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View Results: If you own a gs whats your age?
-19 3 0.22%
20-29 64 4.64%
30-39 209 15.14%
40-49 430 31.16%
50-59 454 32.90%
60+ 220 15.94%
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #61
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LPOL...
Not a big deal. Some of us older guys don't want to be included with a bunch of kids.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:34 PM   #62
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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.
This.... +1

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:01 PM   #63
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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.
You are a young gun. I thought I was young riding a GS at age 27. I was roped in by Ewan and Charlie
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #64
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I was 26 when I bought my R1100s Boxercup, 28 when I bought my first GS, and now 30 replacing my first GS (not by choice). I don't find a lot of people like myself in the GS crowd, but honestly I don't really care. I'd rather like-mindedness, rather than like-aged. Though not having kids, I do seem to have more time to ride :-)


On a side note. Google has all search data on me back to 2006 (you can search it yourself). Thus I was shocked to find out based on that information, it thinks I'm aged 45-54... Not sure what that means, but I do search for a lot of stuff about BMW motorcycles.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:17 PM   #65
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new Gs owner

At 46 I just Jumped from the Darkside ( K1200S) back to Boxers, maybe I thought it was time to grow up, slow down and see some of the stuff I was just passing by. Now its sitting in the shop til the snow passes and I can get my first ride!
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #66
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Laugh My Age

I've been riding for over 50 years and I raced for 12 years. I bought my R1200GS back in April of 2004 when the first ones were brought to the USA and mine is one of the very first ones imported into the USA. I was 55 back then and am 63 now and I've ridden the R1200GS for 31,000 miles with 11,000 of them this year. Really enjoying the hell out of riding it!
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:27 AM   #67
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25 years young on a 2 month old 2012 GSA

Am i the winner?
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:40 PM   #68
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I went to the Seattle IMS with my uncle (he's 50 I'm 26) we were looking at the new GS when the BMW rep asked us if one of us currently owned a GS? He was looking at my uncle the whole time and he was very surprised when I was the one who owned a R12GS.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #69
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2 old ???????

What is 2 old???
I just got my GS "A" for my retirement in 3 years. Licens plate "NOT2L8"
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:20 PM   #70
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I just got my first BMW and it is a 2014 GS and I'm 63.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:51 PM   #71
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I'm 53 and bought my first BMW, a low mile 2001 GS, last week!
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:39 PM   #72
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I've been riding for over 50 years and I raced for 12 years. I bought my R1200GS back in April of 2004 when the first ones were brought to the USA and mine is one of the very first ones imported into the USA. I was 55 back then and am 63 now and I've ridden the R1200GS for 31,000 miles with 11,000 of them this year. Really enjoying the hell out of riding it!
I was in my 20s and had a Duck, a track SV, and a couple vintage bikes. Thought I was hot shit. Then I started riding with a bunch of people I met through work and they were all in their 50s, 60's, and beyond, and guess what... These folks have been riding their whole lives and they all had beemers. Almost to a head they had an RT and a 650 Dakar, or a Boxer GS.

Took a while, but slowly realized that I wasn't half the rider I thought I was, and that there is another whole world out there that I was missing out on.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:43 PM   #73
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Damn now I am feeling old!!!
Your signature quote is from George Bernard Shaw.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:47 PM   #74
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Eek

Bought my first G/S when I was 27. I'm not 27 any more though...
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #75
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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.
Indicated or actual?
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