The best Characteristics of the BMW vin

In General BMW vin motorcycles can be identified from the following numbers : Location Vehicle identification number – stamped onto the motorcycle

– on the type plate . BMW engine Number – on the engine block

 

The following types can be distinguished:

K = In-line engine
R = Boxer engine
F = Single-cylinder or in-line 2-cylinder

BMW vin (Vehicle Identification Number) :

 

 Location of the VIN

 

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K Series (old version)
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K Series (new version)
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K Series (new version)
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R Series (old version)
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R Series (new version)
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The current R Model
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G – Model
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 BMW VIN Lettering

 

BMW VIN – 7 to 13-digit number

The BMW VIN has 7 – 13 characters and has 2 parts. The serial number is on the left and the motorcycle type is on the right. The VIN has a BMW symbol on its left and right extremities. This symbol has also been stamped on between the serial number and the motorcycle type.

Each type of BMW motorcycle has been attributed only one particular range of numbers for its serial numbers. (see overview of the range of numbers).

 BMW VIN – 17-digit number without an enclosure

VIN – 17-digit number with an enclosure

The VIN is a 17-digit number and enclosed by a star positioned on right and the left sides of the number. The VIN is stamped into a metal plate welded on the frame or is carved into the frame itself. Sometimes the part of the frame into which the VIN is carved has been grinded.

F650GS
F800R
R1200GS

Composition of the VIN:

WB1 0544 B 8 V ZA23632
1 2 3 4 5 6

 

1 = World Manufacturer Identifier Code BMW

2 = Vehicle type key (see overview number circle)

3 = Engine version

4 = Check digit 0 – 9 or X

5 = Model Year

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 A = 2010 B = 2011

 

 

6 = Serial number (7-digit)

 

Attribution of the BMW VIN to a version and date of production

 

(Status as of March/10)

Serial number:

0010001 – 0492735               1482001 – 5000000     6000001 – 6497130

XA00000 – YB69999               ZA00000 – ZF99999             ZG00000 – ZJ99999

ZK00000 – ZM99999              ZN00000 – ZZ44499

Factory Plate:

Location of the type plate

 

A = On the mounting plate between the frame and the steering head
F 800 GS
G 450 X
F 800 R
S 1000 RR
B = Under the seat
F 650
R 1200 RT
HP 12 Sport
C = On the frame
K Version
D = On the frame
K 1300 GT
E = On the frame
K 1300 R
F = On the frame
R 1200 GS

 

Form and appearance of the type plate

 

The 7-digit serial number is stamped into the free field.
New generation adhesive factory plate with laser engraving and built-in break points.

Engine number:

 

Location of the engine number

R – Model
R Series – on the crankcase, on the right, beneath the cylinder. On the left on the R 100.
Boxer-engines:
K Series
K Series – to the left of the oil–level viewer
In-line engines:
S 1000 RR

 

 

Form and breakdown of the engine number

 

Engine number old version
N 54 Engine number new version
S 1000 RR

The BMW n 52 engine number consists of a 5-6-character type designation and an 8-character engine number.

Arrangement of the BMW s 54 engine number

10 4 E A 10 09 8006
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

 

1 = Engine displacement

47 = 470 cc  for Version R 45
65 = 650 cc
80 = 800 cc
10 = 1000 cc
11 = 1100 cc
12 = 1200 cc
13 = 1300 cc

 

2 = Number of cylinders

2 = 2-cylinder
4 = 4-cylinder

 

3 = Injection valve – carburettor

E = Single injection
V = Carbuettor

 

4 = Body

A = Version  Cylinder bore + piston
B = Series Interior bore differs from “A”
F = Version  Boxer

 

5 = Week of the year

6 = Production Year

7 = Serial Number

1. characters: Engine type
e.g.: 0 = Boxer
2nd – 4th digits: Serial number in a given production week

 

Vehicle Keys:

BMW motorcycles normally have – 2 – keys. One key has a black plastic cap with the BMW emblem. The spare key is made of metal and has no plastic cap and no BMW emblem.

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