Consumer Reports surveyed 4680 subscribers who are motorcycle owners about the reliability of their motorcycles. Out of those who responded to the survey, BMW touring and dual sport owners reported more problems with their motorcycles than owners of other brands.
One in every three BMW owners (33%) said they’ve had an issue with their motorcycle in the past year. One in every 4 Harley-Davidson owner (25%) reported an issue with their motorcycle.
Honda CBR, and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R owners reported the least amount of problems. The issues that were brought up the most by those who responded to the survey were problems with lights, switches, instrumentation, electrical or fuel systems.
Other brands such as Kawasaki, Victory, Indian, Suzuki and Triumph were not ranked as the owners did not provide enough information as required by the survey.