I have seen that structure on other forums, especially car forums and it's mostly useless. It ends up with a bunch of categories that have like 3 threads on in 2 years. I like this structure better here.
Searching usually works, but people don't do it often enough. If you have a technical question, there is a category for that, it doesn't matter what year of bike you have.
2007 ZZR600 (sold)
2006 CBR600 (sold)
2010 1198 (parted out across North America)
2013 CBR500R (sold)
2009 ZX6R (parted out across North America)
2015 R3 (race bike)
April 2016 and April 2017 6OTM winner!