European Motorcycles

Classic Motorcycle Numbers

Motorcycle Serial Numbers & VIN Numbers

Motorcycle Serial Number Locations
These vary considerably from marque to marque

Engine Numbers
Check these locations:
Below the barrel stamped into the crankcase. On the front of the engine stamped either side of the crankcase join. Below the clutch / transmission area. Rear of cases below carburettor area.

Frame Numbers.
By far the most common location is on the steering head. It may also be found on one of the rear downtubes or on the front downtubes.


Aermacchi VIN numbers

AMC AJS/Matchless from c1935
Engine numbers usually start with the year of production, followed by model designation, and completed with the production number of the motorcycle.
(Source - Wikipedia)

Ariel Serial Numbers
http://redhunter.com/ariel/aomcc_prefix.htm

BMW Engine & Frame Numbers
Post-1969 BMW 650 numbers

BSA Serial Numbers
BSA Numbering System
BSA Numbering System

BSA Frame Numbers at NSW BSA Club
BSA Frame Numbers

BSA at sunnymeadcycles (PDF)
http://www.sunnymeadcycles.com/files/BSA_ID.pdf

BSA_serial_numbers.pdf
(to access this file, please log into the forum and then go to the downloads page.)

BSA Numbers at moto-anglaises.com
http://www.motos-anglaises.com/technique/index.htm

BSA C15 Serial Numbers
http://www.classicmotorcycles.org.uk/c15/c15_serial_numbers.htm

M20 & M21 Engine and frame numbers
http://members.quicknet.nl/ahum/engine_and_frame_number_page.htm

DKW

DKW Vehicle Identification

http://dkw-geyer.com/DKW-Geyer/e/technik/ftp.htm

DKW NZ350 Serial Numbers

http://www.dkw-nz.net/cms/upload/img_pdf_downloads/database.pdf

Francis-Barnett
http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/Francis_Barnett/html/numbers.htm

Lambretta
http://www.scooterhelp.com/serial/serial.numbers.html

Maico
Maico Numbers at Maico Madness
Maico Numbers at off-road.com

Montesa
Montesa Numbers
Montesa Capra Numbers

Norton
Norton Serial Numbers at Bikelinks
http://www.sunnymeadcycles.com/files/Norton_ID.pdf

NSU
NSU Max - (1) (2)

Parilla
http://www.nornet.on.ca/~tharris/parilla/models-1.html

Penton
Penton Identification - KTM, Sachs & Puch engine information
http://www.pentonmotorcycles.com/page3.html

Peugeot
http://www.petochonsdulion.net/Afficher_Noserie.html
Also Automoto, Grifon and Meteore

Sachs
See also under Penton
Sachs 98ccm Modell 1932

Scooters
Identifying the Engine in Your Scooter

Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield Serial Numbers at Bikelinks

Triumph
Triumph Serial Numbers at Bikelinks
 
T120 & T140 Engine Numbers
Triumph 1905-1983 By David Gaylin
Triumph Twins Serial Numbers

Velocettte
Velocette LE Engine & Frame Numbers
KTT engine numbers

Velosolex
Velosolex engine serial numbers

Vespa Identification
http://www.garnersclassicscooters.com/Vespa-ID.htm
http://www.scooterhelp.com/serial/serial.numbers.html

Villiers
Villiers Engine Numbers
http://www.hulsmannmotor.nl/Villiers_Motornummers.html


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