What kind of Ducati engine you prefer !

‎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

Example: 14 or 15 character engine number
Example: Engine code
ExAample: 10 character  Ducati engine number for the USA

Composition of Ducati engine number

Example: Engine of the ST4S:

ZDM996W4B*000001*
ZDM World Manufacturer Identifier DUCATI Motor Holding spa
996 Engine capacity (cc)
Water cooled (A = Air)
4 Number of valves per cylinder (2,3,4)
B Edition (not mandatory)
*000001* Serial numbe

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

Ducati engine
The VIN is stamped onto the right-hand side of the steering head on all Ducati motorcycles
Ducati engine
VIN – new type:
Ducati engine
The lettering used:
Ducati engine
VIN – old type (used from 1990 to 1994)
The VIN has 13 characters, is punched on in a straight line and consists of two parts. The type of motorcycle is on the left. The serial number is on the right, bordered by two stars. The second line contains the type approval code.
Ducati engine
VIN – old type (used until 1990)
The VIN has either 12 or 13 characters, is punched on by hand and consists of two parts. The type of motorcycle is on the left. The serial number is on the right, bordered by two stars. The second line contains the type approval code.
VIN – old type (used in the 1960s):
VIN – old type (used in the 1960s):

Breakdown of the VIN

EUROPE             Australia            America

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.

Monster, (Exception: Multistrada)
On split frames the manufacturer’s badge is put on the steering head, on the left, in the direction of travel.

USA Vehicles:
The manufacturer’s badge on USA vehicles is placed in a different location, mostly on the upper part of the frame, in the front part of the vehicle, on either the left or the right.

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

(the model used since 1999)
75 x 24 mm
Height of the lettering: 3 mm.

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.

Example: Manufacturer’s badgee, 70 x 30 mm.
Example: Manufacturer’s badgee, 60 x 25 mm.

The USA Version

Height of the lettering: 3 mm.

The Australian Version

95 x 33 mm

Codification Characteristics:

Encoding for models post 2004

Vehicle Keys:

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.

(until model year 2002)
(from MY 2003)

Replacement 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.

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