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Old 05-10-2015, 07:06 AM   #1
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Are dual-sports becoming hipster bikes?

So this is just anecdotal evidence, and I'm kind of curious if it's just a local thing. I live in the "artsy" neighborhood of my city, moved here 9 years ago, liked it and stuck around, though most of the actual artists are probably priced out by now. Anyway, over the last couple months, I've noticed a proliferation of older 2-stroke and modern 4-stroke dual-sports being ridden by someone you'd expect on a clapped out cafe racer. You know the look, tats, skinny jeans, beard, etc.

So is this a thing anywhere else? I find it kind of random, because well Philly is not exactly DS heaven, though the Pine Barrens are about an hour away. Maybe with Mad Max coming out and Ducati Scrambler hitting the dealership floors, this is where things are headed
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Old 05-10-2015, 08:14 AM   #2
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I sure hope not....I guess composting is not that exciting.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:17 AM   #3
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Local Ducati / Triumph dealer had a demo ride yesterday, and the LEAST popular demo bikes were the Multistrada and the Explorer. I think most people are scared shitless of how tall these bikes are. I had a great time
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:17 AM   #4
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Certainly. I've just always wondered why it took so long.



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Old 05-10-2015, 10:21 AM   #5
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Old 05-10-2015, 10:21 AM   #6
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Perhaps so. BMW now offers a fee pair of skinny jeans with every GS purchase...
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:25 AM   #7
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It happened with the first DT1 Yamahas etc in the late 1960s; so doubtless it will happen again, in an ironic postpostpostmodern retro way.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:29 AM   #8
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Perhaps so. BMW now offers a fee pair of skinny jeans with every GS purchase...
Nah, they will go for KLR's in horrible late 80 and early 90's colors.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:31 PM   #9
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Young folks with little money buying cheap bikes. Not a hipster thing, it's been going on for generations.
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:13 PM   #10
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Not in my neck of the woods. One of the cool things about riding a dual-sport around here is not being pigeonholed by everyone into one of the various "tribes": "biker" "crotchrocket freeway stunt rider" etc (to which we can now add "hipster with old UJM and upside-down handlebars").

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You know the look, tats, skinny jeans, beard, etc.
As someone who wears jeans to work and has some ink, yet cannot stand hipsters, I resemble and resent that remark. No beard though. Oh, and I don't wear plaid lumberjack shirts or watch reruns of Alf.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:05 PM   #11
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As someone who wears jeans to work and has some ink, yet cannot stand hipsters, I resemble and resent that remark. No beard though. Oh, and I don't wear plaid lumberjack shirts or watch reruns of Alf.
Ha, I rock a beard and get the hipster comments all the time. Don't really care one way or the other, just thought it was an interesting development. Ofcourse living in the city, you get the ghetto kids rocking dirtbikes all over the place (other than dirt ). It's an interesting convergence.
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:58 PM   #12
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Ha, I rock a beard and get the hipster comments all the time. Don't really care one way or the other, just thought it was an interesting development. Ofcourse living in the city, you get the ghetto kids rocking dirtbikes all over the place (other than dirt ). It's an interesting convergence.
You're "rocking" a beard? And your surprised by hipster comments?
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:19 AM   #13
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Hipsters are all about ''let's pretend'', so if ADV looks cool, they'll play pretend on that too.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:54 AM   #14
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the hipsters that I know ride the shit out of their bikes. many of them tour and nearly all of them commute to work. the way I see it, the more riders on the street ,the better it is for all of us.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:39 AM   #15
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Hipsters!

And let's not forget, if we ourselves grow the beard out we might have the opportunity to be identified as being one of these hipsters by a scowling motorist or other biker.
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