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A little disappointed to see Victory about in the middle regarding reliability...being outranked by all Japanese motorcycles. We did beat out Harley, surprise surprise.

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LOL. My Vic has been in the shop more then the past 2 Ventures and Goldwing combined. I'm not surprised a bit.

That said HD is more in the VIC/Kawasaki range than I would have thought. The BMW doesn't strike me as odd for a couple of reasons, but I thought they would fare a little better than they did.


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http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/m...tion/index.htm

Interesting paragraph... appears Victory owners LOVE them!

Would I buy another Vic? ABSOFRIGGINLUTELY !

But owner satisfaction—i.e., happiness—is an entirely different measure from reliability. Eighty percent of Victory owners said they would definitely buy the same bike if they were to do it all over again. Harley-*Davidson owners were quite happy, with 72 percent responding likewise, trailed closely by Honda at 70 percent. All other brands were below 70 percent.

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Wow that is great for Victory- it's only a couple of percent off the nearest Jap manufacturer. I'm impressed! Would like to know where Indian would fit too- but obviously not a big enough sample size yet.

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Firstly Gentlemen, anyone here who trusts Consumer Reports I'd like to sell a bridge to. I have caught them falsely reporting so many times, I wouldn't use that rag for anything other than starting a fire. That so-called reliability list was made up from just the hearsay of owners. For a true reliability rating, go to JD Powers--they use the records that show how many times a vehicle gets repaired in the first 90 days of ownership.

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Now Rick, you know stats will generally say exactly what the people reading them want them to say. If they don't there are so many ways to scew them it ain't funny. Notice also these are for 4 year old bikes. Many of the owners of many brands never keep one that long. I feel the BMW was effected by this as the folks that have them as a large quantity keep them a long time and ride the bajesus out of them.
Could be wrong but it would have been interesting to add the average odometer on all of them. I'm sure it would have shed some light.

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That's why the Consumer Reports article is so off track. I'll stick with JD Powers.

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I've said this I another post; Real Man don't read Consumer Reports..

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I put motorcycle reliability in the same paddling-pool as computer hard drive reliability.. The imperfectly built ones.. They'll fail pretty much as soon as you get them, or else they last for a good long time..

My feeling is that it's best to ride the ever-living-crap out of a bike while it's still under warranty - anything that can go wrong, usually will, get it fixed, then you are left with a pretty decent scoot.

Keeping up with scheduled maintenance is always gonna make your bike go that extra mile too..

They really should pepper these statistics with good info..

17% failed..

After how many miles?

DID THEY CHANGE THE OIL AT LEAST ONCE??? ...That kinda thing
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My feeling is that it's best to ride the ever-living-crap out of a bike while it's still under warranty - anything that can go wrong, usually will, get it fixed, then you are left with a pretty decent scoot.
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I agree....
The manufactures' Want everyone to foliow a break in period so there is less chance of something breaking on their dime...
So after the warranty is gone, And you ride it like you're suppose to any thing that breaks is on your dime..

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