There is writing on the inside of the tank with a date of 23 June 98. There are no dents, scratches or wear on the outer surface of the tank. I have read that Red makes you go faster. However, I have always gone faster and especially with Ducati Yellow! The item "Ducati 996/748R Superbikes & Derivatives, Race Team Take-Off Fuel Tank" is in sale since Friday, June 09, 2017.This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Motorcycle Parts\Body & Frame\Fairings & Body Work". The seller is "italianironclassics" and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.