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Motorcycle sales slump explained

Major motorcycle manufacturers are closing plants due to declining sales.



Apparently, the Baby-Boomers all have motorcycles, Generation X is only buying a few, and the next generation isn't buying any. A recent study found the reasons 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 educated in gender studies .

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 handlebars 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. They would need to upgrade before the in-transit expired.

21. It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water.

22. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy.
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I understand that this is a joke, and most of my younger co-workers are exactly like that. I'll make a joke and they'll google it and tell me I'm wrong. That being said, most of the younger ladies I hang out with want me to teach them to ride, and they aren't into smart phones, automatic transmissions, and shoveling burgers into their mouths. There are still some good kids out there.
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It's funny because we we go to Commiefornia to see my son, well granddaughter, I am always amazed at how few motorcycles I see on the road.


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I understand that this is a joke, and most of my younger co-workers are exactly like that. I'll make a joke and they'll google it and tell me I'm wrong. That being said, most of the younger ladies I hang out with want me to teach them to ride, and they aren't into smart phones, automatic transmissions, and shoveling burgers into their mouths. There are still some good kids out there.

thats only because yall live in America. only about six states left .


tell everyone in L.A. i said hi. roflmao
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