I have always purchased a workshop manual for every motorcycle I have owned. Even if not completing my own maintenance, it provides excellent reference for torque specifications, understanding services I am having performed, and improving knowledge of the mechanical makeup of the bike.
I was a bit puzzled that the dealer could not locate a part number to purchase a workshop manual from Ducati. I reached out to Ducati customer service and received a response indicating they only distribute such documentation to their trained technical staff.
Is this the norm for Ducati? This is the first one I have owned. At least they were prompt in their reply. If anyone has experience chasing down a workshop manual, I welcome your feedback.