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Welcome to the world's first publicly available Honda VIN database! Here you can estimate the year in which your Honda has been built in!

This list comes with a disclaimer though:

1. The list is transcribed manually. This means that typos may happen.

2. The data does not come from Honda, but from a publication made to identify stolen motorbikes

    unless stated otherwise. Check the list at the bottom of this page.

3. This database does not cover all models.

When the list leaves "beta" status, everything is transferred into this database.

Please, feel free to contact us if you cannot find your model!

Click HELP in the Honda VIN Database menu for assistance with searching.

! = There seems to be an inconsistency here.
     For example, CD200 is entered as model while the frame number says CB200.
NL = Only applies to The Netherlands
@ = May have an Alpha designator in frame number

[1] The frame number on most CT70 models is located on the frame, directly above the front drive sprocket. If you read CT70-xxxxxx you have a three-speed automatic and if you read CT70H-xxxxxxx you have a manual clutch model.

[2] All frame numbers over 2500004 are noted by year. There is currently an uncertainty of where the frame number is located, but if it is not imprinted as mentioned in note [1], please look on the steering head or under the tank. Another clue can be that Honda placed a sticker on the frame that reads i.e. "1977 Model"

[3] Sold in US from 26-08-1969

Note: The following translation is not fully verified yet. Please help by volunteering to translate, please!
[ J1 ] スーパーカブの変遷OHVからSOHCまで / Transition of Super Cub From OHV to SOHC
[ J2 ] キック / Kickstarter
[ J3 ] セル / Battery (Electric starter?)
[ J4 ] スタンダード / Standard 
[ J5 ] ス / A (?)
[ J6 ] デラックス / Deluxe
[ J7 ] 年末時ナンバー / Number at the end of the year
[ J8 ] 最終型 / Final type
[ J9 ] 赤カブ / Red Turnip (have a 4-stroke vegetable!)
[ J10 ] ピビジネス / Pi Business (?)
[ J11 ] ビジネス / Business
[ J12 ] プレスカブスタンダード / Press Cub Standard
[ J13 ] カブ30周年記念車 / Cub 30th anniversary commemorative (vehicle?)
[ J14 ] プレスカブデラックス / Press Cub Deluxe
[ J15 ] リトルカブ / Little Cub

Sources:

* Parts lists, workshop manuals, encyclopedias
* wiki.hobbyist.de
* honda50.com
* カタログ/パーツリスト/参考資料/サービスマニュアル/二輪車整備ハンドブック/各種資料。本田技研工業株式会社発行 / Catalog / parts list / service manual / motorcycle maintenance handbook / various materials. Published by Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda Motorcycle Identification Guide 1959-2000

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