My first RC had zero problems. Had about 9k on the clock and was a 2000 model. Stolen and still bitter about it.
My current RC, a 2002 model, just had a ignition converter go bad about two weeks ago. It has about 6k miles as well. Bought one from terrag here on the board (thanks Garrett) and she's howlin' once again! I think Honda just got a bad batch of CDI's. A wire harness came off during riding, coincedentally not too long before the CDI went out. Hmmm....maybe it was a spike in voltage when the plug came loose that caused the CDI to go bad.
Had a Superhawk, a 2000 model, and it never gave me any problems after about 8k miles of ownership. Had to get a new chain for it, but that's about it. Sold it to get a VFR.
My VFR, a 2004 model currently at 30k, had a front cam chain tensioner go bad at about 24k miles. Need to get the wire harness recall taken care of, but it still does everything well...and with comfort!
Guess I'm just a Honda guy when it comes to bikes. First bike was a FZ6 and it had TPS issues. Sold it pretty much immediately for my safety. I think Yamaha worked out the bug in that one.
I'm really happy with the VFR/RC combo setup, although a 1000rr would be nice.....hmmmm