VIN - Vehicle Identification Number(s)

Before 1970 (Bikes for Export):

Model VIN (example) First two Digits Digits 3,4,(5) Last (four to five) Digits Information
M-50 68M6559 Year; 68 = 1968 M = M-50 Bike No. in that model year; These Identification for 1969 & earlier only!
M-65 67MS1435 Year; 67 = 1967 MS = Leggero Bike No. in that model year; These Identification for 1969 & earlier only!
Rapido 68MLS01234 Year; 68 = 1968 Model:
MLS = Cross Exhaust
ML = Street Exhaust
Bike No. in that model year; These Identification for 1969 & earlier only!
Sprint C 61C3043 Year; 61 = 1961 C = Sprint C 250cc Bike No. in that model year; These Identification for 1969 & earlier only!
Sprint H 67H10122 Year; 67 = 1967 H = Sprint H 250cc Bike No. in that model year; These Identification for 1969 & earlier only!

In 1969 only (Bikes for Export):

Model VIN (example) First 2-3 Letters The Numbers Information
Rapido ML1334 Model:
MLS = Cross Exhaust
ML = Street Exhaust
Bike No. in that model year; Only in 1969 they dropped the production year in the VIN!

Past 1970 (Bikes for Export):

VINs look like this example: 3D14673H4

About the "NEXT FIVE DIGITS":
Most Numbers start with a "1", but some like my own SST-250 start with a "6".
I saw some X-90 models that start with "4" instead of "1" like the most of the bikes.
I am not yet sure what is the reson for that, but we will figure out...

MODEL FIRST TWO DIGITS (MODEL) NEXT FIVE DIGITS SECOND LAST DIGIT (Manufacturer) LAST DIGIT (MODEL SEASON)
Shortster (2S)* 5C 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 2 = 1972
X-90 (2S)* 2D 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 4= 1974, 5 = 1975
Z-90 (2S)* 3D 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 4= 1974
SR-100 Baja (2S)* 6C 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 1 = 1971
MSR-100 Baja (2S)* 8B 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 2= 1972
Rapido (2S)* 7A (1970 and later!) 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 1 = 1971, 2 = 1972
Leggero (2S)* 8A ?? H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 1 = 1971, 2 = 1972
SXT-125 (2S)* 3F 60000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 5 = 1975
SS-125 (2S)* 6F 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year)  
SS-175 (2S)* 4F 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 5 = 1975, 6 = 1976, 7 = 1977...
SX-175 (2S)* 5D 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 4 = 1974, 5 = 1975, 6 = 1976...
SX-250 (2S)* 6D 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 4 = 1974, 5 = 1975, 6 = 1976...
MX-250 (2S)* 7D ?? H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 7 = 1977, 8 = 1978
SST-250 (2S)* 7T 60000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 6 = 1976, 7 = 1977...
SST-350 (2S)* 8F      
SS-250 (2S)* 9E ?? H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 5 = 1975, 6 = 1976...
SX-350 (2S)* 9F      
SS-350 (4S)* 6A 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 2 = 1972, 3 = 1973...
SX-350 (4S)* 3C 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 1 = 1971, 2 = 1972, 3 = 1973, 4 = 1974
ERS (4S)* 7B 10000 and up H = 7 (together with last digit = year) 2 = 1972
* 2S = 2-Stroke
* 4S = 4-Stroke

Bikes for european market only:

VINs look like this example: "AERDAV350NE191301DGM10944 OM"

MODEL VIN Year Production Description
Ala Verde 220001-22????      
R/C 125 (1st Series) (2S) 260001-260602 1971 601  
De Luxe 125 (2S) 600560-601574 1972, 1973 1014  
350 GT Sprint (1st Series) 250001-250603 1970 602 N = 350ccm 4-Stroke model
350 GT Sprint (2nd Series) 250604-251617 1971 1014 N = 350ccm 4-Stroke model
350 GT Sprint (3rd Series) 251628-252932 1972 1304 N = 350ccm 4-Stroke model
350-TV (1st Series) 190001-190503 1971 503  
350-TV (2nd Series) 190504-191204 1972 700  
350cc 4-Stroke N * - 1972   N = 350ccm 4-Stroke model
350cc 4-Stroke NE 1973, 1974   NE = 350ccm 4-Stroke model with electric start

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