The motorcycle most likely to be targeted by thieves is Suzuki'sGSX-R Series, according to a recent study of claim data on morethan two million motorcycles insured over the past three years bythe Progressive Group of Insurance Companies. The GSX-R Series alsois the motorcycle model most often involved in crashes.

Following the GSX-R as the most coveted bike were four moreJapanese models. The Kawasaki Ninja Series, Yamaha YZF Series, andHonda CBR Series appeared on both lists, coming is in as thesecond, fourth, and fifth most likely to be involved inaccidents.

The model least popular among motorcycle thieves is anotherSuzuki offering, the Savage, which ranked as the third least likelybike to be crashed. Number one on the list of the safest bikes wasthe Yamaha Virago Series, followed by the Honda Rebel Series atnumber two. Harley-Davidson's FXR and the BMW R1200C ranked fourthand fifth, respectively.

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