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View Poll Results: How old will you be this year?

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  • Under 21

    18 1.41%
  • 21 to 25

    70 5.47%
  • 26 to 30

    138 10.79%
  • 31 to 35

    151 11.81%
  • 36 to 40

    194 15.17%
  • 41 to 45

    209 16.34%
  • 46 to 50

    202 15.79%
  • 51 to 54

    115 8.99%
  • 55 to 57

    55 4.30%
  • 58 to 60

    42 3.28%
  • 61 to 62

    30 2.35%
  • 63 to 65

    31 2.42%
  • Wow Over 65?

    24 1.88%
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Thread: Just How Old are Birdies

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    Just How Old are Birdies

    After I got my Blackbird some of my friends said I was too old for THAT kind of bike. Not knowing any better they figured it was just another crotch rocket. When I let them sit on it everyone says it feels not bad. Got me wondering just how old Blackbird owners are. Let's hear how old you'll be this year and be honest. I'll be 51 later this year and intend on riding as long as I can. From what I can tell from reading here there are some over 60 already so I've got a few years to go!

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    If you listen to friends or family, you are either too old or too young for any kind of bike!
    Sergiu13 likes this.
    Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean people aren't out to get me!

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    You're never too old for our Bird, I'll be 38 in Aug.
    Mike
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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    Whenever I'm out of town at a local Starbucks and I pull up next to the 600's and 750's I take off my helmet, let the white locks flow out and say, "...a man's bike". They just smile and admire the Bird. 63 on my next BD.
    Terrence, pozi240, XXGUY and 2 others like this.

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    Quote Originally Posted by Rumrunner View Post
    After I got my Blackbird some of my friends said I was too old for THAT kind of bike. Not knowing any better they figured it was just another crotch rocket. When I let them sit on it everyone says it feels not bad. Got me wondering just how old Blackbird owners are. Let's hear how old you'll be this year and be honest. I'll be 51 later this year and intend on riding as long as I can. From what I can tell from reading here there are some over 60 already so I've got a few years to go!
    I LOVE when people stereotype our Motorcycle basing their view SOLELY on what it LOOKS LIKE. A riding buddy of mine will be 53 this year, and he still thinks that the Blackbird is one of the best all arounds out there. I will be 43 this year, have owned two of these bikes, totalling over 100,000 miles on them.

    All depends what you use the Blackbird for. I use mine to sport ride, commute, and sport tour, in that order. Sometimes my 11 year old son rides with me. It is pretty good for ALL of these things!

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    I get comments such as "What's a old guy like you doing riding a bike like that?"
    My reply.........."Just because you get old, fat and bald, doesn't mean you have to ride a boring bike."

    I tell my daughter........."Just because I'm growing older doesn't mean I have to grow up."

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    And the distribution shows exactly why Honda doesn't even bother to import the Blackbird over here any more.

    Look at the heavy concentration in the over 30 to under 60 age groups. These are almost always folks who own or have owned a number of motorcycles, know what they want from a bike and tend not to change every year or so. Nor do they crash their bikes, at least not often, and are not limited by the need for the latest and greatest.

    No continuing market there. No place to upgrade and usually no way to convince them to move to something less powerful or comfortable. Pretty much the same demographic for the VFR which is also producing dismal sales.

    Ah well, I'm happy with mine and with my recent score of a set of Yosh RS-3 slipons, I'm pretty sure I'll be even happier. I'm at 42K now and headed rapidly for the mid 60's by the end of the year. Figure I've got 2 years left before I might have to crack something open beyond the oil filler cap. Plenty of time to pick up an 03 for a continuing experience.

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    56 love my bird spent many years on the fastest for the year stopped at the bird would buy a new one if possible 145 mph never felt so good

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    There is a speed limit,
    NOT a age limit.

    And as my 74 year old father says,
    My eyes don't look as old from the inside looking out,
    As they do from the outside looking in.

    He liked riding the bird, but feels more comfortable with my Magna.

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    Whenever I'm out of town at a local Starbucks and I pull up next to the 600's and 750's I take off my helmet, let the white locks flow out

    You still have all of your HAIR?????



    Braggard!!!!!
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    Al
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    Then again, Momma never rode a motorcycle, either!

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    I turned 50 in Feb, Commute every day on my bird like has been said before at our age we don't swap bikes so often.
    I owned my CBR1000F for thirteen years had my 01 bird since new, so I still have a while before I have to trade / grow up.
    Every year when the new bikes come out, I take em for a test thinking I may trade up this year, but so far nothing has made me want to part with the hard earned. (tho I almost bought a CB1300s)
    Noel

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    You don't stop riding because you get old.
    You get old because you stop riding.

    I'll be 52 this summer... no wait... make that 53. Or is it 52? Ahhh... what the hell...

    Lately, I've been noticing people giving me quizical looks like,
    WTF is that old fart doin' on a bike like that.
    Sometimes I look back at 'em and say, What?
    pozi240 likes this.

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    52/3 just a pup!

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    not under 20 or 21 to 25.....

    i'm 20, been riding since i was 15... always on the street, i still havent even ridden a dirtbike. i've had the blackbird for a month now, it's great.

    love the bird.
    XXGUY likes this.

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    Re: Just How Old are Birdies

    Quote Originally Posted by MotoRacerGabe View Post
    not under 20 or 21 to 25.....

    i'm 20, been riding since i was 15... always on the street, i still havent even ridden a dirtbike. i've had the blackbird for a month now, it's great.

    love the bird.
    Fixed that poll option to say Under 21 now.


 
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