The small country of The Netherlands is always full of cars and the resulting traffic jams, and therefore one of the reasons why you see so many motorcycles there.
In a country of 16.5 million inhabitants, there are 634,135 motorcycle riders. 65% of the riders who purchased a new motorcycle during 2007 were over the age of 36 (in 2005, that figure was 57%).
Half of the 634,135 motorcycle are over 650cc, meaning that people who purchase a new motorcycle prefer big displacement motorcycles.
45% of the people who bought a big motorcycle, actually bought a really big one, over 950cc. Touring motorcycles are the most popular ones, with 20.2% of all new motorcycles. The dual purpose motorcycle has gained grounds, with 19.2% of the market, followed by the standard streetbike, with 18.6%.
Scooters have doubled in numbers over the previous year.