The results of a new survey have finally validated what we all know to be true: bikers are more attractive than car drivers.
The study, by Carole Nash, asked over 1000 adults to rate the looks of the opposite sex when dressed in normal clothes and riding kit.
In five out of six cases, members of the public dressed as motorcyclists were voted as more desirable than when dressed as drivers and when it comes to attractiveness, 25 to 34-year-olds are most likely to find a rider easier on the eye (23%) compared to 10% of 55 to 64-year-olds.
The aim of the experiment was to try and chance perceptions of motorcyclists and overturn any negative stereotypes.
It’s not just levels of attractiveness which were measured but also positive personality traits. Interestingly people who own a motorbike are viewed as adventurous by a third of the opposite sex (34%), closely followed by daring (28%) and fun (26%).
The research also revealed that one in four men would pretend they owned a motorbike to impress a woman and almost a third (31%) said they’d go the whole way and learn to ride one if they knew it would impress a potential partner.
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* Source: The survey was conducted by Mortar – sample size 3,000, the research was conducted across September and October 2014.