My mechanic once was complaining for his - years back - choice to get the Honda service over KTM. I asked why and he replied me with the following question:
he: "how many years do we know eachother and I service your bikes?"
me: "more than 10 yrs and 3 bikes allright"
he: "and on those 10 yrs, how much money did I made of your bikes due to failures or breakdowns rather than scheduled services"
he: "there is you answer"
KTM are getting better those days; but much Honda's reliability? I think there is quite some way up to that point.....