Age and type of bike you drive

Age and type of bike

16 - 30 Cruiser
8
15%
31 - 50 Cruiser
11
21%
50+ Cruiser
7
13%
16 - 30 Sport Bike
11
21%
31 - 50 Sport Bike
8
15%
50+ Sport Bike
7
13%
 
Total votes: 52

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#1 Unread post by motorcyclinmama » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:29 pm

I was just thinking. For the most part the cruiser riders I see are older and the sports bike riders are younger. Now sometimes I see the opposite, but not very often. I would like to know how old you are and what type of bike you drive.

Thanks, this is just to satisfy my own curiosity.

I am 32 and I drive cruisers.
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#2 Unread post by fireguzzi » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:54 pm

I'm 29 and I ride a 100cc dirtbike. 8)
I used to have a GS500 which is neither sport nor cruiser.
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#3 Unread post by jstark47 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:10 pm

You need more categories. I'm 52, my wife is 50, and between us we have one sport-tourer, one adventure-tourer, one retro standard, and one dual-sport. No cruiser. We had one once, but it's gone - we discovered we're not cruiser people.
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#4 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:17 pm

I'm 37 and ride a standard . . . naked . . . middleweight . . . commuter . . . oh whatever, I ride a motorcycle.
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#5 Unread post by JC Viper » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:52 pm

I'm 23 and ride a Kawasaki 500cc cruiser that's been tuned close to Ninja 500 specs. I've started out on cruisers.

I'm interested in bikes that have good acceleration, at least a top speed of 120 (for overhead) good fuel mileage and maybe the possibility of fitting dual sport tires on it. But I still would like a Interceptor, Buell 1125CR Triumph Scrambler and Piaggio MP3.

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#6 Unread post by SHADOW1100T » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:44 am

Should have set it up for multi votes, in my case 67, 2002 750 Nighthawk, 1999 Shadow 1100T with sidecar and 1996 ST1100 and adv 10,000+ a year.
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#7 Unread post by Tennif Shoe » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:07 am

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#8 Unread post by gsJack » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:50 am

I'm 76 and ride a sportbike. :laughing: Well, the new Sport Rider mag's Sportbike Buyer's Guide includes the GS500 with sportbikes. They also include the Buell Blast and supermoto type dual purpose style bikes like the new Honda CRF230M and the Yamaha WR250X.

The majority of bikes sold here in the US are either cruiser or sportbike styles so I guess that works for now as far as classes go. I'd class my naked GS500 with it's upright ergos as a standard bike. But that class is now gone from our market. :(
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#9 Unread post by flynrider » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:36 am

None of the above. I'm 47 and I ride a standard bike.

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#10 Unread post by slimcolo » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:26 am

I have three Harleys that fit in the 50+, but are they concidered cruisers? The term cruiser wasnt used till about 20 years ago, so can you call a 50 year plus bike a cruiser. Is my 1960 HD Servicar (Police trike) a cruiser? (it is not a sport bike!) My 61 BMW was called a sport bike when it was built, but dosent even come close by todays definition. (it is more like a standard with some preformance upgrades from the factory)

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#11 Unread post by SHADOW1100T » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:46 am

. Is my 1960 HD Servicar (Police trike) a cruiser?
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Hell no Slim, a HD Servicar is a Servicar and always will be, your lucky to own one :wink: , it's kind of the BUG of the HD line, some may call it a trike but they will will soon be corrected. :shock:
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My 61 BMW was called a sport bike when it was built, but doesnt even come close by today's definition. (it is more like a standard with some performance upgrades from the factory)
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Well your right of course but I sure wouldn't be afraid to call it a Sport Touring bike because in it's day that's just what it was compared to what the other bikes offered, it was still true in 74 when I had my R90/6. :wink:
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#12 Unread post by ceemes » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:00 pm

not enough options......I ride an '85 V45 Sabre, it was considered to be a sport standard in its day....now I guess it could be classified as a sport tourer or a standard
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#13 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:03 pm

wow - everyone is so complicated.

I own a 207 Ninja 250 and I'm hoping to own a Honda Interceptor. Both sport bikes - so I'm pretty simple - for a change.

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#14 Unread post by sv-wolf » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:19 pm

I'm 57 and have two sportsbikes. I'd love a streetfighter but it's not practical as I have no car and ride 365 days a year in all weathers.

One thing I would never want is a cruiser. Why? Overweight; overadorned; lumbering; ugly (so, so ugly); ridiculous riding position; slow; and, of course, ugly.

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#15 Unread post by storysunfolding » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:19 pm

Hmmm. I'm 25 and currently have
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#16 Unread post by SHADOW1100T » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:31 pm

One thing I would never want is a cruiser. Why? Overweight; overadorned; lumbering; ugly (so, so ugly); ridiculous riding position; slow; and, of course, ugly.

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#17 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:53 pm

sv-wolf wrote:I'm 57 and have two sportsbikes. I'd love a streetfighter but it's not practical as I have no car and ride 365 days a year in all weathers.

One thing I would never want is a cruiser. Why? Overweight; overadorned; lumbering; ugly (so, so ugly); ridiculous riding position; slow; and, of course, ugly.

Just telling it like it is

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#18 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:29 pm

You don't have enough options.

My bike is more a standard than either a cruiser or a sportbike. But it is definitely closer to a sportbike than a cruiser.

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#19 Unread post by BAJACRUISER » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:56 pm

Im 47 and Im cruiser for two years.... 12 years ago I had a Sport EX kawasaki but it didnt like me a lot. Now Im very happy with my Road Star and the M50 Boulevard :D


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#20 Unread post by Gnarlyroad » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:40 am

:D Getting ready to turn 60. Ride a standard(cb650 Nighthawk very sporty). Don't want a cruiser :P

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