Did you ever watch the science fiction television show, Babylon 5? It ran from 1994 to 1999 and was therefore watched by many Millenials in their youth. (Knowing their interests in sci-fi, it wouldn’t surprise me if @jpop @Ravi and @JazliAziz were familiar with the show.)
Anyway, the alien character Lennier builds the human Garabaldi a motorcycle. However, it runs on clean energy but it is still kick ass.
The Green New Deal, Greta Thunberg, Trump failing to ratify the Paris Agreement, Australia burning: all of these create a social culture where more and more Millennials want to be environmentally responsible.
But when you’re overloaded with student debt, you can’t exactly afford a Model 3 Tesla or a CyberTruck.
My supposition is that electric motorcycles could be the affordable environmental statement for Millennials.
And the electric startups know that Millennials have no brand loyalty to BMW, Harley Davidson or @Dracula ‘s Moto Guzzis. According to revzilla,
A growing share of the shrinking U.S. motorcycle retail market — now nearly 50 percent — is concentrated with buyers over 50. Since 2009, the number of new motorcycles purchased by Millennials and every other age group has continued to drop. (Source: revzilla)
Millennials’s familiarity with the two-wheeled Segways could give that company a significant advantage. Plus, Elon’s unwillingness to build a motorcycle means that the most well-known electric
vehicle manufacturer isn’t a competitor.
Curious what @dhirajkacker and @Drue ’s take is on this potential market.