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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? :confused: (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? :confused: (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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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.

PhilB
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 :nerd:

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 :nerd:

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.

PhilB
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 :wink2: (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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I am pretty confused after reading all this about VIN numbers to see if it is a Varese,but it`s interesting for me because i own a 916S from 1994 so i looked at my VIN and it says ZDM916S001474,anyone who can explain why my VIN dont`t have the letter V or B?
Maybe it`s different where i live?,i live in Denmark and bought my Ducati 916S in Germany in 2005,i hope somebody has some answers so i could get wiser if my bike is a Varese.
 

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1980 – 2002 models that were built for the non-US market use a 13-character VIN that does not encode the manufacturing facility like the US and other non-US 17-character VINs.
 

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Dont worry too much I have a 1991 900SS I am in Florida U.S.A. My bike I know was sold new in Italy then brought to the U.S. in 2002. My Vin # also makes no sense with this chart--mine is ZDM906SC2*000000* --I didnt put the last 2 digits of the vin# in but there are 2 numbers in the last 2 spaces -So my Vin # is a 15 digit vin if you dont count the 2 star stamps and if you do it's 17 digits, but of course the DMV does not count nor use what they call special characters in a vin #--so mine is a 15 digit vin. So mine does not fall into the North American 17 digit Vin or the Euro 13 Digit Vin--Go figure. But I know the history of this bike from the day it was sold new --To Renato Aime who worked for Ducati
 

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Guys, the numbers you are posting with the stars in them appear to be engine numbers. By example, my Australian 92 750SS has a VIN of ZDM1LC1LXNB followed by 6 numbers.
From this I can get most of the information from the VIN decode with the 6 numbers (I believe) being the sequence number in the production run. However, my engine number is ZDM748A2C*(six numbers)*. From this, I assume it is a 748cc engine from Ducati. I am not sure of what the A2C designation is, and the six numbers (again, I believe) are the number in the production run.
For you guys querying ZDM followed by 906, 916 etc, this is your engine number. there should be a frame number on the headstock and/or on a separate VIN plate that details the VIN sequence. May be worth checking again.
Does anyone have an engine number decode? I now the VIN is in one of the Desmodue reference books, unsure about the engine decode though
 
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