Stravoxylo: Where I am will remain a secret for now, but I'm not in NYC. Next time, though...
Tandem: I wish I was your age when I read http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460631
Proof you don't need a lot of money or mechanical knowledge to get around the world. Hell, you don't even need boots.... Long distance travel on a bike seems intimidating and scary, but it can be done, even on a tight (or non-existent) budget. Do it now and your life will change dramatically. Wait until the time is right and it will never come.
As for the R's--Not sure if they do a dyno break-in at the factory or not, the bikes as-delivered definitely didn't have the mileage reading the factory manual suggested prior to rev-limit-bouncing.
Here's my 'review' of the Panigale. http://rideapart.com/2013/01/rideapa...99-panigale-s/
Wildman--I'll see you when you're back in the states.