Yes, but the plate must be in a horizontal (side-ways) position. I only know this because I got pulled over for having my plate mounted in a vertical position. And I had no turn signals - but that's a whole other story!!
Side mounted vertical license plates are not legal. If you want to mount your license plate to the side of your bike, it has to be visible from the rear and mounted horizontally.
You can not have a vertical license plate in California. California Vehicle Code says they must be mounted so that the characters are upright and display from left to right.
Right now you can have side mounted vertical license plates in Iowa. They are moving to make these illegal however and it is best to avoid mounting them like this.
Side mount license plates are illegal to have on motorcycles in the state of Michigan. The plates must be mounted horizontally on the fender.
Yeah but Sheriff John Greer will arrest you
No. Utah traffic code 41-1a-404. License plates on any motor vehicle (does not state exceptions for motorcycles) must be in a horizontal position.
no you cant
In NH, New Hampshire, having a license plate sideways, or vertically, mounted, is illegal. The act of mounting the license plate vertically will result in tickets and fines.
No they are not, to pass inspection the licence plate has to be seen from 180 degrees around the motorcycle, some places will pass it, if you're lucky. you can also get pulled over for this.
A check of the Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 486 which is for motorcycles other similar vehicles did not address the issue of license plates. While some states do not restrict side-mount plate use in any form, all motorcycles are subjected to federal requirements. However, many states, and *federal law, do require that rear-mounted license plates must be securely fastened and be mounted in a position that is unobstructed, clearly visible and legible. *Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 49 C.F.R. Subsection 571.108, Standard No. 108, all vehicles must have a source of illumination for the license plate itself.
THE CHOPPERS I SEE IN TOWN HAVE THE SIDE MOUNTED PLATES AND THE VA STATE POLICE DOESNT MESS WITH THEM GUYS. ON CROTCH ROCKETS I KNOW THAT THE FENDER ELIMINATOR KITS THAT PUTS THE PLATE OVER TOP OF THE BACK FENDER IS ILLEGAL.
I cannot say whether it is legal or not... But I have had several encounters, unfortunately, with the Cincinnati police. They have never said anything about it. The worst that can happen.. Is a ticket for improper equipment. I see WAY too many people out there with them mounted sideways to worry. Good luck
As of October 1, 2008, vertical mounted license plates are illegal. The fine for this is $1,000. Example: October 17, 2008 I learned of this new law, I quickly zip tied my vertical plate in a horizontal position. 30 minutes later on my way to the Iron Horse in Ormond, 2 bikes were pulled over side by side with vertical plates. The idea here is that once you are pulled for this "ridiculous" violation, officers have probable cause to examine for alcohol or other potential violations. Please be aware and take this seriously.
Yes a side mounted licence plate is legal in the state of Georgia. The only stipulations are that it is mounted horizontally and is illuminated. The vertical mounted plates( the ones you see in the parts magazines) are not.
This is taken from http://troopers.ny.gov site: It clearly states that it is legal to mount your plate vertically. LICENSE PLATE* Must be illuminated and visible for 50 feet Must be "conspicuously displayed at the rear of the motorcycle", Securely Attached, not swinging. Must be securely mounted between 12 - 48 inches from the ground (when reasonable) Must be clean and easily readable with no plastic or synthetic covering, may be mounted vertically.
All license plates must be mounted in such a fashion to be completely read at 200 feet ... having these plates in horizontal configuration is national standard.
The statute requires the plate to be attached to the rear of the motorcycle. You may still have a side mounted plate so long as it is attached toward the rear and clearly visible from the rear of the motorcycle.
I think so, from what I've read only side mout horizontal is legal
i was pulled over for having a vertically mounted license plate in hendersonville and did receive a ticket...55-4-110. Display of registration plates - Manner - Penalty for violation. -(b)Every registration plate shall at all times be securely fastened in a horizontal position to the vehicle for which it is issued so to prevent the plate from swinging and at a height of not less than twelve inches (12Â²) from the ground, measuring from the bottom of the plate, in a place and position to be clearly visible and shall be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible. No tinted materials may be placed over a license plate even if the information upon the license plate is not concealed.
Read license plates on any motorized vehicle need to be displayed in such a manner that the numbers/letters are easily read from certain distances, and common sense says that a horizontal mounting of the license plate would be what is required for your safety and the safety of others. For further information contact your local motor vehicle office.
As of Jan 1st, 2011, no they are not.Vehicle Code Section 5201 states:"License plates shall at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle for which they are issued so as to prevent the plates from swinging, shall be mounted in a position so as to be clearly visible, and so that the characters are upright and display from left to right, and shall be maintained in a condition so as to be clearly legible. The rear license plate shall be mounted not less than 12 inches nor more than 60 inches from the ground, and the front license plate shall be mounted not more than 60 inches from the ground."
no they are not