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Last year of manufacture
« on: 14 August, 2020, 02:37:37 PM »
As far as I can recall, the last year of manufacture of the mk2 biffer was 2012.
I know for certain that when I had my 2014 registered bike it was made in 2012 as I was informed by Thunderroad Bridgend.
As far as I can see my 2017 model is exactly the same as my 2014 and probably the same as a 2012.
It didn't change apart from dealers adding on luggage, heated grips and satnavs. The bikes were never good sellers for Honda, which is why, maybe, they didn't bring out a mk3.
I may, of course, be wrong but if my 2017 was manufactured in 2012 why do the original tyres (4078 miles) show they were made in the 36th week of 2014?
Any thoughts?
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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #1 on: 14 August, 2020, 03:31:25 PM »
Hmmm.... can't really remember now but I thought it was still being manufactured in 2013 plus some into 2014  :027:



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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #2 on: 14 August, 2020, 04:33:41 PM »
I don't recall hearing anyone mention an FAE, so my guess is production ceased in 2013.

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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #3 on: 14 August, 2020, 04:39:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]
I don't recall hearing anyone mention an FAE, so my guess is production ceased in 2013.

FAE? :027:
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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #4 on: 14 August, 2020, 04:51:29 PM »
Last year of manufacture was 2013. There was an overlap in production with SC58's (MKI) being manufactured 2006 - 2012 and SC64's (MKII) being manufactured 2010 to 2013. Check your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). My SC58 CBF 1000 A-6 VIN is ZDCSC58B06F###### which all means

ZD = Manufacturer (Honda Italia Industriale SPA)
C = Plant number
SC58B = Honda Model Type
06 = 2006  Year of manufacture (A=2010, B=2011, C=2012 and D=2013)
F= I don't know
###### = Sequential production line number

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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #5 on: 14 August, 2020, 05:30:37 PM »
Mine says..

ZDCSC84BOCF######

...so it must be a 2012. Still wondering then why it's original tyres are 2014. I can only think that when it was sold in 2017 the dealer decided to change the 2012 tyres as they were five years old and put on ones that were then three years old!
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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #6 on: 14 August, 2020, 08:58:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Art [+]
F= I don't know

F is the plant code, or Honda assembly plant code, which for 'F' is, or was, I believe, Honda Taiwan.

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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #7 on: 14 August, 2020, 10:28:25 PM »
Frankly I really think that Honda missed a trick by dropping rather than updating the CBF. You could argue that the styling (of both Mk 1 and 2) was harking back to previous similar models of the past and as such was off the pace. But the performance, usability and the ability to do pretty much everything was, and still is what draws people to them. So a makeover styling-wise I believe would have seen sales boosted more than enough to keep it in the Honda line-up. But what do I know?

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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #8 on: 15 August, 2020, 01:16:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by knapdog [+]
Mine says..

ZDCSC84BOCF######

...so it must be a 2012. Still wondering then why it's original tyres are 2014. I can only think that when it was sold in 2017 the dealer decided to change the 2012 tyres as they were five years old and put on ones that were then three years old!

I think you'll find that's ZDCSC64B0CF######, yes the 0C makes it a 2012, VIN numbers don't lie. Tyres wear and require replacing from time to time, mine tend to need replacing every year so replacing after three years I can understand. Is the mo'cycle on a 2014 plate?

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Re: Last year of manufacture
« Reply #9 on: 15 August, 2020, 01:45:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by Shed [+]
F is the plant code, or Honda assembly plant code, which for 'F' is, or was, I believe, Honda Taiwan.

I stand corrected, you're right F is the plant code. So the 17 digit VIN breaks down as

ZDC is the Manufacturer (Honda Italia Industriale SPA)
SC58B (or SC64B) is the Honda model type
06 is the year of manufacture for 2006 (07, 08, 09, 0A,0B and 0C for subsequent years, 2013 being the last year of manufacture)
F is the plant code (Atessa Abruzzo Italy according to Cyclepedia)
###### is the sequential production line number




 


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