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I just received the latest issue of Consumer Reports, and they included a brand new "MOTORCYCLES" section based on a reliability survey they conducted.



Yamaha took first place for make with the fewest reported problems!



Only 11% of Yamaha owners reported problems, compared to 14% of Honda owners. Kawasaki came in 2nd place with 13% of owners.



Of course CR follows the chart with a lengthy disclaimer explaining why you can't trust the chart, but I say we chalk it up as a win!
 

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wooooooo! love yami
 

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I believe it, I read over on advrider and those guys swear by BMW and KTM. Nobody notices they break down in half the ride reports.


Costs more than a used TDUB just to fix those bikes!
 

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Great info, thanks!
 

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I do love the little TW, but when it comes time to ride on the highway, the choice between my wife's V Star 650 Classic and my Honda Shadow Aero 750 is quite clear. The Shadow has 38,000 miles on it, and the V Star has 2400.

Her V Star gives me a backache almost immediately! Of course my Shadow is an '04 and the V Star is an '09, so the mileage thing is somewhat relative.
 

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My neighbor just traded in his 2011 R1200GS in frustration due to an oil leak at 7k miles. He got burned on the trade, I told him to have it fixed. He got another BMW- as if that makes any sense.
 
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