Triumph top scored with a full five stars in five of the eight categories — overall satisfaction, reliability, style, handling and comfort. It shared top ratings with Ducati in handling.
Ducati also scored a full five stars for technology features while surprisingly Triumph scored “not applicable” despite modern Triumphs — even their “retro” Bonneville range — having a raft of hi-tech features.
Yamaha and Harley-Davidson scored a full five stars in value for money and Harley also topped point-of-sale service.
Myths and anomalies
Some interesting anomalies emerged that seem to defy old motorcycle myths.