By Laura Emerson
Las Vegas Review Journal
Posted: Jun. 7, 2011 | 2:01 a.m.
Motorcycle sales have been on the skids for some time, but things may be looking up. If the first quarter of 2011 is any indication, Las Vegas streets may soon echo with the sound of screaming eagles as more riders take to two wheels to beat rising commute costs or just for the joy of it.
In 2009, 655,000 motorcycles were sold nationwide, a drastic fall from the previous six years, during which more than 1 million cycles annually moved off lots. In 2010, though, the numbers dropped even more when annual sales fell to 440,000 nationwide.