In General Ducati motorcycles can be identified from the following numbers : Location of Number :Vehicle identification number– stamped on the vehicle– on the type plate . Ducati engine Number– on the engine block
Ducati Engine Number:
Location of Ducati engine number
The Ducati engine number on all vehicles located on the engine block, on the driver’s left. It is needle punched onto the lowest area.
Form and appearance of the engine number
Composition of Ducati engine number
Example: Engine of the ST4S:
|ZDM||World Manufacturer Identifier DUCATI Motor Holding spa|
|996||Engine capacity (cc)|
|W||Water cooled (A = Air)|
|4||Number of valves per cylinder (2,3,4)|
|B||Edition (not mandatory)|
There are lot of model of Ducati superbike like Ducati 1000cc , Ducati 500cc , Ducati 1200cc , Ducati v8 , Ducati v4 , and each of this model has his own Ducati engine Characteristics .
Vehicle Identification Number:
Location of the VIN
Breakdown of the VIN
Type Plate / Manufacturer’s Badge:
Location of the type plate / manufacturer’s badge
On single piece frames the manufacturer’s badge is always put on the rear right-hand area.
Since 1999, the manufacturer’s badge for Ducati motorcycles has had two basic versions:
|1||EU – Version:||of self-adhesive material which is destroyed when removed. It measures 75 x 24 mm.
The current model has been used since 1999
|2||USA – Canada – version:||of self-adhesive material which is destroyed when removed. It measures 134 x 53 mm.
The current model has been used since 1996 The inscription is into English language. Motorcycles destined for California do not have a manufacturer’s
No manufacturer’s badge is required for the USA/California, but 4 other labels are used (information, exhausts, evaporative emissions).
For Australia only two manufacturers’ badges are used. One is made of self-adhesive foil (EU version) and the other is made of metal.
The self-adhesive manufacturer’s plates printed with an Evlaser – EV 150 laser printer.
Prior to this, in the period from 1993 to 1999, a thermo printer was used.
Until 1993 the entries stamped on by hand onto aluminium badges.
Form and appearance of the type pate/manufacturer’s badge
EU – Version
In the past (1993-1999) the manufacturer’s badge for Ducati motorcycles did not have a VIN, but they did have the model designation and information relating to the type approval.
The USA Version
The Australian Version
Since model year 2003 Ducati has issued its vehicles with the following 3 keys.
– 2 keys (black) with transponders
for normal use (fuel tank lock – ignition – seat lock)
– 1 key (red) with transponder
suitable for all locks (as black). Furthermore, a replacement key (black) can be based on this key.
A tag with the key code also issued with the keys.
Vehicles cannot identified from the keys.
If a customer requires additional keys he can request them from DUCATI customer service, but must produce all the other keys in his possession and the IMO card.
DUCATI customer service will then record all the new and the remaining original keys (max. 8 keys).
The code numbers of the keys that have not produced will be deleted. This prevents keys which might have been lost from being used to start the engine.
Older keys do not have a built-in transponder.