Being a motorcyclist is one of the most freeing things you can do, but have you ever given thought to how much economic power our riding has? In the U.S., the motorcycle industry contributed around $24.1 billion and employed around 82,000 people in 2015! Here’s some other details you may not have known about the motorcycle industry.
The 5 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About the Motorcycle Industry
- It’s Becoming a Woman’s World– In 1990, only 6 percent of riders were women. Now, 14 percent of motorcyclists are women. That may not sound like a lot, but that’s 1.2 million women, and their numbers are growing.
- The Big Eight– Can you name the top eight manufacturers that dominate the American motorcycle market? They are: Harley-Davidson, Honda, Yamaha, Polaris, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and BMW. Sorry Ducatisti.
- The Big Numbers– Around 573,000 motorcycles were sold in the U.S. California sold the most bikes with 78,610. Florida took the second spot with 41,720, while Texas rounded out the top three with 41,420.
- The Most Bikes– Did you know that Wyoming has the most motorcycles per capita? There are 7 motorcycles for every 100 people in Wyoming. Nationally, there are 3.2 motorcycles per 100 people.
- We’re Smart– Nobody can accuse motorcyclists of being dumb. It’s estimated that 72 percent of motorcycle owners have at least some college or a post-graduate education.
There are a lot of things to learn about motorcycling, and the attorneys that ride can teach you many of those lessons.