“‘We are not surprised that female motorcycle ownership is at an all-time high, what with the work we’ve done to expand women’s presence in motorcycling,’ reports Motoress. A survey (2015) done by the American Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC); Motorcycle Owner Survey found that women account for 14% of all U.S. motorcycle owners. This is up from the 8% reported in 1998. It’s really no surprise, that’s nearly two decades ago.”
With summer’s warm weather, more motorcyclists are hitting the roads than ever before. According to a recent survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council, the number of motorcycles owned and used in America grew 19% since 2003; an estimated 25 million people rode in 2009. Baby boomers make up 44% of all riders, but also make up a large portion of motorcycle accidents. Riders are encouraged to take a refresher course with a qualified instructor before venturing out, as nearly half of rider fatalities are caused by driver error.