The issue is, in the US motorcycles are often used and viewed as toys, weekend play things and not serious transportation but an addition to having a car.
In other countries motorcycles ARE transportation, often primary and the only transportation a person has and are taken far more seriously in that role as such.
In the USA motorcycles are disposable income purchases, in many other countries motorcycles are the only affordable means of transportation.
Add the above to issues such as congestion, parking and price of gas in many other countries compared to the USA and you sort of get it.
Me, I do my part and ride to work nearly every single day, I ride for errands, shopping and going to the gym, but I, like so many others also have a truck for the winter and other times when riding isn't practical.
I suspect you will see worldwide sales of motorcycles will be largest in Asia, flowed by Europe, LatAm and then North America. However I bet you will large displacement bikes and higher value bikes lead sales in North America and Europe.
Last edited by Marc11; 08-02-2016 at 08:02 PM.