Smallest Motorcycle Number Plates | Legal Motorbike Number Plates

Is your motorcycle in dire need of the smallest motorcycle number plates available to the market? Is your pride and joy being let down with the horrible, oversized yellow square on the rear? Have you recently had a tail tidy and would like to finish off the rear with a nice, short, legal number plate? If so, do not worry as JDM Plates have the answer to all queries relating to smallest motorcycle number plates!

The smallest motorcycle number plates which are legal are in a very vague area; whether this is to do with motorcycles, imported cars or even standard UK vehicles – the smallest legal number plate is not clearly defined and requires significant investigation of relevant legislation. Here at JDM Plates we have scrutinized legislation in order to know what the smallest legal motorcycle number plates can be!

Generally, motorbike owners simply accept that they have to have an ugly, oversized motorbike number plate on the rear of their pride and joy. This is due to the fact that the vast majority of people believe the law is being broken on their behalf if they mount smaller number plates for motorcycles! In most cases this is true as most number plate sellers; particularly on eBay, sell small ‘show plates’ which do not display the required legal markings.

Not only this, but eBay sellers – most sellers as a matter of fact – only supply the generic sizes that are available from mainstream material companies! We supply consumers with our bespoke, smallest motorcycle number plates available; significantly smaller than the normal motorcycle number plates – Fully Legal – by utilising our knowledge of legislation and our state of the art laser cutting equipment to bring a high quality product to the market!

So What Are The Legal Sizes of Smallest Motorcycle Number Plates?

It may be unknown, but the smallest motorcycle number plates which are legally allowed to be mounted on a motorcycle, or on any vehicle in-fact, is subject to the number of characters the number plate contains. Not only this, but depending where the registration plate is to be mounted to; whether this be on a UK car, imported car or motorcycle also helps determine the overall size.

Standard UK cars are obliged to have number plate characters of 50mm wide x 79mm high whereas number plates for motorcycles and imported vehicles can legally have characters as small as 44mm wide x 64mm high. These aforementioned differences, as well as the requested shape; square or rectangle, help determine the smallest legal overall size of a number plate!

Typically, number plate sellers will sell the following motorbike number plate sizes:

– 9′ x 7′ (228mm x 177mm)
– 8′ x 6′ (203mm x 152mm)
– 7′ x 5′ (177mm x 127mm)

Although all of the above sizes could be legal to be used on UK public roads, depending on the number of characters the registration contains, it can still be a vague area to select the correct size. On eBay, 2 of the 3 sizes are described as show plates or novelty plates whereas on the 9′ x 7′ was described as legal. Here at JDM Plates, all of our number plate for smallest motorcycle number plates are legal to help you comply with the law!

We currently have the following smallest legal size motorbike number plates for motorcycles (over 2 rows):

– 9′ x 6.5′ (228mm x 164mm) For 7 Digit Registrations [or less].
– 7.6′ x 6.5′ (194mm x 164mm) For 7 Digit Registrations With a 1 or I [or less].
– 7′ x 6.5′ (174mm x 164mm) For 6 Digit Registrations [or less].
– 7′ x 6.5′ (174mm x 164mm) For 5 Digit Registrations [or less].

We do not tend to go smaller than 5 digit registration sizes as it may bring unwanted attention by the police and quite frankly, it is rare to find a number plate that has less than 5 characters. However, if you do require smaller motorcycle number plates than what is mentioned or available on our  Number Plates & Accessories page then feel free to get in contact with us using one of the many contact forms on the website.

Here at JDM Plates, we want all of our customers to be within the law with regards to our legal, smallest motorcycle number plates and therefore supply the relevant documentation as we take the responsibility and liability of all sales.

Not only do you pay for the high quality manufacture of the smallest legal number plates, but the professional service that we offer in the event of you ever getting stopped, if you happen to get stopped regarding your small number plate that is…

Smallest legal printed motorcycle number plate with 6 digits

Fully Legal - Guaranteed!

Motorcycle number plates law details that it is mandatory to have all the correct legal marking on a number plate which is to be displayed on any UK public road. These markings consist of: the company name and postcode of the company that printed the number plate; the BS AU 145d, now to be BS AU 145e British Standard code as of September 2021 and the proper registration mark of the vehicle. It is also mandatory to have the correct character spacing, character margins and character sizes printed onto the number plate.

However, we have covered all bases for you and for a range of number plates on our ‘Number Plates & Accessories’ page. If you want to see what we have to comply with, feel free to have a read of our articles. We can even produce bespoke number plates so long as the legal sized characters and legal markings do not encroach onto the minimum reflective area required.

However, on our smallest motorcycle number plates listing, you will find that we offer all of the aforementioned legal sizes in 4D (3mm), 4D+ (5mm), Gel & Printed variations of significant quality; feel free to go through our 500+ 5 star rated Trust Pilot reviews which can be found on our motorbike number plates product page.

We issue a Declaration of Legality with all orders to prove your plates are within the law. This documents highlights all of the legislation that we are required to comply with and also displays our registered company number and DVLA RNPS number. This document must be kept with your vehicle at all times and is essentially your ‘get out of jail free card’ in the event of you ever getting pulled over for using our road legal products.

High Quality - Guaranteed!

All of our smallest motorcycle number plates use BS AU145e compliant materials and are fully UV protected. The carefully specified materials are UV stable; weather and abrasive resistant; humidity, chemically and corrosion resistant and have a class 1 fire rating. Not only this, but our number plates for motorcycles are impact and bend stable and have been tested to British Standards Institution (BSI) specifications; we can assure this as we source our materials from British Number Plate Manufacturers Association (BNMA) registered suppliers!

The materials consist of very high tack values therefore our shorter number plates for motorcycles are also not prone to peeling over time.  As we use a high quality materials and have a solid plastic surface; there will be no surface bubble unlike cheaper laminated plates. FACT. A lot of number plate manufacturers out there use substandard products that have not been subject to the rigorous testing that our products have been put through and we can ensure that our motorbike number plates are of the best on the market!

For all our legally smallest motorcycle number plates enquiries, please feel free to contact us on 01493 230023 or alternatively email us at [email protected]. You can even contact us on our contact us page.

Why Use JDM Plates For Your New Number Plates?


BSI, BSAU 145e & DVLA Compliant


Custom Shaped Plates To Suit ANY Reg


Tracked 24 & 48 Hour Delivery Available


Customer Support That Call Back


No Premium Phone Lines


High Quality Control & Assurance


Recommended on Trustpilot & Google


Offering The Smallest Legal Sizes


High Quality Components & Machinery Used


DVLA Registered Under RNPS 57790

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