Counting the total number of motorcycle registrations in the US is only one way to evaluate ownership (in 2011, DOT stated a total of 8,410,255 registered motorcycles, or about 1 motorcycle for 36 habitants) Ranking each state for its specific number of registrations is also useful for manufacturers and vendors. But if you correlate the state number of registrations to the population of said state, results are even more useful… and are quite surprising.
Ranked number 1 is South Dakota with 12 people for 1 motorcycle (beating the national average by 66%), although the state represents only 0.82% of the US motorcycle registrations. Ranked number 2 is New Hampshire with 17 people for 1 motorcycle (beating the national average by 50%) although representing only 0.94% of all motorcycles in America). Ranked number 3 is Iowa with with 18 people for every motorcycle registered (beating the national average by 55%) although representing only 2.1% of all motorcycles in America. Complete ranking of all US 50 states after the jump.