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Here at Motorcycle.com we get to ride all of the newest, latest, and greatest motorcycles on the planet. However, more often than not, our time with each bike spans the course of weeks, maybe months (but definitely not years), as new bikes are constantly flowing through our proverbial garages, waiting to get tested. This means we have reviews of almost every motorcycle on the market, but it also means that we lack firsthand experience learning about long-term durability and maintenance. So, when our readers ask about the reliability of a certain make or model, it’s a difficult question to answer, as reliability testing requires ownership for several years – something we simply aren’t in a position to provide.

Thankfully, the folks at Consumer Reports have compiled a motorcycle reliability study, gathering information from more than 11,000 riders, sharing their experiences on more than 12,000 motorcycles purchased new between 2008 and 2014. With this data, CR adjusted for mileage ridden over a 12-month span and estimated failure rates. Like golf, the lower the number (or percentage, in this case), the better the score. CR’s language in the link above is vague, using words like “trouble prone” and not defining what constitutes a failure. Nonetheless, the results are still relevant. Here they are, from worst to best.
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Hot off the press from the fine folks at FortNine. This is kinda interesting ...
I just watched this this morning... it was fascinating. I wanted Honda to be much higher.
 

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I just watched this this morning... it was fascinating. I wanted Honda to be much higher.
Would be nice if Ryan quoted the model. All Suzuki’s or Honda’s are not equivalent.

Pretty sure pre-1st change oil from a DR650 (mine was black) would look and test different from a 4-cyl 1000cc Suzuki engine.

And my KTM 350 at 5-hours 1st oil change (should have been 1-hour) the pre-filter was full of aluminium machining shards. The filters did their job - the oil looked unused.
 
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