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Old 12-21-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default Re: Victory Garners 5 Stars From JD Power Study Results.

Well, of course BMW rated lower--BMW owners are whiny pu$$ies, right? they'll complain about everything, and then write their congressman about it.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:19 AM   #2
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Interesting how HD and Buell are given such low ratings for initial quality compared to Honda, Suzuki but the HD Service is rated so well. Perhaps its the espresso the HD dealers serve to you while you are waiting to get that oil leak fixed. If you go read the press release you can understand why the sales and service may be lower at Japanese big 4 dealerships i.e. usually those dealerships sell multiple brands, ATVs, snowmobiles etc. Where as the HD dealer has to create perceived value with a fun and enjoyable sales and service visit.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:20 AM   #3
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Pretty good scores for quality compared to HD and Buell though..
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:55 AM   #4
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Interesting how you ignored the fact that Kawasaki and Buell are tied.



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Old 12-21-2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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Buell gets better product points but Kawasaki gets better initial quality rankings. Just think what kind of marks Buell would get with a proper engine like say like the SV1000 engine.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:09 PM   #6
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"Buell gets better product points but Kawasaki gets better initial quality rankings. "



So... they're tied.



"Just think what kind of marks Buell would get with a proper engine like say like the SV1000 engine."



Has Suzuki owned up to and fixed the engine knock?

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:11 PM   #7
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"Just think what kind of marks Buell would get with a proper engine like say like the SV1000 engine."



Well, I'd go from "God, I want an XB12R" to "Eh, may as well get an SV1000."
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:09 PM   #8
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Did they serve you a cup, or merely chase you away from where you were fogging the outside window whilst staring at the XB12R?



(BTW: other than one fouled plug and a minor shift shaft seal leak, my XB12R's initial quality has been excellent. For two and a half years, that is.)

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Old 12-21-2006, 02:05 PM   #9
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Nah, it's because they've gotten away(for the most part) from hard-drinkin', hard-ridin' badasses and gone for the people who just wish they were. You really need to treat the wannabe's well, but most likely people who are new to motorcycles might be expecting much harsher treatment at the hands of the old hog riders, only to find that they're people just like everyone else.



Still, the majority of people who own HD are very loyal to their bike and dealer/service centers, while those who are just looking for the cheapest price might just switch bikes at the drop of a hat. That goes far in such surveys.



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Old 12-21-2006, 02:28 PM   #10
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Exactly! LOL That's just what I did.
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