Motorcycles registered in the United States, 2002-2023

Teoh, Eric R.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
June 2023

The tables in this document summarize the U.S. motorcycle population between 2002 (the earliest available year of data) and 2023, based on Institute analyses of data provided by IHS Markit, an S&P 500 company (formerly R.L. Polk and Company). Registration counts as of January 1 of each year were provided by year, state, and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) pattern (first 10 digits). Software developed and maintained by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) was used to decode VIN patterns to determine make, series, and model year, and to append information maintained by HLDI on motorcycle type and antilock braking system (ABS) availability. Only on-road classes of motorcycles were included. Since the VIN information is constantly improving, counts in this paper may differ slightly from the previous versions.

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