As you might recall I am seriously considering getting an 06-07 CBR 1000RR
My only other sportbike has been a GSX-R 600 K4 which I loved!
However a black 2008 Fireblade popped up locally for a very decent price (the same as an 06 model in good nick)
Originally I went for the 06-07 model since they are cheaper, I like the underseat exhaust and I am not sure I like the 08 front fairing and headlight
However I like the compact stature of the '08, the slipper clutch, loss of weight and sexy tail
The thing is this particular '08 Blade already has 24,000 km. I was looking to buy a sub 12,000km example
However the '08 owner has all the papers that show that back in 2010 the bike has had a factory fresh motor installed due to the oil burn problem
. The new engine has done only around 8,000 km and owner still claims it burns some oil but much less than the old motor.
My only concern is if there be any other parts (except engine) that might have worn out and need servicing soon such as suspension seal, throttle/clutch cables, brake lines, bearings etc! Thanks for any help.