Has motorcycle ridership gone up in the last several years? This article explores the answer. Millennials make up the majority of motorcycle owners, and OHV recreation in national forests is critical to the industry. You will learn the reason why Standard motorcycle designs are popular and are able to remain in production for 10 years or longer. Here are some more interesting facts about motorcycles. Hopefully, they will give you an idea of what you need to do to increase your own motorcycle ridership.
Canadian motorcycle ridership has gone up in the last few years
According to the latest figures, Canadian motorcycle ridership has increased by over 37% in the past few years. This increase is largely attributed to an increase in the number of people riding their bikes. A recent study found that ridership has risen by over 15% in Ontario. The province has a three-tier graduated motorcycle license system, with restrictions for new riders, zero tolerance for alcohol use, and no restrictions for full M licence holders. Until a few decades ago, engine size restrictions were considered, but insurance companies changed the cost of higher powered machines.
Statistics have shown that deaths on motorcycles were down in 2012, but still far too high. While riders are riding their bikes more frequently, they still suffer from road rage. The average rider is ten years old and weighs 103 pounds, making the risk of getting a motorcycle accident much greater than for any other vehicle. A motorcycle’s fatality rate is more than four times higher than a car’s, but the figures are still high.
This growth in motorcycle ridership is a result of increased awareness about motorcycles on roads. It is also a result of more people returning to riding their bikes later in life. For example, a family can buy a motorbike for their child if they have a Class 6 licence. Besides being a safe vehicle, it’s also a good idea to wear protective gear if you’re not fully licensed to drive.
Statistics also show that the motorcycle industry has rebounded from the downturn in July. According to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, motorcycle sales in Canada rose by 72 per cent in June. This indicates that motorcycle enthusiasts are still feeling the fever for riding a motorcycle, despite the recent global pandemic and the need to buy a new one. The Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (MMIC) says that the increase in motorcycle sales is a result of pent-up demand, and not a recession.
While Canada’s overall rider population is increasing, the number of deaths and injuries from motorcycle accidents has risen. Whether or not there are any political issues, H4H is still the most popular annual motorcycle event in Ontario. And regardless of the results of the provincial election, H4H will go ahead and feature a full Rider Celebration on the Fenelon Fairgrounds. Despite the political uncertainty, the rider celebration has raised over $26 million for the Fighting Blindness Canada charity.
Millennials make up the majority of motorcycle owners
While Millennials still make up a majority of motorcycle owners, the numbers are declining rapidly. This may be due to the fact that they are less interested in owning cars than previous generations. That being said, they are still very much interested in riding motorcycles. Despite the decline in ownership, young people may be choosing to ride for entirely different reasons. This study was designed to determine whether the young generation of motorcycle owners represents the best representation of the motorcycle market.
The reason why millennials are not interested in owning a motorcycle isn’t entirely clear, but some factors are common to both groups. Many of the issues that the motorcycle industry faces are cultural and socioeconomic in nature. It seems that younger people are less interested in buying a motorcycle because they don’t have as much money as older generations. While this is partially the case, millennials’ increasing financial literacy is a potential cause of the decline in motorcycle sales.
While millennials still have a strong desire to ride, they may not be as interested in the industry as previous generations. A study by Bernstein suggests that the increased popularity of used motorcycles is also contributing to the decline in motorcycle ownership among millennials. The study did not measure how often millennials ride or buy a motorcycle, but it did find that one in five motorcycle owners was female. It seems the motorcycle industry is making an effort to reach the millennial generation.
In an effort to attract millennials, motorcycle brands are changing their designs to appeal to younger riders. Older riders are not buying as many bikes as millennials, but the motorcycle industry is hoping that millennials will rise in numbers and buy motorcycles. The younger generation is expected to live longer, and this is what is driving these companies to create better motorcycle models. With the millennials’ demographic in mind, motorcycle manufacturers have tried to appeal to the younger crowd.
According to the latest statistics, the number of households owning a motorcycle in the U.S. increased by 26% from 2003 to 2008, compared to a five percent increase in overall household size. The number of women riders is also on the rise, making up 15% of the generation-X riders in the U.S. Today, more than half of millennial motorcycle owners take training courses to learn how to ride. While most millennials are interested in buying electric motorcycles, fuel is cited as the number one factor that causes a motorcycle owner to purchase one.
OHV recreation in national forests is vital to the motorcycle industry
The National Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Program of the San Bernardino National Forest Association focuses on the management of motorized and non-motorized recreation, with special projects focused on enhancing public access and education. Over 300 volunteers and more than 25,000 volunteer hours are involved each year. Through these projects, BLM is working to improve public understanding of the national forests, as well as gain compliance.
OHV recreation is vital to public lands, and is a popular and important way to enjoy the outdoors. Many OHV enthusiasts are also civic-minded and volunteer to help maintain trails, perform area cleanups, and serve as safety patrols. The physical demands of the sport provide exercise and stress reduction benefits. OHV recreation is also an enjoyable social activity, allowing participants to meet people and build lasting friendships.
The Motorcycle Industry Council has met with top U.S. Forest Service and Department of Agriculture officials to promote OHV recreation in national forests. They have argued that the industry benefits greatly from these open riding areas. The recreational activities of motorized users are a national and local economic engine. Therefore, the AMA supports these efforts. However, a more aggressive approach is needed to protect and promote the interests of the motorcycle industry.
OHV recreation in national forests is also critical to the motorcycle industry. The industry generates an estimated $68 billion in direct spending each year. A study conducted by the University of Tennessee found that OHV recreation in national forests contributed $318 million to the economy. The Hatfield McCoy Trail System is a great example of how the OHV industry can leverage private property to maximize public land.
Historically, motorized recreation was limited to the National Forest System. However, as OHVs and ATV sales have grown, the amount of motorized recreational activity on National Forest System lands has increased to the point where E.O. 11644 and 11989 are no longer achievable. By creating a regulated motorized recreation system in national forests, we can better protect our nation’s national parks and preserves.
Standard motorcycle designs are generic enough to remain in production for 10 years or more
While it may seem hard to believe, motorcycle designs are so universally useful that they can stay in production for up to 10 years. These bikes serve many purposes, including transportation to work, the supermarket, and medical facilities. Many of them are even considered utilitarian, as they are designed to provide access to basic needs. Honda is the king of the utilitarian market, with models such as the Super Cub in continuous production for more than 60 years and a total of 100 million units sold.
Many of today’s motorcycles are based on the same basic design. The Desmosedici RR is an iconic motorcycle, able to reach a top speed of 188 mph. This motorcycle retailed for nearly $72,500, and was highly exclusive. This motorcycle is a fine example of motorcycle art, and it is now being manufactured by Yamaha. There are many other popular motorcycles, including the Harley Davidson.
The Honda Shadow is an early pioneer of Universal Japanese Motorcycle design. The Shadow was developed from the early ’80s and was the precursor of the VTX1300. Today, Honda has largely ceded the heavyweight V-twin cruiser market to its American and European counterparts. Despite the success of the Shadow, the brand still has an active Vincent Owners Club that brings vintage Vincent models to events.