Millennial trends in motorcycle ownership (humorous)

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jimmy m
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07 May 2019, 7:42 pm

Apparently the Baby-Boomers 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 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 2 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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07 May 2019, 7:51 pm

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07 May 2019, 7:57 pm

23. Their parents can't run fast enough to hold the motorcycle upright for them on the freeway.

24. They can't hear the GPS device say "Recalculating" over the engine noise.

25. There's no back seat to sleep in.

26. There's not enough room in the trunk to hold their entire manga collection.

27. You have to make physical contact to ride with someone.

28. There are no windows to tint.

29. There is no door to slam when they're mad at someone.


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07 May 2019, 8:44 pm

Baby Boomers should remember one thing whenever they blame everything on millennials: they're the generation that raised them.



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07 May 2019, 10:41 pm

^^^tell it! :x



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08 May 2019, 6:34 am

lostonearth35 wrote:
Baby Boomers should remember one thing whenever they blame everything on millennials: they're the generation that raised them.


So true.


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08 May 2019, 8:10 am

Magna wrote:
lostonearth35 wrote:
Baby Boomers should remember one thing whenever they blame everything on millennials: they're the generation that raised them.
So true.
You're blaming the parents for the independent actions of the children.


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08 May 2019, 8:20 am

Fnord wrote:
Magna wrote:
lostonearth35 wrote:
Baby Boomers should remember one thing whenever they blame everything on millennials: they're the generation that raised them.
So true.
You're blaming the parents for the independent actions of the children.
Independent?
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23. Their parents can't run fast enough to hold the motorcycle upright for them on the freeway.


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08 May 2019, 8:22 am

magz wrote:
Fnord wrote:
Magna wrote:
lostonearth35 wrote:
Baby Boomers should remember one thing whenever they blame everything on millennials: they're the generation that raised them.
So true.
You're blaming the parents for the independent actions of the children.
Independent?
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23. Their parents can't run fast enough to hold the motorcycle upright for them on the freeway.
Good point. I withdraw the statement.

It's hard to be independent at 30+ when you can't find a job that pays you to play video games all day.


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08 May 2019, 10:11 am

for safety, comfort, form, and function, motorcycles are too inadequate across the board. even those that have some decent form, cost as much as, or more than, a far more practical nice car.

when it comes to accidents, the rider is basically dead, or wishing they were... everyone known to have ridden them died, or quit after their first accident or near miss. with as distracted with technology as too many already bad drivers are these days, it doesn’t matter how good of a driver you are, you’re likely to at least get hit, and you don’t want to be riding a motorcycle when it happens.


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08 May 2019, 10:14 am

Lace-Bane wrote:
... everyone known to have ridden them died, or quit ...
Strange ... I see dozens of motorcyclists on the freeway every day, and everyone I know who rides a motorcycle has had at least one accident.

Your premise is invalid.


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08 May 2019, 5:57 pm

working in the O.R. i've witnessed the results of way too many motorcycle misadventures. not for me.



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08 May 2019, 6:18 pm

Fnord wrote:
Lace-Bane wrote:
... everyone known to have ridden them died, or quit ...
Strange ... I see dozens of motorcyclists on the freeway every day, and everyone I know who rides a motorcycle has had at least one accident.

Your premise is invalid.

Been in multiple motorcycle accidents, though only one of them included slamming into a truck. Still alive, guess I was too dumb to give it up. Been in multiple car accidents too, though never any while I was the driver thus far. You have to be very vigilant while driving motorcycles if you want to continue to breathe.


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08 May 2019, 7:54 pm

The real reason?
We hear our parent's stories of classmates that never got to collage because they died on the way home from school with their heads "erased" on the pavement.


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08 May 2019, 11:30 pm

I'd rather own a Vespa.


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08 May 2019, 11:33 pm

i really like honda helixes :heart: