Bikers say under-30 generation isn't interested, and can't afford many of the top motorcycles
But they can’t be accurately described as people of all ages.
Very few bikers attending Bike Week are under 30. Most are over 40.
Tim Snow, a manager at Meredith Harley-Davidson, acknowledged the cost issue.
The motorcycle manufacturing industry has recognized the loss of younger street motorcycle buyers over past decades, and Harley-Davidson has responded with a less expensive street motorcycle aimed at younger people who might have cost concerns. Due out in 2015, the Street 750 will cost $6,000 to $8,000.
Of course, young women are also a draw for younger Bike Week participants who line the roads of Weirs Beach — often while drinking — urging young women riding by to bare their chests, an activity police try to curtail but which has given Bike Week a bad reputation, bikers said.
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