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I remember seeing a post showing how to breakdown a vin. I have a 98 SB6R I would like to check. Does anyone have a link that I could enter the vin to get the bikes stats? Thanks
 

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VIN Information
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US models have a 17 character VIN. European models have a 13-character VIN.

Characters 1-3: World Manufacturer Identifier ( i.e. ZDM = Ducati)
1 = World Region Code Z = Italy
2-3: Manufacturer Id
WMI
Manufacturer
ZDM Ducati
ZGU Moto Guzzi
ZHU Husqvarna


Characters 4-8: model information code assigned by manufacturer where (I'm speculating here)

Character 4: 1= street version, 3=race version
Character 5: H= Homologation, L= Super Sport, S=Superbike, R=Monster, T=Sport Touring
Character 6: Street Variation A, B, C Race Variation 7, 9

Characters 7-8: engine information code assigned by manufacturer

Character 9: A check digit used to verify the accuracy of the vehicle identification number.





Character 10: Model year code where,

1971 = 1 1981 = B 1991 = M 2001 = 1
1972 = 2 1982 = C 1992 = N 2002 = 2
1973 = 3 1983 = D 1993 = P 2003 = 3
1974 = 4 1984 = E 1994 = R 2004 = 4
1975 = 5 1985 = F 1995 = S 2005 = 5
1976 = 6 1986 = G 1996 = T 2006 = 6
1977 = 7 1987 = H 1997 = V 2007 = 7
1978 = 8 1988 = J 1998 = W 2008 = 8
1979 = 9 1989 = K 1999 = X 2009 = 9
1980 = A 1990 = L 2000 = Y 2010 =A
Information obtained from http://home.planet.nl/~fransang/vinsystem.html

Character 11: Plant of manufacture code.(i.e. B=Bologna, V=Vendor?)

Characters 12-17: Six digit serial number.
 
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