For motorcycle enthusiasts nationwide, the coronavirus pandemic has been both a boon and a hardship.
In the United States, motorcycle sales were up 33% for the first quarter over the same period last year. More riders are taking advantage of surplus time and energy to purse a socially distanced outdoor hobby and a cheaper, quicker way to get around town than driving a car. New motorcycle clubs are opening. Electric motorcycles are surging in proficiency and variety. But since Covid-19 arrived, motorcycle thefts have risen, too.