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Z250SL - PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia. Bleh. To be fair though if you actually look at it closely the word Indonesia is written all over it..


CB250 - Eicher Motors Ltd in India in 2007, weird because it was registered in 1994..


TRX - Best Way Trailers, United States (I'm not sure if this site is 100% correct!)


K100 - South America


Yeah nah. The VIN is always correct though which is slightly spooky, makes it a good tool if you want to clone a vehicle.

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Seems my CBR125R was made in Thailand. :|

Guess I better pay my respects.

Nothing wrong with Thai made bikes, their build quality often exceeds the Japanese. I've had a Honda that was Thai built, excellent. :thumb:

PS, Honda oversee production to preserve the brand name.

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Did some extensive research last night, majority of the big brands are made in Japan with some exceptions, the sub 500cc bikes tend to be hit and miss, some made in Japan some in France, several in Thailand, some odd ones a Malaysia, and a few in China, most of the bigger bikes upwards of 500cc tend to be Mainly Japan, although there have been some recent models that have been made in France, all these were from reg numbers that i could see from ebay and odd images from google :thumb:

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I know G series Beemers are made in China.

 

No. They are all made in Berlin aside from one, which is made in India.


Some engines are made in China but final assembly takes place in Germany.

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Most Triumphs are made in Thailand.


Source: Worked at Triumph factory UK.


I have to admit, I do love the guys who do the "Buying British engineering, better than that asian crap" who then learn that their bike was actually imported in and get a bit upset.

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Most Triumphs are made in Thailand.


Source: Worked at Triumph factory UK.


I have to admit, I do love the guys who do the "Buying British engineering, better than that asian crap" who then learn that their bike was actually imported in and get a bit upset.

 

Several of the reviews I looked at specifically stated the build quality of the Thai factory, especially their paintwork.

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Excellent way for bike criminals to collect a list of valid VIN numbers for cloning bikes...

 

Yeah , I'm surprised people haven't obscured theirs on here but are you thinking the site itself is suspect ?

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Excellent way for bike criminals to collect a list of valid VIN numbers for cloning bikes...

 

Yeah , I'm surprised people haven't obscured theirs on here but are you thinking the site itself is suspect ?

 

The site is owned by Llexeter,http://www.llexeter.co.uk/

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Excellent way for bike criminals to collect a list of valid VIN numbers for cloning bikes...

 

Yeah , I'm surprised people haven't obscured theirs on here but are you thinking the site itself is suspect ?

 

The site is owned by Llexeter,http://www.llexeter.co.uk/

 

Is that a good thing ?

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I dont think any site that requires that you enter either your reg number, but particularly your full VIN is a good thing.


I took one look at the page and what it was asking for and closed the window.


Honda Vins describe the county of manufacture. the factory. the model and the production number. obviously its that final number thats the important bit, that is unique. Most sites ask for the first X number of digits so your privacy is protected. This one did not and I found that far too dodgy for my taste.

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