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ACEM to host conference on motorcycling safety
07 Mar 2016

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, ACEM, will be hosting The safe ride to the future, a major international conference on motorcycling safety on 27 April 2016.

The event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel, 19 rue du Parnasse, Brussels, from 11:00 to 15:00.

Motorcycles play an increasing role in urban and leisure mobility across the European. At the same time, motorcyclists remain vulnerable road users requiring dedicated attention. The industry continuously works to ensure high safety levels for powered-two wheeler users. Yet, there is a clear case for increased cooperation between manufacturers, policy-makers and other key stakeholders.

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.

Speakers at The safe ride to the future

Speakers at the conference will include:

- Stephan Schaller. ACEM President. BMW Motorrad President

- Antonio Perlot. European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM). Secretary General

- Alisa Tiganj. Member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility

- Inés Ayala Sender. Member of the European Parliament

- Szabolcs Schmidt. European Commission's Directorate General for Transport and Mobility. Head of the Road Safety Unit

- Gianfranco Burzio. European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). Safety Director

- Antonio Avenoso. European Transport and Safety Council. Director

Programme and registration

To see the full programme and book please click here.


Contact

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications officer

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The German Institute for Motorcycle Safety calls for papers on scooter and motorcycle safety
03 Mar 2016

The German Institute for Motorcycle Safety (Institut für Zweiradsicherheit e.V., ) has announced a call for papers on scooter and motorcycle safety. The deadline for abstract submissions is 17 March 2016.  

The selected papers will be presented during the 11th International Motorcycle Conference, which will take place in Cologne, Germany, on 3 and 4 October 2016. The event will give scientists, researchers and practitioners the opportunity to exchange views and discuss state-of-the-art research on powered-two and powered-three wheeler safety.

More information on this event can be found at the IfZ website at www.ifz.de  

A full description of the call for papers is available here.

More than 1,209,000 motorcycles and moped registered in Europe in 2015
17 Feb 2016

New motorcycle and moped registrations increased by 5.1% in 2015 compared to the same period last year to reach 1,213,748, according to figures released today by ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers.

The country where with more vehicles registered was France (242,885 vehicles, -3.4%), followed by Italy (196,653 vehicles, +6.4%), Germany (184,299, +4.8%), Spain (148,488 units, +17.6%) and the UK (114,811, +12.8%). 

Strong growth in the motorcycle segment across Europe

Motorcycle registrations grew by 10.3% during 2015 compared to 2014. Italy was the country where most motorcycles were registered: 172,033 (+9.9%), followed by France (153,239 vehicles, -0.1%) and Germany (151,661, +7.1%).

The fourth and fifth place are for countries that attained double digit growth: Spain (132,532 vehicles, 18.9%) and the UK (105,417 vehicles, +15.6%). 

Moped registrations continue to decline in most European markets

The moped segment continued to decrease through 2015. A total of 328,305 mopeds were registered across the European Union (-6.7% on a year-on-year basis).

The largest market for mopeds were France (89,646 mopeds, -8.7%), the Netherlands (65,932 mopeds, +4.9%), Germany (32,638 mopeds, -4.6%), Poland (30,430 mopeds, -25.3%), and Italy (24,620 mopeds, -13.2%). Spain was the only large European market in which moped registrations increased in 2015: 15,956 units (+7.8%).

Comments from ACEM Secretary General

Commenting on the recent evolution of the European motorcycle and moped market ACEM Secretary General Antonio Perlot said:

“We will still need to wait until July 2016 to assess whether this is a real recovery, but the sector seems to have regained momentum in 2015. This was a very positive year for the industry, with registrations increasing in most European countries, particularly in large markets like Italy, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom”.

“In any case, the sector still faces a delicate situation in Europe. In 2015 about 1.21 million vehicles were registered. That is still less than half the registration levels we saw before the economic crisis (2.43 million units in 2007).”

“This industry needs supportive policies that promote job creation in the manufacturing sector as well as vehicle exports to third countries”.


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Press contacts

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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+32 496 52 65 17

ACEM Secretary General outlines the priorities of the sector during the first GEAR 2030 meeting
15 Feb 2016

On 26 January 2016, ACEM Secretary General Antonio Perlot presented the motorcycle industries’ views on the present and future of the sector at the first meeting of the High Level Group GEAR 2030.

