Did you know that Montana is one of the most motorcycle-heavy states in the country?

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States With the Most Motorcycles Registrations Per 100,000 People in the U.S.

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Big Sky Country can boast the most motorcycle registrations per capita in the U.S., according to a recent study released by titlemax.com. The study used the total number of motorcycles registered in each state per 100,000 people.

Montana had 6,312.25 motorcycle registrations per 100,000 residents, and a total of 68,421 motorcycles were registered in 2021. The state with the highest number of total registrations was California, with 952,977. It's hard to believe that the number of motorcycle riders in California is nearly equal to the entire population of Montana.

U.S. States With the Most Motorcycles

By TitleMax.com

Why Is Montana a Great State For Motorcycle Riders?

There are a few reasons why Montana is number one on the list. First, Montana is incredibly beautiful and full of wide open spaces. Motorcycles are a great way to experience the beauty of the state. They're are also a very fuel-efficient form of transportation; it takes a lot less to fill up the gas tank on a motorcycle. If you want to truly experience Montana's beauty, a motorcycle is your best option.


Montana is also relatively close to Sturgis, South Dakota. The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the largest gathering of riders in the world each year, and thousands of riders flock to the small town in western SD to celebrate the lifestyle.

Motorcycle riders in Montana also seem to be some of the safest. According to another study, Montana ranks in the bottom 50% of states when it comes to motorcycle fatalities. Don't let the statistics fool you, riding a motorcycle can still be dangerous. To learn more about motorcycle rider safety in Montana, click here.

Photo by Harley-Davidson on Unsplash
Photo by Harley-Davidson on Unsplash

Motorcycle safety doesn't only depend on the rider. Since Montana has such a high concentration of motorcyclists, it's extremely important to keep an eye out for them on the road.

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