The Motorcycle Industry in Europe

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Policy Areas

arrow-blue   Safety

Safety is one of the top priorities for the Powered Two-Wheeler (PTW) industry, and we dedicate much of our energy and resources to acquiring and analysing data regarding road safety and Powered Two Wheelers in order to identify and prioritize areas for improvements.

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arrow-orange   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-green   Environment

Over the last decade PTWs have achieved remarkable progress in reducing their environmental impact. In October 2010 the European Commission adopted a long anticipated proposal on new type-approval of L-category vehicles.

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arrow-red   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-pink   EU PTW Regulation

The main text of the Regulation on the "approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles"has been published in the Official Journal (2 March 2013) under ref. Regulation (EU) No 168/2013.  

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What's New

27/10/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 0.86% during the first nine months of the year

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A total of  964,000 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were registered during the first nine months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 0.41% compared with the 960,060 units registered between January and September 2013. Registrations in the motorcycle segment grew by 6.3%, whilst moped registrations fell by 11.4%.

The full statistical release in pdf format can be downloaded here.

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20/10/14. Intermot 2014 attracts more than 200,000 visitors

Intermot2Intermot Cologne ended after five action-packed fair days with more than 200,000 visitors from 105 countries. 

The 2014 edition of Intermot marked the 50th anniversary of the Cologne motorcycle exhibition. Two-wheeler fans had the opportunity to test the latest machines and models, as well as their riding skills on ten test ride tracks. A total of 960 companies from 37 countries participated in Intermot Cologne 2014.

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15/10/14. ANCMA-EICMA to organise international motorcycle exhibition in November

EICMAANCMA-EICMA will organise the 72th Esposizione Mondiale del Motoclismo (72th world motorcycle exhibition) between 6 and 9 November 2014, in Milan.

Prior to the opening of the exhibition, on 5 November 2014, ANCMA, the Italian National Association for the Motorcycle and Bicycle industries, will hold an international workshop on intellectual property rights and motorcycle design. 

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15/10/14. ACEM appoints new public affairs manager

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ludovic Basset as its new Public Affairs Manager from October 2014.

Mr Basset is a highly experienced EU affairs specialist with more than 10 years of experience in advocacy and public affairs. 

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13/10/14. ACEM celebrates its 20th anniversary in the European Parliament (pictures)

CocktailOn 7 October 2014 ACEM organised a cocktail reception and a photography exhibition in the European Parliament to conmemorate its 20th anniversary. The event, kindly hosted by Bernd Lange MEP, was attended by a host of esteemed guests and friends of ACEM including several recently elected and re-elected members of the Parliament, Commission officials and industry representatives.

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01/10/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 0.86% during the first eight months of the year

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A total of  864,104 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were registered during the first eight months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 0.86% compared with the 856,727 units registered between January and August 2013. Registrations in the motorcycle segment grew by 6.1%, whilst moped registrations fell by 10.1%.

The full statistical release in pdf format can be downloaded here.

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30/09/14. The motorcycle industry unveils new strategy to improve safety for motorcyclists in Europe

Road safety strategyACEM unveiled yesterday The safe ride to the future, its new road safety strategy to further improve safety levels for motorcyclists in Europe. The document has been presented at the 10th International Motorcycle Conference in Köln (Germany), a well-attended event which brought together policy-makers, industry representatives and academia. 

The full press release is available here. The safe ride to the future can be downloaded here.

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