I'm 31 now, bought my first BMW at 27. I always run into guys when riding my GSA who stop and talk to me about how it reminds them of when they had a Rxx/x back when they were young, my age or younger. Most guys are in their early 60s I'd say. I love hearing the stories, but it got me thinking. What made you get a BMW back then? Where there less choices? Was a touring style bike the thing to have back then? Were they just more exotic? Were there less options? What brought you to BMW bikes? And why does it seem like BMW missed a couple generations. Was it that BMW traditionally built touring bikes, and when sport-bikes became the thing for young people BMW failed to capture a young audience and their cliental naturally aged? It often seems like BMW managed to hook a good number of baby boomers in the 1960s and 1970s, and has ridden them all into their 60s+, and sort of forgot about Gen-X and millennials until semi recently. And are now actively trying to lure a new young generation with the S1000RR and the 800 line. A lot of people talk about how today BMW's are cost prohibitive for young people, and I would agree. Was that still the case back then? Was it more feasible for a someone in their late 20s to buy a BMW back in the 60s and 70s assuming they had a decent job? I'm just trying to understand how it seems BMW managed to miss a large crop of young customers. I realize there is some gross generalization in my questions, but I'm curious people's takes.