Click here to go to the home page
Home About Us Shop Newsletter Send News Tip
Custom Search
 
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Google Plus Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Pinterest Follow us on a RSS Feeder Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube

  Click here to go to the motorcycles in the movies site

     

France: Motorcycle Study - Then and Now

30
September
2009
  Posted at 01:30:00 PM
  File under  France Statistics
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
click to see France on a map

Statistics icon
One of the main market research companies in France, TNS Sofres Open link in a new window, have concluded a market research on motorcycle riders in France. Comparing the results with a similar study (by another company) 5 years ago, we can see a difference creeping in.

In 2004, a study showed that only 15% of all motorcycle riders were female. 31.3% of bikers were passive, meaning they used motorcycles mostly daily but weren't interested in them (just a form of transportation), 24.4% used motorcycles as a form of recreation, but not really that interested in the motorcycle world, 20.9% were motorcycle lovers, passionate, reading about it in the news and even participating at race events, and 11% were just simple and occasional users.

A French biker spent on average €1887 per year on their motorcycle; 28% petrol, 26% insurance, 20% maintenance, 11% loan repayment, 8% accessories and 7% for repairs.

Things have evolved. Here are some of the more interesting statistics of the report:

  • Today, 19% of motorcycle riders are female (the figure jumps to 39% for scooter riders).
  • The average age of a biker is 39.3 years (scooter riders are slightly younger with an average of 35.3 years)
  • A French biker will have had 1.1 accident during their riding lifetime
  • On average, a motorcycle rider in France has 11 years of riding experience

    Children:
  • 49% of bikers do not have children younger than 18 years at home.
  • 34% of these do not have any children (23% have 1 kid, 28% have 2 and 14% have more than 2)

    Equipment
  • 90% of bikers wear gloves (obviously everyone wears a helmet)
  • 69% wear a motorcycle jacket
  • 36% have a back protector or biker boots
  • 34% use special motorcycle trousers
  • 20% use a neck protector
  • 17% use a reflective jacket

Interesting reading. To read more about the report click on the Via: above in the header (but it's in French). It has some interesting categorization of the different style motorcycle riders.

Via: Moto-Net



Article Comments
comments powered by Disqus

Technorati :




 
frame image
 

frame image

Click here for our free
daily/weekly newsletter

Special Articles
Riding in France
Getting your License in France
How to lose your license in France
Finding cheap fuel in France
Fear Not The Dreaded French Signposts
Renting a motorcycle in France
Biker Friendly Accommodation in France
Motorcycle Taxis in France
Social Media of Famous Bikers

Content Copyrighted - click to read notice



frame image
Ads by Motorbiker                           
 Jafrum–Motorcycle Gear Experts


frame image

frame image


frame image

frame image


frame image

frame image
Advertise
on this site!
Click here

  frame image

Check out my book:
Photographic visit ...
By Photographs &...
 
Disclaimer:All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Motorbiker.org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Privacy Policy










Admin Web Analytics