All non-graphic MOTORCYCLE types
ORIGINAL SHEETING
REVISED SHEETING DARKER
PERS ORIGINAL SHEETING
PERS
HI-SIGNS
PERS REVISED SHEETING
4x7" ORIGINAL
4x7" NO LINES
PERS 4x7" ORIGINAL
PERS 4x7" NO LINES
VINTAGE 1001-1199
VINTAGE 1200-1499
   
COLLECTOR ORIGINAL
COLLECTOR NO LINES
COLLECTOR PERS ORIGINAL

COLLECTOR PERS
NO LINES

 
   
 
VETERAN ORIG
VETERAN NO LINES
       
DEALER ORIG SHEETING

DEALER REV SHEETING

DEALER 4x7"
       
  • The 1997-base 5x8" motorcycle plate (MC) was produced by Waldale and remained unchanged from AA until the late C-series was reached in 2008.
  • In 2003, a few personalized MC plates were produced by Hi-Signs.
  • In 2009, the trees and province name were darkened slightly on regular and personalized MC plates. This change occurred in the regular series somewhere between 5CW59 and 6CW82.
  • In 2012/13, approximately 8000 5x8" MC plates were produced in the number range 5DT01 through 4EB99. Due to the popularity of the smaller 4x7" MC plates that emerged in the spring of 2013, demand for these 5x8" plates never materialized. The high 5x8" observation in 2015 was 2DT91 - as of 2018 that high was still 2DT91 but was finally trumped with the spotting of newly-issued 3DT17 in 2019. We will never see the last batch of larger DT-EB series MC plates as all were scrapped..
  • Veteran MC plates were announced to the public in November 2012 as a 5x8" plate. By the time plates became available for ordering (April 19, 2013), they had been resized to 4x7". Vet MC plates are numbered in the V123 format and were the first to appear in the new size with solid black bison.
  • Smaller 4x7" size regular (starting at 5EB01) and personalized MC plates first appeared in spring 2013.
  • Yellow Collector plates were introduced in 2014 for motorcycles that are at least 25 years old. About 35 per year are actively registered, but are not often seen in use. I have only seen a total of seven (7) of these plates on the road by 2019. That year the high was CL126, still with sticker box lines.
  • Vintage MC plates were introduced in 1985 for classic motorcycles that are at least 30 years old. These plates were made by Western Tools using number range 1001-1199. The initial inventory of 200 plates took 27 years to issue until stocks were finally exhausted in 2012. That year, a new, fully-embossed, black on white Waldale-made plate appeared in number range 1200-1499. Over 260 (or 87% of those made) of these plates were issued in just 7 years, with the high observation reaching 1466 in 2019. These plates have always measured 5x8" but perhaps this will change. Watch this space for updates.
  • Sticker box outlines started to disappear in 2018 somewhere between 4FM33 and 1FN88.
  • 4x7" size DLR plates first observed in 2019.

 

© updated 11-9-19

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