Thursday February 7th 2019

This is a very good section - would be challenging even on a modern bike - the pic shows Bernie Schreiber trying out a James at a Vintage event.  ( Note:  his riding gear for the day - also this is one of the very special James rebuilds inspired by Mick Andrews and not the model we had in the 1950’s)
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And this is an old pic of a member of the “Over the Bars” club
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MIC Owner Survey reveals today’s motorcyclists

We know that more motorcycle owners these days are women, and now we know increasing percentages of all owners are married and college graduates, and they’re generally older, according to the 2018 Motorcycle Industry Council Owner Survey.

“Demographics are changing for Americans across the country and it’s no different for motorcycle owners,” said MIC President and CEO Tim Buche. “For decades, the MIC Owner Survey has told us a lot about who we are, and we’re now learning how things have shifted since our last study was done in 2014. Some of the stats are encouraging, like the increasing number of women owners, while other data, such as the rising median age, show where we have more work to do.”

Gender, Age, Marital Status
Male Owners – 81 percent
Female Owners – 19 percent

Median Age
2018 – 50
2014 – 47
2012 – 45

Married
2018 – 68 percent
2014 – 61 percent
2012 – 63 percent

Education, Income and Work Status
College Graduate
2018 – 24 percent
2014 – 20 percent
2012 – 17 percent

Median Household Income
2018 – $62,500
2014 – $62,200
2012 – $64,100

Employed – 71 percent
Retired – 24 percent

The owner survey also uncovered trends among the emerging group of millennial motorcyclists. More than half have taken a training course and use their bikes frequently for commuting. Sixty-nine percent say they are interested in electric motorcycles, citing fuel and the environment as top drivers.

“For the past several years, manufacturers have offered more great entry-level motorcycles at affordable prices,” Buche said, “while at the same time focusing on increasing the industry’s outreach to millennials.”

The Motorcycle Industry Council exists to preserve, protect and promote motorcycling through government relations, communications and media relations, statistics and research, aftermarket programs, development of data communications standards, and activities surrounding technical and regulatory issues. As a not-for-profit national industry association, the MIC seeks to support motorcyclists by representing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and retailers of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, ROVs, motorcycle/ATV/ROV parts, accessories and related goods and services, and members of allied trades such as insurance, finance and investment companies, media companies and consultants.

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A blast from the past ( thanks to Jamie McGregor)
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Check out this video from the Jodi Tarres “TRS FUN Times”
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The World of Trials has lost another “Great” - Neil Crosswaite died at the age of 70 in Yorkshire - He was  the inspiration along with his buddy Martin Lampkin, in starting the Sheffield Indoor Arena Trials. - His son Martin Crosswaite was a top rider in the UK for many years.

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