How to Buy Motorcycles for Sale in the ’80s
In the ’70s and ’80S, motorcycle sales reached an all-time high, and with good reason: they were fun, they were affordable, and they were the only form of transportation available to people of all ages.
In the past decade, however, the trend has been reversed, and motorcycle ownership has plummeted.
Today, the average age of first-time motorcycle owners has risen to 37, according to the National Motorcycle Dealers Association, which tracks motorcycle sales.
But a growing number of young people, including young women, are buying the bikes they’re looking for, with the majority of the growth being from women.
As a result, young motorcycle owners are being priced out of the market altogether.
What’s more, the rise in motorcycle ownership is creating a generation of young women who may not have ever ridden a motorcycle before.
They may not be aware of the benefits of owning a motorcycle, said Emily Prentiss, the CEO of motorcycle company Biker Nation, which operates in the U.S. and Canada.
For example, buying a motorcycle is an economical way to save money on gasoline, she said.
For these women, the benefits include lower costs of living and fewer cars to worry about, and more freedom to travel the country, whether for pleasure or work.
But young women have not always been as supportive of their choices.
In her research, Prentis found that young women are less likely to own a motorcycle than men, and less likely than men to say they want a motorcycle to replace their own vehicle.
“They’re really not going to be able to say, ‘Oh, I want a Harley-Davidson because I want to be like Harley-Davidsons,'” Prentises said.
The trend is expected to continue as motorcycle sales decline in the future.
The growing trend in young female ownership has prompted motorcycle makers to develop and sell more motorcycle models to appeal to the growing market.
Harley-EZ, which makes the Harley-Shoes, has created the M1, a compact, fuel-efficient, lightweight, and stylish motorcycle that was the first motorcycle to hit the market.
It was developed by Harley-Edition, a motorcycle manufacturer that’s been around since 1868, according the company.
The company has sold over 6.5 million motorcycles worldwide since it launched in 2005, according its website.
And now Harley-Hex, a maker of light motorcycles and motorcycles with a “motorcyclist in every sense of the word,” is entering the motorcycle market with a motorcycle that is designed to appeal “to every female rider out there.”
According to Harley-OZ, a company that makes the M2, the newest version of the Harley, Harley-Masters, and other Harley-inspired motorcycles, the company is working with the National Safety Council to create a program that would allow girls to be licensed as motorcycle owners.
“If you’re going to market a motorcycle or a bike to a girl, you’ve got to make sure that the product meets her needs,” said Brian S. Meehan, executive director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which developed the motorcycle design standards.
“The girls are going to need it.”
The NIST motorcycle standards are the basis for many motorcycles today.
But the new guidelines aren’t perfect.
For one thing, they don’t include female riders.
For another, they’re not written by anyone at the NIST, which is the same body that approves and certifies motorcycles.
Still, the guidelines do include an explicit message for girls to avoid riding on motorcycles with men, or with “male riders.”
The latest motorcycle regulations in the United States require that female riders be at least 18 years old and be accompanied by a male rider.
Harley has already started to develop female-only models for sale in the market, with its first models slated to hit stores this year.
“We believe that it is time to make a statement,” Harley-Parks, the national company that manages Harley-U-Haul and Harley-N-Go, told the Wall Street Journal in a statement.
“Today’s regulations have made it more difficult for girls who want to ride motorcycles.”
The company says that female-specific motorcycles are being produced at an average of 80 percent of the company’s manufacturing facilities in the next five years.
And that’s where the controversy over the rules and the increasing interest in riding motorcycles comes in.
The motorcycle industry has a long history of fighting for women’s rights, said Rachel Schonberg, a professor of marketing and public policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
“What’s happening in the industry is, there are so many women and girls who have already had the opportunity to ride bikes, and now they want to get into the sport,” Schonings said.
“It’s like they have a license, they have some kind of