Using a lot of oil appears to be a German thing.
That said, it also appears to be a hit or miss thing.
There are a lot of K-Bike owners who have bikes that
never use a drop. Ever. But, there's also a goodly number
of bikes that DO use oil.When I bought my K12, I was told that
the factory considers a quart every 1,ooo miles to be within the
acceptable range of use.
Which, of course, is bullshit. But, that's what the service manager told me.
I also frequent a VW forum cuz I own a GTI. The story over there
is the same as here. A large-ish number of GTI's appear to have a thirst
for oil. Mine doesn't.
But, in MY experience, half of all German vehicles are oil users.