This report is based on analysis of available retail sales data through March. These state-by-state totals are forecasted figures through calendar year 2009, rather than a running total of individual monthly sales. These sales figures do not include ATVs or off-road motorcycles (see "Research"); however, they do break out specific streetbike categories, as well as provide year-on-year comparisons. (Click on charts for larger view.)
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 email@example.com.