If you’re buying a new private registration number for your bike, why not upgrade to a sleek and striking 3D number plate?

Investing in a 3D number plate for your bike is a unique way of personalising its appearance whilst also improving your number plate’s visibility.

Let’s find out a little more about what 3D number plates for bikes are and what you need to consider when buying one.

What are 3D number plates for bikes?

3D number plates for bikes look like normal number plates but the letters and numbers on the plate are raised, helping them to stand out and improving the plate’s visibility.

The 3D effect is created using raised polyurethane resin characters on a flat acrylic plate.

It is possible to further customise the appearance of a 3D number plate for a bike using different coloured character backings and subtle enhancements to the characters.

Why buy a 3D number plate for your bike?

Investing in a 3D number plate is a popular way of personalising the appearance of your motorbike and helping it to stand out.

Many people choose to upgrade to a 3D number plate at the same time as buying a personalised registration number.

Some of the benefits of 3D number plates for bikes include:

  • Improves the bike’s aesthetics.
  • Makes the registration number highly visible and easy to read.
  • Helps the owner express their individuality.
  • Affordable bike enhancement.

How to buy a 3D number plate for your bike

If you have decided to personalise your motorbike’s number plate there are a few things to think about first.

The first is whether you are simply upgrading your existing number plate to a 3D number plate or buying a personalised registration number too. Most people update both at the same time.

Here are a few things to think about before you buy anything.

1. Set a budget

Whilst 3D number plates are very affordable, personalised registration numbers can be expensive depending on which one you choose.

To make sure you don’t get carried away and end up spending more than you were expecting it’s a good idea to set a budget for the project at the beginning and then stick to it.

2. Decide what you want on your number plate

If you’re buying a personalised registration number, deciding what you want on it can be a lot of fun.

It’s not always possible to get exactly what you want on the plate, as it may already be taken, or cost over your budget, so embark on your search with an open mind. Be prepared to get creative and be flexible when creating your registration number.

Whilst some people create number plates that represent their name or a loved one’s name, others opt for plates that represent something significant about their life or interests, this could be a place name, or something relevant to their favourite hobby.

When designing your new registration number for your bike, don’t forget to consider the shape of number plates for bikes as they do differ from car number plates. Motorbike number plates are almost square in design with characters placed in two lines, one above the other.

3. Buy a personalised registration number

Once you’ve settled on a registration number that you’re happy with, it’s time to choose a reputable seller to buy it from. Registration numbers are available to buy from the DVLA or private sellers. Usually, the best way to get a good deal on a registration number is to buy it at auction from the DVLA.

4. Register your new registration number

Once you have bought your new registration number you will need to register it to your bike. Depending on where you buy your new registration number from, the seller may be able to register it to your vehicle for you, otherwise, you will need to do it yourself.

You can find details on how to register your bike’s new personalised number plate to your vehicle on the government website here.

5. Design your 3D number plate

Once you’ve got your new registration number sorted, it’s time to show it off with a new 3D number plate.

Here at the Number Plate Clinic, we can help you to design a sleek and striking new 3D number plate for your bike that conforms with the DVLA’s rules.

When you design your 3D number plate with Number Plate Clinic you have the option to customise the following details:

  • Character spacing
  • Size and shape of the plate
  • Character type
  • Border
  • Country badges

Customise the appearance of your new plate to design a number plate for your bike that is as unique as you are.


Buy a 3D number plate with Number Plate Clinic

It’s quick and easy to design your new 3D number plate when you buy it from the Number Plate Clinic.

We offer a free online number plate design tool that makes designing your new 3D bike number plate fun and easy. You can even see an online preview of how your new plate will look to make sure that you’re happy with its appearance before you commit to buy.

All our 3D number plates for bikes are road legal, MOT and DVLA friendly, and come with a three-year warranty.

For more information about our 3D number plates for bikes or to seek advice about buying a new number plate for your bike from a member of our team, give us a call today on 01204 534 333 or email [email protected]