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View Results: If you own a gs whats your age?
-19 3 0.22%
20-29 64 4.64%
30-39 208 15.09%
40-49 430 31.20%
50-59 454 32.95%
60+ 219 15.89%
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Who's a GS owner?

So a while back I was up at a sorta local BMW dealership. I noticed the age group was a little older than myself at 22. I brought this up to the man behind the desk and he informed me that my age is more of the norm for gs owners. I found this shocking. I have ever seen anyone looking under 30 riding a gs... anyone else thing this is false?

Kind of a pointless post but I have been a bit curious.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Laugh

I bought my F8 just before I turned 30. Most GS owners I have met in SoCal look somewhere between 35 and 45.

The first "adventure" ride I went on ended around the campfire with someone your age (riding a DR) complaining about "the old farts on their GSs who didn't go riding [in the terrible weather] during Warped 2012."

Man it was tough to hold my tongue listening to that little shithead.

I definitely think you are on the younger end. Not sure that it matters. Glad you are in the club.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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I bought my F8 just before I turned 30. Most GS owners I have met in SoCal look somewhere between 35 and 45.

The first "adventure" ride I went on ended around the campfire with someone your age (riding a DR) complaining about "the old farts on their GSs who didn't go riding [in the terrible weather] during Warped 2012."

Man it was tough to hold my tongue listening to that little shithead.

I definitely think you are on the younger end. Not sure that it matters. Glad you are in the club.
He wouldn't ride with me when I offered to go to Jawbone. But maybe that was because it was snowing.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:59 AM   #4
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I bought my first GS a few weeks ago. It's a used 01. I have ridden it about twenty miles and am now going through it to make sure it will not leave me out on the road and trail with a break down. I'm hoping this turns out to be a good bike. With 61k on the odo it needs a few replacent parts and service work done.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #5
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So a while back I was up at a sorta local BMW dealership. I noticed the age group was a little older than myself at 22. I brought this up to the man behind the desk and he informed me that my age is more of the norm for gs owners. I found this shocking. I have ever seen anyone looking under 30 riding a gs... anyone else thing this is false?

Kind of a pointless post but I have been a bit curious.
Absolutely false! At all the rallies I go to, I have never seen anyone under 40 IMO. Most are in their 50s. However, at 22 years of age, I think the bike would be well suited to you. You would certainly stand out from your peers in a good way.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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Not a GS owner, but I bought my MegaMoto when I was 27.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:11 PM   #7
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Absolutely false! At all the rallies I go to, I have never seen anyone under 40 IMO. Most are in their 50s. However, at 22 years of age, I think the bike would be well suited to you. You would certainly stand out from your peers in a good way.

22 here, R1100GS and F650GS. Great machines!
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:08 AM   #8
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ALMOST 2/3 of the owners are in the 40 to 59 range. I wonder if it has anything to do with discretionary income?

On my 5th BMW in 35 years, 3rd GS... 1100, 1150, 1200
Only airhead was an R100S and one flying brick.

I'll be 63 in a couple of days. A youngster
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:38 AM   #9
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ALMOST 2/3 of the owners are in the 40 to 59 range. I wonder if it has anything to do with discretionary income?
That, aligned with a mid life crisis
Although, I will say that I am nowhere near the age of your "average" owner.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:15 PM   #10
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My GS is my 5th BMW

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:31 PM   #11
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Why do these age polls always stop at 60+? You have no idea of what your missing by going higher, much higher.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:41 PM   #12
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Why do these age polls always stop at 60+? You have no idea of what your missing by going higher, much higher.
AVERAGE AGE RESULTS CHART: Now at 48.3 (756respondents)..
% VIEWERS OF THREAD WHO OWN GS: 18%

HERE'S THE FINAL ANSWER:
AFTER 756 RESPONSES...IT APPEARS THAT THE AVERAGE AGE HAS STABILIZED AT 48.3...




1. Yeah...they should AT LEAST have a 65+ category
Signed...66,,,no not the route.

2. Seen anybody under 30-ish with a wad of $20's to pay cash for a BMW? Not many.

3. "No money...no funny"

4. Clarification: When you say "own"...do you mean YOU OWN...or YOU/BANK/CREDIT UNION?

5. Note: Age profile so far resembles my SIDE PROFILE!

BTW...I fell for the same trap when I designed the survey for "How many miles on your GS" and failed to have mileage categories above 60,000, Oops? That's about the MEDIAN for some years.

You HAVE done the survey, right?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=744842
Thanks, if your one of the 1,200+ respondents!

LaurelPerryOnLand screwed with this post 10-25-2013 at 07:33 AM Reason: Updated REsults for 756 Responses...
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #13
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I thought I was a young gs owner being only 32. (got it at 31, but had a r100gs at 29)
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #14
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Why do these age polls always stop at 60+? You have no idea of what your missing by going higher, much higher.
Yeah..right-on Marty........74 here and I was going over 100MPH on my GS today on the way back from the store....the late model Caddy couldn't keep up.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #15
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Im in my mid 30s and I see your point for curiosity. I can only speak for myself, so the reason is ignorance and machismo. When younger you want fast, sexy and you never go anywhere far. Just ride with your boys around and do the occasional track day. Talk about horsepower and tt. Then you come out of the shell and realize there is a world to explore. But not to explore fast bc you will miss the journey. That's when a GS or KTM or KLR or whatever starts making sense. Now you may be more established and can take time off ( not just weekends) to go somewhere. Don't get me wrong, you can still have a sexy MV Agusta to do track days too, but your horizons -or borders- are now vanished and instead of bar hopping Sat night you may now turn to a lake trip in some distant mountain. Just my opinion

Btw I just got my GSA and I did notice what you are speaking off when I picked it up. You know something, the guys there were very informative and helpful and clearly knew their stuff . After 20 yrs of riding sports bikes I've learned the pleasure of riding without pressure.
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