Originally Posted by baloneyskin daddy
If you think using thicker oil is the answer you're ass backwards as it is harder for the rings to wipe off the thicker oil. Try going to a lighter oil it takes less power to circulate and may even improve gas mileage a little.
All I'm saying is that when I ran my 950 with 10W-40 oil it used more than when running the KTM recommended Motorex 10W-50.
I am not saying that it have to be Motorex, now (20,000+ kms later) I run private label 10W-50 and it is using around 0.1-0.3 l/1000 kms subject to riding style. Bike has now done around 66,000 kms. Mostly touring.