What model year is my bike?

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What model year is my bike?

#1 Post by Matt2950 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:28 pm

Hi,
I’m new, joined to get some info on my Kawasaki er6f hope someone can help.

The 2009-2011 are slightly different than the 2012- present. I’m not sure if I have the 11 or 12 model. It looks more like the 2011 but reg is 2012 plate. Model on V5 is ex 650 cbr and year in vin number is 2012. It has the clocks from the 2011 model though. I’m looking at getting some mods but the 2011 and 2012 can be different so just want to make sure. Any help appreciated

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Re: What model year is my bike?

#2 Post by Stu » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:32 pm

what is the 10th digit of your VIN?

this is usually the model year
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Re: What model year is my bike?

#3 Post by mikestrivens » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:53 pm

What does the V5 say?
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Re: What model year is my bike?

#4 Post by Topper » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:41 am

mikestrivens wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:53 pm
What does the V5 say?
I was just thinking that?

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Re: What model year is my bike?

#5 Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:01 am

It's not uncommon for bikes held in stock to be registered a year or more after they were manufactured. When there is only a year's difference then it's very likely to be an earlier version just registered the following year.
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#6 Post by rennie » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:01 pm

Hello and Welcome :D
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Re: What model year is my bike?

#7 Post by TimR » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:58 pm

go to
https://parts-a.kawasaki.eu/kepcc/kepcc ... T=KAWASAKI

type in vin this will give you a better clue
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Re: What model year is my bike?

#8 Post by Matt2950 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:49 pm

Hi, thanks for the suggestions sorry it’s taken so long for me to reply. I was able to work out it is the 2011 model on a 2012 plate. It’s a bit annoying when dealers do this.

For anyone with similar problems I found the clocks/ dials are different and the exhaust manifold/down pipes are slightly different shapes also it’s a slightly different frame but It’s easier to tell on the N version as my F has all the fairings in the way.

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#9 Post by xMachina » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:23 pm

It’s not just the dealers. My bandit is an 06 K6, it may as well not exist! Essentially it’s a 1250 with the old oil cooled 1200 engine. I have to have 2 manuals, the K1 to k5 one for the engine and the K7 on one for everything else. :?