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Old 02-06-2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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What do you value in a Dual Sport Motorcycle???

Hello riders,

My name is Jake and I am currently doing a research report on what people value in Dual Sport Motorcycles and how that lead them to their purchasing decision. The report requires me to gather quantitative data from surveys, so below are a several question that you can answer on a scale of 1 to 5. I have some qualitative questions as well that are more open ended. I am also a rider, but my experience with bikes can only go so far, so I would really appreciate your feedback regarding the questions below.

Quantitative Questions:

On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often)

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost?
2. How important is power?
3. How important is suspension?
4. How important is aesthetics?
5. How important is comfort?
6. How important is customization/accessories?
7. How important is storage?
8. How important is weight?
9. How important is ease of maintenance?

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes?

What features sold you to the bike?

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike?

Thank you!

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often) 5

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 5
2. How important is power? 3
3. How important is suspension? 3
4. How important is aesthetics? 3
5. How important is comfort? 4
6. How important is customization/accessories? 4
7. How important is storage? 4
8. How important is weight? 4
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 5

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? I'm pretty happy the way they are.

What features sold you to the bike? Simple maintenance, low bike cost, low parts cost.

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? This is fun!

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:33 AM   #3
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hello riders,



quantitative questions:

On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often) 5

on a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 2
2. How important is power? 3
3. How important is suspension? 4
4. How important is aesthetics? 1
5. How important is comfort? 4 must be able to be easily modified.
6. How important is customization/accessories? 2
7. How important is storage? 1 that should be aftermarket
8. How important is weight? 4
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 4

qualitative questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? sell the one i have and buy another.

what features sold you to the bike? see above

in three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? in tune & alive

thank you!

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #4
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Quantitative Questions:

On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often) = 5

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? = 4
2. How important is power? = 3
3. How important is suspension? = 5
4. How important is aesthetics? = 2
5. How important is comfort? = 4
6. How important is customization/accessories? = 4
7. How important is storage? = 3
8. How important is weight? = 2
9. How important is ease of maintenance? = 2

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes?

What features sold you to the bike? Engine size, Adaptability to various roads and conditions

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? Calm, Happy, Content
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:15 AM   #5
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On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often): 5 (every day)

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 1
2. How important is power? 4
3. How important is suspension? 4
4. How important is aesthetics? 1
5. How important is comfort? 4
6. How important is customization/accessories? 4
7. How important is storage? 4
8. How important is weight? 5
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 4

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? I'd make them all lighter (through better materials, better designs, etc).

What features sold you to the bike? The possibility of ignoring most pavement hazards (potholes, speedbumps, curbs, etc) and the fact that nothing breakes in a low speed fall (you just pick it up, readjust the mirrors and continue on your merry way).

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? So long, cagers!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:05 AM   #6
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Quantitative Questions:

On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often) 3 ..... At lest once a week

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 4
2. How important is power? 3
3. How important is suspension? 4
4. How important is aesthetics? 3
5. How important is comfort? 4
6. How important is customization/accessories? 4
7. How important is storage? 2 as long as I can mod to add my own
8. How important is weight? 3
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 5 not only easy but far between .

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? Better factory seats , better electrical system

What features sold you to the bike? Cheap ,reliable , gas mileage , easy of maintance

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? and "hey where does that do to , lets see. "

Thank you!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #7
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Reliability should be added to the list.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #8
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On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often) 2

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 3
2. How important is power? 5
3. How important is suspension? 5
4. How important is aesthetics? 1
5. How important is comfort? 3
6. How important is customization/accessories? 1
7. How important is storage? 1
8. How important is weight? 5
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 3

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? Japanese=less weight, more power & Euro=less cost

What features sold you to the bike? Suspension, power, brakes

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? woo hoo
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:11 AM   #9
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On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? 3

On a scale of 1-5, how important is:

1. How important is cost? 4
2. How important is power? 4
3. How important is suspension? 5
4. How important is aesthetics? 3
5. How important is comfort? 5
6. How important is customization/accessories? 4
7. How important is storage? 4
8. How important is weight? 2
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 3

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? I can't think of anything to change them as of now.

