- Feb 1, 2007
- Dallas, Texas
- 00 4Runner | 02 919 | 87 XJ6 | 86 CB700SC
Someone forgot to tell Honda that - pretty much all of their sportbikes do. From the 2018 CBR1000RR:Most modern sport bikes don't have a separate oil pan, the vast majority have the drain threaded directly into the case. I think I've owned two bikes that had a separate pan, the ST1300 and a 1982 Magna.
Kawasakis mostly still have separate oil pans. 2018 ZX-10RR:
Suzuki still has separate oil pans as well - 2018 GSX-R1000R:
The only one of the Big Four that doesn't routinely still fit oil pans is Yamaha - which is understandable as they more or less come right out and tell you the highly tuned engine on the R series is a disposable unit. Pretty sure you need to go back and beat whoever it was that told you that most sportbikes these days don't have oil pans because they were wrong.