Consumer Reports says Harley-Davidson and BMW motorcycles are less reliable
Harley-Davidson and BMW motorcycles are less reliable than Japanese competitors, according to the first-ever motorcycle reliability survey from Consumer Reports magazine.
About one in four owners of Harleys reported experiencing a major problem in the previous four years, Consumer Reports says in its report that will be published March 28.
BMW motorcycles were less reliable than Harley-Davidsons, with about one in three owners reporting problems in the previous four years. Only about one in ten Yamaha owners experienced issues during that time, followed closely Kawasaki and Honda.