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Average Age of Owners of the SuperSport

  • 16 - 23

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • 24 - 28

    Votes: 14 5.1%
  • 29 - 33

    Votes: 38 13.9%
  • 34 - 38

    Votes: 28 10.2%
  • 39 - 43

    Votes: 22 8.0%
  • 44 - 48

    Votes: 27 9.9%
  • 49 - 53

    Votes: 61 22.3%
  • 54 - 58

    Votes: 38 13.9%
  • 59 - 64

    Votes: 25 9.1%
  • 65 +

    Votes: 20 7.3%
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Wow, I'm a little shocked. Us 'ole geezers are outnumbering the young whipper-snappers. :nerd:

Anybody else a little shocked?
Yeah, I was shocked, but that was mostly because I just turned 50 and had to answer the poll in that category. :grin2: Time flies. This isn't supposed to be an old guys' bike, but it is what a lot of us have been waiting for
because we have ridden all kinds of motorcycles over the years. I rode a mini bike as a kid, then moved up to ride dirt bikes, cruisers, then switched to sport bikes, then a naked bike, a turn down the adventure bike path for awhile,
back to cruisers, back to sport bikes. For me, I feel like the Supersport is the sweet spot though since I only want one bike for awhile.
 

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Yeah, I was shocked, but that was mostly because I just turned 50 and had to answer the poll in that category. :grin2: Time flies. This isn't supposed to be an old guys' bike, but it is what a lot of us have been waiting for
because we have ridden all kinds of motorcycles over the years. I rode a mini bike as a kid, then moved up to ride dirt bikes, cruisers, then switched to sport bikes, then a naked bike, a turn down the adventure bike path for awhile,
back to cruisers, back to sport bikes. For me, I feel like the Supersport is the sweet spot though since I only want one bike for awhile.
Ducazzo, your riding background is just like mine. I am not shocked by the results though. This is the perfect bike for us 'geezers' that still have some juice in the tank while those young bucks still like to ride the knuckles-below-the-knees set-ups.
 

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chronological or physiological age?

I run the mile under 11 minutes and brag, brag, brag about athletic capabilities and good health. so what is my age?

physiological I say early 40's .... chronologically speaking, well a lady never reveals her true age ... lol
 

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Considering the target audience for the Supersport (an "every day sport bike"), I'm not surprised by the numbers. The 35 and under crowd with disposable cash (Silicon Valley types?) are buying Panigales for weekend blasts up to Alice's and the Rock Store, and riding their Monster 1200's, Hypermotards, and MV Gran Turisimo Veloce's during the week. The fact they can even afford the insurance proves how clueless I am when it comes to the insane salaries hey haul in. More power to 'em, I suppose.
 

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Considering the target audience for the Supersport (an "every day sport bike"), I'm not surprised by the numbers. The 35 and under crowd with disposable cash (Silicon Valley types?) are buying Panigales for weekend blasts up to Alice's and the Rock Store, and riding their Monster 1200's, Hypermotards, and MV Gran Turisimo Veloce's during the week. The fact they can even afford the insurance proves how clueless I am when it comes to the insane salaries hey haul in. More power to 'em, I suppose.
im one of those under 35s. this is my first and only bike!
 

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We have 46 voters to date (5/30/2017). At this time, it looks like this: :nerd:

82.6% are age 39 or above
47.8% are 49 or above
21.7% are 59 or above

This is truly an adult's bike. Well, adult in age...maybe not mentally. >:)

I wonder why and if this is what Ducati anticipated or would they be shocked as well...??
 

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Just as I expected. When I was in my 20's and early 30's I didn't consider the Ducati a good pick for me because of the additional maintenance. I was still learning how to work on bikes. The Ducati would have been too much for me to tackle back then, and the cost of letting a shop do it was way too much. In my late 30's I was more financially established and experienced enough to handle the brand. I'm 40 now but didn't vote because I'm not an owner of the SS yet. I have a Monster.
 

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Old "geezers."

I'm 71 and this is my 31st. motorcycle, 7 of which have been Ducatis. I was also the Colorado bicycle road series 70+champ last year, so it's all about anything with more than 1 but fewer than 3 wheels. The SS is my best two-wheeled vehicle yet, and has me riding like a well--45 year old!
 

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Wanted to bump this thread so that all the new members would potentially see the thread and vote. Still shocked at the elders on here....myself included.
 

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Decent histogram this poll is producing. In hindsight it should have had 65-70 and 70-75 because believe it or not we still have some avid motorcycle fanatics on the SS, and that alone should be celebrated.
 

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Decent histogram this poll is producing. In hindsight it should have had 65-70 and 70-75 because believe it or not we still have some avid motorcycle fanatics on the SS, and that alone should be celebrated.
I wanted to add those age catagories, but we're limited to only 10 on a poll. I really thought we would have more younger riders. In hindsight, I should have made one large younger category and detailed the older generation segmnets more. I used 5 year increments in the creation of the poll. I thought that was about the correct spacing.
 
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