I would say it’s definitely a modifier to some other number. I’m sure age, profession, location, married and all sorts of other factors come into play, as well as more generic bike numbers. But it is interesting how one bike compares to another. It appears the type has a strong influence on the ratings. Unclad Sports seem to do well but any Super Sport and it’s bend over time. I’m surprised at the Harley Davidson ratings which on the whole are pretty damn good. You have the stereotype of bar hopping pirates and/or noobs buying too much bike yet the ratings are below industry standard. Even the v-rod gets a B,A,A?
Unless we are missing something important that jacks the rates for a v-rod way up and these ratings are comparing it to other 150hp bikes. Then I could understand the B,A,A rating.