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I found this on Goldwingdocs and thought it was interesting:

What is your age?


Below 30 13 2%
30-34 7 1%
35-39 15 2%
40-44 28 5%
45-49 50 8%
50-54 92 15%
55-59 142 23%
60-64 123 20%
65-69 94 15%
70+ 56 9%
Total votes: 620

At 68, I'm in the 15% group. The median falls in the 55-59 group.
 

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80% above 50 years old. Makes perfect sense. Goldwings are not inexpensive.
My first bike was fast and light, unlike the goldwings driven by those old guys :)

Fast, light, and cheap

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I've been riding GW's since before I was 30, so I have been thru 6 age groups...
 

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I found this on Goldwingdocs and thought it was interesting:

What is your age?


Below 30 13 2%
30-34 7 1%
35-39 15 2%
40-44 28 5%
45-49 50 8%
50-54 92 15%
55-59 142 23%
60-64 123 20%
65-69 94 15%
70+ 56 9%
Total votes: 620

At 68, I'm in the 15% group. The median falls in the 55-59 group.
I'm 59, about to join a smaller group. I guess from here on there will be smaller and smaller groups. Not surprised. Goldwing owners mirror life.

Steve
 

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66 here but now on SW. 64 when I jumped ship.
 

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My inital jump to a touring bike was in 1988..purchased a 1987 Yamaha Venture XVZ-1300...at 34. Rode it for about 100,000 miles and upgraded to a 1996 GL1500-SE in 1996 at 42. Rode the 1500 for 210,000 miles and in 2015 bought a 2008 GL1800-HPNA at 61 with 3300 miles on the odo. This "should be" the last touring bike I buy! So right now in the 2nd largest group!
 

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I've been riding GW's since before I was 30, so I have been thru 6 age groups...
I can identify with that Tom. I was 26 when I bought my first one. The very next winter I was in Phoenix visiting my folks and went and stopped at a shop called the Goldwing Emporium where I bought a helmet, a rain suit, some gold plated farkles and had a chat with a couple locals, just small talk about bikes and places etc. One of them was not really what I'd call a gentleman either, took a few shots at "snowbirds" and how they were ruining the local winter economy, raising prices and building developments everywhere. Then he said I was "pretty young" to be riding a Goldwing, that most riders were a more "mature" age. I replied that he was a tad old to be insulting strangers and visitors (with a couple of other rather pointed remarks about his attitude) to the area. Shop owner got a big chuckle out of that.
 

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I can identify with that Tom. I was 26 when I bought my first one. The very next winter I was in Phoenix visiting my folks and went and stopped at a shop called the Goldwing Emporium where I bought a helmet, a rain suit, some gold plated farkles and had a chat with a couple locals, just small talk about bikes and places etc. One of them was not really what I'd call a gentleman either, took a few shots at "snowbirds" and how they were ruining the local winter economy, raising prices and building developments everywhere. Then he said I was "pretty young" to be riding a Goldwing, that most riders were a more "mature" age. I replied that he was a tad old to be insulting strangers and visitors (with a couple of other rather pointed remarks about his attitude) to the area. Shop owner got a big chuckle out of that.

Hehehehe.. and so do I. :doublethumb:

I'm happy for him that he didn't try and "kick your butt" for standing up to him and putting him in his place. Would have proved to be a bad move on his part for sure. LOL
 

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60 and still glad i can steer a mc.
 
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60 and still glad i can steer a mc. 61 in Feb
 

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I started officially riding in 2000 when I was 40 with a 1980 CB 750. Many years before I had interest riding I always loved the Goldwings. After about a year I got a 79 GL1000, then a 82 GL1100, then my 2000 GL1500 I rode for nine years. My GL1500 took me on my first overnight er on the bike with some buds riding Pa, and many fantastic trips and memories with Tammy. Since I picked up my 09 GL1800 November of 2015, I found my true biking rush. To this day (including today) every time I hit some nice twisties or passing people in cages I still have an amazing feeling.
 
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I can identify with that Tom. I was 26 when I bought my first one. The very next winter I was in Phoenix visiting my folks and went and stopped at a shop called the Goldwing Emporium where I bought a helmet, a rain suit, some gold plated farkles and had a chat with a couple locals, just small talk about bikes and places etc. One of them was not really what I'd call a gentleman either, took a few shots at "snowbirds" and how they were ruining the local winter economy, raising prices and building developments everywhere. Then he said I was "pretty young" to be riding a Goldwing, that most riders were a more "mature" age. I replied that he was a tad old to be insulting strangers and visitors (with a couple of other rather pointed remarks about his attitude) to the area. Shop owner got a big chuckle out of that.
D, was the big knife present for this conversation? Did remain sheathed?
 
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