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I wonder how Victory motorcycles came out. My son hasn't had any problems with his 2010 8 ball vision. He bought it used & now has 18k on it.
 

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Have you ever seen a report from Consumer Reports that didn't rank the Japanese brands of anything tops (even though the products were sometimes identical and made on the same line with a different name)?

Also, they only considered the years of ownership and not the miles ridden. The highest rated Japanese brands don't make a lot of touring bikes and they have fewer miles on them (Honda was rated lower than they were and I suspect it is because they have more touring bikes).

I have ridden BMW bikes for years and I see a some with a lot of miles on them. At rallys, 100,000-200,000 mile bikes are not hard to find. They have a bike at the BMW factory in SC that has over 600,000 documented miles on it. It is on display.

According to the report, owner loyalty (would definitely buy again) was far better with Harley (75%), BMW (74%) and Honda (73%) than Yamaha and Kawasaki (60% and 63%). It didn't show Suzuki in the little part I read free.
 

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I owned a Buell once, and worked on a few Harley's for friends and nobody is going to convince me they're quality, and the re-sale thing, what a joke. I'll keep my Jap stuff thank you.
 

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Re: Japanese bikes have fewer problems than BMW and Harley m

Everyone knows about Harley's and their constant issues and as for BMW's I think it is more the ownership costs involved more than the number of miles ridden.
When BMW's break down it can break the bank. :? Just like their cars....they are nice, fun, and fairly reliable but they are also quite expensive to fix and maintain. If you can't afford to fix it then it sits or gets sold at a loss hence the less than happy owners. IMHO
Reliability, cost, and the fun factor determine which ones are satisfied with their ride. After all we forget the small inexpensive issues we encounter once we are out riding with those stupid grins on our face. :D
I like and will always like the big 3 Japanese manufactures Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and in that order! Yall can have the Kawasaki's. 8)
If an American company could make a good mid-sized bike (under 450 lbs.) I would surely be interested but no chances there...... :roll:
 
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