Japserne vinder i test

What began as a battle of the motorcycle brands to show who makes the most reliable motorcycle has resulted in a nationalist showdown. 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.

The domestic brands Victory and Harley-Davidson fell in between the extremes, with 17 and 26 percent, respectively.

The remaining brands—Triumph, Ducati, BMW, and Can-Am—were among the more trouble-prone. In fact, BMW and Canada-based Can-Am are both estimated to have failure rates of around 40 percent by the fourth year of ownership.

Reliablity by brand
Brand Percent failed
Yamaha/Star 11%
Suzuki 12%
Honda 12%
Kawasaki 15%
Victory 17%
Harley-Davidson 26%
Triumph 29%
Ducati 33%
BMW 40%
Can-Am 42%

Kilde: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/04/who-makes-the-most-reliable-motorcycle/index.htm

Køler – 汚物

Da der efterhånden ikke er meget luftgennemgang i min køler har jeg besluttet at udskifte den, jeg spurgte hos Bike Shoppen hvad de skulle have for sådan en. Hold nu fast 9746 kr. + moms, dertil kommer så tiden for at udskifte den. Jeg har nu fundet en, godt nok ikke original, i England. Den koster den formidable sum af kr. 1974 incl. forsendelse. Jeg er overrasket over at Yamaha vil være det bekendt, det er simpelthen 汚物 (svineri på japansk). Har du lignende tilfælde, ser vi det gerne her på siden.