Where to find a Ducati VIN
Ducati Motorcycles VIN are usually located on the right hand side of the head stem. It may be necessary to turn the handlebars all the way to the left in order to get a clear and unobstructed view of the VIN on a Ducati. There is also an engine number located on the engine, this should not be confused with the VIN as they provide different information and the Engine Number cannot be used to perform a Motorcycle History Report. It is also common for Ducati’s to have a plate on the left hand side of the frame, somewhere between the tank and seat. This is usual on bike where the head stem may be hidden behind a faring.
Decode your Ducati VIN by entering the number below:
How to Decode it
The first character can be decoded as follows:
Z = Manufactured in Italy
Characters 2 & 3 can be decoded as follows:
DM = Ducati Motorcycle
Character 4 indicates the Motorcycle Type.
1 = Street Version
3 = Racing Version (not street legal)
Character 5 Denotes the Model.
L = Supersport
R = Monster
S = Superbike
T = Sport Touring
U = 9×9 Series
V = Multistrada
X = 1098s or 1198s
Character 6 Denotes the Engine Type.
A= Air Cooled Twin
B = Liquid Cooled Twin
C = Air / Oil Cooled Twin
7 or 9 = Race Model
Character 7 Indicates the Engine Size
Character 8 Indicates BHP
Character 9 is the Keysum Check Digit
This is a calculated number or letter which verifies the accuracy of the preceding numbers.
Character 10 is the Year Code
Character 11 Indicates the Location of Manufacture
B = Bologna Italy
Ducati Motorcycle VIN Check Report
Enter your Ducati Motorcycle VIN below for a free summary of the information stored in the VIN with access to full Motorcycle VIN check reports if required:
Try this example VIN:1HD1BJY102Y049834