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Laura Kennerley  says:

Are you Mr Average?

A new survey has smashed biking stereotypes to reveal that the average 21st century biker is a middle-aged, middle-class, professional family man with a beard and love of heavy metal.  This specially commissioned cartoon depicts Mr Average Biker proving he is streets away from iconic figures such as James Dean and Steve McQueen. Mr Average Biker is generally six-feet tall, with brown...

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Jan 08

Posts: 74

Victor9098 says:

Full Breakdown?

Would love to see a full breakdown of the results to see just how varied the motorcycle community currently is!

I do not match the above criteria though, late 20's, never held a car licence so two wheels are all I know, average +/-20,000 miles a years (commute/tour all year), 5ft 6in, have just just gone back to uni...but I do have the brown hair.

I think I read somewhere that 'Mr Average' also probably owns a Honda, so my Buell bucks that trend too. Should the picture above have less/greying hair?? :-)

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Apr 07

Posts: 1554

shuggie1 says:

Mr Average?

So he's a 'manager' earning £30k? Can't live in London area, tube drivers get more than that...

For the record, Not keen on heavy metal, no beard, height correct, two tats, salary better than his, don't hit his milage, two cars in garage, more like 4-5k miles per year.

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Aug 02

Posts: 2491

sprag says:

well I don't fit that theory for a start

I'm a fat, late 50's female with grey hair, I'm almost six foot, I don't have a job other than full time carer lookin after me mum for which I get paid beans...... I ride a 1200 Bandit [been known to ride Harleys at times] don't have a beard [lol] like heavy metal but also quite like classical stuff as well. I have one car in my garage [a 14 year old Peugeot diesel] I refuse to use public transport..would rather crawl over broken glass..... I have no dress sense, get drunk when someone else is paying for it, love cats, detest suits [and the gonks who wear em] :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

but lets face it..... surveys only tell you what the people asked have told em [often not the truth] so hwo gives a rats doofers? not me. :winkie:

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Dec 02

Posts: 9

peterca says:

Thankfully I'm  not Mr Average either. I've ridden bikes for nearly twenty years, lucky enough to earn much more than Mr Average as a software architect/engineer (eschewed management paths as I actually want to gain some useful skills!), no beard, cropped hair, dislike heavy metal (eclectic musical "pop" likes include Kate Bush, Radiohead, Cocteau Twins, Beatles, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, love classical especially Vaughn Williams), 5' 11" tall, no car -- can't drive a car, FZ1 Fazer, two tattoos so far -- fully sleeved arms. Isn't diversity a good thing :)


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Jan 08

Posts: 7

NewToN_ says:

and does it really matter?

As bikers we like to think that we are individuals with a strong identity. However the article is surely challenging the perceptions of the stereotypical biker of today as being something different from the perceived image that the general public has of us.

After all aren't giant trailies some of the best selling bikes today and wouldn't the Mr Average profile fit the average GS owner quite well?

Alas at 5'7 I don't fit either Mr Average or a GS ;-)

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