Motorbike Number Plate Light? - Simon
Can anyone tell me whether or not it is a legal requirement for motorbikes to be fitted with a number plate light? My current Yamaha YZF-R6 is fitted with a number plate light, but I was wondering whether or not it was by law that it had to be fitted.
Motorbike Number Plate Light? - Doc
Can anyone tell me whether or not it is a legal
requirement for motorbikes to be fitted with a number plate light?



Yes, according to: Statutory Instrument 1989 No. 1796
The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989
Motorbike Number Plate Light? - BrianW
However, a plod acquaintace informs me that motorcycle number plates are not actually covered by the same requirements as to lettering, layout etc. as applies to cars.

Any "in the know" comments?
Motorbike Number Plate Light? - No Do$h
There is a smaller font and different spacing specification for bike plates, but the font style is the same and the materials used are the same as for other vehicles. DVD posted a link on this a while back so I will see if I can find it.
Motorbike Number Plate Light? - Dwight Van Driver
BrianW

R.Veh's (Display of Reg marks) Regs 2001:

14. - (1) Except in the cases mentioned in paragraphs (2) and (3), each character in a registration mark must be 79 millimetres high.

(2) In the case of a registration mark displayed on a vehicle first registered before 1st September 2001, a character in a registration mark may be 89 millimetres high unless -

(a) the vehicle was first registered on or after 1st January 1973 and the mark is displayed on a new registration plate fixed to the vehicle to replace a plate previously fixed thereto, or

(b) the vehicle is a motor cycle, motor tricycle, quadricycle, agricultural machine, works truck or road roller.

(3) In the case of a registration mark fixed on a motor cycle, motor tricycle, quadricycle, agricultural machine, works truck or road roller, each character of the mark may be 64 millimetres high.

DVD
Motorbike Number Plate Light? - No Do$h
And he goes and beats me to it.

The link so helpfully posted by DVD in September was
www.tinyurl.com/m7v5

But as he's just posted all the useful bits, I'll just get back in my box. :o(
Motorbike Number Plate Light? - No Do$h
ps. Don't make the mistake I made initially and search for posts containing the word "Regulation" written by DVD. You will get 58 returns!
Motorbike Number Plate Light? - martint123
I guess the R6 has red LED rear stop/tail lamps?? If so then thats why it needs a numberplate lamp. Earlier ones had white filament stoptail lamps that illuminated the plate through a clear plastic bit of the tail light.
Motorbike Number Plate Light? - Leon on Derv
apologies for moving slightly off thread - can a bike be clocked by a speed camera. With no VRN on the front how is the offender traced? Apologies - located in Ireland - not many cameras here - Yet.....
Motorbike Number Plate Light? - Graham
coz it's taken from the rear!
 

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