The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) says there are 13,333 motorcycle retail outlets nationwide.
The findings come as a result of research done for the MIC 2007 Motorcycle Retail Outlet Audit, a report available only to MIC members.
The MIC says franchised motorcycle, scooter and ATV retailers account for 6,568, or 49.3 percent, of the national total. Non-franchised outlets comprise 6,765, or 50.7 percent, of the total.
Dealernews contributed information for the MIC audit.