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I have run several 4 cylinder Hondas, CB’s with single & twin cams over thousands of European tour miles. Never had a problem. Honda Singles and V-twins, without issue. Of all the bike brands I have experienced Hondas have been the most reliable, even the ones with primary chains.I'm not aware of any reliability issues, it's just an irksome design in my view and like I said, I hated the snatching, expecting something to go bang all the time, and that was with a new chain!
This is the SOHC version, but the DOHC version is much the same, just has two cams.
All bike engines have design flaws I suppose, just look at the XS, but a primary chain in the middle of the crankshaft is just too big a flaw for me.