Yesterday I opened up a letter addressed "Attn: Motorcycle Owner" and inside was a six-page opinion survey, prepaid return envelope and a crisp new dollar bill.
The survey, being conducted by the Mackenzie Corp. or Irvine CA, is specifically about dual sport motorcycles and asked many knowledgeable and detailed questions about riding preferences and habits, dual sport bikes, accessories, component quality, form vs. function preferences, etc., etc. It took me nearly a half hour to complete.
Anyway, I see this as a hopeful sign that at least someone is asking about dual sport bikes. There was no indication in the survey form who had commissioned the research, but there were specific questions about most major brands of dual sport bikes - including Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, KTM, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha - and provisions for those being surveyed to write in other brands.
Did anyone else get this survey form?