Hi, I have a 2008 Fireblade. It is 2 months old and nearly done 4,000 miles, since it had the 600 miles service it has used oil. I reported it to the dealer who sold me the bike, they said they will monitor the oil consumption and report to Honda. So I rode round with my dad while he was running in his 2008 R1, we did 700 miles and it used 250 ml of oil, but this was really taking it easy. Honda say this is within the 'normal' tolerance. I have spoken to a couple of friends who have the same bike and they say theirs does not use oil. I have spoken to other lads who have had many new bikes, they say they have never had the problem of oil usage, I relayed this information to the guy I am in communication with at the dealers.
It has already used a noticeable amount of oil in about 100 miles since they measured what it has used, they are having it in for the 4000 mile service next week and they will measure again.
The dealers are playing it down and saying it is normal usage, I on the other hand is not F-ing happy and would not of spent that much cash on a bike to have to carry oil round with me in case it needs it when I go touring
So anyone else using oil, am I fussing over nothing, or what would you do?
Thanks ............ Hoody