Deep into the winter months of the new year, you can usually count on a few regular occurrences to flicker across your screen: the Super Bowl, the midwest IMS shows, and maybe a preseason MotoGP announcement or two. To that list it seems like you can add "motorcycle research releases"—we've had a wave of studies released in the last few weeks alone. There was the MIC study in December about rising female ownership, a more recent one about number of households owning a bike, and the UCLA study that concluded riding relieves stress. On the up side, all those delivered positive, back-slapping, even industry-affirming conclusions. Yesterday, the Motorcycle Industry Council dropped its latest MIC Owner Survey, and the results are a little more nuanced.