By Joe Appleton
There’s no doubt that the motorcycling landscape is changing. Over a relatively short period of time, we’ve seen a bigger focus on emissions regulations, the development of affordable electric models, and unexpected new trends. While we know that many governments across the globe have ambitious plans to phase out the production of new internal combustion engine-powered vehicles over the next decade, we’ve been left wondering what models will survive.
While there’s no way of telling how our favorite motorcycle will adapt or evolve, we can make educated guesses at what models won’t be around in the future. We’re not talking about new models, we’re talking about bikes that are already out on the roads. Models that are likely to become rarer sights as the years roll on until there aren’t any left to see!
Now, no one can predict the future but there are ways to spot trends. To give us a snapshot of what the future might bring, we’re taking a look at the state of the industry in the United Kingdom. When it comes to some things, Great Britain is often ahead of the curve. After all, it’s the country that successfully exported global phenomena such as the steam engine, The Beatles, and the god-awful Got Talent franchise. Then again, there are a lot of things in Britain that haven’t quite caught on elsewhere: a cup of tea as the first response to a crisis, beans on toast, and calling a crosswalk a zebra crossing.
Still, it’s interesting to look to the UK and see what’s going on there. To help predict what motorcycles may be destined to die by 2030, we’ve taken a look at data from the UK’s Department of Transport. Thanks to the good folks at the UK’s bikesure.co.uk—a specialist UK motorcycle insurance company—who looked at the …read more
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