And they shouldn't be!! If gullible people would quit buying the Chevrolet of bikes, like Honda, Suz, Kwak, Yam etc theyd realise that when you buy a Triumph or any Euro bike, it's meant to last. A mechanical engineer looked at my first Hinckley I bought and after looking at every detail he said that he was very impressed with the build quality. And he was British and hadn't examined a Hinckley before.
I owned a Sprint RS and ST. The only grief I got was after a 10 day ride to Sears Point to watch AMA racing. It rained so bad on the way there and while at the races, there was water bubbling thru the track. The RS ran fine the whole way there and back but after sitting for 2 weeks in the garage it wouldn't fire. Turned over great especially after charging the battery. Caled the local dealer who I didn't buy it from, trailered it down, they did a complete scan and download on the Triumph dealer thingy and it started right up and ran great.
The ST, had no issues with, not even a bulb burnt out.
Currently have an 06 Speed Triple or as some of owners call them Striples, and an 04 Thruxton which I'm modding right now. 0000000 issues with both and they both have more character than any Jap stuff I've owned. But for 2 up, I'd still say go for an FJR. Handling,comfort and torque. What more do you need?