Motorcycle, vintage mc, mc personalized, veteran mc, mc dealer, trailer and tractor.
ORIGINAL SHEETING
REVISED SHEETING DARKER
REVISED SHEETING BLACK BISON
4x7"
PERS ORIGINAL SHEETING
PERS
HI-SIGNS
PERS REVISED SHEETING
PERS REVISED SHEETING BLACK BISON
PERS 4x7"
DEALER ORIG SHEETING

DEALER REV SHEETING

VINTAGE 1001-1199
VINTAGE 1200-1399
COLLECTOR STANDARD
COLLECTOR PERS
VETERAN
 
TRAILER ORIG. SHEETING
TRAILER HI-SIGNS
TRAILER REVISED SHEETING DARKER
TRAILER REVISED SHEETING BLACK BISON
TRACTOR
 
  • Tractor plates are not used on vehicles designated as"Special Mobile Equipment" such as farm or truck tractors, bobcats, front end loaders and similar. This is a rather uncommon plate.
  • Vintage motorcycle plates used the same spartan design introduced in 1985 (starting with #1001) until the inventory of initial production ended at #1199 in 2011. After that point new fully-embossed Waldale-made plates made their debut.
  • ORV plates were first issued in 1988 and all remain valid today. They did not follow the same timeline as the other types so they're shown separately on this website.
  • The basic motorcycle plate (as on 2CS99 above) was unchanged from the start of the series at AA until the late C series that was reached in 2009. At that time, the colouring of the green and province name areas of motorcycle (including personalized) and regular trailer plates was darkened slightly as shown on 2DT78 and T308Z above. This changed occured between 5CW59 and 9CW04 on MC plates.
  • The next variety of small plates produced in 2012 has the new style of black bison in top right corner and motorcycle plates range from 5DT01 through 4EB99. As of early 2014 these have not yet appeared in use. Trailer plates changed to this new bison (as shown on W871C above) between V753J and V135K in 2013.
  • Veteran motorcycle plates announced to the public in November 2012 in the older size. By the time they were available for ordering after April 19, 2013, they had been resized. These plates are numbered in V000 format and were the first ones to feature the new 4x7" size and black bison used on all types of motorcycle plates from that point on.
  • Smaller 4x7" size regular (starting at 5EB01) and personalized motorcycle black bison plates first appeared in Spring 2013. Consequently, sales of older larger sized plates have stalled. My high large observation of the large size MC plates as of August 2015 is 2DT91; in May 2014 it was 2DT78. Plates were produced to 4EB99 but it is not looking likely that we'll see these anytime soon. At recent MC gatherings, it seemed obvious that the new small size is preferred by riders over the larger older plate.
  • Yellow Collector plates became available after March 2014 for motorcycles. The standard number format for these plates has a CL prefix and an example of the personalized version is shown here. See MPI's collector page for more information. Note these are extremely rare. I have not yet seen a single numbered example on the road. The only one I've ever seen (by Aug 2016) is the personalized plate shown above.

© updated 8-1-16

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