After reading different threads concerning various problems with relatively new models, whining trannies, leaking water pumps, blown bearings, add yer own problem, I was wondering how these problems could possibly get through any rational motorcycle/automotive contemporary testing regimen?
Don't contemporary manufacturers routinely take, for instance, a complete 1600 GL, like a contemporary auto manufacturer, put it in a computer controlled atmosphere and run it through a climate and performance cycle, say for about a 100K miles? And troubleshoot any failures?
Or, do they simply test various components, then slap them together and have the consumer uncover the problems? Or is this info a dark secret? I can't imagine dropping 15 to 20 grand on a bike and then sitting at the dealer service dept. waiting for repairs.