How young are Goldwing Riders

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  • 20-30

    10 1.95%
  • 30-40

    26 5.06%
  • 40-50

    141 27.43%
  • 50-60

    219 42.61%
  • 60-70

    104 20.23%
  • 70-Dirt

    14 2.72%
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    Default How young are Goldwing Riders

    Posted this on another site...interesting results.

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    I've seen 5 year olds ridin in the back seat.

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    In a few months, I'll be in the next older category. C'est la vie.
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    I voted with my current age, but my first wing was a 1975.

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    Voted with my current age, but I purchsed my first Wing, a new 1984 GL1200, at the tender age of 26. I have been riding Wings since.
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    45 years young....20 on the wing lol

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    Since I can only vote once, I placed my vote for my #2 son, as he is not a board member. He spends too much time wearing tires and burning fuel. You may find it of interest, and maybe not. He's been on his GL1800 for a well over a year. Several members on here have ridden with him and comment on his age and level headed riding. He began on a 650 Savage, up to a VTX1300R, on to a 1800R, and finally at 23 years old he made (as he has said) his last motorcycle choice. I guess I did do some things right. BTW, I'm 62, prowd of it, riding since 1961, and 100% on Goldwings since their introduction in 1975.


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    i'm 63 now - bought my first one at 36 years old - slipjoint

    PS - what a difference in a 1983 & a 2008! i'm as happy as a pig in mud

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    I like dirt, I wanted to vote for dirt but ended up in the 50 to 60 range.

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    I voted my age @ 45. Bought my first wing at 19...a new 1984 GL1200 Interstate.

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    I voted what my age is now, but...

    Always liked the G'Wing's from my late teens to early 20's -- finally could afford one when I was 37 -- got a new '96 GW Aspencade.

    Then three year's later -- had a '96 GW SE -- got my current 2002 GW in July 2002 -- has 'bout 120,000 miles.
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    voted my age now--- my first wing was GL1100 I with a side car,all black.found it used in 1985 with a blow-out on rear & a dead battery. picked it up cheap $900 (i think) kept it 4 years
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    I'm 63 now, voted my age bracket. Bought my first Wing at age 46 only because I really didn't know much about them before that. Been riding since 1972. It's always "big grin time." I've several different bikes during that time I've owned a Gold Wing, but I always seem to return back to the Wing. The most dramatic was the time I bought a new '99 VFR800. Had it a month and got rid of it and got another Wing. Good choice.
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    I have a 08 Nomad that I kept when I bought my Wing...thinking I'll ride both. The Nomad has been turned sideways and stuffed in the corner of the garage, beautiful bike that I've rode 6 miles sense I bought the Wing two months ago. I'll be putting the Nomad up for sale because I'll never ride it. The Wing is just such a great bike!

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    I laughed when I saw the poll results, only 1 out of 164 in the 20-30 range. My son is 26 and he claims he hates my Goldwing but he seems to keep borrowing it to take his wife for a ride. I guess when I was his age it was not my first choice either, believe I was on a GS1100 then but love the Goldwing now at 51.
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    I got my first goldwing at 34

    A 1985 1200, that was three years old sitting in the crate, april 1988

    I wish I could have afforded one long before, but they were $$$$$$

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    I voted 50-60 but I will be 61 in a couple of months.

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    Just over 70% of the folks responding so far over 50 years old. Maybe it is an old mans bike.
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    Default old man's bike??

    Some may say "it's an ol' man's bike"...
    But I'm not an "ol' man"...yet!
    I'm only 64.
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    My grandson was 10 months old when he had his first ride. He was 7mo. old in this picture, but was just sitting on it for the first time.
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    Being labeled "an old mans bike", is a testament to the Gold Wing. With age comes wisdom (for most anyway). What this tells me is that the young are foolish. When they get older and gain wisdom, then they too will own a Gold Wing!!! And become young at heart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boatanchor View Post
    I laughed when I saw the poll results, only 1 out of 164 in the 20-30 range. My son is 26 and he claims he hates my Goldwing but he seems to keep borrowing it to take his wife for a ride. I guess when I was his age it was not my first choice either, believe I was on a GS1100 then but love the Goldwing now at 51.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XCOP View Post
    Just over 70% of the folks responding so far over 50 years old. Maybe it is an old mans bike.
    Or it's the best bike one chooses to get old while riding. As above post, when someone comments to my boy about an "old man's bike", he invites them for 12 hours or so in the saddle. Usually puts a period on the conversation.



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    wow - at 33 I'm in the uber-minority. lol - so then was I crazy for trading in my 07 GSX-R1000 for the 09 Titanium wing? I tend to think not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog.wso View Post
    wow - at 33 I'm in the uber-minority. lol - so then was I crazy for trading in my 07 GSX-R1000 for the 09 Titanium wing? I tend to think not.
    No! You have wisdom beyond your years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingjammer View Post
    Since I can only vote once, I placed my vote for my #2 son, as he is not a board member. He spends too much time wearing tires and burning fuel. You may find it of interest, and maybe not. He's been on his GL1800 for a well over a year. Several members on here have ridden with him and comment on his age and level headed riding. He began on a 650 Savage, up to a VTX1300R, on to a 1800R, and finally at 23 years old he made (as he has said) his last motorcycle choice. I guess I did do some things right. BTW, I'm 62, prowd of it, riding since 1961, and 100% on Goldwings since their introduction in 1975.

    Looks like your son is rare indeed.

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    GoldWing riders are forever young!

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    Hey, just commenting on the results of the poll. Didn't mean to get all you old guys defensive.

    It has been said that one reason Honda re-designed the 1800 the way they did was to appeal to a younger demographic before all their GoldWing customers succumbed to old age and infirmity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog.wso View Post
    wow - at 33 I'm in the uber-minority. lol - so then was I crazy for trading in my 07 GSX-R1000 for the 09 Titanium wing? I tend to think not.

    I'm 42 now,switched from a sportbike at 36.Not to many 30 somethings on wings.Your the youngest Kansan I've seen.I thought I was the youngest
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    Interesting thread.
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    and also the Kennel Club.

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    OK I cheated just a little and selected 20-30 because when I got my first Wing out of the first shipment in '75 I was 29.

    It's been a while along with a number of Wings and I fit into the Seasoned Citizens catagory of riders now.


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