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.


What's New

07/07/15. Would you like to help us develop a new vehicle? RESOLVE launches online survey

RESOLVE-PROJECTAn online survey with the objective of gaining a better understanding of people’s real needs in terms of urban mobility has been launched by the members of the RESOLVE project.

The survey, available here, will help the members of the consortium to develop new components and systems for electric L-category vehicles as well as to propose new vehicle concepts (tilting and narrow track). 


22/06/15. Innovation and mobility will be the key themes of ACEM's 2015 annual conference

The theme of ACEM's 2015 annual conference will be LET'S INNOVATE! Motorcycles, mopeds, tricycles and quadricycles, the smart choice


04/06/15. ACEM Secretary General discusses how electric L-category vehicles will help urban areas face the challenges currently confronting them in Pan European Networks

TwizyArticle publised in the June edition of Pan European Networks. 

L-category vehicles, i.e. powered two and three wheelers and quadricycles, are a very popular form of transport in cities facing congestion problems.

Commuters in London, Paris, Rome or Madrid know for a fact that these vehicles reduce travelling times, are easier to park in cities, and have reduced running costs. 


01/06/15. Private and public sector discuss how to improve motorcycle safety in Poland

Road safety strategy

On 5 May ACEM co-organised together with PZPM, the Polish motorcycle industry association, a workshop to discuss how to improve road safety levels for motorcycle users in Poland.

This event is part of the activities developed by ACEM within its Road Safety Strategy.

Participants included Polish public authorities from the National National Road Safety Council and the National Traffic Police, NGOs working on transport safety (i.e. the Partnership for Road Safety and the National Transport Research Institute) and representatives from the One Track Foundation, the organisation that represents Polish motorcyclists.




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%). 



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.