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Are most bikers really north of 50?

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I just read the below someplace and thought how depressing this is. Are the people that are riding the big bikes really aging out that fast? I aged out physically just before 70. It seems the millennials may not be so much into motorcycles. Psychology Today somebody wrote this. Not sure if the article pissed me off or my age pissed me off.

So I wonder now what the average age of our group is in 2022. Thinking maybe its mid 50s. I don't know how to make a poll. I wonder how old we are now as a group.

"Motorcycle manufacturers lure old buyers with a promise of a return to their youth. Other products, however, seize upon the motorcycle as a prop to get older men to buy stuff that they may actually need. One of my favorites was an ad that was on TV a couple of years ago for a product called “Male Guards,” which is a protective undergarment for men suffering from incontinence. The ad featured a group of tough looking older men slowly sputtering down the main street of a small town on their “hogs.” The male bystanders watched them with a mixture of respect and envy, as the local women were clearly smitten by the eye candy that had suddenly rolled into town. The riders winked at the ladies and acted like the masters of all that they beheld, since they could now afford the luxury of motoring slowly through town without any fear of peeing in their pants.

Yep, nothing captivates a young woman quite like a corpulent older man ensconced in leather while sporting a diaper."
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thought it was odd that only ten voted but 3 pages of responses. makes sense now.
Started riding at 18, had a family, now that they're out,,,back in the saddle again, last 10 years have rode 120k miles. 59 now.
 

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I gotta be honest I never liked or claimed the title of biker. Jeez they change the qualifications every other year . And I haven’t been without a bike since 1968 and clubbed for over 15 years. Yeah I’m definitely old now but I’m a rider nothing more nothing less. Biker title I gotta pass on

IMO, 99% of the posters here on the VOG are bikers.
 

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I started riding at 10 in my uncles junk yard. He had a bunch of bikes there so the employees could ride way back in the yard to get parts off junk cars. Once the yard closed at night it was ride time.
I was hooked. There was something very special about having control of a gas powered vehicle at 10.
I have owned over 25 bikes. Always wanted to own something els.
In 2013 I bought a Cross Country Tour. Put just under 60,000 miles on that and sold it to my son.
Found a 2015 low milage Vision at a Harley dealer and bought it the same day.
A couple of years ago I bought a 2014 low mileage Suzuki V Strom. At 62 I thought it would be nice to have a lighter bike.
But..
I am to spoiled by having the Vision. The seat on the Vision with factory backrest the best most comfortable I have ever had. At 64 I still have the V Strom and the Vision. The Strom is so refined compared to ether my CCT or the Vision. Super slick shifting with never a clunk. The engine is silky smooth. I like it but it’s not comfortable. But on the hyway it’s running at 5000rpm and sound way to high in the rpm for 65 mph.
The Vision is so comfortable and very flickable for its size. And I am very aggressive with it. It sees wide open throttle every time I take it out. It runs the hyway without all the high RPM drama….
So I love big bikes and I will run the Vision for as long as I can get it off the side stand.

Some of the stories in this thread have given me hope that I have many years of riding left.
And before you say I am young yet….. my body has taken some hard hits with all the dirt bikes I have owned over the years….

Rob
 
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I gotta be honest I never liked or claimed the title of biker. Jeez they change the qualifications every other year . And I haven’t been without a bike since 1968 and clubbed for over 15 years. Yeah I’m definitely old now but I’m a rider nothing more nothing less. Biker title I gotta pass on
I'm not one to claim the label of biker either.

I'm also not the club type and have turned down the invites I've had. Just not my thing.

Just a guy that rides motorcycles here.
 

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I started riding at 10 in my uncles junk yard. He had a bunch of bikes there so the employees could ride way back in the yard to get parts off junk cars. Once the yard closed at night it was ride time.
I was hooked. There was something very special about having control of a gas powered vehicle at 10.
I have owned over 25 bikes. Always wanted to own something els.
In 2013 I bought a Cross Country Tour. Put just under 60,000 miles on that and sold it to my son.
Found a 2015 low milage Vision at a Harley dealer and bought it the same day.
A couple of years ago I bought a 2014 low mileage Suzuki V Strom. At 62 I thought it would be nice to have a lighter bike.
But..
I am to spoiled by having the Vision. The seat on the Vision with factory backrest the best most comfortable I have ever had. At 64 I still have the V Strom and the Vision. The Strom is so refined compared to ether my CCT or the Vision. Super slick shifting with never a clunk. The engine is silky smooth. I like it but it’s not comfortable. But on the hyway it’s running at 5000rpm and sound way to high in the rpm for 65 mph.
The Vision is so comfortable and very flickable for its size. And I am very aggressive with it. It sees wide open throttle every time I take it out. It runs the hyway without all the high RPM drama….
So I love big bikes and I will run the Vision for as long as I can get it off the side stand.

Some of the stories in this thread have given me hope that I have many years of riding left.
And before you say I am young yet….. my body has taken some hard hits with all the dirt bikes I have owned over the years….

Rob
Low years, high mileage? :biggrin:
 

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I'm not one to claim the label of biker either.

I'm also not the club type and have turned down the invites I've had. Just not my thing.

Just a guy that rides motorcycles here.
I’ve been in 2 different clubs I enjoy the camaraderie but you’re right it’s not for everybody. And then at times it’s like why did I get involved in this lol
 
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