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Hi. I'm in the darke here and I dont know many people who can help me out. I want to buy a new F4 750 monoposto evo3, but everything related to the dealer is very extrange. He continously lies and say half truths about the bike and all the process is very unclear. To make a long story short: I think he has made an alteration in the bike in order to match my requirement. I whent 650 Km to check the bike today and still is not very clear. But now I have the Chassis number and I want to check out the origin of the bike (he says is a new F4 750 monoposto evo 3) But it does not have the evo 3 stickers, and the rear is apparently change since the material is made off is carbon instead of the original. What do you guys think? Do you know if in the factory will tell me what is exactly what bike is it with the chassis number? by the way is zcgf401ac4v006568. Any help wellcome.
-- chano coronil (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 19, 2004
Well, tenth digit of the VIN is "4", so it is a 2004 model. Did you check the mileage on the bike? If it is near zero that might be an indication the bike is new. Also, consider the fact that it is possible to sell a new bike with extra stuff put on it like carbon fiber parts or chrome wheels. My local Suzuki dealer does that to all the sportbikes.
-- Brian Ogle (email@example.com), June 19, 2004.
It is definitly a 04 model.
-- Olav Geesing (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 20, 2004.
As it's an 04 bike then it's an EVO - they are the same for 02,03,04. The EV03 sticker is missing because of the upgraded CF seat unit.
As it's not the orriginal seat unit it would be worth checking the sub frame to see if its mono or 1+1, look for the passenger footpeg mountings.
Who ever imports MV's into your country should have some record of the bike, unless it was a parrallel import. I wouldn't bother trying to get info from Italy as they probably won't answer.
-- Mark M (email@example.com), June 21, 2004.
My evo came brand new with the evo decals uninstalled and packaged seperately with an instruction sheet as to where to place them.
So at least some if not all of the evo decals are/were installed at the dealers shop during the bikes prep and not at the factory.
-- Eric (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 21, 2004.