How popular is motorcycling in the U.S. and, specifically, New England? It depends on where you live. It also depends on how the figuring is done, according to Bill Belei, founder and webmaster of MotorcycleRoads.com.
Belei’s gathered some stats that show that California has the most registered motorcycles and Mississippi the least (with Vermont coming in 49th out of the 5o states). However, he also determined rankings for most motorcycles per person, which show South Dakota first and Mississippi last, again.
Among the New England states, in terms of registrations, Massachusetts came in 21st, Connecticut 29th, New Hampshire 31st, Maine 41st, Rhode Island 43rd and Vermont 49th.
In terms of motorcycles per person, New Hampshire came in second, Vermont sixth, Maine 12th, Rhode Island 20th, Connecticut 30th and Massachusetts 36th. Here’s the chart from the MotorcycleRoads.com website: