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Another morning, once again 7.10am, once again I'm here drinking my morning coffee and reading the paper. This time, my eyes caught an article that trumpet "Motorbikers are getting older" (?).
Apparently, the department of motorveichle got a statistics that, compared to a similar one done 10 years ago, shows that the bikers population has grown old of about 10 years.
And I think: maybe, but just maybe, is that the peoples that got picked by this stats are exactly the same that got picked last time? So instead of asking different demographics, they simply asked the same and discovered hot water: peoples get old. And it also means that who was riding a bike 10 years ago keep doing it right now. While who wasn't driving 10 years ago maybe still doesn't now or drive a car.
Strangely (the article continues) the majority of the bikers owns a bike bought or built after 2000. Hummm... yeah, 'cause a bike that is 20+ years old is difficult to ride daily, spare parts get difficult to found and in the last few years it seems that government decided to declare war to motorized vehicles with the various EuroXXX laws. So if you want to keep riding you've got to buy a new iron.
And this also make me think that I have to bring the bike for the 40K km check-up. Yeah, bikes are also over-40, but the article didn't said that.
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chopper By mau posted 25/08/2009 11:44
@ mau By Davide Bianchi posted 25/08/2009 11:47
Moto ... "d'epoca" By Sandro posted 25/08/2009 14:32
@ Sandro By Gandolfo "Infinity" Ivo posted 25/08/2009 18:29
@ Sandro By Rick posted 25/08/2009 18:45
@ Rick By argaar posted 27/08/2009 10:31
@ argaar By Davide Bianchi posted 27/08/2009 10:35
@ Davide Bianchi By Alex ARNZ posted 31/08/2009 15:08
@ Rick By Sottilette posted 27/08/2009 12:28
@tutti By Matteo Jurman posted 31/08/2009 08:34
moto recenti sė ma By Anonymous coward posted 31/08/2009 08:50
A proposito delle moto anziane By Alessandro Porcu posted 31/08/2009 15:46
GranGallo By Anonymous coward posted 03/09/2009 21:00
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