Passenger Motorcycle



First issued 1917.
"Z" prefix used 1919-present
    all numeric >1000 in the 1940's
"Zx" began approximately 1998, where 'x' is a letter, issued in alphabetical order
    (A is excluded; used for Antique)


1917


black/light yellow


1918

white/green?


1919

blue/white?


1920

white/dark green?


1921

red/black?


1922

black/white?


1923

white/dark green?


1924

black/orange?


1925


white/green


1926

red/white?


1927

green/white?


1928

black/yellow?


1929

black/white?


1930

white/black?


1931

green/gray?


1932

black/yellow?


1933

black/white?


1934


yellow/black?


1935

unknown


1936


black/yellow


1937


black/white


1938


black/yellow


1939

black/white


1940


yellow/black


1941

black/yellow


1942


yellow/black


1943

black/yellow


1944

yellow/green


1945


yellow/green
presumably, Z-prefix was standard, but removed after plate number 999

1946


silver/black


1947


black/yellow


1948


yellow/black


1949

white/black


1950

black/white


1951

white/black


1952


yellow/black


1953


black/yellow


1954

white/black


1955

black/white


1956

black/yellow


1957


white/blue


1958

blue/white


1959


white/blue


1960


blue/white


1961


red/white


1962

white/red


1963


white/green


1964


white/black


1965


black/white


1966


white/blue


1967

blue/white  (motorcycle size standardized to 7"x4")


1968


white/black


1969


white/blue


1970


white/green


1971


white/brown


1972

white/black


1973


white/blue


1974


white/green


1975


white/red


1976


blue/white


1977

red/white


1978

green/white


1979


black/white


1980


blue/white


1981


red/white


1982

"EXP. 11-30-82" bottom
green/white


1983

"EXP. 11-30-83" bottom
black/white


1984

"EXP. 11-30-84" bottom
blue/white


1985

"EXP. 11-30-85" bottom
red/white


1986

"EXP. 11-30-86" bottom
green/white


1987

"EXP. 11-30-87" bottom
black/white


1988

"EXP. 11-30-88" bottom
blue/white


1989

"EXP. 11-30-89" bottom
red/white


1990

"EXP. 11-30-90" bottom
black/white


1991

"EXP. 11-30-91" bottom
green/white


1992

"EXP. 11-30-92" bottom
blue/white


1993

"EXP. 11-30-93" bottom
red/white


1994-1995

"EXP. 11-30" bottom, passenger sticker
green/white
in use through 4/30/2017 if continuously renewed









1996-2015

blue/white
 passenger month & year stickers used
    at Z99999, ZB1001 issued (ZA skipped, used for Antique prefix)
    at ZZ9999, stacked prefix Z/B10001 issued
       (Z/B and SOUTH CAROLINA screenprinted flat)

  a batch of "ZX" plates were made with black numbers
      unknown if this was an error, or intentional
         possibly done to distinguish between Dealer (XZ prefix)

Full plate transitioned to flat (digitally produced numbers) at about Z/B38000

in use through 4/30/2017 if continuously renewed











2015-present

blue/red stripes at top, black/white
 passenger month & year stickers used

  Redesign effective 5/1/2015
  Full replacement complete by 4/30/2017