Why millennials don’t buy motorcycles

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  1. jaydoc

    jaydoc i'm riding a turtle!

    Aug 10, 2012
    Apparently, the Baby-Boomers nearly all have motorcycles. Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any at all. A recent study was done to find out why. Here are the reasons why Millennials don't ride motorcycles:

    1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.
    2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on.
    3. Can't use two hands to eat while driving.
    4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one.
    5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped.
    6. Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.
    7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning.
    8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Social Studies or Gender Studies for which no jobs are available.
    9. They are allergic to fresh air.
    10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes.
    11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil.
    12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen.
    13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch.
    14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding.
    15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did.
    16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes.
    17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield.
    18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up.
    19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face.
    20. It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water.
    21. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy.
    22. Can't get the motorcycle down the basement stairs of their parent's home.
     
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  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015

  3. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Doc, they can’t ride a motorcycle, it takes balls to ride !!
     
  4. B81

    B81 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Don't give them any ideas.
     
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  5. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    They have problems with cars too....
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  6. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    I found #21/22 really hilarious!:roflmaro:
     
  7. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    You can tell that’s a proud father!
     
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  8. Autonomous

    Autonomous Turgid member

    496
    Jan 14, 2019
    • I've done my fair share of MC riding. One of the reasons I've lost interest is the distracted phone zombies. Young people have the same take on highway safety, too much risk vs. the enjoyment of riding. Too bad.
     
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  9. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    I’m not going to lie. I’ve done that a few times.
     
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  10. Ingramite

    Ingramite On The Lost Highway

    202
    Sep 16, 2018
    They were not around in 1969 to see Easy Riders.
     
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  11. Yellowsupersport

    Yellowsupersport Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2015
    They don’t buy motorcycles, they buy scooters ! That whole “clutch-gear-throttle” thing is just too confusing, hence the popularity of automatic scooters....


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  12. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

    445
    Sep 23, 2018
    Man bun won't fit in a helmet.
     
  13. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    #23- Snowflakes and motorcycles don't mix...
     
  14. DRYHUMOR

    DRYHUMOR Well-Known Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Fixed it for you. :D
     
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  15. 1911 dawg

    1911 dawg Well-Known Member

    980
    Jan 14, 2018
    That,s funny as hell but sadly true!!!!!
     
  16. grayghostforge

    grayghostforge Hit it while its hot

    135
    May 17, 2017
    #8. Add in Polictical Science and Philosphy to the degree list.
     
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  17. Bro. Pappaw

    Bro. Pappaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2016

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