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post #1 of 16 Old Dec 12th, 2006, 8:32 am Thread Starter
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Bikes registered by state

This is a follow up on the Stolen bike stats.
I said I would run down the numbers
These are from the NHTSA report most recent finalized version. I only listed the states over 200,000 bikes
I have the report in PDF if anyone wants it, PM me with your e-mail.
I tried to post up the page #67 but couldn't figure out how to extract it (Like a chimp bangin on the bongo's)
Ca 626,529
FL 461,935 (they have doubled in last 5 years
Oh 298,652
Pa 292,196
TX 286,992
IL 276,122
WI 232,808
MI 228,865
AZ 209,048

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post #2 of 16 Old Dec 12th, 2006, 9:12 am
 
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Stolen Bike Stats
  1. California (9,110)
  2. Florida (6,324)
  3. Texas (5,755)
  4. North Carolina (3,053)
  5. Ohio (2,573)
  6. Arizona (2,464)
  7. New York (2,195)
  8. Indiana (2,186)
  9. Georgia (2,159)
  10. Pennsylvania (2,021)
Bikes registered by state
  1. CA 626,529 (Do scooters count?)
  2. FL 461,935 (No helmet law! Let's buy a bike!)
  3. OH 298,652 (because Buckeyes are real riders)
  4. PA 292,196 (trying to be as cool as Buckeyes)
  5. TX 286,992 (thought they'd be higher up!)
  6. IL 276,122
  7. WI 232,808
  8. MI 228,865
  9. AZ 209,048
The list backs up what I stated in the last thread. SIX of the 9 most bike-populated states appear on the Stolen Bike list. No big surprise. The order does surprise a little though. I am also surprised to see that 5 out of the top 9 most bike-populated states are in the North, where the riding season is dampened due to cold tamps, ice, snow, sleet . . . you know, the fun stuff!
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A little surprised at the numbers of bikes proportionate to population.

CA would be expected to be the highest, since 1/8th of the population of the US is in CA, but the rest are a bit out of whack.

State populations:
1-CA 36,132,000 Bikes 1st
2-TX 22,860,000 Bikes 5th
3-FL 17,790,000 Bikes 2nd
4-PA 12,430,000 Bikes 4th
5-OH 11,464,000 Bikes 3rd

The big surprise is Texas! Being a warm state, it is way lower in bikes than would be expected relative to the population.

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I think it's fair to say that OH and PA is pulling more than their share of the weight. Maybe them there Texans are still riding the traditional horses. Or maybe the majority of their bikes aren't registered...you know, since they're really not part of the United States anyway.
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Fl is the one that is a surprize to me, they have doubled bike registration in 5 years.
They have a large number of elderly retirees counted as part of their population.
So there is no doubt that modification of their helmet law has had a huge impact. (No pun intended, I didn't notice it was funny till after I wrote it ) On the financial coffers of the state, at home and with tourism.
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The big surprise is Texas! Being a warm state, it is way lower in bikes than would be expected relative to the population.
I'm not surprised. There is a huge concentration of moron drivers with their head's stuck up their asses making Texas an extremely dangerous state to ride in. I'd say at least half of these folks drive without insurance. The larger cities have actually passed laws that allow them to tow an uninsured car (well......... duh).

Now they're talking about putting up larger signage for...... foks who can't see well. Good grief! Excuse me while I go outside and bang my head up against a tree.



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Now they're talking about putting up larger signage for...... foks who can't see well. Good grief! Excuse me while I go outside and bang my head up against a tree.
Well at least you can still do that in Texas - In Kalifornia we would get cited for hurting the dam tree......................

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They have a large number of elderly retirees counted as part of their population.
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A little surprised at the numbers of bikes proportionate to population.
...The big surprise is Texas! Being a warm state, it is way lower in bikes than would be expected relative to the population.
Howdy David, Being a "warm state"? Now there's an understatement!

Texas' Winter weather is unpredictable.... hour to hour so riding is a crap shoot Summer IS predictable ....predict it's going to scorch your ass and you'd be 'dead-on'

Now, my Texican brothers, don't get your shorts in a bunch. If it's true, then it ain't no insult

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Hey Dave, additonally the pop in Florida is way long in the tooth.
I bet they count scooters in the numbers.
I forgot. I guess this is the reson:
http://www.exportscooter.com/electri...r-4w-index.htm

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Howdy David, Being a "warm state"? Now there's an understatement!

Texas' Winter weather is unpredictable.... hour to hour so riding is a crap shoot Summer IS predictable ....predict it's going to scorch your ass and you'd be 'dead-on'

Now, my Texican brothers, don't get your shorts in a bunch. If it's true, then it ain't no insult
Don't forget the insane THUNDERSTORMS! I certainly got enough experience with those in Texas! Ask Coni and Jeff!

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Don't forget the insane THUNDERSTORMS! I certainly got enough experience with those in Texas! Ask Coni and Jeff!
And ask Coni if she'll ever let me hug her again in the middle of a trip!

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From Rock's numbers in the first post, here's the percentage of bikes stolen in a few states. I remember that Friction Zone magazine usually puts out the previous year's rankings for bikes stolen in California. The top 15 are usually sport bikes. Harley-Davidson usually shows up somewhere around #10 to #15.


Percent Stolen

Californa 1.45%
Florida 1.37%
Texas 2.01%

Ohio 0.86%

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I'm not surprised. There is a huge concentration of moron drivers with their head's stuck up their asses making Texas an extremely dangerous state to ride in. I'd say at least half of these folks drive without insurance. The larger cities have actually passed laws that allow them to tow an uninsured car (well......... duh).

Now they're talking about putting up larger signage for...... foks who can't see well. Good grief! Excuse me while I go outside and bang my head up against a tree.
Grif, that's actually good to know! All thought all the moron drivers lived in SO CA.

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