In General Aprilia vehicles can be identified from the following numbers: Aprilia VIN (Vehicle identification number) – stamped onto the frame– on the type , Aprilia Engine Number – on the engine housing.
Aprilia vin (Vehicle Identification Number):
Until 1994, and also on occasions in 1995, 8 and 10 character alphanumeric aprilia VIN were issued. From 1995 the Aprilia VIN had 17 characters, beginning with the world manufacturer identifier code ZD4.
Location of the Aprilia vin
The Aprilia VIN on all models of scooter can be found on the central tube of the frame in the front footplate area. In some cases it may be necessary to remove coverings.
The Aprilia VIN is located on the right-hand side of the steering head on all models of motorcycle.
Aprilia vin decoder R125
|1||ZDM||World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)|
|2||MP00||Vehicle type, possibly also giving the model designation and the version|
|3||00||Possibility for designating the country to which it will be exported|
|4||R||Year of production IAW ISO 3779-3780|
|5||0||Filler (no meaning)|
There is no breakdown of the 8 or 10 character alphanumeric VINs.
Form and appearance of the Aprilia VIN
There are two types of needle punches for the 17 character of Aprilia VIN.
Aprilia number plate:
The following data appear on the number plate:
the vehicle identification number, noise, emissions, and for each vehicle, the maximum authorised weight
Location of the number plate
On motorcycles the type plates are normally placed on towards the front of the frame, for example on the left or the right of the steering head or on the upper frame tube. The exact position varies from type to type.
On scooters the number plate is close to the Aprilia VIN on the central frame tube. The Atlantic/type PT is an exception to this rule. Here it is under the right-hand running board.
For the following models it is right next to the VIN on the right side of the steering head.
On the following models it is on the left side of the
– RSV 1000 R NERA
– RSV1000 FACTORY
– RSV 1000 R ’04
– RSV TUONO RACING
– RSV MILLE TUONO
– RST 1000 FUTURA
– SL 1000 FALCO
– CAPONORD RALLY RAID
– ETV 1000 CAPO NORD
With the assistance of the manufacturer or the concessionaire/importer, it is possible to attribute a Aprilia VIN of the latest models to the engine number. To do this, it is necessary to have the name of the engine manufacturer (e.g. ROTAX), the engine type (e.g. V990RR) and the complete engine number.
Aprilia uses the following manufacturers for its engines:
The engine number was stamped onto the first series of Scarabeo 50 light motorcycles HS*072 up to LE*081 (from 1996 up to 12/1997). After that time the number was applied using self adhesive foil.
Aprilia recently reverted to stamping the number onto the engine block.