That might be the truth in 2009 when The S1000RR just came out. You will find in every Forum bad reputations about any brand of motorcycles. Just have a look in “our” own forum, starting with the C-ABS problem etc. etc. I had very bad experiences with a big Honda dealer, including Honda UK. At least BMW UK responded when I made a complaint, Honda UK did not. On the other hand, I have very good experience with Kawasaki and Aprilia especially with my dealer.