It will be exactly 10 years riding a 2006 Yamaha R1 SPV. Strong wind during bad weather knocked it off twice, I dropped it gently on the gravel parking lot in stand still.
These three drops developed tiny crakcs on the front fair bracket, I had to replace it few years ago.
The cost of R1 Ownership:
Number of years: 9
Total mileage: 31,924 km as of April 18, 2017
Total expense: $1,275
Replacement parts and regular maintenance service: $1,125
Original YUASA battery Made In Japan: lasted seven years.
Cheap third party battery Made In China lasted two years: $40
It’s on the 3rd battery Made In Korea since 2015: $40
Spark plug replacement: $15
Air filer replacement: $20
Engine oil change: $20 to $40 dollars including oil filter
Brake fluid change: $20 x3
Engine coolant change: $20 x2
Second front tires : average $200
Third rear tires: average $250
Repair work: $150
Upper fairing mount bracket: $150