What features sold you to the bike? Off-road capability if needed, higher seating position, size, accessory options, community, engine, etc...

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? WEEEEE YIPEEEE YYEAAHHH!!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:24 AM   #10
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[On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 3
2. How important is power? 4
3. How important is suspension? 4
4. How important is aesthetics? 2
5. How important is comfort? 3
6. How important is customization/accessories? 4
7. How important is storage? 4
8. How important is weight? 3
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 5

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? more durable, less electronic gizmos

What features sold you to the bike? Ease of mtce/ parts availability

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? Free, alone, content

Thank you!

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:09 PM   #11
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On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often) 3

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 2
2. How important is power? 4
3. How important is suspension? 5
4. How important is aesthetics? 3
5. How important is comfort? 3
6. How important is customization/accessories? 2
7. How important is storage? 2
8. How important is weight? 5
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 3

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes?
I would make a kickstarter, 3 gallon tanks and 6 speed transmissions mandatory.

What features sold you to the bike? It's good power to weight ratio and how well put together it is.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #12
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Quantitative Questions:

On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often) 3

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 4
2. How important is power? 4
3. How important is suspension? 2
4. How important is aesthetics? 3
5. How important is comfort? 4
6. How important is customization/accessories? 3
7. How important is storage? 2
8. How important is weight? 3
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 5

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? wider seat, less electronics, back up kick starter

What features sold you to the bike? reliability, simplicity

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? alert, happy, curious

Thank you!

Jake
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:31 AM   #13
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Hello riders,

My name is Jake and I am currently doing a research report on what people value in Dual Sport Motorcycles and how that lead them to their purchasing decision. The report requires me to gather quantitative data from surveys, so below are a several question that you can answer on a scale of 1 to 5. I have some qualitative questions as well that are more open ended. I am also a rider, but my experience with bikes can only go so far, so I would really appreciate your feedback regarding the questions below.

Quantitative Questions:

On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often) 3

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 2
2. How important is power? 4
3. How important is suspension? 5
4. How important is aesthetics? 2
5. How important is comfort? 4
6. How important is customization/accessories? 3
7. How important is storage? 4
8. How important is weight? 5
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 2

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? Make them lighter and travel better

What features sold you to the bike? Power, weight, suspension, chassis design.

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? Fun Fun Fun

Thank you!

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Old 02-07-2013, 11:35 AM   #14
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Quantitative Questions:

On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? (1 being not very often, 5 being very often) 5 (almost daily...)

On a scale of 1-5, how important is: (1 being least important and 5 being most important)

1. How important is cost? 3
2. How important is power? 3
3. How important is suspension? 4
4. How important is aesthetics? 2
5. How important is comfort? 4
6. How important is customization/accessories? 3
7. How important is storage? 2
8. How important is weight? 3
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 5

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? Build the mythic WR450R, FI, 6 spd wide ratio, 4 gals, etc.

What features sold you to the bike? Versatile

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike?

With apologies to both Rodgers and Hammerstein... "Oh, what a beautiful mornin', Oh what a beautiful day!"

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:14 PM   #15
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uantitative Questions:

On scale of 1-5 how often do you ride? 5

1. How important is cost? 3
2. How important is power? 3
3. How important is suspension? 5
4. How important is aesthetics? 4
5. How important is comfort? 5
6. How important is customization/accessories? 3
7. How important is storage? 5
8. How important is weight? 5
9. How important is ease of maintenance? 3

Qualitative Questions:

How would you change current dual sport bikes? Light weight, street legal, two stroke.

What features sold you to the bike? Engine Character, ergonomics, durability, capability.

In three words, please describe your primary emotions when you ride your bike? Relaxed, Focused, Stoked!
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