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View Results: If you own a gs whats your age?
-19 3 0.20%
20-29 69 4.66%
30-39 223 15.07%
40-49 458 30.95%
50-59 495 33.45%
60+ 232 15.68%
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #16
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Got a new 09-GS in 08. Still riding it, I'm 69. Thinking about a 2013-GS.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:11 PM   #17
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Age?

72 riding a 2000 1150GS

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:22 PM   #18
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Had many bikes in the past... bought my first GS recently at 53.

BTW, I notice the poll closes in August 2015... some of us may not be around by then!
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:09 PM   #19
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Bought my first GS when I turned 50 six monthes ago, wished I had bought one a long time ago.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:29 PM   #20
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:26 AM   #21
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I'm 37, and thought I was one of the youngest! Any GS meets that I've been to here in the UK are normally full of silver haired beards weirdys
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:19 AM   #22
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39 here, with a '12 TB (which is really mine, not the bank's).

But yeah, most the folks I know with a 1200 are old farts - which is something I hope I'll have the luck to become someday!

I also notice that the 650/800 have younger owners.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:25 AM   #23
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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.
Hey def, got you by 2. Enjoying my new 2012 12GS.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:35 AM   #24
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27 when I bought my '10 GSA, now 29. I'm definitely on the young end of the scale, I don't think I've found someone with a 1200 that's younger than me.

As people have said, often young people want sportsbikes, I had one, but going to court to get a work licence after being naughty too often helped me get it out of my system real quick like! Also, they are not cheap bikes, but I'm single, no kids etc. As I say to people, I don't have many vices, I just make it a real good one, therefore, I can afford an expensive bike (plus plenty of servicing for all the riding I do).
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:00 AM   #25
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54 now, will be 55 next month. I had two GS's ( A 1995 R1100, 2008 R1200) before buying my 2012 GSA.
I have not been without a motorcycle since I was 18.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:23 AM   #26
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I'll be 57 tomorrow...

Bought my first GS (1100) in '07. Loved it and bought a 12GS last year. I wanted a GS when they first arrived back in the 80's but was too busy riding/racing dirt bikes and raising family - so it wasn't in the budget. But I kept thinking "someday..."

Well "someday" was in 2007 when I bought my 1100. Now loving the 1200 and I keep telling my wife of the nearly 100 bikes I've owned over the last 45 years it is the most fun!

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #27
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on my second gs at 47 years. been riding 44 years solid.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:32 AM   #28
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Bought (financed) my first GS (used '08) for my 25th birthday. Totaled it, Traded my car for a new (non-financed) GS ('11) last year. I couldn't be happier. Every day all year.

Interesting to note, though I am 26, many of my friends note that I have "old man tendencies." So maybe the poll should also include a "self perceived" age. Also, I think that the cost of a GS is prohibitive of many younger guys/gals owning one. You can get a crotch rocket used for 5k or a GS for 12k. One of them is viewed as sexier by the opposite sex. Which is a primary concern to many my age. Though I don't think that following your buddy on his GS, carting all your stuff, while you struggle to keep up on your "wicked sweet looking" green Ninja or Ducati Monster is very sexy. Telling your girlfriend she can pack whatever she wants and actually having room for it and being able to go wherever you want in the world is.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:43 AM   #29
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36 and on my 3rd GS

There is no better bike to own if you plan on having all angles covered. I cant afford many bikes so I have the one that does it all. RTW's, brapping the streets, hitting the trails, going to dinner with the lady, taking my bicycle to the skatepark, smoking traffic.........ahhhh I love it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:50 AM   #30
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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.
First congrates, you will have lots of fun! I agree with you, most of us are older by a large percentage. That said, I have run into very few 22 year olds that can do anything outside . Seems they are all into computer games....
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