Whats a good brand for a motor bike?

i am getting my first bike and i am looking for advice from experienced riders. What is the best bike to ride in regards to reliability and performance and economy. I understand yamaha and honda are the best while suzuki and kawasaki are not so good. What about these new brands from korea
Update: interesting - so a suziki is ok then ? A maurder suziki Brand new ?
Update 2: thanks for advice- i am going ahead and getting the ,maurader
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