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I'm looking at some second hand AT's and I've come across two that are pretty much identical, both 2019 and both seem to be standard's, not adventure sports, but they have different lcd dashes. Would there be any other differences between them or was there a dash update around 2019?

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I've got a March 2019 model with the updates like throttle by wire and therefore numerous ride modes. It has the dash on the left of your photo. The dash on the right is from an older bike as Bram has stated. There are a number of updates and differences between the two and if you spend some time looking around the site there are plenty of posts which will help you. Best of luck with your search and spend some time on the site doing research so you don't get ripped off. 😬
 

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We have number plates with the year of registration on them so there is a slight possibility that it is a 2017 model year but it was first registered in 2019 so if someone says it is a 2019 bike they are half telling the truth.
I recently saw a video of a dude who acquired and uncrated an '82 Honda Ascot 500. New in-box and definitely a half-truth.

BTW: The bike started - no problem. Brake fluid and related bits, and some rubber needed replacement. (or course other fluids were renewed)
 

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BTW I don't think that the 16 - 18 models are in any way inferior to later models and they are fine bikes. If you plump for one of those then I'm sure that you will enjoy it. I suppose it will depend on the price. It goes without saying that you don't want to be paying 2019 prices for an older model bike and it's always good to approach the seller with the right knowledge when they start spinning bullshxt.
 

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We have number plates with the year of registration on them so there is a slight possibility that it is a 2017 model year but it was first registered in 2019 so if someone says it is a 2019 bike they are half telling the truth.
Interesting, so I guess in the UK they just kinda assume that the vehicle will be registered in the year it was made… Here we have to register them every year on the birthday of the person that is on the registration. Way back in the day you actually got a whole new license plate, now we just get a small color coded sticker with the year printed on it to stick on the plate..
 
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Interesting, so I guess in the UK they just kinda assume that the vehicle will be registered in the year it was made… Here we have to register them every year on the birthday of the person that is on the registration. Way back in the day you actually got a whole new license plate, now we just get a small color coded sticker with the year printed on it to stick on the plate..
Correct and the number plate reflects this. a vehicle registered 1st march 2021 to 31st august 2021 would have the number plate XX21XXX 1st September 2021 - 28th feb 2022 would have XX71XXX then for year 2022 would have XX22 XXX and XX72 XXX

the first XX of the number place also show where the vehicle was registered in the UK too.

