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hi, i'm new to cbr's (and this board).
got a desire to buy a '96 or '98 smokin' joe camel 600rr.
question is can you identify this model (or any other) by the VIN? i can't find much info on this model anywhere. pics i've seen show the '96 with 'smokin joe' decals, pics of the '98s seem to not have the 'smokin joe' decals but are the same color scheme. is this model a 'SE', or 'RR'? any idea of production numbers, or where i can find info?
any help greatly appreaciated

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there is no such bike as a smokin joe 600rr. They didn't make the 600rr until 2003. There was a smokin joe cbr 600 f2, I believe around 94-96, When they started having all the trouble with the tobacco advertising they no longer made it. The F3 is the same colors, but no smokin joe.

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One of my favorite hondas..... here you go.

The CBR600SJR'96 was sold in one of two colors: Pearl Paragon Blue or Pearl Shinning Yellow. It was a Smokin' Joe replica (SJR). The serial number began JH2PC253*TM550001.... Limited edition, 500 made, 300 sold in the US and 200 in Canada

The CBR600SE'98 Smokin' Joe Edition was sold in 1998 in one color: Pearl Paragon Purple with Pearl Shinning Yellow. The bike had a replica of Miguel Dunhame's signature on the top of the tank. The serial number began JH2PC253*WM750001

1996 CBR600F3-SE
Engine Type
599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
Bore and Stroke
65mm x 45.2mm
Compression Ratio
Valve Train
DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Four 36mm slanted flat-slide CV
Computer-controlled digital transistorized
with three-dimensional mapping
Close-ratio six-speed
Final Drive
O-ring-sealed chain
Front: 41mm HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload
and rebound damping adjustability;
5.1 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link HMAS single shock
with seven-way spring preload,
and rebound and compression damping adjustability,
4.7 inches travel
Front: Dual disc with twin-piston calipers
Rear: Single disc
Front: 120/60ZR-17 radial
Rear: 160/60ZR-17 radial
55.3 inches
Rake (Caster Angle)
Trail94mm (3.7 inches)
Seat Height
31.9 inches
Dry Weight
405.6 pounds
Fuel Capacity
4.5 gallons, including 0.8-gallon reserve
Smokin' Joe's Replica Pearl Purple/Pearl Yellow
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