How to tell the year of your R1 by reading VIN Number

So you are looking at an R1 or you want to buy an R1 and you are not exactly sure what the year is. The 2002 and 2003 look the same for the most part. All you have to do is read the VIN number on the right side under the handlebars. Count the numbers from top to bottom – when you get to the 10th digit, that is the year of the motorcycle.

So if the 10th digit of the VIN number is a 7, then that R1 is a 2007.

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