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The safe ride to the future - ACEM road safety strategy
09 Sep 2016

This motorcycle safety strategy developed by ACEM follows an integrated approach covering vehicle technology, users training and infrastructure safety.

The document provides an overview of the most significant industry-led initiatives in the field of road safety, discusses the industry’s vision of intelligent transport systems and explains why there is an urgent need for tailored motorcycle safety strategies at national level.

It also elaborates on the European Training Quality Label, an initiative that aims at promoting high quality post-license training schemes, and provides concrete policy recommendations to national and European decision-makers. 

Documents available to download

ACEM safety strategy - The safe ride to the future [pdf]

European Training Quality Label
08 Sep 2016

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, ACEM, hosted today its 12th annual conference, ‘The Safe Ride to the Future’, around the issue of motorcycling safety in the European Union. This edition of the Brussels annual conference attracted more than 150 attendees from the motorcycle industry, European and national administrations and users’ organisations, as well as a wide range of stakeholders.

The event explored key issues around motorcycle safety such as the benefits of advanced vehicle technology for powered-two wheelers, the need to ensure that all road users have adequate behaviours on the road, or the importance of inclusive motorcycle safety plans, particularly at national level.

As part of the conference, ACEM and the German Road Safety Council (Deutscher Verkehrssicherheitsrat) presented a new European Training Quality Label for high-quality post-license training programmes. A motorcycle training scheme run by the Royal Dutch Motorcycle Federation (KNMV) was the first one to receive the certification.

ACEM also organised an exhibition on motorcycle safety technology that featured some of the latest vehicle models launched by the industry as well as innovative safety devices such as a side view assyst system, a wireless airbag jacket and an electronic windscreen.

 

ACEM and BMW Motorrad President Stephan Schaller said:

“ACEM members manufacture some of the most advanced motorcycles and mopeds in the world. But it is also important that motorcyclists have good riding skills and a responsible attitude on the road. This is precisely why we are partnering with the German Road Safety Council to promote the best post-license training programmes across Europe”.

“Intelligent transport systems (ITS) solutions have also started to make their way into our industry. We expect that in the future vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technologies will help to reduce the risk of accidents by allowing powered two-wheelers to effectively communicate with other vehicles”.


ACEM Secretary General Antonio Perlot said:

“There are more than 36 million motorcycles and mopeds on Europe’s roads, which help to save time and money for commuters, increase urban traffic fluidity and reduce congestion”.

“Today’s discussions clearly showed that motorcycling safety is a shared responsibility, and that it is essential that vehicle manufacturers, European and national administrations and users’ organisations work together to achieve lasting safety improvements”.

 

About ACEM

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, ACEM, is the professional body representing the interests of the L-category vehicle industry in Europe (i.e. mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles, quadricycles). ACEM members include 17 manufacturing companies as well as 17 national associations based in 14 European countries. About 156,300 jobs in the EU depend on the L-category industry.

ACEM manufacturing members are: BMW Motorrad, Bombardier Recreational Products, Ducati Motor Holding, Harley-Davidson, Honda Motors, Kawasaki Motors, KTM Motorrad, Kymco, MV Agusta, Peugeot Scooters, Piaggio Group, Polaris Industries, Renault, Royald Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph Motorcycles and Yamaha Motors.

More information on ACEM can be found at www.acem.eu 

 

About the German Road Safety Council

The German Road Safety Council (DVR) was founded in 1969. It coordinates a wide range of activities for its 200 members and develops road safety programmes. Among the key issues that the DVR deals with are traffic engineering, traffic law, awareness-raising and traffic education.

To learn more about DVR please visit: www.dvr.de 

 

Documents available to download

ACEM conference - Press release [EN]
ACEM conference - Pressemitteilung [DE]
ACEM conference - Comunicato stampa [IT]
ACEM conference - Comunicado de prensa [ES]
ACEM conference - Communiqué de presse [FR]

 

Press contact

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer
E. . P. +32 496 52 65 17

Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 5.5% in June 2016
28 Jul 2016

A total of 679,777 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first six months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 5.5% compared to the 644,474 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015.

