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The 10 Most Reliable Motorcycle Companies

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Here at 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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hello all I am a new member here .) nice to meet you
Catch you later asshole!
Fucking spammer, they come in and try to make a bunch of dopey posts quickly so they can post their spam links.

He posted this in a 2 year old thread about winning tickets to COTA.

"hi everyone... good info.. thanks for the posts"

When I first read that I knew he was up to something. :lol

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I'm not near as stupid as I act or look! :fact
Hold on here, one second. oldfart wields the hammer that he suffered so frequently under? I go away for 2 years and when I come back; up is down, black is white, dogs and cats living in harmony...!
:spit I came back from a banning and was awarded my own hammer!! :monkeyface Welcome back.
How big is that hammer? :shifty
Just big enough to knock the shit out of spammers and the occasional wayward noob.
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