Ducati.org forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
189 Posts
thanks mate it is very nice
i love these bikes. i can stare at mine for hours it seems. it has something thats missing from the 916 style. no 851 before 1990 was imported (legally) into the US, so we hardly ever see bikes like yours.

question: my 1990 is some kind of EU / US hybrid ... i think one of the first 851s in the US. it has a 14 digit VIN which looks like ZDM851S3 xxxxxx and was a bitch to register because it doesn't conform to the US VIN requirements (17 digits). if i can ask ... what's the format of the VIN onr yours??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
i love these bikes. i can stare at mine for hours it seems. it has something thats missing from the 916 style. no 851 before 1990 was imported (legally) into the US, so we hardly ever see bikes like yours.

question: my 1990 is some kind of EU / US hybrid ... i think one of the first 851s in the US. it has a 14 digit VIN which looks like ZDM851S3 xxxxxx and was a bitch to register because it doesn't conform to the US VIN requirements (17 digits). if i can ask ... what's the format of the VIN onr yours??
same here mate there is a 17 didgit vin number the importer here also attaches a stamped compliance plate to the frame
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
189 Posts
Interesting. The mother ship (ducati Italy) says my bike
Was built for Europe, but it's clearly American ... Us dot
Lighting, us smog equipment. I think it was originally
European but was converted by the factory for import
To the us. Strangely, the us owners book shows
The 14 digit vin. I guess I'll never know the true
History.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
185 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
Interesting. The mother ship (ducati Italy) says my bike
Was built for Europe, but it's clearly American ... Us dot
Lighting, us smog equipment. I think it was originally
European but was converted by the factory for import
To the us. Strangely, the us owners book shows
The 14 digit vin. I guess I'll never know the true
History.
mate I had 2 851 tri colore kits and still have one to this day this bike pictured was surpose to go to Canada and ended up in OZ
 

Attachments

1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top