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

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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03/09/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 1.5% during the first seven months of 2014

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A total of  779,588 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were regsitered during the first seven months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 1.5% compared with the 768,232 units registered between January and July 2013. Between January and July registrations in the motorcycle segment grew by 7.4%, whilst moped registrations fell by 11%.

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

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22/08/14. Implementing regulation on administrative requirements for the approval and market surveillance of PTWs published in the Official Journal

DelegatedThe European Commission published today in the Official Journal of the EU the implementing regulation on administrative requirements for the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles (Commission implementing regulation 901/2014). 

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22/07/14. 5th edition of the Salão Bike Show in Brazil

SBS2The 5th edition of the Salão Bike Show (SBS) will take place between 29 January and 1 February 2015 in the Rio Centro exhibition centre, in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil. 

Several ACEM members including Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, BMW, Harley Davidson, and Triumph will participate in this exibition. 

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18/07/14. Sales of PTWs increase by 3.5% during the first six months of 2014

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A total of  675,630 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were sold during the first six months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 3.5% compared with the 652,553 units sold between January and June 2013. Between January and June sales in the motorcycle grew by 8.8%, whilst moped registrations fell by 8.5%.

The full statistical release in pdf format can be downloaded here

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10/07/14. ACEM Cocktail Reception held at the BMW Brand Store in Brussels

image0012014 marks the 20th Anniversary of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).  As part of this year’s celebrations, on 24th June numerous guests attended the ACEM cocktail-reception, kindly hosted by BMW’s Brussels Brand Store.

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04/07/14. The French Gendarmerie Nationale hosts public event on the importance of road safety

The French Ministry of Interior along with the Gendarmerie Nationale organized on the 21 and 22 June the “Journées Nationales de la Moto et des Motards” at the National Center for Road Security in Fontainebleu, France. 

More information on the event can be found here.

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