DNA of a BMW owner

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DNA of a BMW owner

Postby Bomber Harris » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:12 pm

Been mulling it over, is there a typical pre oilhead BMW owner ?
Is there an algorithm that could be used to calculate what sort of person would have a propensity or inclination to own one as opposed to a Meriden Triumph owner or any other make ?.
I was once in town, without my bike and got chatting to an older gent who was about to park his Triumph Tiger Cub, another guy joined us, he was a member of a Classic bike club, without me telling him what bike I had, he correctly deduced that I owned a Harley,,,now I was not a typical Harley owner, a lot of them are that far up themselves to be true.

I myself briefly owned a Meriden Triumph in my teenage years, it was everything my previous rides were not, temperamental to start, leaked oil and the engine self detonated quite soon after I bought it.
BMW's , it seemed to me were other worldly, and were driven by a strange species of biker, tall in the saddle, sure footed and confident, their choice of machine an epitome of reliability and balance.

I came to BMW late in life, around think I was around 48 years old, and by that time preferred buying stuff that if it went wrong then you did not need a engineering degree to put it right.

So the question is, if you were to ask a biker a specific set of non motorcycle related questions would you be able to extrapolate which Marque of machine he owned ?

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Re: DNA of a BMW owner

Postby Mjolinor » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:14 pm

I suppose if their butt shakes when they walk round a corner you could deduce Triumph.

Tena pants would give away any British bike owner, the tendency to dribble never did really get sorted.

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Re: DNA of a BMW owner

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:07 am

The tendencyt to rock sideways as he gets going perhaps... :grin:

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Re: DNA of a BMW owner

Postby andys » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:41 pm


So the question is, if you were to ask a biker a specific set of non motorcycle related questions would you be able to extrapolate which Marque of machine he owned ?
You seem to be suggesting a stereotyping exercise.
That's a tough one.
In my opinion, bikers are pretty much all very similar people, just in different clothes according to their preferred style of bike, rather than make.

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Re: DNA of a BMW owner

Postby Mjolinor » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:11 pm

I don't think I have a particular type at all. This is the first BMW I have owned and preference would be long stroke as opposed to over square but I ended up with over square anyway but only just. :)

The BMW came up cheap in my price bracket but I wouldn't mind it being an old Jap or English or Italian. Kind of glad it was a BMW now and enjoying it muchly. :)

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Re: DNA of a BMW owner

Postby P-K » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:14 pm

I've owned BMWs since I got back into biking in the early 90's
Been a member of the BMW club, and of this club for years.
I don't think there is a typical owner.
I've met slow riders, fast riders, campers, and hotel stayers, riders who can take the bike to bits, and those who struggle to top up the oil.
Owners who love early "K" bricks and airheads, and those who love the S1000RR and watercooled R bikes.

In essence, so many diverse traits to suggest there isn't a typical owner.
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