I have always thought brand quality is an illusion , you know; how could you ever say Honda is " better" then Yamaha. Both companies have a fleet of the best engineers in the nation designing products with the best quality available. yes ever company has their bottom end product for economy packages but I am talking top of the line verses top of the line.
Is it safe to assume a premium quality Kawasaki will last the same as a Honda under similar riding conditions over the course of 10 years? Basically I has a jerk telling me only Harly Davidsons are "real" bikes and anyone that hates them doesn't own one. Are foreign parts made will less reliable/wearable material? I know HD is american made and Kawasaki is Tai made but shouldn't all brands be trying to create the best product possible to uphold their reputation?