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Offline TALLADEGACHESSIE

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Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« on: April 01, 2013, 03:45:53 PM »
Check out the First Consumer Reports Motorcycle reliability report- May 2013.
This is the first time Consumer Reports has rated the manufacturers for reliability.  Look up entire report.
Bikes with the fewest amount of problems:
Yamaha
Kawasaki
Honda
HD
BMW
Like most every type of vehicle review issued by CR, Japanese rule.

http://www.powersportsbusiness.com/news/2013/03/26/consumer-reports-reveals-first-ever-motorcycle-reliability-survey/
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Offline Maverick

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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 05:04:41 PM »
Where did Suzuki rank? Maybe the bike brand had to meet a certain level of unreliability before it was even ranked. I am glad my Boulevard can't read. With over 100,000 miles it might start getting sensitive.
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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 06:12:41 PM »
HOW about the Triumphs  ,modern ones that is?
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Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 06:58:46 PM »
HOW about the Triumphs  ,modern ones that is?

Hahaha...they're down below BMW!

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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 07:09:06 PM »

pay the subscription, get emails about your car's "oil life", believe consumer reports and carfax (huge lol)

or

pay a mechanic to inspect cars, trucks, bikes. drop off a ham for christmas. he'll pay off in spades.


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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 09:02:32 PM »
"BMW motorcycles were even less reliable than Harley-Davidsons"




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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2013, 09:41:37 PM »
Better not let Fut see that article. She has feelings too.

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Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2013, 09:51:24 PM »
Yep ! Love my Yamaha. Stratoliner
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Offline WANDRR

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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 08:32:09 AM »
Looks like I picked a winner!
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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 08:46:19 AM »
how about breaking the failures per mile?
A bike that sits will have a dead battery after a few months. Does that count as a failure?
If you only rode it a couple miles every few months, it might need work every time it gets started.
If you have a failure on a bike every 10K miles, and it breaks twice a year, how would that affect the ratings?
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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 09:24:41 AM »
how about breaking the failures per mile?
A bike that sits will have a dead battery after a few months. Does that count as a failure?
If you only rode it a couple miles every few months, it might need work every time it gets started.
If you have a failure on a bike every 10K miles, and it breaks twice a year, how would that affect the ratings?

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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2013, 09:30:43 PM »
I find that interesting. I mean I have 38K on my BMW in less than 4 years. I have had an e-clip break, 2 fuel sending units (1 warranted), and the right heated grip went out recently.

Does constant oil changes and tires count as a major break down?

Of coarse Glen did tell me if I rode it I wouldn't have any problems.

To give credit the New HD's are pretty reliable though. 
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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 08:32:35 AM »
"My Ducati has been stone reliable, and I've had her for years."
"Really, how many miles on her now?"
"Oh, hundreds, probably thousands..."

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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 06:29:58 PM »
I am totally shocked nothing Italian made the list.  {1}

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Re: Most Reliable Motorcycle (Consumer Reports)
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2013, 07:24:57 PM »
Obviously my bike did not make this list or else CR would have simply committed ritualistic suicide.
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