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Not enough metal on show for the next gen­er­a­tion

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As a per­son in my 30s I’m shocked at how many of the bikes re­vealed at this year’s EICMA are café rac­ers. It’s so frus­trat­ing be­cause not all of us ex­pe­ri­enced that pe­riod or want to. We will not at­tract new rid­ers by con­stantly try­ing to re­cap­ture nos­tal­gia. The av­er­age rider age is in­creas­ing be­cause there is noth­ing to ex­cite new rid­ers and if you want to buy an ex­cit­ing new bike you have to re­mort­gage your house – eg the Kawasaki H2 SX. I just think too much mar­ket re­search into the fads and ever-in­creas­ing prices will slowly kill it. Also, the snob­bery of some of us bik­ers is putting off the young rid­ers – I have seen some right rude folks on my daily com­mute. Rant over.

Name and ad­dress sup­plied Ed – See this week’s poll for what’s been grab­bing ev­ery­one’s at­ten­tion at the Mi­lan bike show

You can’t please all of the peo­ple all of the time! What do you think of the class of 2018?

Glenn’s grandad in ac­tion. He once sold a BMW to the great Nor­man Wis­dom

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