During his presentation Mr Perlot explained that the economic downturn has put considerable pressure on the sector and that there is a clear need for policies that create favourable and predictable conditions to help motorcycle manufacturers to continue investing in Europe.

Fair and balanced trade agreements, a clear and workable type-approval framework as well as market surveillance activities, were mentioned as good examples of some of the policies needed by the motorcycle industry.

Mr Perlot also emphasized that emerging technologies such as intelligent transport systems and, in the future, automated vehicles have a high safety potential for vulnerable road users. 

A space for cooperation between industry and policy-makers

Commenting on the first meeting of GEAR 2030, ACEM and BMW Motorrad President Stephan Schaller said:

“We welcome this major initiative and we will remain closely involved in the work done in GEAR 2030. It is particularly encouraging that the European Commission has decided to continue the good cooperation with ACEM members, and to follow up on the work done by the Cars 2020 forum”.

The European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, said:

“I expect this group to develop a forward-looking agenda to fuel innovation, adapt to new trends and reinforce access to growth-driven markets. With this process I am also turning a new page in cooperation with the industry. I trust we can build a positive agenda”.

About GEAR 2030

The High Level Group GEAR 2030 is an EU initiative which will run for 2 years and will discuss and formulate recommendations to ensure that the European automotive industry remains competitive at the international stage.

The first GEAR 2030 meeting took place on 26 January 2016 and brought together several European associations including ACEM, ACEA and ETRMA, as well as representatives from Member States, trade unions, consumer organisations and NGOs.

The meeting was also attended by the several European Commissioners including Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Internal Market, Industry and Entrepreneurship); Günther Oettinger (Digital Economy and Society); Marianne Thyssen (Employment and Social Affairs); and Violeta Bulc (Mobility and Transport).


Further information

To see the full composition of the group please click here.

To learn more about GEAR 2030 please click here.

Powered-two- and three-wheeler registrations continue to increase in the EU: +3.9% during the first eleven months of 2015
17 Dec 2015

A total of 1,151,657 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first eleven months of 2015 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 4.4% compared to the 1,102,996 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (138,590 units, +16.7%), the UK (109,542 units, +12.7%), Italy (190,405 units, 6.2%), and Germany (176,711 units, +3.0%). They decreased in France (227,817 units, -4.2%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 9.3% during the first eleven months of 2015 on a year-on year basis. A total of 846,087 motorcycles were registered between January and November 2015, against 774,387 during the same period of 2014.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, namely Spain (124,020 units, +18.0%), the UK (100,775 units, +15.6%), Italy (167,035 units, +9.8%), Germany (146,862 units, +6.1%).

Motorcycle registrations decreased in France (145,303 units, -0.8%).

Moped registrations

A total of 305,570 mopeds were registered during the first eleven months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 328,609 had been registered during the same period of 2014.

This represents a decrease of 7.0%. Registrations increased in Spain (14,570, +6.2%), although they decreased in Germany (29,849 units, -10.0%), France (82,514 units, -9.5%), the UK (8,767 units, -12.7%), and Italy (23,370 units, -14.1%).

Powered-two- and three-wheeler registrations in the EU continue to increase by 3.9% during the first ten months of 2015
16 Dec 2015

A total of 1,091,956 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first ten months of 2015 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 3.9% compared to the 1,051,142 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (128,830 units, +17.2%), the UK (102,774 units, +12.5%), Italy (181,697 units, 5.6%), and Germany (173,027 units, +3.7%). They decreased in France (214,841 units, -4.2%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 9.2% during the first ten months of 2015 on a year-on year basis.

A total of 807,239 motorcycles were registered between January and October 2015, against 739,486 during the same period of 2014.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, namely Spain (115,390 units, +18.8%), the UK (94,721 units, +15.4%), Italy (159,614 units, +9.1%), Germany (143,178 units, +6.2%). Motorcycle registrations decreased in France (137,713 units, -0.9%).

Moped registrations

A total of 284,717 mopeds were registered during the first ten months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 311,656 had been registered during the same period of 2014.

This represents a decrease of 8.6%. Registrations increased in Spain (13,440, +5.7%), although they decreased in Germany (29,849 units, -6.5%), France (77,128 units, -9.4%), the UK (8,053 units, -13.1%), and Italy (22,083 units, -14.6%).


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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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