UN Regulation No. 53: Installation of Motorcycle Lighting

Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Category L3 Vehicles with regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices

Related groups: GRE and TFSR
UN R53 | Revision 3 (2013)
7 Aug 2013 2013-08-22 16:50:59 UTC 3 01 series of amendments | Supplement 9 01 series of amendments | Supplement 10 01 series of amendments | Supplement 10 | Corrigendum 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 11 01 series of amendments | Supplement 12 01 series of amendments | Supplement 13 01 series of amendments | Supplement 14
UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 1 (2013)
27 Nov 2013 2015-01-06 17:37:35 UTC 3 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 15
UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 2 (2015)
22 Jun 2015 2015-11-07 14:23:48 UTC 3 2 01 series of amendments | Supplement 16 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2014/60

Proposal to allow for the use of different brake lamp activation methods for Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs). This amendment also introduces the concept of a high-mounted stop lamp to PTWs to improve the conspicuity of the vehicles during stopping.

UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 3 (2015)
9 Nov 2015 2015-11-23 15:54:58 UTC 3 3 01 series of amendments | Supplement 17 Based upon the adopted proposals: WP.29/2015/25

Proposal as approved by the GRE to allow for the installation of interdependent lamps for L3 category vehicles. The amendment also reflects recent amendments to Regulation No. 48, Supplement 2 to its 06 series of amendments and further includes some editorial corrections of current Regulation No. 53 texts. The concern is that the rear trunk lid commonly used for four-wheeled vehicles may be adapted for future scooter type motorcycles to secure the storage space for helmet, etc. Current lamp requirements impose design constraints that may hamper the proper development of such storage features. Please note that the title of this document has been corrected to Supplement 17. Supplement 15 was adopted under Amendment 1 to Revision 3 of UN R53.

WP.29/2015/25/Corr.1

Correction of the title to “Supplement 17” from the erroneous “Supplement 15”.

WP.29/2015/25/Corr.2
UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 4 (2016)
28 Oct 2016 2016-11-02 21:24:32 UTC 3 4 01 series of amendments | Supplement 18 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/22

Proposal to allow for the approval on motorcycles of light-signalling devices with light sources that can be sequentially activated and of emergency stop signals.

UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 5 (2016)
28 Oct 2016 2016-11-02 21:26:23 UTC 3 5 02 series of amendments Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/23

Proposal to delete references to UN R113 Class B headlamps from the regulation.

UN R53 | Revision 3 | Amendment 6 (2017)
26 Jul 2017 2017-09-08 07:25:09 UTC 3 6 01 series of amendments | Supplement 19 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/81

Proposal to remove restrictions that impede the use of bend lighting on motorcycles. UN R53 currently prohibits the use of additional lighting units when the driving beam is in use. This requirement unnecessarily restricts the use of ALU to improve road illumination at night when the motorcycle is banking through a turn.

UN R53 | Revision 3 | Corrigendum 1 (2013)
27 Aug 2013 2013-09-16 17:43:13 UTC 3 1 01 series of amendments | Supplement 13 | Corrigendum 1
UN R53 | Revision 4 (2018)
24 May 2018 2018-05-28 07:54:56 UTC 4 02 series of amendments Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/23

Proposal to delete references to UN R113 Class B headlamps from the regulation.

UN R53 | Revision 4 | Amendment 1 (2017)
26 Jul 2017 2017-09-08 07:21:50 UTC 4 1 02 series of amendments | Supplement 1 Based upon the adopted proposal: WP.29/2016/82

Proposal to remove restrictions that impede the use of bend lighting on motorcycles. UN R53 currently prohibits the use of additional lighting units when the driving beam is in use. This requirement unnecessarily restricts the use of ALU to improve road illumination at night when the motorcycle is banking through a turn.

UN R53: Revision 3-Amendment 1-Corrigendum 1 (2013)
27 Aug 2013 2015-04-13 21:36:09 UTC
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