A KTM Motorcycle VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is a unique 17-character alphanumeric code assigned to each KTM motorcycle. This VIN holds important information about the motorcycle’s manufacturing details and specifications. Here’s a breakdown of what each part of the KTM Motorcycle VIN signifies:
World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI): Characters 1 to 3 represent the manufacturer and the country of assembly. For KTM motorcycles, the WMI typically starts with “VBK,” signifying KTM as the manufacturer.
Vehicle Descriptor Section (VDS): Characters 4 to 8 provide information about the motorcycle’s model, engine type, and series. These characters indicate specific details about the motorcycle’s specifications.
Check Digit: Character 9 is a check digit used to verify the accuracy of the VIN.
Model Year: Character 10 indicates the manufacturing year of the motorcycle. For example, “H” might signify 2017.
Assembly Plant: Character 11 denotes the manufacturing plant location where the motorcycle was assembled.
Vehicle Identifier Section (VIS): Characters 12 to 17 form the unique serial number for the motorcycle, distinguishing it from other vehicles produced in the same year and plant.
The VIN on a KTM Motorcycle is typically located on the frame. The most common location is on the right side when facing the front of the bike. It is usually engraved or stamped into the frame, making it a permanent and easily accessible location. Additionally, the VIN may also be listed on the motorcycle’s title or registration documents, making it essential for legal and administrative purposes.