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Two motorcycle training programs provided by KTM AG receive the European Training Quality Label award
19 Sep 2018

Today, two of KTM’s Riders Academy training programs were awarded the European Training Quality Label. The award was granted after a site visit and inspection by safety experts from the German Road Safety Council (DVR), a German NGO active in the field of road safety. To date, a total of 24 post-license motorcycle training programs have been certified in Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Academy, which was launched in 2018, provides courses that build on the latest empirical research on rider behavior and training, as well as the experience of Klaus Schwabe, one of the leading German experts in motorcycle safety. Training sessions are conducted in small groups of no more than six riders per trainer, and are open to motorcyclists using any brand of bike. The KTM Riders Academy plans to organise between 40 and 50 training sessions in Austria and Germany, involving about 300 motorcyclists

Commenting on the award of the European Training Quality Label, Stefan Pierer, President of KTM AG and current President of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) says, “I am delighted that the two KTM Riders Academy motorcycle training programs have received this important recognition at the European level. Training at our Academy aims to improve both the cognitive and the motor skills of the motorcyclist, increasing both safety and the pleasure of riding”.

Antonio Perlot, Secretary General of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM), says, “The European Training Quality Label is granted to the best post-license training programs in Europe. It is one of the main elements of the motorcycle industry’s safety strategy, and we are confident that this initiative will help motorcyclists to easily identify the best training programs in Europe”.

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PRESS RELEASE - Two motorcycle training programs provided by KTM AG receive the European Training Quality Label award [PDF]

COMUNICATO STAMPA - Due programmi di scuola guida per motociclisti erogati da KTM AG hanno ricevuto il Label europeo per la qualità della formazione [PDF]

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE - Deux programmes de formation pour motocycles de KTM reçoivent le prix du European Training Quality Label [PDF]

PRESSEMITTEILUNG - Zwei von der KTM AG angebotene Motorrad-Trainingsprogramme erhielten die Auszeichnung „European Training Quality Label [PDF]

Press contact

Dr. Veneta Vassileva
ACEM Road Safety Coordinator
E.   
P. +32 (0)22 30 97 32

 

Motorcycle registrations in the European Union were up 7.2% during the first half of 2018
16 Aug 2018

Registrations of motorcycles in the EU reached 564,850 units during the first 6 months of 2018, according to the latest figures of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM). This represents an increase of 7.2% compared to the same period of 2017.

ACEM President Stefan Pierer participates at the launch of the campaign "We the riders"
10 Aug 2018

Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM AG and President of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, participated today at the launch of FIM’s global road safety campaign “We the riders”. The launch took place at the occasion of the Austrian round of 2018 FIM MotoGP World Championship at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg today.

With the support of ACEM, the European Commission, Dorna, the Red Bull Ring circuit, and MotoGP stars Andrea Iannone (Italy), Marc Márquez (Spain), Jack Miller (Australia), Jorge Lorenzo (Spain), and Johann Zarco (France), the FIM is looking forward to raising the awareness on road safety through the launch of this campaign in front of recognized international media and a large, passionate audience of fans.

“We, The Riders” campaign is a call to action. It is a new movement of responsible motorcyclists from around the world, who all share the joy of riding – and the fight for change. In 2018, it is still far more dangerous than it should be to ride on our roads. That needs to change – and it will only change if all motorcyclists come together as never before to demand it.

“We, The Riders” vision is roads that are safe for everyone. Roads where all are seen, no matter their mode of transport. Roads that are built and planned with everyone in mind. Roads made for the joy of riding – not the fear of crashing.

The FIM will deploy “We, the riders” campaign together with its 113 affiliated federations worldwide. For further information, please visit the official website of the campaign: www.wetheriders.com or check the hashtag #wetheriderswtr on Twitter.

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ACEM President Stefan Pierer explained "as President of the European Association of motorcycle manufacturers; I reaffirm that for all leading manufacturers and member associations the most important issue is safety. The motorcycle riders are vulnerable road users. According to official statistics 50% of the fatalities are caused by a third party and the biggest problem is visibility. That’s why every action and initiative that improves visibility is supported by the industry. ABS became mandatory in Europe and manufacturers have been ready to implement this fundamental safety tool to save lives”.

Vito Ippolito, FIM President, declared “For more than 100 years, the FIM has been representing the interests of motorcyclists – both on and off the track. Every day, road traffic crashes claim nearly 3,500 lives and injure many thousands more, 23% of all lives lost are those of our fellow riders. At the FIM we do not have all the answers and there is still much left to do. That is why we are launching this movement “We, The Riders” because we recognise the potential of people-powered change – the power of a network of individuals with something in common to create real change in the world and improve road safety”.

Carmelo Ezpeleta Dorna CEO commented “Riders ‘safety on track and off the track is our top priority, so Dorna is extremely proud to support this important initiative. We, The Riders campaign is making motorcyclists visibyleon the road and raising awareness to road users about being mindful of everybody they share the roads with. Our World Championship riders are riders who everyday road users share the roads with, so we stand by the FIM on this movement that is very close to our hearts”

Note for editors

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) represents manufacturers of mopeds, motorcycles, three-wheelers and quadricycles (L-category vehicles) in Europe. ACEM members include 17 manufacturing companies and 17 national industry associations.

