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Old 11-30-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Re: Boomers, Gen Y, and Women Rev Up Motorcycle Market, Fueling Growth to $21B.

Am I gen Y or X... I forget..
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Old 11-30-2005, 11:20 PM   #2
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If you're my age, it would be Gen X. The lost generation. =)
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:21 AM   #3
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The "Lost Generation" is more generally refered to the group that came of age in the U.S. shortly after WWI. This group is characterized by the Roaring 20s.



Their great-grandchildren are the "Gen X" group that came of age in the 1980s. Also known as the "Baby Busters" or the "Accelerated Culture".



Hmm..."Accelerated Culture", maybe that's why we love our bikes so much.











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Old 12-01-2005, 02:53 AM   #4
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Depends upon the POV and the demographic data you prefer. Here's the more "popularly published" list:



- The Lost Generation (1883-1900)

- The G.I. Generation a.k.a. "Greatest" Generation (1901-1924)

- The Silent Generation (1925-1942)

- The Baby Boomers (1943-1960)

- Generation X (1961-1981)

- The Millennial Generation, a.k.a. Generation Y or N Generation(1982-1991)

- Generation Z, a.k.a. Screenagers (2000s-???)
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:11 AM   #5
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Default Re: Boomers, Gen Y, and Women Rev Up Motorcycle Market, Fueling Growth to $21B.

The fun time will be when the MC fad dies like it did in the early 80's. Plenty of cheap bikes and the Gov will forget about us again. Perfect.
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Old 12-01-2005, 03:28 AM   #6
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Aren't they gen. YZF?
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Old 12-01-2005, 04:30 AM   #7
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Default The more the merrier I always say....

The more the merrier I always say. It's a great time to be a biker: great choices, innovation, better reliability, good prices, OH YEAH!
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Old 12-01-2005, 06:30 AM   #8
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I agree with the more the better; if there is a motorcycle every block in urban traffic or every mile in superslab traffic, then the "cage" drivers will be accustom to seeing bikes and NOTICE THEM!!!. Rather than looking through them, as is usually the case in my location.
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:59 AM   #9
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That was an unusual time. The Japaneses were making lots of affordable bikes to compete in the US market and over-produced at a time when the baby-boom generation was settling down with job and family and also when inflation hit the highest level of the second half of the century. I don't see any of those factors coming into play in the next 20 years.
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:07 AM   #10
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I think the Tokyo Show is where bikes are heading. High powered semi-automatic scooters with near total enclosure, some climate control, full sound system, air bags, even outriggers that deploy when a wheel begins to loose traction. That could attract a lot of new interest.
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