I've sold my Street Triple 675R and was planning to go to a 765RS. I do around 15,000KMs a year and plan to keep to this. As this is my daily, reliability is key but I also plan to do track days and the twisties often, hence the 765RS.
I've read of some issues with the 765RS mainly some small leaks and a few threads (like 3, so 0 worry on my end) of their engine exploding with low kms.
I am expecting some bias here, but these bikes are 2 years old now, how many of you have 30,000 + worry free kms?
I am use to Japanese and really, never had any issues. My 675R was fool proof, but i did only put about 15,000 kms on it.
I don't think you're going to get a definitive answer here. Go onto any other motorcycle forum (Ducati, BMW, HD), and you'll see that their member insist that their brand is as reliable as the Big Four.
Based on my research, you're not going to get the same reliability as you would with one of the Big Four. Take a look at this study, for instance: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/...ycle/index.htm
I would imagine that someone may criticize articles like this one -- pretty much the same way people in BMW, Harley Davidson, and Ducati forums criticize it. The point remains that Japanese brands have a well-earned reputation for making reliable cars and motorcycles.
With that said, after significant research of various options with shopping for a streetfighter, I'm willing to accept the potential that the Triple is slightly less reliable. It's just an objectively more refined bike that I was drawn to. Also, while Triumph may not be as reliable as Japanese brands, it's certainly more reliable than than motorcycles in general were in the past. In the end, motorcycles--for me--are impractical to begin with, especially a bike as fast as the the Street Triple. I already have a reliable, utilitarian form of transportation -- a Honda Accord. I require my primary vehicle to be in the upper-end of reliability. My motorcycle, however, is a toy.