Let’s face it; by many accounts, 2016 was an awful year. We had terrorist attacks and the Zika virus, police shootings and the normalizing of the “Alt-Right,” Brexit and whatever the hell Ryan Lochte did at that gas station in Rio.

There was also the loss of cultural icons such as David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Gene Wilder and John Glenn. And let’s not even get into Harambe the gorilla.

The motorcycle industry was relatively sane in comparison to the rest of the world. Sure, it had its ups and downs, but at least it gave us respite from a world where being a Kardashian is still a thing. Here are some of the top motorcycle news items of 2016.