Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, and Kawasaki are all among the more reliable brands, based on our survey of more than 11,000 Consumer Reports subscribers.
The predicted failure rates for four-year-old motorcycles ranged from 11 to 15 percent in this group.
What motorcycle brand is most reliable?
The Most Reliable Motorcycle Brand? Not Harley
- Yamaha/Star (11 percent failure rate)
- Suzuki and Honda (12 percent)
- Kawasaki (15 percent)
- Victory (17 percent)
- Harley-Davidson (26 percent)
- Triumph (29 percent)
- Ducati (33 percent)
- BMW (40 percent)
Which motorcycle is better Honda or Yamaha?
The Honda is a more refined type of motorcycle and more comfortable at lower speeds whereas Yamaha tend to be a little more race oriented particularly at higher speeds. Both are excellent motorcycles and hold their prices in today’s market.
Are Victory motorcycles reliable?
Victory motorcycles are a relatively new brand, with the benefit of the R&D clout and resources of Polaris, their parent company. Victory makes a solid, reliable, powerful, well-handling bike at a fair price point. If they were really better then Harley they would have sold more bikes.