Updated 8th Oct 2006

How do you recognize the model year of the XS650?

1. According to model year
2. According to serial number

The model year manufacturing started at the august of the previous calender year
and continued until the end of the July of same calender year as the model year.

For example model year 1978 was manufactured from august 1977 until july 1978.


1. XS650 model years and the respective serial numbers

model year model code beginning of the serial number notice
1970 256 XS 1 S 650 - 00
1971 256 XS 1 B S 650 - 007101
1971 256 XS 1 F S 650 - 01
1972 306 XS 2 S 650 - 10
1973 366 TX 650 S 650 - 20
1973 476 TX 650 476 - 20 European
1974 447 TX 650 A 447 - 00
1975 447 XS 650 B 447 - 10
1975 1E5 XS 650 P 1E5 - 00 Police
1975 533 XS 650 B 447 - 50 European
1976 1H1 XS 650 C 1H1 - 00 French
1976 584 XS 650 C 447 - 20
1976 1E1 XS 650 C 447 - 30 European
1977 1E5 XS 650 P 1E5 - 10 Police
1977 1V2 XS 650 1H1 - 10 French
1977 1U3 XS 650 447 - 60 European
1977 1T3 XS 650 D 447 - 70
1978 1V2 XS 650 1H1 - 20 French
1978 2F0 XS 650 E 2F0 - 00
1978 2M0 XS 650 SE 2F0 - 10 Cast wheels
1978 2Y8 XS 650 SE 2Y8 - 00
1978 2G6 XS 650 E 447 - 800
1978 1U3 XS 650 447 - 85 European
1978 2M1 XS 650 SE 447 - 90 Cast wheels
1979 1V2 XS 650 1H1 - 30 French
1979 2F0 XS 650 F 2F0 - 02
1979 2M0 XS 650 SF 2F0 - 15 Cast wheels
1979 3N0 XS 650 2F 2F0 - 25 Special II, Spoke wheels
1979 3G5 XS 650 P 3G5 - 00 Japan only, Cast wheels, CDI
1979 3L1 XS 650 SE 3L1 - 00 Cast wheels
1979 1T3 XS 650 447 - 40
1979 2G6 XS 650 F 447 - 805
1979 1U3 XS 650 447 - 855 European
1979 3N1 XS 650 2F 447 - 86 Special II, Spoke wheels
1979 2M1 XS 650 SF 447 - 91 Cast wheels
1980 1V2 XS 650 1H1 - 310 French
1980 3G1 XS 650 SG 2F0 - 20 Cast wheels, CDI
1980 3G0 XS 650 G 3G0 - 00 Spoke wheels, CDI
1980 3G1 XS 650 SG 3G1 - 00 Cast wheels, CDI
1980 4E4 XS 650 SPEC 3G5 - 457 Japan only, Cast wheels, CDI
1980 4G7 XS 650 SE 3L1 - 02 U.S.Custom, European, Cast wheels
1980 3U6 XS 650 SG 3U6 - 00 Cast wheels, CDI
1980 3W6 XS 650 SG 3W6 - 00 Cast wheels, CDI
1980 1U3 XS 650 447 - 45 European
1980 4E3 TX 650 447 - 455 Japan only, CDI
1981 1V2 XS 650 1H1 - 315 French
1981 5E6 XS 650 SP 3L1 - 04 Cast wheels
1981 1U3 XS 650 447 - 46 European
1981 4M4 XS 650 SH 4M4 - 00 Cast wheels, CDI
1981 4N9 XS 650 H 4N9 - 00 Special II, Spoke wheels, CDI
1981 4T6 XS 650 SH 4T6 - 00 Cast wheels, CDI
1981 5A9 XS 650 SH 5A9 - 00 Cast wheels, CDI
1982 5E6 XS 650 3L1 - 05 Cast wheels
1982 5V4 XS 650 J 5V4 - 00 Heritage Special, Spoke wheels, CDI
1982 5V5 XS 650 SJ 5V5 - 00 Heritage Special,Cast wheels, CDI
1983 4N9 XS 650 4N9 - 03 Special II, Spoke wheels, CDI
1983 4T6 XS 650 4T6 - 05 Cast wheels, CDI
1983 5V4 XS 650 K 5V4 - 10 Heritage Special, Spoke wheels, CDI
1983 5V5 XS 650 SK 5V5 - 03 Heritage Special,Cast wheels, CDI
1984 5V5 XS 650 SL 5V5 - 040 Heritage Special,Cast wheels, CDI
1985 5V5 XS 650 5V5 - 042 Heritage Special, Cast wheels, CDI

