I'm pretty sure everything put on that bike as factory stock is designed to make it run as good and safely as possible while complying with the law.
In your own words you are correct, however the point is very wrong.
They did make the bike "run" as well as they could to make it comply with the current California emmsions laws.
However, until you've installed a set of factory Termi's and installed the correct ECU or unlocked the newer versions, you'll never understand what I'm talking about. There are thousands of threads on this site, and probably a million or more spread over other sites, that people complain about deceleration popping, ultra lean idle that causes bikes to overheat or not want to start again after a short ride, weird dips in power in the midrange. Lots of threads like that. I've been blessed to either purchase all my Ducati already kitted, or I immediately kitted them upon purchase. I don't have the problems with my machines that I've read so many other people complain about. For the years 2000 and up to about 2008 everyone swore by the Fatduc manipulator. It tricked the O2 sensor into richening up the idle which made the bikes a little easier to handle for those that didn't want to, or couldn't due to State laws, or didn't have the money to upgrade. There are even lots of threads that say Ducati wanted to make the front sprocket a 14 tooth but had to refrain as it made the exhaust decibel higher than allowed at lower RPM so there was yet another compromise made.
I'm glad you are happy your bike runs a little too powerful for you but you are quick to dismiss several bigger pictures of my rant.
A quick google will tell you that the bikes are designed for maximum power and grin factor. Our Factory then has to ham fist them into regulations that make them legal for export/import. You ever hear the line "you're trying to stuff 7 pounds of shit into a 5 pound bag"? There is a reason the Factory works hand in hand to provide you with the "unlock kit" to make the bike run the way the Factory designed it to work. The Factory is upgrading the statement to include the 7 pound bag you really needed. The Monster was never designed to be a race bike, in fact it's all wrong to race. Of course some will race it, people race armadillos and dachshunds around here for fun and wagering. So if the bike is a terrible race bike why would our Factory provide us with a "race kit"? Why doesn't the race kit include actual race bits? You used to be able to buy certain Yamaha bikes from the dealer and ask for the race spare kits. Those included all kinds of different sprockets, extra wheels, slicks, chains, pistons, camshafts, etc... That's a race kit.
The next point of my thread is that each year we as citizens lose a little more of our rights. Those things that the country was founded on. It's a slippery slope. We don't want pollution, nobody really does. What we don't want is gross negligence from huge corporations that dump harmful waste with no care and no penalties when people get hurt. What we really don't want on the other hand is regulations that tell us we cannot buy fuel powered chainsaws or lawn mowers such as many municipalities are now doing. You are taking away our choice and replacing it with a lesser quality option. Yes my motorcycle can pollute. On the other hand it pollutes much less than my truck. On the other hand, both pollute much less than the factories in town.
Why not regulate the real polluters first?
This is the same argument I see everyday with the American Red Snapper debate and the awful restrictions to the average recreational fisherman. The gulf is littered with ARS, in fact so much so they have earned the nickname "ocean pigeon". They make great eating too. They were fished way too heavily but previous restrictions allowed the stocks to rebound. Now that there is an excess the rules heavily favor commercial operations over the rights of the rec guys. They allow commercial guys to rape the ocean of millions of tons of these fish a year when the rec guys only get 9 days to legally fish for them. The commercial guys have been found hundreds of times to be way over their legal daily limits but the fines do not deter them as there is no penalty against their permits to operate. So daily these guys go out and grossly over fish, dodge tiny infractions that do not outweigh the risks, then complain daily to the government that the rec guys are taking too many fish and the system needs more regulations to prevent the rec guy from getting out there.
It's just tiring to see the average Joe constantly getting the stop and frisk from the feds while the real criminals get a free pass.