Rant: I read on one of the forums that Ducati purposely geared the Diavel higher for the US market than it is for every other location. (15 tooth primary chain sprocket on the US models, 14 tooth primary chain sprocket for everywhere else). I since confirmed it with Ducati. Going to a larger sprocket increases mileage...but who cares about that on one of the most powerful motorcycles on the road? Really, mileage? Apparently the US Government, in its infinite wisdom feels driven to tinker with the motorcycle. So one of the first swaps and modifications will be that offending sprocket. I'll come out of pocket to get the same one that is OEM in Europe.
Log Item: Today a member of the California Highway Patrol made a traffic stop on me/my scooter. I don't have a license plate yet, so that was his probable cause. It turns out that he is interested in buying a Diavel and wanted the inside scoop. No, I didn't get a ticket. The temporary registration has no place to go (no windscreen), so I keep it under the seat. But he didn't ask.