The Motorcycle in Numbers


IN 2019, 66.2% of Malaysian households owned either a motorcycle or a scooter (Table 1), with their ownerships in rural areas (76.0%) being higher than in urban locales (63.7%). However, despite its popularity as the second most used motor vehicle, motorcycle ownerships saw a slight drop from 67.2% in 2016 to 66.2% in 2019 (Table 1). Interestingly, motorcycle ownerships are higher in less developed states, with the exception of Sabah. As seen in Table 1, Terengganu recorded the highest motorcycle ownership at 87.3%, followed by Kedah (86.4%), Perlis (84.6%) and Kelantan (84.1%). The three latter states also registered a higher number ...

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