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748 Calling All 748r Owners

Discussion in '748 / 916 / 996 / 998' started by quantuman, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. I know its been discussed before, but never had a definitive answer.

    Its about the Engine Number stamped on the 748R...

    One guy has mentioned that within the number it will have the following:

    748R. and a couple have stated their engines have 748W. They also stated that Ducati confirmed they have R Engines..

    My own 748R/2 has a W on the engine, and the same number appears on both the 'Pre Delivery' Paper copy and the V5.....
  2. I think you should post a gratuitous picture of your bike as part of this thread. Also, we can keep a count of 748r ownership amongst the forum membership (have the same running in a Pani R thread - currently standing at 17).
    I will check mine when I get home. :motorcycleduc::upyeah:
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  3. This was my old engine number on my R, verified by ducati

    #3 Andy800, Jan 30, 2020
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  4. Does mine count as an R?
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  5. No :thinkingface:
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  6. Checked. My 748r 02 has 748W.
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  7. Fake!
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  8. Prototype :eek:
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  9. Ducati certified :upyeah:
  10. Anyone wanna buy a Rolex??
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  12. I read the W is for water cooled
    ZDM = Ducati 748=Engine W=water cooled 4=Valves/Cyl B=? i dunno what the B is for... EDIT: when i google the 748W4B it regularly comes up with the 748R..? i would call Ducati Italy apparently they are very helpful

    2014 thread

    Had a Wikipedia... "Ducati 748" if thats any use..
    The top of the range model was now the 748R, Ducati's racing homologation model produced only in very limited numbers. This engine was again a derivative of the SPS model but with more tuning. The main difference is that the R model has an overhead shower-injector arrangement compared to the 748E (Base model) and S model's traditional throttle bodies.
    The 748R has a larger, two-part airbox and thus the frame was also different in order to accommodate this.
    #14 apatchy, Jan 31, 2020
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  13. 20190921_104328.jpg I doubt there is any difference in the cases of an 748R compared to a base model 748. This was a 748R case
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  14. I've a 748RS and the numbers are very confusing.
    front side 2.jpg
    The Chassis number looks like your engine numbers "ZDM748W4*xxxxxx*"
    And the engine number is all numbers and then a letter 00xxxxxxA.
    I've a letter of authentication from Ducati UK confirming it is correct and was originally supplied in 1997 to a German main dealer for racing.
    I think something went wrong at Ducati and the database the day mine was made ?:mad: :eyes:
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  15. so is the "B" in the engine number denoting an R model i wonder.
  16. Yours was never a road bike, but a very limited run of race bikes, but you know this already :thinkingface:
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  17. Looks like they missed the B off mine, plus mine's only got 16 digits:confused:

  18. Ok, so looks like only 3 owners here currently own a 748R...
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