The Motorcycle Industry in Europe

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Policy Areas

arrow-blue   Safety

ACEM members have achieved high safety levels for existing products and continue to bring advanced and innovative vehicles while ensuring a high level of safety for users.

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arrow-blue   Mobility

L-category vehicles not only can save time, space and money for commuters. They also have the added benefit of reducing congestion for all road users. 

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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

04/05/16. 267,667 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered in Q1 2016

1A total of 267,667 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first three months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 6.5% compared to the 251,420 vehicles registered during the same period of 2016.

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19/04/16. Royal Enfield and Kymco join ACEM as guest members

Guest membersThe European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers has further increased its representation of the motorcycle industry with the addition of two new guest members: Royal Enfield and Kwang Yang Motor Company (KYMCO). 

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18/04/16. Motorcycle registrations increased by 8.1% in Q1 2016 in the largest EU markets

Honda MCMotorcycle registrations in the largest EU markets - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - grew by 8.1% during Q1 2016, compared to the first quarter of 2015, reaching more than 170,400 units.

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14/04/16. ACEM 2016 conference ‘The safe ride to the future’ postponed

2016-confThe European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers regrets to inform that its 2016 conference ‘The Safe Ride to the Future’ will be postponed to a later date after the summer break due to unforeseen circumstances, mostly related to the current situation in Brussels Zaventem Airport.

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07/04/16. Powered-two and three-wheeler registrations increase by 11.5% during the first two months of 2016

PiaggioA total of 129,387 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first two months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 11.5% compared to the 116,087 vehicles registered during the same period of 2016.

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29/03/16. New road safety campaign encouraging road users to watch for two-wheelers in the Netherlands

Rai campaignOn 17 March a new motorcycle safety campaign based on the theme ‘Good to see you!’ (Graag Gezien!) was launched in the Netherlands by the Dutch organisation ‘Motoplatform’.

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