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I found a bike I am interested in.
It is a 748R.

Have the VIN, but it does not seem to mach up with the "decoders" i have seen online.
Figured I would email the VIN to Ducati and they would be able to tell me what model it belongs with.

They refused and cited privacy issues.
Was not looking to locate the bike or get information on the owner.
Just want to confirm it is what it is said to be.

I dont understand why they would refuse to help.

What am I missing?
 

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Here's examples of US spec 748R's:

ZDM 3SB3S X Y B 000001* US 2000 748R
ZDM 3H74R 2 1 B 000001* US 2001 748R

and Euro spec bikes:

ZDM H200AA X B 000001 Euro 1999 748R
ZDM H300AA Y B 000001 Euro 2000 748R

see:

https://www.ducati.ms/forums/80-hall-wisdom/27112-ducati-vins-decoded.html
The VIN is ZDM 3H74R 11B007394

When I looked at that link I thought that the "4R" was pointing at it being a "900cc (examples: 900SS, M900e Mike Hailwood)" and "(examples: Mille 1000 Mike Hailwood, 1990 851, 1993 888SPO, 1998 748/S)"

Based on that sheet the 748R should be "3S"

This bike also seems to have all the correct parts, except the numbered badge on the triple.


Thank you so much for the help and support.
Trying my best to learn, read and understand.

I believe it is important to be an informed buyer.
 
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If you're trying to check bike history try cycle vin. It's been registered or titled in the US it'll show up there.

The free stuff is here:
VIN: ZDM3H74R11B007394
YEAR: 2001
MAKE: DUCATI
MODEL: Race Only
TRIM: No data
MADE IN: Italy
STYLE: No data
ENGINE: No data
 

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If you're trying to check bike history try cycle vin. It's been registered or titled in the US it'll show up there.

The free stuff is here:
VIN: ZDM3H74R11B007394
YEAR: 2001
MAKE: DUCATI
MODEL: Race Only
TRIM: No data
MADE IN: Italy
STYLE: No data
ENGINE: No data
 

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I don't know why there is so much discussion on the web about VIN codes. These codes are created by following a set of rules laid down by the ISO (International Standards Organisation) and agreed by all countries that are in it. The 17 digit codes started around the millenium and I believe that they became mandatory for new motorcycles in 2004. Contrary to what many people have published in books and on the web, ZDM is not: Z = Italy / D = Ducati / M = Motorcycle. Rubbish!
The first character is the continent: A-C = Africa / 1-5 = N. America / 8-9 = S.America / J-R = Asia / S-Z = Europe / 6 = Oceania. And so Z = Europe.
The secaond character is the country, and D= Italy.
The third charcater is allocated to an organisation. In our case M=Ducati.
So ZDM = Europe / Italy /Ducati.
If you want to check all this out go lok for 'VIN based Interface IDs' (I think that's about right) or search under ISO for vehicle identification codes, i seem to recall ISO 3779 as being relevant. And if you study the mass of stuff you find in it you should be able to decode pretty well any VIN since 2000.
Before 2000 or so many countries did their own thing and that is why you will find VINs with 13, 15, 10 or any othe amount of digits.
And in case anybody doesn't know, the markings starting with IGM or DGM followed by 4 or 5 numbers and then OM are homologation codes, and refer to specifications for complete machines that have been submitted to the authorities in Italy and approved for production. The OM is omologato which is homologation in Italian. These codes were IGM up to the late 60s and then became DGM. They are stil there on modern Ducatis but now mean a lot more and start with 'e'.They have nothing to do with VINs. In some countries there are Type Approvals, which mean the same.

Right, that should give you all something to do whilst the virus keeps us indoors. Ciao.
 

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I know that OP asked his question last year, but I emailed Ducati a few weeks ago to ask about a bike I was looking at. It was titled as a 996 but I thought it was a 998; they responded in less than 24 hours and gave me the info that confirmed it was a 998.
 

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Vin decodes as:



MOTO 748 R 01 USA G TS

VIN # ZDM3H74R11B007394
ENGINE # H741002151
Vin decodes as:



MOTO 748 R 01 USA G TS

VIN # ZDM3H74R11B007394
ENGINE # H741002151
Your ZDM3H74R11B007394. I don't have my reference files to hand but I can tell you that this translates as (the stuff in brackets is from my own European spec 748E)
ZDM = a Ducati (ZDM = a Ducati)
3H74R1 = cannot remember (H300AA = cannot remember)
1B = built 2001 in Bologna plant (1B = built 2001 in Bologna)
007394 = serial number of your bike (012223) serial of my bike
The characters I cannot remember are chosen by manufacturer to identify the model for their purposes. Hope this is useful.
 

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The VIN is ZDM 3H74R 11B007394

When I looked at that link I thought that the "4R" was pointing at it being a "900cc (examples: 900SS, M900e Mike Hailwood)" and "(examples: Mille 1000 Mike Hailwood, 1990 851, 1993 888SPO, 1998 748/S)"

Based on that sheet the 748R should be "3S"

This bike also seems to have all the correct parts, except the numbered badge on the triple.


Thank you so much for the help and support.
Trying my best to learn, read and understand.

I believe it is important to be an informed buyer.
Any idea what my code is zdmh300aa2b14147
 
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