The Motorcycle Industry in Europe

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Policy Areas

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

18/12/14. Upcoming event: workshop on vulnerable road users and ITS

eCallOn 13 January 2015 the iMobility Forum will organise a forum on vulnerable road users and ITS technologies designed for riders. The event will cover the specifics of riding powered-two wheelers, how cooperative ITS applications can improve safety for riders and recent developments in protective equipment, among others. 

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15/12/14. A new road safety strategy for motorcycling in the UK

MCIAreportAPCO, the Association of Chief Police Officers, and MCIA, the UK motorcycle industry association, have launched a landmark policy document to encourage greater use of motorcycles on UK roads, which should improve road safety as a result.

The strategic document, jointly devised by police and industry, explains how safety for motorcyclists can be further improved with government support.

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25/11/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 1.26% during the first ten months of the year

update09A total of 1,050,780 PTWs were registered during the first ten months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 1.26% compared to the 1,037,700 units registered between January and October 2013. Registrations in the motorcycle segment grew by 6.8%, whilst moped registrations fell by 9.8%.

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

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18/11/14. EU Commissioner for Internal Market announces new cars 2020

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Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the new EU Commissioner for, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs announced in a conference that she intended to “re-launch the CARS 2020 process” and to “give a strong push for the adoption of global rules”.

The announcement was made during a joint conference organised by the European Economic and Socital Committee and the European Policy Centre, an independent think tank. 

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12/11/14. EICMA 2014 edition in Milan visited by 628,000 people

EICMAThe latest edition of the EICMA international motorcycle exhibition show in Milan attracted more than 628,000 visitors between the 6 and 9 November. Compared with the previous year, this represents a 14.7% increase (the 2013 EICMA edition had already seen an increase of 8% compared to the 2012 edition).

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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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