How to Find the VIN, Chassis Number and Engine Number of Two Wheeler
When it comes to a bike, its engine number, chassis number, and vehicle identification number might seem irrelevant. Many bike owners have no knowledge about these numbers of their own bike. If you think that only the number plate holds significance and makes your bike distinct, then you are completely wrong.
You need to understand the fact that on being stolen, the number plate of your bike could easily be taken out of your bike. Hence, to give each bike a unique identity, there are specific numbers inscribed on its chassis and engine. However, your bike also holds a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), which gives data like year of manufacture, registration details, etc.
As these numbers play an important part in ensuring the safety of your bike and considered as the most authentic source to find your bike’s history, you should know about VIN, chassis number and engine number and should know how to find them.
What Is a Vehicle Identification Number
A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique code of 17 characters that incorporates numbers and letters used to identify private as well as commercial vehicles. The VIN provides multiple types of details related to your bike such as place of production, vehicle description, vehicle identification, year of manufacture, RTO location, insurance policy and so on.
The characters 1 to 3 of VIN are called WMI code, which denotes the place where the vehicle is manufactured, characters 4 to 9 of VIN denotes the vehicle descriptor section that tells about the characteristic features of the vehicle and characters 10 to 17 of VIN is the vehicle identifier section that provides information about the model year, engine, plant code, and transmission of the vehicle.
How to Find Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the bike is usually found on the steering neck. However, on some bikes it is located near the motor of the bike.
What Is a Bike’s Chassis Number
The Chassis Number of a bike is a part of the VIN as the last six characters of a VIN are the bike’s Chassis Number. The VIN and the Chassis Number are often used interchangeably. Therefore, If you can find VIN on your bike, then you can also find Chassis Number as it is the part of VIN.
How To Find Chassis Number from Registration Number
However, other than bikes, you can find this number on the Registration Certificate and Owner’s Manual. Also, some authorised users such as bike insurance companies, banks, and so on, hold the authority to check this number online on a government website known as VAHAN.
What Is the Engine Number
It is clear from the name itself that an Engine Number can be located on the engine of the bike. This number can also be used for the identification of the bike, but it is different from the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
How To Find Engine Number
You can easily find it on the engine of your bike and on the Registration Certificate and Owner’s Manual. Just like the Chassis Number, the bike’s Engine Number can also be checked online at the government website known as VAHAN, by authorised users only.
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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.
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