I emailed Canon and asked why the owner’s manual was not available for download on the Canon site. For your information here is their reply: Thank you for contacting Canon product support regarding our new EOS 7D Mark II. I'm afraid the finalized copy of the manual is not yet available. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It will be posted shortly before the camera ships, so you should be able to browse the manual a little while before the cameras start appearing in stores. We certainly do understand the importance of having this resource available online, and we will post it as soon as we get a finalized version.
This must be why they are not ready to start shipping the bodies yet.