The Motorcycle Industry in Europe

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arrow-blue   Safety

The PTW industry is leading in safety technologies worldwide and consistently sustains high investments in R&D.

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arrow-blue   Mobility

Getting to and from work, or even taking a quick trip into town is becoming ever more problematical. Rising traffic levels mean that road users have to spend anything up to several hours a day stuck in long traffic queues.

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arrow-blue   Environment

Over the last decade PTWs have achieved remarkable progress in reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles and processes.

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arrow-blue   Competitiveness

ACEM's mission is to support a strong, competitive and profitable powered two-wheeler industry in Europe, contributing to the sustainable development and prosperity objectives identified by the European Union.

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arrow-blue   EU PTW Regulation

Regulation No 168/2013 sets out the legislative requirements for the approval of all L-category vehicles in the European Union.

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What's New

29/05/15. Powered-two and three-wheeler registrations increase by 0.2% on a year-on-year basis

04-2015A total of 388,000 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first four months of 2015 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 0.2% compared to the 387,080 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014. Registrations performed positively in Spain (40,380 units, +16.8%) and the UK (36,425 units, +11.7%).

They decreased in Germany (73,220, -0.6%), Italy (64,660 units, -1.2%) and France (75,490 units, -5.6%). 

 

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26/05/15. Honda launches 5th edition of its 'Rider of the Year' competition

HondaHonda Motor Europe Spain recently announced the launch of the 5th edition of the Rider of the Year competition.

The competition will be open to all members of the Spanish police forces. Registrations will be open from 5 May to 15 June 2015.

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European Commission to set up expert group on sustainable transport

MeetingFollowing the adoption of Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, the European Commission announced the creation of the Sustainable Transport Forum (STF). 

The STF will bring together Member States and alternative fuels industry stakeholders.

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28/04/15. Powered-two and three-wheeler registrations stable on a year-on-year basis

03-2015A total of 250,080 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first three months of 2015 in the EU.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (27,920 units, +18.1%), the UK (25,394 units, +11.8%), and Germany (47,590 units, +0.2%). They decreased in Italy (40,660 units, -4.6%) and France (49,260 units, -6.2%).

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31/03/15. Powered-two and three-wheeler registrations decrease by 3% during the first two months of 2015 on a year-on-year basis

Market-2015-02A total of 116,390 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first two months of 2015 in the EU.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (15,800 units, +13.1%), the UK (9,015 units, +11.5%), and Italy (22,120 units, +0.9%). Registrations decreased in France (27,570 units, -7.1%) and Germany (11,490 units, -16.2%).

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30/03/15. Plug in grant extended to motorcycles in the UK

honda-ev-neoElectric motorcycles and scooters will now qualify for Government subsidy in the UK, under plans announced by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV).

A pot of up to £7.5 million will be made available from summer 2015 until 2020, capped at £1500 per vehicle.

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