The only modern engine that I have seen that burns oil is the Honda CBR1000RR. My 2008 Burnt 1 quart per 1000 miles .Irreguardless of the oil consumption the CBR1000RR seemingly runs forever.
Even Harley Davidson have increased in durability By using premium metals,increased quality control,testing and the latest assembly technologies. You Can get 100,000 miles on the engine before an overhaul.
The Korean-Taiwonese-India brands like Hyosung,CFMOTO,Royal Enfield have modern assembly plants....but... use
the same poor quality metals as the ultra cheap mail order Chinese brands. The difference between the 2 is modern assembly makes the Korean-Taiwonese-India DEPENDABLE , but not DURABLE. Meaning they start/run well till 20,000/30,000 miles then the cylinders are worn oval burning oil . Most people never know this for they never put that many miles on a bike.. I wonder what would happen if one of these Korean-India ect companies built a cheap Harley full dresser Clone for 9000$. Being a simple design after the engine is worn at 20-30k a quick cylinder/piston replacement could be worth the 20,000$ cost saving
Last edited by jake318; 07-03-2011 at 01:26 PM.