It may be unknown, but the smallest size number plate that is legally allowed to be mounted on a vehicle 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 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. 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 sizes are legal to help you comply with the law!
We currently have the following smallest legal sizes 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 a smaller number plate 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 the smallest legal 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…