Fun Facts

MOTORCYCLES

How many motorcycles are there in the world?

According to Wikipedia, there are about 200 million motorcycles, including mopeds, motor scooters, motorised bicycles, and other powered two and three-wheelers, are in use worldwide, or about 33 motorcycles per 1000 people.

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How many motorcycles are there in the United States?

Statista reports the number of publicly owned, private, and commercial motorcycles registered in the U.S. states and the District of Columbia reached a total of some 8.32 million units in 2020.

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What is the number one selling motorcycle in the world?

According to Gear Patrol, the Honda Super Cub is the most popular selling motorcycle in the world. More than five decades in production will do that; so will a bulletproof single-cylinder engine and a low cost of ownership.Dec 14, 2021

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When was the electric motorcycle invented?

It is unclear but the first patent application was in 1985 by Ogden Bolton Jr. of Canton Ohio.

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Where was the first ATV invented?

The very first ATV was actually developed in 1961 in Toronto, Canada and called the Jiger. 

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Some fun facts about other powersports

PERSONAL WATERCRAFTS

What was the first personal watercraft called?

Water scooter

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Who invented the jet ski?

American inventor Clayton Jacobson III created the first PWC. His first model was called Bombardier Sea-Doo. It was licensed in 1968.

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SNOWMOBILES

How many registered snowmobiles are there in North America? 

According to the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, there are 1.65 snowmobiles registered in the United States with another 765,000 registered in Canada.

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What month is International Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week held?

January

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Which brand has won the most International 500 snowmobile races, commonly known as the “Winnipeg-to-St. Paul”?

Over the years, Polaris has won more “Winnipeg” events than all other sled makers combined

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