My take on this is that said individuals are just not that interested in riding any more, simple as that.It always dismays and disappoints me when some one says, I have to sell my MV, Ducati, ................ bike as I just don't ride it enough. Well, ride it!, that fixes that problem! If I can ride this lot on a regular basis, surely you can ride yours. Its not that difficult, I'm an average bloke and I'm on one on a daily basis. Anyway, I'm off for a ride.
When young I rode my bikes all the time in any weather. Now at nearly 52 yrs old since my job changed and I lost my shift hours(tired often now) my semi old man riding has gone down to 1000 miles a year.
There are several factors(excuses if you like) as to why I don't ride much now and I have been asking myself why this is so recently. One; I just don't need it as much, two; it is not as much fun partly because of busy roads and the Police(commuting is not for me), three; tiredness and injuries(limits my riding distance). But there is something else, a little fear has crept in, when younger I had no fear, but now I think it's the Police and loosing my licence.
I see my bike as a beautiful exotic toy and a ride is a nice treat and an escape when I am in the mood. I believe that I will while I can always have a bike. Most importantly I don't see a time coming when I never need to take an exotic Italian beauty for a spin even if it gets rarer, and if I ever get the money together I want a nice light weight naughty 2 stroke.