All the books and internet research I've done says the white frames were discontinued from production in 1992. In 1993 the frame color was "Bronze" which is what my 1993 is....or rather, was. I also found on mine, that there was a clear coat over the OEM paint and it yellowed quite a bit giving a golden finish to the frame in some places.
The bronze looks more pewter to me than gold though other members here have stated theirs were gold. Again, most of the research I did indicates the "bronze" was used from 1993 on. I don't know if was an actual color change or it was simply the result of a change in suppliers. IE, Bronze to one meant something different to the other. I found that it did in fact change to gold for 1998 on the FE.
Could be they were painted at the same time? I know there was a point in time where Ducati warranty replaced some frames due to cracking near welds at the steering head. It is possible yours was one of those and was painted white upon frame replacement. Just a theory, if your numbers research is accurate. .....seanSo I'm in the U.S. (Texas) and I recently bought a 1993 900 Supersport. Manufacture date was 1992 (month is worn off) and VIN ends in 4415 and decodes as a 1993 900 Supersport.
The frame is white.
The wheels are white.
Plastics are all red.
It looks like the one Faloon identifies as a 1991 model in his "restoration guide" on desmodue twins.
I've read that only 91s and 92s have white/white, but mine is clearly a '93 and don't believe wheels were replaced, although it's possible...