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Stelvio model years/VIN numbers

Discussion in 'Stelvio Chat & Tech' started by uptheaddicks, May 9, 2009.

  1. uptheaddicks

    uptheaddicks Just got it firing!

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    Hello all-thanks for having me!

    I am about to commit to buy a Stelvio (despite the panning review in this months Bike magazine-ouch!).

    Question for your comments-is it worth paying more for an identical looking standard 09 over an unused 08 model?

    Then same dealer says you cannot tell the date of manufacture from the VIN number-is that true?

    Last one-would you buy something else if you had the choice?

    Thanks all:unsure:
     
  2. Gary

    Gary Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Not seen this months UK bike mag, (owned by BMW subsidery), but dont generally take notice of them as they only test race reps.
    08/09 model? unless it's the TT there aint no difference.
    Why worry about vin numbers ?
    Would I buy different? GS Adventure just for the 33 litre tank.

    Stelvio is awesome kit, test drive and buy.
     
  3. eimers01

    eimers01 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    diffrence 08/09:
    09 = 08 + ABS
     
  4. clentbiker

    clentbiker Just got it firing!

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    Would I buy another one - probably yes even though mine has been back to the dealer 3 times; fogged-up speedo, starter switch stuck in and burnt out all the fuses and the starter motor and the headlights were wired up wrong.

    Dont like the 'on-off' effect but thats typical of a twin with the EU CO2 rules but apart from that its different and never seen another on the road yet - but is that saying something?

    Is it worth the extra for a GS. No - they have had similar teething problems also in particular with the EMS.
     
  5. Brian UK

    Brian UK GT Reference

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    The frame number will give the year of manufacture.
    Assume you have a number
    ZGULPH010YMxxxxxx

    ZGU is the manufacturer's ident code
    LP is the model type
    H01 is the model variation
    0 is a free digit
    Y the number here gives the year of manufacture, ie 7 would mean 2007.
    M means made in Mandello
    xxxxxx is the serial number
     

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