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I've found no mentions to the 13 digit VINs (like the one my Monster 900 has):

ZDM900M00XXXX

I understand the ZDM already explained, 900M could be the model, and may the last 6 digits be the serial number?

If so, and taking into account that 9.759 M900 were built in 1993 (first year of fabrication), mine would be between them, but it's supposed to be sold in 1995 so I may be decoding it wrong...

Any help? (In my service manual only the engine code is explained)
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I've found no mentions to the 13 digit VINs (like the one my Monster 900 has):

ZDM900M00XXXX

I understand the ZDM already explained, 900M could be the model, and may the last 6 digits be the serial number?

If so, and taking into account that 9.759 M900 were built in 1993 (first year of fabrication), mine would be between them, but it's supposed to be sold in 1995 so I may be decoding it wrong...

Any help? (In my service manual only the engine code is explained)
This decoding guide is only for the 17-digit U.S.-style VINs. If you're in another country (which it appears you are), it will be different.

In 1993, there was no "Monster Dark", so if yours is a dark, it is of a later year. All first-year 1993 Monsters were red M900, with bronze frame and black wheels. Other sizes and colors of Monsters all came later.

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1993 Ducati Monster M900, bought new, 265K miles, killed by minivan 30Oct17. 1995 M900, was ex-wife's bike, now mine again.
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This decoding guide is only for the 17-digit U.S.-style VINs. If you're in another country (which it appears you are), it will be different.

In 1993, there was no "Monster Dark", so if yours is a dark, it is of a later year. All first-year 1993 Monsters were red M900, with bronze frame and black wheels. Other sizes and colors of Monsters all came later.

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Thanks for your response Phil! Indeed, I'm Spanish

I know only the 17 digit VINs have been explained here, but I wondered if somebody had that same guide or any information for 13 digit VINs (which I would say that have been also used in the U.S., maybe for very old vehicles?), in fact, the title states "Ducati VINs Decoded", hence my question

PS: My Monster has the color scheme you described for '93 models, but my nickname is related to the first Monster I had, which was a 620 dark
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Thanks for your response Phil! Indeed, I'm Spanish

I know only the 17 digit VINs have been explained here, but I wondered if somebody had that same guide or any information for 13 digit VINs (which I would say that have been also used in the U.S., maybe for very old vehicles?), in fact, the title states "Ducati VINs Decoded", hence my question

PS: My Monster has the color scheme you described for '93 models, but my nickname is related to the first Monster I had, which was a 620 dark
For the U.S., the 17-digit number has been used on all road vehicles since 1981. Before that, it was up to the manufacturer. I have scooters from the early 1960's that have 6-digit VINs. I bought a M900 Monster new in 1993 when they first came out; it was one of the first 1000 Monsters ever made. And it had a 17-digit VIN. It was a fine machine; I rode it daily for 24 years, and had over 265K miles (425K km) on it when I got hit by a car last year and it was mashed. It could have gone even longer.

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For the U.S., the 17-digit number has been used on all road vehicles since 1981. Before that, it was up to the manufacturer. I have scooters from the early 1960's that have 6-digit VINs. I bought a M900 Monster new in 1993 when they first came out; it was one of the first 1000 Monsters ever made. And it had a 17-digit VIN. It was a fine machine; I rode it daily for 24 years, and had over 265K miles (425K km) on it when I got hit by a car last year and it was mashed. It could have gone even longer.

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That's interesting, so there are Monsters with more or less the same age and different VIN formats... I didn't expect that. Thanks for the info.
Sorry to hear about the end of yours, or wasn't it? I read "project" on top of it (By the way, incredible high mileage! It had a great life!)
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Very useful info, checking mine i have G as my 10th character, legend says production year 1986. Mine is 2016. I think 1986,1996,2006,2016,2026 etc production years will all have G as the 10th figure in their VINs.
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