View Full Version : Does anyone know what "55 plate" means?

05-03-2008, 03:12 AM
Hello, I need to replace my radiator on my SR50 and I am looking on ebay for a used one. One seller says the part comes from a 55 plate bike. I have no idea what that means. I am hoping somebody in the forums might be able to tell me what that means. My bike is a 2001 model if that helps.
Here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/APRILIA-SR50-RADIATOR-SR-50-55-REG-B338_W0QQitemZ250213180714QQihZ015QQcategoryZ12229 3QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1 638Q2em118Q2el1247

05-03-2008, 05:26 AM
A '55' plate indicates that the vehicle was first registered 'halfway through 2005'

So, you have a 2001 bike. Is your registration something like MX01***?? The 01 there indicates 2001.

So my reg is MX07*** so this is an 07 plate, the bike was registered in 2007.

05-03-2008, 10:37 AM
ok, that makes sense. would anyone know or think a an 05 radiator would fit on an 01? I ask because I have seen a few pictures and the 05 radiator I saw seemed to look an awful like my 01 radiator. My only concern would be size I guess. I am pretty sure the 05 radiator I am referring to is not a ditech (as my 01 is not a ditech) but I am worried that after 4 years the radiator might have gotten bigger than the 01 but maybe not. Anyone care to venture a guess or know where I could find that info out?