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    CT/VFR 1200X sales
    on: Feb 05, 2019, 11.13 am
    Feb 05, 2019, 11.13 am
    Interesting article in Adventure Rider e-magazine yesterday

    "The UK's appetite for naked bikes is growing while adventure bike registrations dwindle"

    Link to article below

    https://advrider.com/naked-bikes-outselling-adventure-bikes/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=02_04_2019

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    Re: CT/VFR 1200X sales
    Reply #1 on: Feb 25, 2019, 05.14 pm
    Feb 25, 2019, 05.14 pm
    And meanwhile, here in America, the millennials are buying scooters and 125cc Chinese bikes. 
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    Re: CT/VFR 1200X sales
    Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 2019, 02.10 am
    Mar 18, 2019, 02.10 am
    And  C/L is clogged with cruisers  of all kinds.
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    Re: CT/VFR 1200X sales
    Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2019, 01.38 am
    Mar 21, 2019, 01.38 am
    They sure ain't buying these bikes.  I am picking up a 16 with 4K on it for less than half the price new.

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    Re: CT/VFR 1200X sales
    Reply #4 on: Mar 21, 2019, 09.52 am
    Mar 21, 2019, 09.52 am
    I just got a new 16  at  a reduced price. Love the bike and never seen one before.
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    Re: CT/VFR 1200X sales
    Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 2019, 11.39 am
    Mar 21, 2019, 11.39 am
    *Originally Posted by DaveinNC [+]
    And meanwhile, here in America, the millennials are buying scooters and 125cc Chinese bikes.

    You know, you may be right.  Not seeing the crap China bikes yet but a lot more scooters.  Actually, my daughters are both on Kymco Like 150i - s.  Great little scoots, by the way.  In my opinion, a little better than the PCX 150s.  They use them up at UF.  Lots of Groms on the road now too.  I imagine the Cub will start appearing with more frequency.   

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    Re: CT/VFR 1200X sales
    Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2019, 02.55 pm
    Mar 21, 2019, 02.55 pm
    I think there are many reasons for this and its probably got little to do with the ability or quality of the adventure type bikes. The overwhelming majority are never going to go offroad and For example in the UK i rarely see any youngsters ( and by that I mean 20 somethings ) riding bigger bikes. Full stop. At nearly every bike tea spot or roadside cafe its mostly mature blokes my age (around 50) or obviously older retired blokes with enough cash to buy the latest expensive sports thing. Its quite a ballache getting a motorcycle licence nowadays and our roads are often poor, congested and insurance is very expensive. People cant afford it or justify it. I bought my crosstourer because I like it but i dont 'need' it. We are probably in the golden age of motorcycling because bikes are fundamentally so good now and sooner or later we will all have to use electric everything and petrol engines will be something to look at in a museum.