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2. XS650 serial number beginnings and the respectible model years

beginning of the serial number model code model year notice
S 650 - 00 256 XS 1 - XS 1 B 1970
S 650 - 007101 256 XS 1 B 1971
S 650 - 01 256 XS 1 F 1971
S 650 - 10 306 XS 2 1972
S 650 - 20 366 TX 650 1973
1E5 - 00 1E5 XS 650 P 1975 Police
1E5 - 10 1E5 XS 650 P 1977 Police
1H1 - 00 1H1 XS 650 C 1976 French
1H1 - 10 1V2 XS 650 1977 French
1H1 - 20 1V2 XS 650 1978 French
1H1 - 30 1V2 XS 650 1979 French
1H1 - 310 1V2 XS 650 1980 French
1H1 - 315 1V2 XS 650 1981 French
2F0 - 00 2F0 XS 650 E 1978
2F0 - 02 2F0 XS 650 F 1979
2F0 - 10 2M0 XS 650 SE 1978 Cast wheels
2F0 - 15 2M0 XS 650 SF 1979 Cast wheels
2F0 - 20 3G1 XS 650 SG 1980 Cast wheels, CDI
2F0 - 25 3N0 XS 650 2F 1979 Special II, Spoke wheels
2Y8 - 00 2Y8 XS 650 SE 1978
3G0 - 00 3G0 XS 650 G 1980 Spoke wheels, CDI
3G1 - 00 3G1 XS 650 SG 1980 Cast wheels, CDI
3G5 - 00 3G5 XS 650 P 1979 Japan only, Cast wheels, CDI
3G5 - 457 4E4 XS 650 SPEC 1980 Japan only, Cast wheels, CDI
3L1 - 00 3L1 XS 650 SE 1979 Cast wheels
3L1 - 02 4G7 XS 650 SE 1980 U.S.Custom, European, Cast wheels
3L1 - 04 5E6 XS 650 SP 1981 Cast wheels
3L1 - 05 5E6 XS 650 1982 Cast wheels
3U6 - 00 3U6 XS 650 SG 1980 Cast wheels, CDI
3W6 - 00 3W6 XS 650 SG 1980 Cast wheels, CDI
447 - 00 447 TX 650 A 1974
447 - 10 447 XS 650 B 1975
447 - 20 584 XS 650 C 1976
447 - 30 1E1 XS 650 C 1976 European
447 - 40 1T3 XS 650 1979
447 - 45 1U3 XS 650 1980 European
447 - 455 4E3 TX 650 1980 Japan only, CDI
447 - 46 1U3 XS 650 1981 European
447 - 50 533 XS 650 B 1975 European
447 - 60 1U3 XS 650 1977 European
447 - 70 1T3 XS 650 D 1977
447 - 800 2G6 XS 650 E 1978
447 - 805 2G6 XS 650 F 1979
447 - 85 1U3 XS 650 1978 European
447 - 855 1U3 XS 650 1979 European
447 - 86 3N1 XS 650 2F 1979 Special II, Spoke wheels
447 - 90 2M1 XS 650 SE 1978 Cast wheels
447 - 91 2M1 XS 650 SF 1979 Cast wheels
476 - 20 476 TX 650 1973 European
4M4 - 00 4M4 XS 650 SH 1981 Cast wheels, CDI
4N9 - 00 4N9 XS 650 H 1981 Special II, Spoke wheels, CDI
4N9 - 03 4N9 XS 650 1983 Special II, Spoke wheels, CDI
4T6 - 00 4T6 XS 650 SH 1981 Cast wheels, CDI
4T6 - 05 4T6 XS 650 1983 Cast wheels, CDI
5A9 - 00 5A9 XS 650 SH 1981 Cast wheels, CDI
5V4 - 00 5V4 XS 650 J 1982 Heritage Special, Spoke wheels, CDI
5V4 - 10 5V4 XS 650 K 1983 Heritage Special, Spoke wheels, CDI
5V5 - 00 5V5 XS 650 SJ 1982 Heritage Special,Cast wheels, CDI
5V5 - 03 5V5 XS 650 SK 1983 Heritage Special,Cast wheels, CDI
5V5 - 040 5V5 XS 650 SL 1984 Heritage Special,Cast wheels, CDI
5V5 - 042 5V5 XS 650 1985 Heritage Special, Cast wheels, CDI

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