Contrary to popular opinion, this Ducati hasn't needed much in terms of service. We changed the oil and filter ourselves at 3000 and 9000 miles, and brought it in to Southern California Ducati for a full service at the specified 6000. There, technician Eric Beaman changed the oil, filter and spark plugs; cleaned and re-oiled the air filter; cleaned, lubed and adjusted the chain and cables; checked all fasteners for proper torque; and checked the brake pads and fluid, tire pressure, battery voltage, charging system and light operation. Moreover, though it's not required in the Ducati Service Manual, he synchronized the throttle bodies and adjusted the trim for proper air/fuel mixture. As for the valvetrain, two worn half-ring keepers were replaced to get proper closing valve clearance and the timing belts were adjusted; no shims needed replacing.