Honda Voted ‘Most Reliable
Bikes’ by UK Riders
19th March 2010
Honda has dominated a motorcycle rider survey once
again – this time to find the UK’s most
reliable motorcycles – with Honda machines taking
eight positions in the top ten.
Models spanning Honda’s broad range of bikes,
including touring favourites such as the Deauville
and Pan European, sports-tourers such as the Super
Blackbird and VFR and awesome sportsbikes including
the CBR600RR and Fireblade, all made it into the Motor
Cycle News reader survey.
Taking the No.1 spot in the survey to find the ‘Top
Ten Most Reliable Motorcycles’ was Honda’s
NT700V Deauville, with a reliability rating of 98%.
Second place went to the CBR600RR with 97%, while
in third the ST1300 Pan European featured with a 96%
rating. Honda’s CBR1100XX Blackbird was in fourth
and the seventh to tenth places were filled by the
CBR1000RR Fireblade, VFR800, VFR800 VTEC and the CBF1000.
The survey itself is voted for by more than 12,000
readers as part of MCN’s ‘Biking Britain
Survey’. A total of 1.5 million questions have
been answered in total since the surveys began, with
each reader answering 100 questions about their motorcycle
covering such wide characteristics as rider comfort,
build quality, reliability, handling, as well as style,
running costs, engine and braking performance.
Dominating such a survey isn’t unusual for
Honda, as in February the manufacturer scooped the
top eight positions in another rider survey, that
time focusing on build quality. Also, in January,
MCN’s ‘100 Best Bikes’ survey featured
25 Hondas – the highest percentage for any manufacturer.
All these survey successes echo the further victory
for the CBR600F/RR family of machines in the British
Dealer News Industry Awards in January, where the
evergreen family of middleweight sportsbikes scooped
‘Used Machine of 2009’ – as voted
for by more than 500 motorcycle dealers around the
Steve Martindale, General Manager of Honda (UK) Motorcycles
commented, “This praise keeps coming and it
means a lot to Honda, because it is the opinion of
riders - our customers – that really means something.
You can see from this latest survey that Honda’s
dedication to producing reliable and quality motorcycles
isn’t just applicable to our flagship machines,
but it’s something that comes as standard across
the whole range, right from scooters to cruisers,
sports-tourers, sportsbikes, adventure machines, commuters
and off-roaders alike.”
For further information about Honda’s great
range of scooters and motorcycles, genuine parts,
accessories, latest offers and forthcoming events,
visit www.honda.co.uk, visit your local dealer who
can be found using the ‘Dealer Search’
facility within the motorcycles section of www.honda.co.uk,
or call 0845 200 8000.