be fined up to £1000 and even have the registration number withdrawn.