In General Honda vin motorcycles can be identified from the following numbers : Location of Number check : Vehicle identification number – stamped on the vehicle on the type plate
Engine Number check – on the engine housing
Hondas smaller than 50 cc can be identified from the following individual numbers:
Location of Number check : Vehicle identification number – Frame tube, steering head; the frame beneath the footrests Engine Number – on the engine housing
Honda vin (Vehicle Identification Number) :
Location of the Honda VIN
Honda vin check in general
Scooters and Motocross
Honda 50 cc
Honda VIN decoder
The vin decoder is stamped on mechanically.
Up to and including 1994, all HONDA motorcycles had a stamped 11-character honda VIN decoder From 1995 two models initially changed over to using a 17-character Honda VIN decoder. From 1996 all HONDA motorcycles have used a 17-character VIN.
In the past, motorcycles which had not been imported by HONDA Deutschland frequently used a 17-character VIN.
Up to and including 1995, a 17-character was also used in Austria. In 1996 all models changed over to using a 17-character VIN.
On the left and right of the Honda VIN lookup there is an X in a rectangle.
Factory Plate Honda:
Location of the type plate Honda
Composition of the type plate
A specific factory plate for each edition was also introduced along with the introduction of the 17-character chassis number. This new factory plate contains, on the official part with the black background, details of the manufacturer, the chassis number and the static noise corresponding to the engine revolutions. The lower part is for the moment not valid for Germany.
Despite the application of the European Community Dierctive it is still possible to re-tune the performance as before. It is only necessary to change the factory plate. The model VT 600 C is an exception, as both models have the same idle noise level, thus the manufacturer’s label may be maintained.
The spare part number can be found in the corresponding rebuild certification.
Before the old factory plate is exchanged for a new one, the chassis number (4 mm letters) and the static noise values for the corresponding number of engine revolutions (2mm letters) must be stamped on.
Suitable letters for stamping and the corresponding support for the stamping apparatus can be obtained from firms such as
Franz Schneider GmbH & Co. KG
D-63069 Offenbach am Main
If the motorcycle is converted back to its old performance levels, then the old factory plate can be re-used and should therefore be returned to the customer along with the other exchanged components.
Location of the engine number
Different types of motorcycle and light motorcycle
The upper, lower or rear face of the engine
Appearance of the engine number
Breakdown of the engine number
N.B.: The 6th character of the VIN (11-character VIN) and the 7th digit of the engine number can be identical.
Comparison of the Type / Sales Designation of all HONDA Motorcycles
Breakdown of the Sales Designations:
2 = Engine displacement in cc
3 = Year