Kawasaki bikes are produced in Japan for the US market. Therefore, each of the vehicles that have been made after 1980 has a unique VIN number that is attached to the non-removable frame. The Kawasaki VIN number consists of 17 characters. If you look at the code of your bike, you will see that the first characters are JK. The letter J stands for Japan, the country where the engine and the frame were made. The next letter identifies the name of the company, here we have Kawasaki and letter K.
If you look at other letters and figures, you can feel lost because you should spend some time on deciphering. Or you can try to use the VIN decoder Kawasaki to find out the following things:
- The type of the engine and the type of the fuel;
- The model year of the bike, it's not the year of the manufacture (the difference can be one year);
- The style of the bike, its colour and materials used;
- The secret check digit (prevents any data loss about the code).
Such letters as Z, O and I are not used in VIN numbers as they can be mixed with the numbers like 2, 0 and 1. The Kawasaki VIN decoder processes the code within a few seconds and provides the truthful information that was collected from different sources. You can try to change one letter or one figure to see what happens at the end. The service will tell you that the code is invalid or provide the information about another vehicle. Every character is highly valuable.
Kawasaki VIN Number Decoder
Why do you need the code on the bike and why do you need to decipher it? During the manufacturing process, each bike receives several codes that will identify the vehicle and its components. It's done to prevent the bike from being stolen. Another reason for the numbers is collecting the statistical data about the bikes. The Kawasaki VIN number decoder can tell you a real model year of the bike. However, there can be a difference between it and the year that's mentioned in the registration card.
The VIN code on the frame of the bike should be the same as the one in the registration card. If you see the difference, you should inform the police about it. If you notice any signs of the damaged code on the frame, use the flashlight to lit it and the brush to clean it from dust. One more thing that you can use the Kawasaki serial number decoder is finding the information about the bike when you're looking trough the sale ads. You ask for the VIN code photo, decode it and only then you decide whether to buy it or not. Even if you buy a new bike, don't hesitate to show you the VIN code to make sure you're buying the bike of this year and not of the last or earlier years.
Knowing the VIN code will let you buy only genuine parts for the repair. You can use the decoder to satisfy your curiosity as many times as you need. This service is free. With this service, you will know what fuel to use and what parts to order to make the use of the vehicle as long as possible. The first VIN code appeared on the Kawasaki frame in the 1980s, from that time every US bike has it. If you see that the code contains strange characters like ZZZ or it's even shorter, it means that the motorbike was produced for non-US market.
Kawasaki Sample VIN
- JKAEREH11HDA05764 — 2017 Kawasaki Z650 EX650HH (649 cc), Motorcycle - Sport
- JKAKLEE1XFDA80906 — 2015 Kawasaki KL650-E KL650EF (650CC), Motorcycle - Dual Sport
- JKBRTCC18EB500459 — 2014 Kawasaki KRT800CF (800 cc), Motorcycle - All Terrain Cycle (ATV)
- JKAEXEE11CDA05038 — 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 EX650EF (649 cc), Motorcycle - Sport
- JKBZGNA199A019084 — 2009 Kawasaki ZG1400-A A (1400CC), Motorcycle