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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-06-2005, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Most defiantly. Everybody knows the great fuel mileage that bikes get.

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you should see it.....i am the happiest person at the gas station. i just laugh at everybody else hehehehe

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Oh yea, then I have to spend that Benjamin to pay for the Pickup gas.

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Last month alone showed a 40% rise in motorcycle sales.
So yes. And at a greater scale. If you include scooters for those whom have no riding backgraound This % includes them also.
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Yeah, but not a big increase. Bikes have already been selling like crazy, this will only bring a few more people to riding. I think the biggest increase will be to scooters.

I believe a large majority of people are still afraid of bikes and won't get on one. I think the fear comes from the way they drive already, and are afraid of being on a bike around someone that drives like them.
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I believe a large majority of people are still afraid of bikes and won't get on one. I think the fear comes from the way they drive already, and are afraid of being on a bike around someone that drives like them.
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I think they will increase a small bit but more likely that the people that own one will just ride it more.

With the price of gas, can anybody really afford a new bike that currently can't afford it. I mean, if you couldn't afford it before you can't afford it now cause of the gas prices... It has put a big pinch on many people.

I know that with me it has ended my traditional Friday night out to eat with friends, that we use to do every week.




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I think they will increase a small bit but more likely that the people that own one will just ride it more.

With the price of gas, can anybody really afford a new bike that currently can't afford it. I mean, if you couldn't afford it before you can't afford it now cause of the gas prices... It has put a big pinch on many people.

I know that with me it has ended my traditional Friday night out to eat with friends, that we use to do every week.
I see more hoopty oldy bikes being sold on ebay for a top dollar that wouldnt have a chance in heck any other time.
People are sucking up the el' cheepo's
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This is true... I know that Rickmanc has been selling alot of his older bikes with desent success.... he may be able to thank that to the higher gas prices.




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Lost of guys here are resting thier diesels for small bikes. i mean i used to be one of 3 bikes that regularly ride my commute route, the other is a loud ninja 500, and an old old old scooter. but now there are tons. Not just big dollar things, klots of harleys, and goldwings, but GS 500's, honda rebels, and another really loud Ninja 500. I think its great. bikes are faster than most cars, get better milage than most cars, look cooler than most cars, and can do wheelies better than most cars.
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Do you think rising gas prices will increase sales in motorcycles?
Only slight increase...the ones that were sitting on the fence about getting a bike or not, may go ahead and get one.
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Lost of guys here are resting thier diesels for small bikes. i mean i used to be one of 3 bikes that regularly ride my commute route, the other is a loud ninja 500, and an old old old scooter. but now there are tons. Not just big dollar things, klots of harleys, and goldwings, but GS 500's, honda rebels, and another really loud Ninja 500. I think its great. bikes are faster than most cars, get better milage than most cars, look cooler than most cars, and can do wheelies better than most cars.
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If gas prices continue for any length of time, I think you'll see a lot more people buying used bikes and scooters.

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Don't know about you guys/gals, but my bike only does the same MPG/KPG as my car? Obviously give the bike more rice.. Cars are for the rain and bikes are for the sun. NO CONTEST..
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I think a slight increase in sales, but alot more people have been buying bikes in the past few years.
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i guess where you live plays a part in how many sales too. bike season is almost over here in PA. i don't care how high the gas prices are, i ain't riding in the snow and bitter cold.
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i've done the bitter cold many times. I don't think gas prices will hardly make a huge impact in sales. More and more people are just getting interested in MC's.
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i guess where you live plays a part in how many sales too. bike season is almost over here in PA. i don't care how high the gas prices are, i ain't riding in the snow and bitter cold.
Bike season isn't almost over in PA... I was riding the circuit in Nov last year!!




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Spring and fall have always been my riding seasons. Hot summer days and muggy nights can get old.
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