It may of been 2002 before they made it to u.s.a. but there was an MY01 st4s in Europe I bought one in may 2001.
Consider yourself lucky to have such a rare ST.
And, as I said, I'm not denying that they exist. Like the 2003 ST2, they were made in limited numbers, and full production didn't start until MY2002.
From Ducati's 2001 Q1 Revenue Statement:
“First quarter 2001 numbers were depressed by various factors,” said Carlo Di Biagio,
Ducati Chief Executive Officer. “These include a combination of uncertainty about the
economy in general, harsh weather conditions, particularly in the US and in Europe, and
delayed shipments of our high-demand new models, the Monster S4 and the ST4S, in
(Which was pretty much everywhere)
“We are stepping up production of the S4 and ST4S to fulfill back-orders
. More bikes will
be available in the next few weeks,” added Di Biagio. “As the weather perks up and the
season gets going, we look forward to significant improvements over the next quarter.”
(They never got ahead of the curve until the end of 2001, when MY2002 began and they re-launched the bike, which is why this is a semantic issue)
I had a friend that put a deposit down on an '01 ST4s, only for it to be unfulfilled. He got his bike later, and it was already an '02.