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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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2004 F4 1000s?

I finally bought an F4 1000s. First time I asked the year of the MV I thought it was strange the owner said 2004.
I'm now looking at the papers and first registration was in August 2004.
10th digit of VIN is a 4.
I thought the 1000s started production only in 2005 or 2006.
Does it mean it's a very early model? Does anybody else has a 2004 1000s?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 03:17 PM
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Release date and production date aren't necessarily the same. In the US, model year 2005 F4's started production in 2004. My 1000S was produced in 2004.

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US Models were always released a year after the other world markets, with Europe always first.

The 2008 Brutale I have was a 2007 model in Europe.

All that being said, the VIN digit indicates the YEAR model. As with cars and other brands of bikes, the next years models are produced in the summer preceding. 2019 models are about to hit the showroom floors now (or have). 2018 models were selling last fall.

If your VIN says "4" it is a 2004 model. When it was first sold/registered is irrelevant.
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Thanks for the clear answers.
I'm actually happy to have an early model.
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