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Old 06-29-2013, 02:01 PM   #106
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I'm not on a F800, but an '92 r100gspd. I'm 25, bought the bike last year.


but i grew up on a 1971 R60/5 that i started on at about 12. I know all about being the "young guy on the bmw" and even more often, the "young guy on the old BMW."
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #107
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49yo and started riding when I was 12. PS: the F800 is perfect bike for AK!
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #108
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70 year old, newly retired!!

Just bought a 2012 BMW F650GS (Twin) a few days ago.

Had an R75/5 and an R90S (Europe model) eons ago.

Thought I would venture into the "Dual Sport" arena.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #109
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48 and have been riding riding for over 37 years.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:51 PM   #110
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49yo and started riding when I was 12. PS: the F800 is perfect bike for AK!
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Uncanny.... I can say exactly the same..
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:06 AM   #111
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:00 AM   #112
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I'm almost 33 just got a f800gs been riding dirt bikes almost 30 years now , last spring bought a KTM duke 2 for my first street bike liked it but loving my GS
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:11 AM   #113
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26, been riding a variety of road legal bikes for 7 years.

I have had cruisers, sport bikes, naked standards, supermoto, thumper adv and now a F700GS. The adventure style bikes simply fit my lifestyle the best. I find they are becoming more popular with younger people. I have no evidence to back that up with but it just seems like there are more around.

It's an expensive hobby and I find it a lot easier to find a nice used sport bike for a reasonable price than it is to find any adv style bike in the same shape etc.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:24 AM   #114
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I'm 63. Bought a new 2012 F650GS two weeks ago. Yellow and Black. So far, I love the thing. Being too short for the 800, and too old for any serious ADV off road work, it'll go down any gravel road that grabs my attention. Went for a ride with the above poster just yesterday! The world is shrinking!
Been riding since I was 17.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:25 AM   #115
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I'm 45, and I've been riding off and on for about 35 years. Whoa, I'm old!






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Old 08-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #116
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I'm 36 and have been on the F8 for 4yrs.

I have to say I'm a bit surprised by how young some are and how old others are. I didn't expect many under 30 or many over 50... well not on F8s anyway. I wonder what the average age over in the boxer forum is? I definitely felt like a young punk at the MOA rally in Salem!
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #117
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Average age of a BMW owner is 55 yrs old. I think the F8 will help bring that number down.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:48 PM   #118
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Average age of a BMW owner is 55 yrs old. I think the F8 will help bring that number down.
The S1000RR is likely bringing it down a lot too.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #119
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I'm 36 and have been on the F8 for 4yrs.

I have to say I'm a bit surprised by how young some are and how old others are. I didn't expect many under 30 or many over 50... well not on F8s anyway. I wonder what the average age over in the boxer forum is? I definitely felt like a young punk at the MOA rally in Salem!
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Yah... 36 is Young, even for a Canadian.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:57 PM   #120
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Been on my 650 for about 3 years now and had a XT250 for a couple of years before that.

I really wish I hadn't wasted the last 20+ years of my life not knowing how much I enjoy riding.

I have a 1 Yr old at home now and can't wait to get him his first bike so he can make up for all the years of enjoyment that I missed.

He already knows how to celebrate Shark Week in style:

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