I experimented pretty extensively with just how “off” wheelie control could get, and found the answer to be “very off.” Yes, mom, I tried it with wheelie control on, too. It works just fine. Happy? What I did not push the limits of was cornering ABS, also brought to you by the power of the IMU (the more lean, the more conservative the ABS). It’s a great safety feature, and we’ve sampled it before, but it’s not the type of system to fool around with on a borrowed bike and cold, French pavement—especially in the wake of seeing another poor journalist sprawled out in the road, dignity sacrificed to the hooligan gods. I can report that the brakes are stout, though: Brembo’s fancy M50 monoblock calipers, standard issue for any Ducati that wants to be taken seriously, squeezing 330mm discs. It’s up-market kit, and one of the few times that a single index finger will lift the rear wheel of a motorcycle.