Regional IdentifiersRegionDVLA Office
AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF, AG, AH, AJ, AK, AL, AM, ANAngliaPeterborough
AO, AP, AR, AS, AT, AUAngliaNorwich
AV, AW, AX, AYAngliaIpswich
BA, BB, BC, BD, BE, BF, BG, BH, BJ, BK, BL, BM, BN, BO, BP, BR, BS, BT, BU, BV, BW, BX, BYBirminghamBirmingham
CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, CF, CG, CH, CJ, CK, CL, CM, CN, COCymruCardiff
CP, CR, CS, CT, CU, CVCymruSwansea
CW, CX, CYCymruBangor
DA, DB, DC, DD, DE, DF, DG, DH, DJ, DKDeeside to ShrewsburyChester
DL, DM, DN, DO, DP, DR, DS, DT, DU, DV, DW, DX, DYDeeside to ShrewsburyShrewsbury
EA, EB, EC, ED, EE, EF, EG, EH, EJ, EK, EL, EM, EN, EO, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EV, EW, EX, EYEssexChelmsford
FA, FB, FC, FD, FE, FF, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FL, FM, FN, FPForest and FensNottingham
FR, FS, FT, FV, FW, FX, FYForest and FensLincoln
GA, GB, GC, GD, GE, GF, GG, GH, GJ, GK, GL, GM, GN, GOGarden of EnglandMaidstone
GP, GR, GS, GT, GU, GV, GX, GYGarden of EnglandBrighton
HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HF, HG, HH, HJHampshire and DorsetBournemouth
HK, HL, HM, HN, HO, HP, HR, HS, HT, HU, HV, HX, HYHampshire and DorsetPortsmouth
HWHampshire and DorsetPortsmouth (Used exclusively for the Isle of Wight)
KA, KB, KC, KD, KE, KF, KG, KH, KJ, KK, KL-Luton
KM, KN, KO, KP, KR, KS, KT, KU, KV, KW, KX, KY-Northampton
LA, LB, LC, LD, LE, LF, LG, LH, LJLondonWimbledon
LK, LL, LM, LN, LO, LP, LR, LS, LTLondonStanmore
LU, LV, LW, LX, LYLondonSidcup
MA, MB, MC, MD, ME, MF, MG, MH, MJ, MK, ML, MM, MN, MO, MP, MR, MS, MT, MU, MV, MW, MX, MYManchester and MerseysideManchester
NA, NB, NC, ND, NE, NF, NG, NH, NJ, NK, NL, NM, NN, NONorthNewcastle
NP, NR, NS, NT, NU, NV, NW, NX, NYNorthStockton
OA, OB, OC, OD, OE, OF, OG, OH, OJ, OK, OL, OM, ON, OO, OP, OR, OS, OT, OU, OV, OW, OX, OYOxfordOxford
PA, PB, PC, PD, PE, PF, PG, PH, PJ, PK, PL, PM, PN, PO, PP, PR, PS, PTPrestonPreston
PU, PV, PW, PX, PYPrestonCarlisle
RA, RB, RC, RD, RE, RF, RG, RH, RJ, RK, RL, RM, RN, RO, RP, RR, RS, RT, RU, RV, RW, RX, RYReadingReading
SA, SB, SC, SD, SE, SF, SG, SH, SJScotlandGlasgow
SK, SL, SM, SN, SOScotlandEdinburgh
SP, SR, SS, STScotlandDundee
SU, SV, SWScotlandAberdeen
SX, SYScotlandInverness
VA, VB, VC, VD, VE, VF, VG, VH, VJ, VK, VL, VM, VN, VO, VP, VR, VS, VT, VU, VV, VW, VX, VYSevern ValleyWorcester
WA, WB, WC, WD, WE, WF, WG, WH, WJWest of EnglandExeter
WK, WLWest of EnglandTruro
WM, WN, WO, WP, WR, WS, WT, WU, WV, WW, WX, WYWest of EnglandBristol
YA, YB, YC, YD, YE, YF, YG, YH, YJ, YKYorkshireLeeds
YL, YM, YN, YO, YP, YR, YS, YT, YUYorkshireSheffield
YV, YW, YX, YYYorkshireBeverley


this has been in place from 2001. you can get private plate but they cant make your car look newer than it is ie you have a 2015 car you cant put a XX 22 XXX number plate on it
 

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Correct and the number plate reflects this. a vehicle registered 1st march 2021 to 31st august 2021 would have the number plate XX21XXX 1st September 2021 - 28th feb 2022 would have XX71XXX then for year 2022 would have XX22 XXX and XX72 XXX

the first XX of the number place also show where the vehicle was registered in the UK too.

