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Old 09-09-2013, 06:54 PM   #166
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:30 PM   #167
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:42 PM   #168
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:58 AM   #169
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31 here!

I think the majority of my age group are into the crotchety bikes.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #170
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I think the majority of my age group are into the crotchety bikes.
It's funny you say that - I was 33 when I upgraded to a proper bike and went for a Honda Hornet because it was inexpensive, light and fun and looked good. Basically it was an unfaired CBR600 with an upright seating position and wide handlebars. It was great around the city but horrible for more than 20 minutes on the motorway (noise, wind blast etc). I had never even noticed the dual sport class.

At the end of 2011 I was having a look on BMW's website and fell in love with the F800GS - I couldn't believe I hadn't noticed it before... long story short now I have an 2012 F800GS and a 2014 R1200GS in the garage... had I done a bit more looking around I would have got a dual sport first time around.

I think much of the reason so many younger people don't get into dual sports is because they are not really advertised to this market, which is a bit of a shame, they are such great bikes all round.
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:52 PM   #171
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Old 09-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #172
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:25 AM   #173
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I was a dirt bike kid when I was 5 until about 15 or 16. I didnt ride again until I went to pick up my new F650GS at the dealer when I was 39. Everyone at work kept riding in motorcycles on those pretty summer days and I couldn't take it. I will have a bike from here on. I hate that I missed all those years, but I am trying to make up for it.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:34 AM   #174
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #175
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:44 PM   #176
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #177
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I'm in the same boat as the OP, most of my riding buddies are hovering around 60. I don't mind most of the time, call me crazy but it's easier to relate to older guys. Although while on a camping trip it would be nice to get rip-roaring drunk with someone else but most people around 60 are past that phase.

I tend to soak up most of what they have to say though, the reason being they must be doing something right to have ridden 40 years and still be doing it.

Most people my age just want to go really fast in a straight line or are into cars.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #178
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:38 AM   #179
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I am 34, but started to ride adv bikes at 27.

I also felt the same way, all people that were riding with me were older than me. Perhaps, most of the people are busy with the families at this age. After thirties, we start to look for a new excitements or coming back to the old fantasies, Now, I see younger guys than me.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #180
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