It is estimated that 7 million motorcycles and all terrain vehicles (ATVs) are in use in the United States, as of the date of this publication. Motorcycles in the 1980s are cleaner in terms of air pollutants than motorcycles in the past. The motorcycle industry's continuing commitment to reduce sound levels has been demonstrated by the production of quiet motorcycles and aftermarket exhaust systems. The use of motorcycles and ATVs for off-highway recreation has grown significantly in the past ten years. The motorcycle industry and responsible riders understand that unrestricted vehicle use can damage certain fragile environments and that well managed facilities provide the best opportunity for off-highway recreation. The industry has been working with state and Federal government agencies to encourage intelligent land planning and management based on equitable multiple use which can benefit all outdoorsmen, including those who ride the 3.8 million motorcycles and ATVs used for off-highway recreation. This publication provides statistical data and trends within the motorcycle industry. Included are statistics on market volume, manufacturers and distributors, the retail marketplace, motorcycle usage, and the motorcycle owner. Other national motorcycle organizations are listed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Motorcycle Industry Council, Incorporated

    3151 Airway Avenue, Building P-1
    Costa Mesa, CA  United States  92626
  • Publication Date: 1985

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 556
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM