The Motorcycle Industry in Europe


Policy Areas

arrow-blue   Safety

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


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.


arrow-blue   Environment

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


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.


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.



19/02/15. PTW registrations increase 1.8% year-on-year in December 19 February 2015
12/02/15. Commissioner Bieńkowska announces relaunch of the Cars2020 process 12 February 2015
10/02/15. PTW registrations stabilised for the first time in 7 years in EU and EFTA countries 10 February 2015
06/02/2015. PTW users, policy-makers and industry discuss road safety during the 2015 EMF 06 February 2015
23/01/15. Jaguar-Land Rover and Volvo present new technologies to make motorcyclists, cyclists and drivers safer 23 January 2015
19/01/15. PTW registrations increase 1.4% year-on-year 19 January 2015
19/01/15. FEMA to organise European Motorcyclist Forum in February 19 January 2015
15/12/14. A new road safety strategy for motorcycling in the UK 15 December 2014
18/11/14. EU Commissioner for Internal Market announces new cars 2020 19 November 2014
12/11/14. EICMA 2014 edition in Milan visited by 628,000 people 14 November 2014
27/10/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 0.86% during the first nine months of the year 27 October 2014
More than 200,000 motorcycle fans visit Intermot fair in Cologne 15 October 2014
01/10/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 0.86% during the first eight months of the year 01 October 2014
03/09/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 1.5% during the first seven months of 2014 04 September 2014
22/08/14. Implementing regulation on administrative requirements for the approval and market surveillance of PTWs published in the Official Journal 22 August 2014
22/07/14. 5th edition of the Salão Bike Show in Brazil 22 July 2014
18/07/14. Sales of PTWs increase by 3.5% during the first six months of 2014 18 July 2014
10/07/14. ACEM Cocktail Reception held at the BMW Brand Store in Brussels 10 July 2014
04/07/14. The French Gendarmerie Nationale hosts public event on the importance of road safety 04 July 2014
01/07/14. IMMA calls on international policy-makers to take a “strategic approach” to motorcycling 01 July 2014
30/06/14. Sales of PTWs increase by 2.6% during the first five months of 2014 30 June 2014
Job vacancy: public affairs manager 11 June 2014
Sales of PTWs go up by 7.4% in April 20 May 2014
ACEM appoints new Secretary General 28 April 2014
7 out of 10 Belgians convinced of motorcycling benefits, survey finds 18 April 2014