Motorcycles registered in the United States, 2002-2021

Teoh, Eric R.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
March 2021

The tables in this document summarize the U.S. motorcycle population between 2002 and 2021, based on Institute analyses of data provided by IHS Markit. 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 differ slightly from the previous versions.