Originally Posted by Off the grid
If you keep spewing this tripe this thread can go on forever. You have anecdotal evidence at best.
Tell me what "great high-performance bikes" Honda has produced for the dual sport/enduro market in the last 10 years.
And I would put up KTMs RFS series of bikes against any Honda built for reliability and maintenance. Keep in mind that I've actually owned both an XRR and a KTM RFS bike. Pay attention, because this is the important part.....actual empirical evidence.
You do know that dual sport bikes require regular maintenance, right? There is no bike you can just flog.
That "list" you are parading around is due to one thing only...the amount of riders that are on KTMs now. Period.
I've owned the XRR and RFS as well. So far, my experience has also been that the RFS is at least as reliable as the Honda. The Honda never gave me any issues, and neither has the KTM so far (and it has seen more abuse than the Honda). That being said (and back to the original question), I would love to see Honda offer a modern, street legal, incarnation of the XR400.