Standard UK cars are obligated to have number plate characters of 50mm wide x 79mm high whereas motorcycles and imported vehicles can legally have characters as small as 44mm wide x 64mm high.
Is a 7×5 number plate legal?
Some motorcyclists think the standard legal plate size is too big and unsightly. That’s why many opt for the smaller 7×5″ number plate instead. In fact, it’s one of our best selling motorcycle show plates. Before buying your new 7×5″ plate, please understand that they’re technically not legal for road use.
How small can a motorcycle number plate be?
The standard size of a plate is most commonly nine inches by seven inches in total. While there is no exact ruling on plate size, the letters it contains must always follow this sizing correctly. Since 2001, all the characters on motorcycle registrations have been required to be 64mm in height with a width of 44mm.
How small can a UK number plate be?
What is the smallest legal number plate I can have? The size of a standard plate number is 520mm by 111mm for vehicles in the UK. A shortened personalised plate number is legal, providing it has at least one letter and one number.
Are short number plates legal UK?
Yes! Shortening your number plates is legal, as we still follow the DVLA standard for spacing on the plates. On either side of your number plate characters will be the correct measurement of spacing to make them legal. You can rest assured that these are legal.
What size number plate is legal?
Number Plate Font Size and Display
Do I need a number plate light on my motorcycle UK?
Motorcycle number plates and lights
There is thus no legal requirement for a motorbike or moped to have a number plate light, since in most cases, a motorbike should not even be carrying a front number plate. The number plates must follow the set format as required by the strict DVLA criteria.
Is a small number plate an MoT failure?
Small number plates are an instant fail as are single line format number plates. Any type font apart from the standard one is not allowed.
Is it legal to buy number plates online?
Yes, you can buy new license plates online. As a registered supplier we can provide optimally manufactured replacement number plates to ensure the public do not find themselves with any unwanted costs or fines for displaying number plates that are damaged or are not being displayed at a readable standard.
Are motorcycle tail tidies legal UK?
As with all makes of tail tidy, being fitted, the reduction in size of the motorcycle’s original homologation specification is not illegal. There are cases where construction rules and regulations may deviate with fitment of a tail tidy but this is not reason for a failure mark at MoT time.
What size are short number plates?
For a full sized registration, the legal size is 520mm x 111mm. This is the most common type of registration plate that you seen on the roads in the UK and all new vehicles display this style.
Are 4D plates legal UK?
4D plates are still regarded as 3D, and therefore are permitted under current UK law. As all of the number plates that we manufacture at Utopia Plates meet these requirements, all of our number plates are fully road legal and have been verified by the DVLA themselves upon visiting our premises.
Are 4D number plates legal?
We often get asked various questions about the legality of 4D plates, such as “are 4d plates legal” and “are 4d reg plates legal”, and the simple answer is absolutely yes! The DVLA states that characters must be solid black, which makes 4D number plates legal!
Are Hex plates legal?
Luckily, the Hex-plate is one of the many that IS legal!
Are square number plates legal in UK?
Legal Number Plate Sizes
We’ll start by stating there’s no legal number plate size in the UK. Instead the rules state a number plate must have certain elements on it. This means at least a registration and supplier identifier, alongside the BS Standard it was made to.
How do you make a small number plate?
We are registered with the DVLA and based in England (unlike some companies in Ireland which aren’t within the DVLA’s jurisdiction), therefore you can be assured that all of our products are fully compliant with, ‘The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001’.