I dont think so. I ve never heard that kind of tolerance! 08 1000rr is a big failure...
Havent had my bike long enough to notice oil consumption, but mine doesnt smoke at all, and the exhaust tip is clean enought to eat off of.
Saying the bike is a failure is a little bit of an exageration, especially since most people who have no problems often dont feel the need to post about how flawlessly their bikes are running. So most of what you "hear" are the problems, and since people post their problems on a forum for help and or support more than they post a "hell yeah my bike is perfect in every way" post.
I am currently monitoring my oil and so far the first few hundred miles have been pretty rigorous.
So basing your assumptions about a bike on a few people in one or two forums having similar problems is kind of silly. To be honest, the fact that Honda has not issued a blanket statement about the oil consumption, and has only replaced a few bikes due to this occurance, leads me to believe that the oil burning is not nearly as widespread as we are all making it out to be.
Please people who are burning oil, dont take it the wrong way, I keep praying that my bike doesnt burn oil, and I hope that your problems are fixed by Honda or go away of their own accord. But at the same time, anyone who is thinking of buying the 08 Blade talk to the dealer and ensure that they only use semi-synth or organic oils for break in and break in the bike however you feel most comfortable.
In my eyes this bike is far from a failure, its not perfect but it is damn close to my ideal motorcycle. Hell I even like the colors, I must be daft