How big a tire are you going to run? I've run 27's since 2010 and the only problem I've had is the one I sank (had to put new piston and rings in the top end).
Other than that I have had ZERO issues with any of my machines. We ride in Mississippi River bottom gumbo, so it's hard on any kind or machine, but I haven't had any problems yet. Have 1500 miles each on the two 09's, and probably haven't put but 200-300 on the Project (06).
It's a Honda. They're boring but they don't break if you don't try to build a mosnster truck out of them.