As the surface area of 7×5 Motorcycle number plates are significantly smaller than legal number plates; the dimensions of the 7×5 motorcycle number plate characters are subsequently altered and scaled in order to fit the smaller plate and to make plate look relatively uniform.
The character dimensions of all legal motorcycle number plates are 64mm high and 44mm wide except for 1’s and I’s which are 64mm high and 10mm wide. However, the letters on 7×5 motorcycle number plates will be smaller than this when scaling the registration number down to fit a smaller plate. Not only are the character sizes altered to fit a 7×5 motorcycle number plate, but the margins and spacing are too!
A full article explaining the smallest legal motorcycle number plates can be seen here!
However, with regards to motorcycle number plates, the following must be complied with:-
- Character Height – 64mm
- Character Width – 44mm (except for 1 or I)
- Character Stroke – 10mm
- Vertical Spacing – 13mm
- Horizontal Spacing – 10mm
- Margins – 10mm (top)
- Margins – 13mm (bottom)
- Margins – 11mm (sides)
With regards to the above dimensions, it can be quickly calculated that the smallest legal height needs to be 164mm high.
- Character Height x 2 – 128mm
- Vertical Spacing x 1 – 13mm
- Bottom Margin – 13mm
- Top Margin – 10mm
Total – 164mm
A 7×5 motorcycle number plate has a height of 127mm which is 37mm too small than the legal minimum. This subsequently requires the letters, spacing and margins to be adjusted and scaled accordingly…