How to read and check VIN on your motorcycle? The best way to motorcycle VIN check is decode him. We can do it themselves. Its really simple.

VIN Number is divided into four sections.

  • SECTION I WMI World Manufacturer  Identifier)
  • SECTION II VDS (Vehicle Descriptor Section)
  • SECTION III Control character
  • SECTION IV Year of production, Factory, VIS (Vehicle Indicator Section) – the number of the vehicle

 

Example VIN Number  1HFRC29A8TA381925 with division on sections, looks like this:

1HF –  code factory, first characters tells us which factory the motorcycle was manufactured  (in this case Honda Motorcycle; Japan American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; Torrance, CA; USA)

RC29A – identify of vehicle (in this case Honda Motorcycles, first 4 characters denote type of motorcycle, and the last one version)

8 – control character

T – year of production (in this case T is year 1996)

A – factory (in this case A denote Ohio w USA)

381925 the number of the vehicle, it is last 5 characters

 Motorcycle VIN check is really easy. To decode VIN Number, use tables and match bodywork number to motorcycle.

SECTION I

Range of codes Country[ continent ]
A – H [ Africa]
AA – AH Republic of South Africa
AJ – AN Ivory Coast
AP – A0 [-]
BA – BE Angola
BF – BK Kenya
BL – BR Tanzania
BS – B0 [-]
CA – CE Benin
CF – CK Malagasy (now Madagascar)
CL – CR Tunisia
CS – C0 [-]
DA – DE Egypt
DF – DK Morocco
DL – DR Zambia
DS – D0 [-]
EA – EE Ethiopia
EF – EK Mozambique
EL – E0 [-]
FA – FE Ghana
FF – FK Nigeria
FF – FK Madagascar
FL – F0 [-]
GA – G0 [-]
HA – H0 [-]
J – R [ Asia]
JA – J0 Japan
KA – KE Sri Lanka
KF – KK Israel
KL – KR South Korea
KS – K0 [-]
LA – L0 China
MA – ME India
MF – MK Indonesia
ML – MR Thailand
MS – M0 [-]
NF – NK Pakistan
NL – NR Turkey
NS – N0 [-]
PA – PE Philippines
PF – PK Singapore
PL – PR Malaysia
PS – P0 [-]
RA – RE United Arab Emirates
RF – RK Taiwan
RL – RR Vietnam
RS – R0 [-]
S – Z [ Europe ]
SA – SM Great Britain
SN – ST Germany
SU – SZ Poland
S1 – S0 [-]
TA – TH Switzerland
TJ – TP Czechoslovakia
TR – TV Hungary
TW – T1 Portugal
T2 – T0 [-]
UA – UG [-]
UH – UM Denmark
UN – UT Ireland
UU – UZ Romania
U1 – U4 [-]
U5 – U7 Slovakia
U8 – U0 [-]
VA – VE Austria
VF – VR France
VS – VW Spain
VX – V2 Yugoslavia
V3 – V5 Croatia
V6 – V0 Estonia
WA – W0 Germany
XA – XE Bulgaria
XF – XK Greece
XL – XR Netherlands
XS – XW USSR
XX – X2 Luxembourg
X3 – X0 Russia
YA – YE Belgium
YF – YK Finland
YL – YR Malta
YS – YW Sweden
YX – Y2 Norway
Y3 – Y5 Belarus
Y6 – Y0 Ukraine
ZA – ZR Italy
ZS – ZW [-]
ZX – Z2 Slovenia
Z3 – Z5 Lithuania
Z6 – Z0 [-]
1 – 5 [ North America ]
1A – 10 United States of America
2A – 20 Canada
3A – 3W Mexico
3X – 37 Costa Rica
38 – 30 [-]
4A – 40 United States of America
5A – 50 United States of America
6 – 7 [ Australia and Oceania ]
6A – 6W Australia
6X – 60 [-]
7A – 7E New Zealand
7F – 70 [-]
8 – 0 [ South America]
8A – 8E Argentina
8F – 8K Chile
8L – 8R Ecuador
8S – 8W Peru
8X – 82 Venezuela
83 – 80 [-]
9A – 9E Brazil
9F – 9K Columbia
9L – 9R Paraguay
9S – 9W Uruguay
9X – 92 Trinidad and Tobago
93 – 99 Brazil
90 [-]

SECTION II

Section contain information abut type and version of motorcycle (also about type and power of engine). It gives the manufacturer.

SECTION III

letter value letter value letter value
A 1 J 1 T 3
B 2 K 2 U 4
C 3 L 3 V 5
D 4 M 4 W 6
E 5 N 5 X 7
F 6 P 7 Y 8
G 7 R 9 Z 9
H 8 S 2

SECTION IV

Year of production

Code Year of production
A 1980
B 1981
C 1982
D 1983
E 1984
F 1985
G 1986
H 1987
J 1988
K 1989
L 1990
M 1991
N 1992
P 1993
R 1994
S 1995
T 1996
V 1997
W 1998
X 1999
Y 2000
1 2001
2 2002
3 2003
4 2004
5 2005
6 2006
7 2007
8 2008
9 2009

Factory

Code Factory
A Ohio, USA
B Aalst, Belgium
C Saitama, Japan
D Guadalajara, Mexico
E Montesa, Spain
F Atessa, Italy
K Kumamoto, Japan
M Hamamatsu, Japan
R Manaus, Brazil
S Suzuka, Japan
T Tochigi, Japan
4 South Carolina, USA

The number of the vehicle

It gives the manufacturer.

 

Motorcycle VIN Check

 

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