Join Date: May 2019
Location: Albany, NY, USA
I don't see why the OP is so caviler about the liability for Ducati.
Look at all the press VW is getting right now.
Zero reason for Ducati to want to say "yeah its good" when they don't have all their ducks in a row?
This simply is not a thing that Ducati, or many manufactures, deal with on a regular bases.
It is hard enough to get something legal in one jurisdiction, let alone have something cross borders.
Shipping back to Canada should not be $1500 as it is not actually being imported (you said it was still on current tags?)
At the end of of the day it isn't hard to find the exact same bike here in the states.