Interpriting VIN

4 replies to this topic
  • redrider77

Posted July 07, 2004 - 04:49 AM


Does anyone know which characters in the VIN dennotate the MODEL YEAR of the bike?

  • r1superstar

Posted July 07, 2004 - 06:46 AM


Should be the tenth digit...

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  • redrider77

Posted July 07, 2004 - 11:28 AM


so if the 10th digit is the number 1, the bike is an 01 Model?

  • yasotay1

Posted July 07, 2004 - 03:20 PM


The 10th digit should be a letter, not a number. The year is designated by the 10th digit of the vin. Your local dealer should know and if you can't or won't ask them email me at and I have a list of the corresponding letters with the years.

  • redrider77

Posted July 07, 2004 - 03:53 PM


On the bill of sale, the 10th is a number, the number 1, but I will double check the bike to make sure that that is correct. Thanks for the info.


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