“I think that the biggest challenge with the industry today is new ridership. The average age of a motorcyclist is 50 years old. Five years ago, it was 45,” said Jeremy Jansen, president of the motorsports group at Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF).
The average motorcyclist was 40 years old in 2009, but by 2018 — that number had risen to 50, so the demographic that has fueled our industry over the past twenty years is getting older and potentially aging out of the lifestyle. Instead of buying their first bike, they’re buying their last.