Registrations performed positively in key European markets, including Italy (129,616 units, +14.2%), Spain (80,878 units, +12.2%), UK (66,007 units, +7.4%), Germany (100,749 units, +4.2%) and France (128,182 units, +0.6%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 8.1% during the first six months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 544,870 motorcycles were registered between January and June 2016, against 504,162 during the same period of 2015. Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in the largest European markets, including Italy (116,985 units, +15.9%), Spain (73,323 units, +13.5%), UK (61,859 units, +8.3%), Germany (100,749 units, +4.2%) and France (89,153 units, +1.7%).

Moped registrations

A total of 134,907 mopeds were registered during the first six months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 140,312 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 3.9%. Moped registrations increased in the Netherlands (34,139 units, +4.2%) and Italy (12,631 units, +0.4%). They decreased in Austria (7,873 units, -1.1%), France (39,029 units, -1.8%) and Poland (12,515 units, -21.4%)

Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical data - June 2016 (xls)

ACEM - Statistical press release - June 2016 (pdf)

Press contact

For further information or to receive future market updates, news or press releases please contact:

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer

E. , T. +32 (0) 22 30 97 32

 

 

 

Motorcycle registrations in largest EU markets up by 8.6% in June 2016
25 Jul 2016

Motorcycle registrations in the largest EU markets - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - grew by 8.6% during the first six months of 2016, compared to the same period of 2015, reaching more than 442,000 units.

The strongest performance was recorded in Italy (+15.9%, 116,985 units), followed by Spain (+13.5%, 73,323 units). Registrations also increased in the UK (+8.3%, 61,859 units), Germany (+4.2%, 100,749 units) and France (+1.7%, 89,153 units).

Documents available to download

Statistical data - Motorcycle registrations in key EU markets - June 2016 [xls]

Press release - Motorcycle registrations in key EU markets - June 2016 [pdf]

Press contact

For further information or to receive future market updates, news or press releases please contact:

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer

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+32 (0) 22 30 97 32.

Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 5.5% in May 2016
29 Jun 2016

A total of 534,744 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first five months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 5.5% compared to the 507,106 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015.

Registrations performed positively in key European markets, including Italy (103,542 units, +16.8%), Spain (61,696 units, +12.3%), UK (51,872 units, +8.8%), Germany (94,873 units, +2%) and France (99,596 units, +0.5%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 8.5% during the first five months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 416,938 motorcycles were registered between January and May 2016, against 384,366 during the same period of 2015. Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in the largest European markets, including Italy (93,730 units, 18.5%), Spain (55,768 units, +13.1%), UK (48,571 units, +8.5%), Germany (81,206 units, +3%) and France (69,607 units, +1.4%).

Moped registrations

A total of 117,806 mopeds were registered during the first five months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 122,740 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 4%. Moped registrations increased in the Netherlands (25,803 units, +3.2%) and Italy (9,812 units, +2.6%). They decreased in France (29,989 units, -1.4%), Germany (13,667 units, -3.4%) and Poland (8,925 units, -27.2%).

Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical data - May 2016 (xls)

ACEM - Statistical press release - May 2016 (pdf)

Press contact

For further information or to receive future market updates, news or press releases please contact:

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer

E. , T. +32 (0) 22 30 97 32

 

 

 

Motorcycle registrations in largest EU markets up by 8.8% in May 2016
27 Jun 2016

Motorcycle registrations in the largest EU markets - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - grew by 8.8% during the first give months of 2016, compared to the same period of 2015, reaching more than 348,800 units.

The strongest performance was recorded in Italy (+18.5%, 93,730 units), followed by Spain (+13.1%, 55,768 units). Registrations also increase in the UK (+8.6%, 48,571 units), Germany (+3%, 81,206 units) and France (+1.4%, 69,607 units).

Documents available to download

Statistical data - Motorcycle registrations in key EU markets - May 2016 [xls]

Press release - Motorcycle registrations in key EU markets - May 2016 [pdf]

Press contact

For further information or to receive future market updates, news or press releases please contact:
Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer
E. , P. +32 (0) 22 30 97 32.

 

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