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View Results: If you own a gs whats your age?
-19 3 0.22%
20-29 62 4.59%
30-39 202 14.95%
40-49 421 31.16%
50-59 451 33.38%
60+ 212 15.69%
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #46
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I got my first GS at 26 but am now 44 and on my third one ('89, '00, '12).
Your just about due for a new one based on your history, roughly every 11 years. Perfect timing for you too the last of the air cooled.. Well planned
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:37 PM   #47
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Bought my new 2009 12GS just before I turned 50. Still have it at 52 (almost 53!) and love it.

It's supposed to warm up to 57 this weekend. Think I'll go for a long ride.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #48
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Your just about due for a new one based on your history, roughly every 11 years. Perfect timing for you too the last of the air cooled.. Well planned
Yup, I picked up a '12 this fall. Hard to say if I'll wait until 2023 for my next one.



The 2000, still have it;




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Old 11-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #49
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I had wanted a GS since I read a newspaper article with a big picture of Gaston Rahier in the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1985. I was 24 at the time. I finally visited a BMW dealer in early 1995 and knew I'd have a GS some day. I lusted after a Ducati E900 briefly, but got a 93 R100GS that December. I wish I'd have kept that one. But, my R1100GS is better in most ways.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:11 PM   #50
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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   #51
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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, 05:12 AM   #52
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had my first 650gs thumper when I was 18. Now I'm 21 on an 800GS and still love them.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:38 AM   #53
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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 12-01-2012, 08:01 AM   #54
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Def, I'll answer your question about trading in bikes. I ride solo and in remote places as well as many other countries. I'm more comfortable with a moto under wty even tho that may be silly. Some of the out of wty charges in other countries are a bunch higher than here. I ride them for 35k or so and get a new one. I've had 6 12GS's before this one, each went between 35 and 44k. Other than a leaky rear shock on my '09 they have all been perfect during my ownership. I never sat on a moto till I was 59 so it helps my comfort level even tho I'm probably wrong.
Thanks Marty....good reasons for a dedicated rider...stay safe.

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #55
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here's the final answer:
after 350+ responses...it appears that the average age has stabilized at 48.8...

SEE POST #7 FOR DETAILS.

LaurelPerryOnLand screwed with this post 12-02-2012 at 08:03 AM
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:37 AM   #56
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I wonder if the avg. age would rise if the poll showed 70+ and 80+.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:50 AM   #57
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Funny you should ask...

If I changed the average age of the 60+ group from 65 to 70 to 75, here are the results:

65...48.8 (current answer)
70...49.6
75...50.3

So...not that much of a change. Agree?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:14 AM   #58
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Guess I'm confused. I clicked on 60+. How would you account for my real age? I know some 80+ who clicked on 60+.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:24 AM   #59
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Marty...
For each of the age groups (20-29) you have to give a 'mid point, in this case 25 for the calculations.

For the 60+ group I had ORIGINALLY established '65' as the mid point for the calculations.

However...per your question...I made 2 additional scenarios...and allowed the midpoint to change to 70 and 75 resulting in the answers above.

Look at the Excel spreadsheet in my post above and maybe this will become clearer. Post #7
Mid points are shown in Column F.

Still clear as mud?

Agree...OP could have included a 70+ and 80+ choice to get more precise answer...but he/she didn't.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #60
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"Who's a GS owner?"

The wording of the question, along with the search for the nature and age of those who own them, reminded me of this meme;


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