Regional IdentifiersRegionDVLA Office
AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, AF, AG, AH, AJ, AK, AL, AM, ANAngliaPeterborough
AO, AP, AR, AS, AT, AUAngliaNorwich
AV, AW, AX, AYAngliaIpswich
BA, BB, BC, BD, BE, BF, BG, BH, BJ, BK, BL, BM, BN, BO, BP, BR, BS, BT, BU, BV, BW, BX, BYBirminghamBirmingham
CA, CB, CC, CD, CE, CF, CG, CH, CJ, CK, CL, CM, CN, COCymruCardiff
CP, CR, CS, CT, CU, CVCymruSwansea
CW, CX, CYCymruBangor
DA, DB, DC, DD, DE, DF, DG, DH, DJ, DKDeeside to ShrewsburyChester
DL, DM, DN, DO, DP, DR, DS, DT, DU, DV, DW, DX, DYDeeside to ShrewsburyShrewsbury
EA, EB, EC, ED, EE, EF, EG, EH, EJ, EK, EL, EM, EN, EO, EP, ER, ES, ET, EU, EV, EW, EX, EYEssexChelmsford
FA, FB, FC, FD, FE, FF, FG, FH, FJ, FK, FL, FM, FN, FPForest and FensNottingham
FR, FS, FT, FV, FW, FX, FYForest and FensLincoln
GA, GB, GC, GD, GE, GF, GG, GH, GJ, GK, GL, GM, GN, GOGarden of EnglandMaidstone
GP, GR, GS, GT, GU, GV, GX, GYGarden of EnglandBrighton
HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HF, HG, HH, HJHampshire and DorsetBournemouth
HK, HL, HM, HN, HO, HP, HR, HS, HT, HU, HV, HX, HYHampshire and DorsetPortsmouth
HWHampshire and DorsetPortsmouth (Used exclusively for the Isle of Wight)
KA, KB, KC, KD, KE, KF, KG, KH, KJ, KK, KL-Luton
KM, KN, KO, KP, KR, KS, KT, KU, KV, KW, KX, KY-Northampton
LA, LB, LC, LD, LE, LF, LG, LH, LJLondonWimbledon
LK, LL, LM, LN, LO, LP, LR, LS, LTLondonStanmore
LU, LV, LW, LX, LYLondonSidcup
MA, MB, MC, MD, ME, MF, MG, MH, MJ, MK, ML, MM, MN, MO, MP, MR, MS, MT, MU, MV, MW, MX, MYManchester and MerseysideManchester
NA, NB, NC, ND, NE, NF, NG, NH, NJ, NK, NL, NM, NN, NONorthNewcastle
NP, NR, NS, NT, NU, NV, NW, NX, NYNorthStockton
OA, OB, OC, OD, OE, OF, OG, OH, OJ, OK, OL, OM, ON, OO, OP, OR, OS, OT, OU, OV, OW, OX, OYOxfordOxford
PA, PB, PC, PD, PE, PF, PG, PH, PJ, PK, PL, PM, PN, PO, PP, PR, PS, PTPrestonPreston
PU, PV, PW, PX, PYPrestonCarlisle
RA, RB, RC, RD, RE, RF, RG, RH, RJ, RK, RL, RM, RN, RO, RP, RR, RS, RT, RU, RV, RW, RX, RYReadingReading
SA, SB, SC, SD, SE, SF, SG, SH, SJScotlandGlasgow
SK, SL, SM, SN, SOScotlandEdinburgh
SP, SR, SS, STScotlandDundee
SU, SV, SWScotlandAberdeen
SX, SYScotlandInverness
VA, VB, VC, VD, VE, VF, VG, VH, VJ, VK, VL, VM, VN, VO, VP, VR, VS, VT, VU, VV, VW, VX, VYSevern ValleyWorcester
WA, WB, WC, WD, WE, WF, WG, WH, WJWest of EnglandExeter
WK, WLWest of EnglandTruro
WM, WN, WO, WP, WR, WS, WT, WU, WV, WW, WX, WYWest of EnglandBristol
YA, YB, YC, YD, YE, YF, YG, YH, YJ, YKYorkshireLeeds
YL, YM, YN, YO, YP, YR, YS, YT, YUYorkshireSheffield
YV, YW, YX, YYYorkshireBeverley


this has been in place from 2001. you can get private plate but they cant make your car look newer than it is ie you have a 2015 car you cant put a XX 22 XXX number plate on it
Here in the states it’s a set of unique letters and numbers that are registered to that vehicle. With each of the state’s having their own design and colors for the plate itself.. The paperwork will have the make, model, VIN, production year, and owner info.
 
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… Here we have to register them every year on the birthday of the person that is on the registration. Way back in the day you actually got a whole new license plate, now we just get a small color coded sticker with the year printed on it to stick on the plate..
(+1) in Ontario, Canada.

An Ontario vehicle plate can have any unique [legal] sequence of characters. Clearly, F-bombs and the like are not allowed.

A wee sticker renewed every one or two years legally binds the plate to the vehicle. The code on the sticker maps when and where the plate was re-registered.
 

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(+1) in Ontario, Canada.

An Ontario vehicle plate can have any unique [legal] sequence of characters. Clearly, F-bombs and the like are not allowed.

A wee sticker renewed every one or two years legally binds the plate to the vehicle. The code on the sticker maps when and where the plate was re-registered.
Hey does the NWT still have the cool looking bear 🐻 one?
 
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