Quick update about my rusty spokes. With a lot of effort I started cleaning a few of the spokes with the ACF and it does indeed work well, thanks for the recommendation. However the spokes I cleaned were pitted where the surface rust lived. Given the bike is only 6 months old, always garaged and never ridden in the rain, I ultimately I decided this is a quality issue and so I stopped cleaning the wheels and tried to contact Ducati Corporate directly. That way I would have photos to show them the problem if they requested. It had been a few weeks since I had talked to my local dealership about the issue when they took pictures and said they would file a report with Ducati NA. I couldn't really find a good phone number for Ducati customer service or warranty issues etc but I did find an online submission on their website. I submitted all the info including frame number, purchase date, etc as well as the problem I was having the my rusty spokes. Honestly I didn't really expect much response. However, one of their NA customer service/warranty guys called me a couple days later to say that he had just spoken to my dealer and saw their pictures confirming that the spokes had rusted very quickly....although the dealer hadn't submitted the notice yet surprise surprise. The Ducati rep indicated to me over the phone that this shouldn't have happened in such a short amount of time and maybe I got a bad set of wheels. He said no promises but he thought likely Ducati would switch out the wheels and send mine back to Italy to be inspected. So good news! This was a couple weeks ago and I'm still waiting to hear back about a final decision. Will update when I have more info.