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They can not figure why the stats have risen since 1996?

Plain and simple, it is the vast increase in middle-age men riding cruiser style motorcycles.

In 1996, only 3 out of 10 best selling bikes were cruisers, specifically, Harleys. Now, 5 out of 10 of the best selling bikes are Harleys, and fully 7 out of those 10 are cruisers.

Who is buying these $20.000 + motorcycles? Fat, inexperienced, chaps-wearing, bandana clad, white bad boys going through their mid-life crisis.

Did anybody ever see one of these doctors, lawyers, etc, piloting their 800 pound bike down the street? You can see at least 10 things that will eventually get them killed, not the least of which is the utter lack of protective equipment, here in Arizona they don't even have to wear a helmet so they don't.

And what exactly are this modern-day wild ones doing with their bikes? Heading to the track to hone their skills? Riding on twisty roads? Taking riding schools? No they are heading for the nearest bar where you can see many cruisers parked outside.

To ride a bike properly, takes years of practice, study, good physical conditioning, a clear and focused mind and proper safety equipment. Fat, inexperienced, drunk and helmetless riding is guaranteed to eventually get you killed!

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