How to Tell the Year of a Honda Motorcycle

by Stephania M
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Honda designs, manufactures and distributes a broad range of motorcycles. Street models include Touring, Sport Touring, Crossovers, Cruisers and Choppers. Each motorcycle has a vehicle identification number, which provides manufacturing details about the motorcycle. It is possible to use the vehicle identification number to find out the year of a specific motorcycle.

Step 1

Locate the vehicle identification number. On most models, it is located on either side of the steering column on a metal plate or on the engine case.

Step 2

Call a Honda dealer, provide the VIN and request assistance determining the year of the motorcycle of interest.

Step 3

Go to the DMV website (see Resources). Enter the vehicle identification number in the search box. Press "Search."

Go to the Motoverse website (see Resources). Enter the vehicle identification number in the search box. Press "Go."

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