Starting to wonder how much of this is Ducati's fault and how much is just your bike being fussy lol. At least you've found a short term solution.Agreed.
Tried to start bike up earlier this week (the first time since I've had the problem) and it was having trouble starting again... turned over but no start.
I remember reading that someone had a similar issue and they were able to start it after leaving the gas lid open before firing it up (then closing it before riding away, of course). I tried it and it worked right away!
I immediately rode it over to Shell and filled it up with 91. It's been starting up fine since... I don't know lol