Originally Posted by Krazyjohnny
Mom and Dad 50%
Trust fund 20%
Ask for money from others 20%
Save or work their way around 5% or less
Other means (legal or otherwise) 5%
There is another thread here with people proselytizing how cheap moto travel can be, with free camping and eating boiled eggs from the grocery stores.
I have met this sort of young travelers bumming their way through SE Asia and Africa. They definitely exist. They stay in the cheapest hostels and can really cut down on cost by literally not doing anything that costs any money... only free stuff, hang out with other hostelers drinking cheap beer. Especially with couchsurfing, it's possible. So there might be some young riders doing it as well... there has to be...
That said, the few Horizons Unlimited events I've attended all looked like a retirement home.