It took me a while to find my FZ-09, I had to call dealerships all around the area in different cities to find it. In the process I was informed that Yamaha did not expect so much demand for this model, so initially they only produced limited amounts to test the market. Because of the strong demand they gave dealers the option to pick up 1-3 bikes or wait for the next batch that will come in a larger volume. So the next shipment is on its way.. how the initial shipment was distributed is a mystery that hopefully this thread can answer. Maybe some fellow enthusiasts around the world can chime in and contribute to this list.Would that be the 143th production 09 or the 143th for the USA market etc? I wonder if that indicates there was only something like 200 in the fist shipment to the States. And when is the next shipment! Seems like it is due.
To better answer your question, from what I understand the way Vin#'s work is that the numbers represent the global production.Would that be the 143th production 09 or the 143th for the USA market etc? I wonder if that indicates there was only something like 200 in the fist shipment to the States. And when is the next shipment! Seems like it is due.
You might be a motorcycle noob, but I know I'm a forum noob. Should I edit the initial thread somehow? Please instruct.to the OP, forget splitting up the threads, post one thread with one long list of owners. You can keep adding folks to the first post and keep a running log as people check in, and get it stickied.
Thats interesting, I always thought the first two indicated what country the vehicle was manufactured in.I work at a Yamaha dealership; the first 2 letters in the vin tell you what country it was made for. (true for all manufacturers) Not sure if the last numbers represent total production or the specific number for each country.
I think the answer is here..
Vehicle Identification Number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia