Eh, most owners don't put enough miles on them to generate major failures, so superficially them seem reliable. If you never put more than ten or fifteen thousand miles on the bike then you never get to the types of routine service procedures that cost an arm and a leg. Find out how much it costs to adjust the valves on most modern sport bikes. Figure eight to ten hours of labor as the bodywork, coolant, radiator and often part of the exhaust have to come off the get the valve covers out. If you set the valve clearance interval at 15,000 miles, most riders will never have to pay for this service. But if you ride 15,000 miles per year, ease of maintenance becomes a consideration in a motorcycle purchase. One of the big reasons I bought a Street Rod instead of a K1200S in 2007 was how ridiculously difficult BMW made checking and adjusting valve clearances on that bike, and the cost of the specialized tools you absolutely need to do the job right and not risk snapping one of those pretty hollow camshafts in half while unbolting the cam caps. All the big in-line fours with shim under bucket valve adjustments are hard to work on. The Street Rod, while still a knuckle buster the first time, is an honest 5 1/2 hour job, seven if any shims need to be changed (on top of the time required for the rest of a major service, it makes a very long day). By comparison, I can check and adjust valves on the old K100RS in an hour or so. BMW twins are even easier.i was always told the honda bikes were pretty reliable and cheap to maintain and fix
You got that right. Not sure about the the DCT transmission though. How do you guys feel about shifting with your thumb? Wouldn't your left leg feel lonely?But I think the most potent Competitor to Harley Street 750 is gonna be Honda CTX700 especially with DCT in USA.
European driving conditions are uniqe, and their car and motorcycle designs reflect this. I never really appreciated the qualities of my trusty old BMW K100RS, why BMW does things the way they do, until I shipped it to Frankfurt for a month long vacation and rode it all over Europe. On their roads, with their traffic patterns and their high speeds (hey, I got passed doing 146 mph indicated by some gray haired old dude in a three piece suit driving a big S-Class, came up behind me in the left lane with his left turn signal on, I got the hint, moved over and he left me like I was chained to the side of the road ! ) along with idiot Italians trying to make three lanes out of two. On it's home turf, all the quirks American motorcycle "journalists" like to carp about when testing BMW bikes made complete sense.How I see it, when it comes to european cars, it's better to buy them new and have warranty you can depend on. if it wasn't for warranty i wouldn't buy them. Still great cars, Europeans know how to build a car.
More like appliances. My fiancee has a thing for Toyota Avalons. To me, when you mention a Toyota Avalon, I immediately think about AARP, walkers, oxygen bottles and that smell that old people have Big floaty boats too with absolutely no driver feedback. But she loves them. Sigh.Yes their cars still have Soul and nice to drive! But what Japanese build are machines.
Only Mazdas, and then only their small sedans. The last big Mazda I rented I managed to jettison a wheel cover taking a freewy ramp in Honolulu a bit fast. Had to big loop-de-loo to drive back to that ramp, park on the side of the road, fetch the wheel cover from the shrubs and put it back on before continuing on my way. Huge understeer on that car. No fun at all. But their 323s and Protoges and their Ford badged progeny the Australian built Laser and early 1990s US made Escort were outstanding cars and still are.Now you started favouring Japanese!