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    apologies if this is a noob question repeated.
    can anyone confirm the number of plain old SP4's produced for EU and confirm whether they were numbered. Were carbon termi's standard?
    I have one in my sights and want to be absolutely sure it's genuine and not a ringer.
    Ducati have confirmed frame but not engine number.
    thanks for any feedback.

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    The SP4 had alloy cans as standard, the SPS aka SP(4)S came with carbon cans.

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    we're the bikes numbered on the headstock and if so does anyone know how many were made.
    I've read 500 SP4 and 100 SPS but am not clear.
    thanks
    Martin

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    Yes number on the headstock.
    From 001 to 100 was the SPS like Steve said with carbon tank and carbon mufflers.
    And the next 500 where the SP4 so from 101 to 600 then.
    Somebody here on the forum can you probebly tell how the frame number has to be.

    Henk!!!

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    hmmmm, that's interesting because the 1992 bike in question has the yoke badge number 605.
    Ducati say the frame number is right for an SP4 but they are struggling to confirm the engine number.
    should I be concerned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubbylad View Post
    hmmmm, that's interesting because the 1992 bike in question has the yoke badge number 605.
    Ducati say the frame number is right for an SP4 but they are struggling to confirm the engine number.
    should I be concerned?
    Do you have a pic of the badge? It's fairly easy to spot a dodgy one. What are the frame and engine numbers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubbylad View Post
    hmmmm, that's interesting because the 1992 bike in question has the yoke badge number 605.
    Ducati say the frame number is right for an SP4 but they are struggling to confirm the engine number.
    should I be concerned?
    Hi

    This is quite in order because the standard SP4 production plaque's included the 101 SPS models.

    The SP4 had an alloy tank, alloy hi level silencers, vented clutch cover, and ohlins front and rear suspension as standard.

    Its unlikely Ducati would confirm the engine number.

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    I didn't know that the SP4 had an alloy tank?

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    thanks to all for your help.
    seller confirmed the original alloy cans are included in the sale and there is the standard vented clutch cover on the bike. I've asked for a picky of the numbered badge.
    sorry if I'm being dumb but according to previous mail, 100 sps than 500 sp4s = 600 bikes.
    how can there be any more eg 604 and supposedly 605?
    bike has 20k miles and a full service history. any thing I can do/should do to try and be sure I'm not buying a money pit? (worn cases and such like)
    it doesn't have the 1 number on the side of the fairings so I guess it's been painted.
    thanks again. great and friendly forum.

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    I am surprized that no one has asked if its from Holland!



    I cant understand why someone who was creating a fake SP4 would number it 605. Surely you would take a stab at some other number below 600, and hope that no one else jumps in and claims that that's my number....

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