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Please can someone tell me how I can identify which model year of bike I have. It was registered in March 2006 and is an American import Yamaha R1 (Blue in colour). I'm sure it is a 2006 model, but how can I tell? I mean, could it actually be a 2005 model?

Thanks for your help.
 

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look at the neck of the bike on the right side. there will be a white sticker there with a vin# and a model year
 

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The 10th digit on the frame is the year i.e. JYARN13E04A000000 The 4 is an 04
2=02
3=03
4=04
5=05
6=06
7=07
etc...
The 10th digit is a 6. But the 7th digit is a 5 - you sure it's the 10th?

Is there any other meaning to the digits? ie. where it has been manufactured, colour etc etc

Many thanks,

Dave
 

· ELWOOD
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it would also tell you this on your title too:fact

is this a no title bike? seems kinda weird...
 

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Thanks. There is a white sticker with the VIN number and at the top of the sticker it reads 11/05

Does this mean it is a 2005 model?
Any vehicle manufactured after/or on the 1st day of the 6th month is considered the following model-year...

IE: a bike or car with a manufacture date 06/05, would actually be an 06... :fact
 

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When I bought my 06 in may of 06 got it brand new 1 mile on it anyway a couple days later I was checking it out thinking how kewl I was to have one. I then noticed the vin sticker on the frame 10/05 "That mofo sold me a 05!" I got on this site and searched and found the vin# code for what year bike it is and whew mine really was a 06.
 

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the white sticker your talking about is the month and year of production which is done the year before its released...so if yours says 11/05 its an 2006 model. my 05 reads 11/04

my '08 has that white sticker saying 2002.. i asked the yamaha guys and they said it was the date of production for the frame.. :dundun:

i checked online for the VIN decoding but mine doesn't decode to any valid year.. i guess the european ones are coded differently.
 

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my '08 has that white sticker saying 2002.. i asked the yamaha guys and they said it was the date of production for the frame.. :dundun:

i checked online for the VIN decoding but mine doesn't decode to any valid year.. i guess the european ones are coded differently.
That doesn't make any sense. There have been multiple frame changes from '02 to '08 (sorry if I am being captain obvious here)
 

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Any vehicle manufactured after/or on the 1st day of the 6th month is considered the following model-year...

IE: a bike or car with a manufacture date 06/05, would actually be an 06... :fact
Close but no cigar.

Any bike produced on 07/03 through 06/04 is a 2004 model year.
Any bike produced on 07/04 through 06/05 is a 2005 model year.
Any bike produced on 07/05 through 06/06 is a 2006 model year.
Any bike produced on 07/06 through 06/07 is a 2007 model year.
 

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