Motorcycle Statistics

Motorcycle Statistics for 2021 and Beyond


February 6, 2021

Motorcycling is by far the best way to travel according to many riders, including myself.

When I asked a few motorcyclists about how they feel when they travel or go to journeys and tours on their bikes, all of them said that it felt nothing less than a dream come true! Because it takes them away from the worldly worries and issues that they have to face otherwise on a daily basis.

63 Motorcycle Statistics for 2021 and Beyond

Today, I am going to share with you some motorcycle statistics that are not so positive; some of them could be, but I doubt that you’ll see any positive facts about traveling on a motorcycle.

Top Motorcycle Statistics

Here are the most interesting and spine-chilling motorcycle stats that you should know.

  1. Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than car drivers. (NHTSA)
  2. A new study says music — especially the songs you really love — is a dangerous distraction on the road. (NovaSR)
  3. Speeding is a factor in nearly 10,000 fatal crashes every year in the United States. (DefensiveRiding)
  4. There were 9,262 speed-related fatal crashes in 2014, 28% of all crashes in the United States. (NHTSA)
  5. 32% of motorcycle accidents that resulted in death involved speeding. (NHTSA)
  6. In 42% of all fatal car accidents, the other vehicle was turning left while the biker was either heading straight, passing, or overtaking. (NHTSA)
  7. Motorcycles made up 14% of all traffic deaths in 2017. (NHTSA)
  8. 57% of motorcyclists killed in 2017 weren’t wearing helmets, and 749 bikers might’ve lived had they worn a helmet. (NHTSA)
  9. In 2017, 65% of riders used a DOT-approved helmet, but even more severe injuries could be prevented with 100% use. (NHTSA)
  10. Most bike fatalities happen between 3 P.M. to 9 P.M. (NHTSA)

Motorcycle Accident Statistics


Jeffrey Bryce is an experienced motorcycle rider with years of experience caring for motorcycles. His natural fondness for motorcycles have made him come up with, which is dedicated to answering and teaching you how to care for your bike with the care it requires. LetsGoForARide is the one of his important lifework in reaching out to communities of motorcycle enthusiasts on how to take care of their bike and choosing the correct spare part.