What is new
ACEM conference
17 Jun 2016

 

The Safe ride to the future will explore how all relevant players can take up this challenge and better work together to further improve motorcycling safety in Europe.

As part of the conference, ACEM will launch its new European Training Quality Label and will organise an exhibition on motorcycle safety technology.

Venue and date

The event will take place on 7 September 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel, 19 rue du Parnasse, Brussels, from 12:30 to 17:15. 

Registration

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Programme of the event

12.30 - 13.00. Arrival and registration 

13.00 - 14.00. Walking lunch and exhibition of motorcycle safety technology

14.00 - 15.15. First panel. ‘Devising an effective motorcycling safety policy for Europe’

Keynote speakers

  • Stephan Schaller. ACEM President. BMW Motorrad President

Panellists

  • Inés Ayala Sender. Member of the European Parliament
  • Alisa Tiganj. Member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility
  • Jacob Bangsgaard. Director of the Fédération internationale de l'Automobile - Region I 
  • Antonio Avenoso. Director of the European Transport and Safety Council 
  • Véronique Feypell de la Beaumelle. Administrator at the OECD and at the International Transport Forum 
  • Antonio Perlot. ACEM Secretary General

15.15 - 15.45. Coffee break.

15.45 - 17.15. Second panel. ‘Working across boundaries for motorcycling safety’

Panellists 

  • Maria Seguí. Head of the Spanish Directorate General for Traffic (tbc)
  • Casto Lopez Benitez. Policy officer. European Commission, DG MOVE
  • Erwin Segers. Chairman of ACEM's Technical and Regulatory Affairs Committee. Honda Motorcycles Europe
  • Jesper Christensen. Director of the Public Affairs Commission. International Federation of Motorcycling 
  • Veneta Vassileva. ACEM Safety Coordinator 

Further information

Should you have any questions please contact:

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer

E. , P. +32 (0) 496 52 65 17

Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 4.7% in April 2016
30 May 2016

A total of 408,362 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first four months of 2016 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 4.7% compared to the 390,179 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015 Registrations performed positively in most key markets, including Italy (75,699 units, 16.7%), Spain (46,240 units, +14.5%), UK (39,738 units, +8.8%) and Germany (73,688 units, +0.6%). They decreased in France (75,444 units, -0.1%). 

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 7.9% during the first four months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 321,085 motorcycles were registered between January and April 2016, against 297,577 during the same period of 2015.Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, including Italy (68,482 units, 18.8%), Spain (41,753 units, +15.9%), the UK (37,134 units, +9.9%), Germany (62,980 units, +1.2%) and France (52,465 units, +0.4%).

Moped registrations

A total of 87,277 mopeds were registered during the first four months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 92,602 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 5.8%. Moped registrations increased in the Netherlands (18,821 units, +0.8%) but decreased in Italy (7,217 units, 0.3%), France (22,979 units, -1.1%), Germany (10,688 units, -2.9%) and Poland (5,815 units, -32.8%).


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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 key EU markets up by 8.6% in April 2016
26 May 2016

Motorcycle registrations in the largest EU markets - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - grew by 8.6% during the first four months of 2016, compared to the first four months of 2015, reaching more than 262,800 units.

The strongest performance was recorded in Italy (+18.8%, 68,482 units), followed by Spain (15.9%, 41,753 units).

The UK market grew by 9.9% (37,134 units), whilst registrations remained stable in Germany (+1.2%, 62,980 units) and France (+0.4%, 52,465 units).


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Ride to Work Week campaign in the UK spotlights those who #commutehappy
23 May 2016

MCIA, the Motor Cycle Industry Association of the United Kingdom, will run between 20 May and 26 May its campaign ‘Ride to Work’.

The campaign encourages all motorcycle and scooter riders across the UK to take to the roads and ride to work to promote the benefits of commuting by motorcycle or scooter and to show other commuters just how easy and convenient powered two-wheel travel is.

The main benefits of commuting by powered-two or powered-three wheeler include:

• Reduced travelling times

• Reduced fuel consumption and, therefore, affordable mobility

• Less pressure on parking places and lower congestion levels in urban settings

• Better road skills since riders who drive tend to be better car drivers too.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), a road safety charity, will offer free advanced taster rides for licence holders who want to check out their commute with a local advanced observer.

Events will be held across the UK for the public and for employees at motorcycle friendly businesses. These range from ‘bikers breakfasts’ to VIP parking and free CBTs for non-riding staff.

During the week, riders will be able share their Ride to Work Week photos via the campaign’s Facebook and Twitter pages to show why their mode of transport is so enjoyable.


Press contact

For more information on the ‘Ride to Work’ campaign please contact Stevie Muir on 07989 378597 or email

The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association appoints Stephan Schaller as new President
19 May 2016

The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association, IMMA, has elected yesterday Mr Stephan Schaller as its new President. 

The decision was taken by IMMA’s General Assembly, hosted by the Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) and the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI).

Mr Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, who currently serves as President of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM), will hold the IMMA Presidency for a period of two years, from May 2016 to May 2018. He succeeds Mr Paul Jones from the United States Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (USMMA), who secured the IMMA Presidency from May 2014 to May 2016.

A mechanical engineer by training, Mr Stephan Schaller has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector. Since 2012, he is the President of BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of BMW Group, and serves as ACEM President since 2013. He was also Vice-president of IMMA between May 2015 and May 2016.

Upon accepting the appointment Mr Stephan Schaller said:

“It is a privilege and an honour to take over the IMMA Presidency. On behalf of all members, I thank Paul Jones for his leadership as President over the last two years.”

“During my mandate, I will continue strengthening IMMA’s role as the trusted global voice of motorcycle manufacturers.”

About the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA).

IMMA represents the combined skills and interests of the powered two- and three-wheelers manufacturing industry at the global level. IMMA members include regional and national industry associations representing the industry in Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Japan, South-East Asia and the United States. 

About the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).

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 15 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.


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267,667 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered in Q1 2016
04 May 2016

A 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.

Registrations performed positively in all the key markets, including Italy (49,576 units, 21.5%), Spain (31,679 units, +13.5%), UK (27,395 units, +7.6%), Germany (49,748 units, 4.5%) and France (49,505 units, +0.5%). 

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 7.8% during the first three months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 205,258 motorcycles were registered between January and March 2016, against 190,429 during the same period of 2015.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, including Italy (44,573 units, 23.9%), Spain (28,528 units, +15.5%), the UK (25,519 units, 8.5%) and France (33,732 units, +0.8%). They decreased in Germany (38,115 units, -4.8%).

Moped registrations

A total of 62,409 mopeds were registered during the first three months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 60,991 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents an increase of 2.3%.

Moped registrations increased in Germany (11,633 units, +54.2%), Netherlands (12,851 units, +3.3%) and Italy (5,003 units, +3.1%), but decreased in France (15,733 units, -0.1%) and Spain (3,151 units, -2.3%).


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