April 2008 ATV/Dirtbike-by-State Forecast


This ATV/dirtbike report is based on analysis of available retail sales data through December 2007. These state-by-state totals are estimated figures through calendar year 2007, and include year-on-year comparisons rather than a running total of individual monthly sales. These sales figures include ATVs and nonregistered off-road motorcycles. (Next month: 2008 end-of-year forecasts by state.)

This index is based on the author's analysis of the MIC Retail Sales Report, SEC filings of quarterly and annual reports, and other information provided by publicly traded companies (such as Harley-Davidson and Polaris). Readers are cautioned that these estimates are subject to error, which can result from changes in seasonal patterns due to unexpected weather conditions and fluctuations in the economy. Interruptions in the supply of popular models can also affect these forecasts. Questions concerning this index should be addressed to the author, c/o Dealernews, or the author via e-mail at djb-llc@cox.net. Copyright 2008 DJB Associates LLC, All Rights Reserved.