Motorcycles, just like cars, require registration with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). And depending on personal preference you have the option to choose between a standard plate (motorcycles only require one rear plate) or a specialty plate.
Ordering Motorcycle Vanity License Plates
Before ordering vanity or personalized license plates for your motorbike, you’ll need to decide on a plate number. In most cases you will be limited to six characters (numbers or letters). You can create any combination provided it’s not:
- Offensive, lewd or in bad taste in accordance with DMV standards
- Already in use
- In conflict with any standard-issued plate numbering system
Other Specialty Plate Options for Motorcycles
Depending on your state, you may have a list of different specialty license plate options. These may include some or all of the following categories:
- Charitable plates
- Collegiate plates
- Veterans and military plates (require proof of service)
- Antique plates (motorbike must meet the state’s definition of an antique)
- Historical plates
Many DMV websites provide colored photos of these plate options. Once you decide on a particular plate, follow the accompanying instructions on how to order. In most cases you’ll need to complete and submit a specific form, along with the appropriate fee.