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How America Rides: Motorcycles in the USA

HOW AMERICA RIDES: ** Motoreycles in The USA ABRIEF HISTORYE 1903 Harley Dayidson begins production after the success of Indian Motor Co. The model H becomes the first "modern" motorcycle produced. 1915 Joe Petrali sets a new land speed record of 136 mph on a modified Harley Davidson. 1937 Victory Motorbikes are born. (1998 The Freedom engine is introduced, which boastęd a twin power V-engine that had more power and an attractive appearance. 2001 Gregor Moe would set a land speed record at 2009 the Bonneville Salt Flats with a Victory Kingpin. He reached 165.9 mph. 2011 Polaris acquired Indian motorcycles, which helped them achieve some of Harley Davidson s market share. Polaris sales were up 7-9% and a new land speed record would be set at 173.3 2014 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats on a Victory Hammer. 2015 Sales continue to rise as more people beginning to ride motorcycles. are South Dakota ranks #1 NUMBERS BY STATE when it comes to motorcycle ownership per capita, with 12 people for every bike Vermont has a low number of motorcycles owned with 30,070 total California sits at the top for the bikes owned more than 800,000 registered riders Mississippi is known for having the least amount of motorcycles at 28,067 bikes most of the top three states with the least amount Hawaii is one of motorcycles, with 31,000 bikes owned REVENUE STATISTICS .. .... ..... From 2011-2014,1,849, 506 motorcycles the United States. were sold in %24 Harley Davidson contributed to the vast number of motorcycles sold in 2014 with a reported 171,079 sold in the U.Š. %24 %24 Since 2005, there has been a consistent increase year after year, which is indicative of an interest in motorcycles in our culture. REFERENCES: Presented By: http://www.statista.com/statistics/252220/worldwid e-motorcycle-retail-sales-of-harley-davidson/ http://www.statista.com/statistics/267311/worldwid e-motorcycle-revenue-of-harley-davidson/ http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/oped/motorcycl e-ownership-figures-united-states-usa/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/201 4/02/11/resurgent-indian-motorcycles-could-hurt- domestic-sales-of-harley-davidson/) http://www.backfirealley.com/victory.html FEMECULA 1 MOTORSPORTS

How America Rides: Motorcycles in the USA

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View a brief history of the American motorcycle throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Then see who in America is riding the most and how much Americans are spending on their beloved bikes.

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