Hey Dave, any news on your oil consumption test so far? I'm curious to see what the results are for you and what the dealer says.
From your posts, I feel like I'm on a similar consumption pattern to yours. My oil was changed at 600 miles exactly (first service) and I'm now at 2000 miles, the oil level is somewhat below the mid line. I haven't topped up anything yet. Also, my oil is black, and i mean properly black - not hazy like you wrote in one of your earlier posts. I actually dropped by my dealer this morning, he said "mate, bikes use a drop of oil" and said all was normal, both level and colour.
Btw my bike is perfectly clean no visible leaks anywhere so all consumption is through the engine. My exhaust (I have a LV Corsa slip-on) is pretty dirty at the end, again dealer says that's normal.
Keeping a close eye on how things develop...
Started yesterday. I go back in 1000km. My oil isnt "hazy" as far as I can tell, I think that was a point I noted about some other dudes pic.
They will always say that engines use oil - they do! But it's going to be hardly noticeable between service intervals. Half a sight glass is several hundred mLs.
But 100-200mL per 1000km = 600-1200mL every 6000km, which is 20%-40% of the TOTAL oil volume...not to mention that the ACTUAL service intervals by the book are 12,000km...so that would be 40-80% of the oil being replaced between services. Why bother changing the oil roflol
If I were you, I'd talk to the dealer and ask them what oil they recommended you use. Buy some and carefully top it up to a specific point in the sight glass. Then monitor the use (before and after pics and the odometer) very carefully measuring the oil it takes to top it up - buy a measuring cylinder that they sell for mixing 2-stoke (thats what I did). Then you'll know. That is exactly what the oil consumption test is. Then go to the dealer, show them, and ask for them so do a formal oil consumption test.
BTW: my mate has done only 1000km less than me, and his oil level hasn't noticeably moved in 3000km (as you'd expect). Mine was way low at that point, no question.