Top 5 Most Stolen & Crashed Bikes

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies published a list of the top 5 most stolen motorcycles, and the top 5 most crashed bikes: Mos...

The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies published a list of the top 5 most stolen motorcycles, and the top 5 most crashed bikes:

Most Likely to be StolenLeast Likely to be Stolen
  1. Suzuki GSX-R Series
  2. Yamaha YZF Series
  3. Honda CBR Series
  4. Suzuki Hayabusa
  5. Kawasaki Ninja Series
  1. Suzuki Savage
  2. BMW R1200C
  3. Honda Rebel Series
  4. Honda Shadow Series
  5. Yamaha V-Star

Most Likely to be Crashed Least Likely to be Crashed
  1. Suzuki GSX-R Series
  2. Kawasaki Ninja Series
  3. Suzuki TLR
  4. Yamaha YZF Series
  5. Honda CBR Series
  1. Yamaha Virago Series
  2. Honda Rebel Series
  3. Suzuki Savage
  4. Harley-Davidson FXR
  5. BMW R1200C

What I find interesting is that the most crashed bikes are all crotch rockets, while the least crashed are all cruisers.

The reason why I think it's interesting is because I've been reading several news articles over the past year reporting there is a growing problem of older Americans buying up big-twin bikes, and crashing them. Yet here, we have statistical data showing that it's actually the crotch rockets, typically ridden by young riders, that are most often involved in crashes.

Progressive says these statistics are based on claims data covering more than 2 million insured riders over the past three years.


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  1. the only thing im suprised about on this list is that harley bikes are in the least lickely list, just because theres so many of them on the road. Its obvious why crotch rockets are on the most wrecked list. They are made to be ridden fast and are geared toward young males.

  2. Could it be that we actually ride our sportbikes rather than polish the chrome?

    I'd like to see the odometer reports between the wrecked bikes.

    Of course there will be some sportbikes that never made it out of the lot- but I'd like to see some numbers

  3. It seems to me as a biker myself, that the ones riding the cruisers are more likely to be more experienced then the kids riding the crotch rockets. Most cruiser riders I know have well over 100,000 = miles of experience under their belt. Where as the crotch rockets have under 10,000 miles. I have had both, and prefer the comfort and ease of a cruiser. Experience leads to safety. Also those dealing in the black market steel what sells.

  4. Actually, I believe the highest death rate is among the older riders. So more sport bikes crash but the riders don't die vs less cruiser crashes but a higher percentage of deaths. Older riders, less resilient, more likely to be seriously injured or die, based on the stats.

    And from a stats standpoint, I'm 51, have ridden cruisers and even a Goldwing but they weren't comfortable and now I'm riding a Hayabusa. 70,000 miles of crash free riding :)

  5. i would like to see the #s on crashes that are single vehicle v.s multi. for example how many clames came from someone trying to learn to ride a wheely and faild v.s the # of ppl who ate pavement while in traffic.

  6. Well I live in Knoxville TN. I ride a 08CBR1000RR and have road cafe bikes for 25years.I ride year round because I have never owned a car.I can tell you this.I only see japanese cafe bikes year round.Those older guys DO NOT RIDE IN THE WINTER. Semper Fi!

  7. My guess as to why the sport bikes are on the list of the most in both categories are a lot more simple than everyone is trying to make it they outsell the other bikes. Just like red sportscars are more likely to get pulled over there are more red sportscars than any other color.

  8. my primary source of transportation isn't a motorcycle. I have a 1200 sportster that I ride for pleasure and to burn stress. Considering my options, I drive a truck to work and a bike for recreation. This reduces my chances of a motorcycle accident. Been driving bikes since age 12, I take my time when cruising and enjoy the moment. Never had a motorcycle crash on the street in 42 years.



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