Where to find the VIN
On most Yamaha Motorcycles the VIN is on a plate on the head stem of the motorcycle. It may not be immediately apparent as first glance. Try turning the handlebars all the way to the left or right, this should make the VIN plate more visible. All modern Yamaha Motorcycle VIN are a standard 17 characters long. If your Yamaha is pre 1981 it will have a 9-digit VIN, as of yet we have been unable to find a 9 digit VIN decoder.
Decode your Yamaha VIN by entering the number below:
What does it mean?
The first nine characters of a Yamaha Motorcycle VIN are dependent on the model of the Motorcycle. There is a checksum character to ensure the first are correct. The final numbers form a unique serial number for an individual bike.
If the first letter of your VIN is J it means your Motorcycle was made in Japan, if the first number is 1 or 4 in means your motorcycle was made in the USA.
Yamaha Motorcycle VIN Decoder
Enter your Yamaha Motorcycle VIN below for a free summary of the information stored in the VIN with access to full Motorcycle VIN check reports if required:
Try this example VIN:1HD1BJY102Y049834