RE; young'ns these days.
A study was done very recently, it asked elementary schools kids what they wanted to be when they grew up ... both in China and in the U.S.
The Chinese kids' #1 response (by far) is to be an astronaut.
The U.S. kids' #1 response by a very long shot was to be a You Tube vlogger.
The western world is truly doomed. Our kids are idiots. Our college kids are brainwashed Marxist morons. Yes ... indeed, truly doomed.
Regarding bike sales, yea ... Harley is struggling to find themselves. Most manufacturers are going with more and more computer junk on their bikes. I think the visceral raw excitement and "social rebel" appeal of bikes is all but dead due to bikes becoming too homogenized and over-controlled. Not only that, but the overall "risk avert" attitude of younger folks drives them to vehicles with fourteen airbags, self-parking, self-braking, self-lane-holding features with what is essentially their social media tablets mounted in the dash.
One other thing; any number of medical studies show that testosterone levels in modern adult males has dropped by over 60% when compared to most middle aged and senior aged men when they were the same age.
These issues may be contributing to the weak bike sales.
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Last edited by Rex Coil 7; Jul 21st, 2019 at 4:37 pm.