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

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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26/03/15. ACEM re-elects Stephan Schaller as President and welcomes MV Agusta as 15th manufacturer member

Schaller

Today, Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, has been re-elected as President of ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers. ACEM also welcomed motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta as its 15th corporate member.

ACEM is also pleased to announce that motorcycle manufacturer MV Agusta, previously a member between 1994 and 2003, has re-joined the association.

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17/03/15. PTW registrations decrease by 3.2% in January on a year-on-year basis

Update12A total of 54,210 PTWs were registered in January 2015 in the EU. This represents a decrease of 3.2% compared to the 56,015 units registered in January 2014.  

The UK, the Spanish and the Italian markets performed positively, with registrations increasing by 11.2%, 9.5% and 2.6% respectively. Registrations went down in France (-10.3%) and Germany (-14.7%).

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16/03/15. The European Commission opens consultation on transport policy

InfrastructureThe European Commission announced on 10 March 2015 that it will be collecting stakeholders’ views on its 2011 White Paper Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system.

The consultation process will last until 2 June 2015.

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27/02/15. ACEM comments on the Commission's Communication on an Energy Union

Energy-UnionFollowing the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on “A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy”, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, ACEM, welcomes the Commission’s plans to improve the deployment of alternative fuel recharging infrastructure.

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