OEM Header Rust
I can't find a thread discussing this at all. My 2018 R3's factory headers have a lot of surface rust after only around 8 months of riding. In New Zealand our roads aren't salted in winter as it doesn't get cold enough, the roads I ride on don't have stones or gravel to chip them, and my bike is stored in a dry garage. I've also only ridden in the rain a couple of times. There's not a single spec of rust anywhere else on my bike.
I also bought a brand new unused OEM exhaust off someone who had taken theirs off to replace with a full exhaust. This exhaust has been sitting in a dry cupboard for a few months and now even this is getting rust (albeit not too much). I've attached an image of the brand new exhaust and will post some pics of the headers that are on my bike when I can.
Is this a common issue with R3's, or R3's with a certain manufacture date? Does anyone else have this issue?