History of Powersports

Americans have been enjoying powersports for over a century. Powersports are made for commuting, recreational pleasure riding, and racing. As a subcategory to motorsports, powersports history is tied in with the beginning of motorcycles. The first motor-driven, two-wheeled vehicle powered by steam originated in America as early as 1867. The first ‘true’ motorcycle was invented in Germany in 1885. From that time on, powersports continued to grow. Today North America is a world leader in the powersports market. According to a January 2022 report from Stratview Research, the growing demand for powersports for leisure activities is predicted to exceed $47.9 billion by 2027

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