ACEM manufacturing members, which include some of the largest multinationals in the sector, are: BMW Motorrad, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), Ducati Motor holding, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, MV Agusta, Peugeot Scooters, PIAGGIO, Polaris Industries, Renault, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph Motorcycles and Yamaha.

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To download high resolution photos of the launch of the campaign please click here. Photo credit: Giorgio Neyroz.  

Press contact

Isabelle Lariviere. FIM communications manager
 
+41 (0) 22 950 95 00

 

Steel/Aluminium dispute: EU applies 25% custom duties to American motorcycles
22 Jun 2018

The European authorities have now increased customs duties on various US products, ranging from steel and aluminium products to agricultural goods. As of 22 June 2018, a list of US products, including motorcycles with a cylinder capacity above 500cc, are facing an additional 25% duty when entering the EU (1). 

The application of the extra duties follows earlier announcements and the notification of the full list to the WTO, endorsed by the College of Commissioners.  EU Member States have expressed their unanimous support for this approach.  This rebalancing measure comes in response to the US decision to impose a 10% tariff on European aluminium products and a 25% tariff on European steel products, as of 1 June 2018.

European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said: "We did not want to be in this position. However, the unilateral and unjustified decision of the US to impose steel and aluminium tariffs on the EU means that we are left with no other choice. The rules of international trade, which we have developed over the years hand in hand with our American partners, cannot be violated without a reaction from our side. Our response is measured, proportionate and fully in line with WTO rules. Needless to say, if the US removes its tariffs, our measures will also be removed."

From the outset in early March, the motorcycle industry has been calling for the sector not to be dragged into this trade dispute.  It has done so in full cooperation, working together in Europe and in the United States, to engage with authorities and prevent damaging trade restrictive measures for the industry, for dealers and for consumers.  “Unfortunately, whilst we understand the European Commission’s position, it is a fact that the EU/US dialogue failed to avoid the current negative outcome.  As nobody wins in trade wars, we strongly call on a return to reason and for both parties to find a solution.”, said Antonio Perlot, ACEM Secretary General.

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(1) Commission implementing regulation (EU) 2018/886

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) represents manufacturers of mopeds, motorcycles, three-wheelers and quadricycles (L-category vehicles) in Europe. ACEM members include 17 manufacturing companies and 17 national industry associations.

ACEM manufacturing members, which include some of the largest multinationals in the sector, are: BMW Motorrad, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), Ducati Motor holding, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, MV Agusta, Peugeot Scooters, PIAGGIO, Polaris Industries, Renault, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph Motorcycles and Yamaha.

About 300,000 jobs depend on the motorcycle, moped, tricycle and quadricycle industry in the EU.

Press contact

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications manager

  
+32 (0)22 30 97 32

Fuel labelling: Information to help consumers and operators choose right fuel now published
21 Jun 2018

EU Directive 2014/94/EU on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure requires EU member states and EEA states to improve the information given to consumers who are faced with a choice of fuels for their vehicle. To that end, a CEN standard (*) has drawn up common symbols, or ‘fuel identifiers’, that will be placed on new vehicles and fuel pumps. These identifiers must be in place by October this year, and will start to be increasingly visible in the run up to this date.

When customers arrive at a filling station and open the fuel-filler cap on their vehicle, a common fuel identifier will be visible on both the vehicle and the pump, providing guidance on the fuel that is compatible for use with their vehicle.

In order to assist both consumers and the operators of vehicle dealerships and retail stations to understand these new labels, a coalition of vehicle manufacturers, fuel refiners and fuel suppliers have today published informative brochures. These brochures, in Q&A format, explain the purpose of the identifiers and fuel labels, their design and in which vehicles they will appear.

The brochures are available online at www.fuel-identifiers.eu. They will also be made available in each EU member state in coordination with locally-affiliated national associations and companies.

(*) EN16942, Fuels - Identification of vehicle compatibility - Graphical expression for consumer information.

 

Note for editors

 

The brochures are published by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the Motorcycle Industry in Europe (ACEM), the European Confederation of Fuel Distributors (ECFD), FuelsEurope (European petroleum refiners and fuel suppliers) and Europe’s Independent Fuel Suppliers (UPEI).

ACEA represents the 15 Europe-based car, van, truck and bus manufacturers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford of Europe, Honda Motor Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco, Jaguar Land Rover, PSA Group, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, and Volvo Group.

Contact: Cara McLaughlin, Communications Director

More information: www.acea.be │@ACEA_eu

ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, is the trade association that represents manufacturers of powered-two and three-wheelers as well as quadricycles (L-category vehicles) in Europe.  ACEM members include 17 manufacturing companies and 17 national industry associations in 14 different European countries. About 300,000 jobs depend on the motorcycle, moped, tricycle and quadricycle industry in Europe.

Contact: Mr Ludovic Basset, Public Affairs Manager         

More information: www.anem │ @EUmotorcycles

The ECFD represents the interests of 10,000 distributors of petroleum products, including domestic heating oil, kerosene, petrol, diesel, gasoil and liquefied petroleum gases (butane, propane, LPG). Its members are essentially family-owned SMEs who supply from the refineries, terminals and their own storage directly to their customers’ tanks. Members include the Austrian Association of fuel and petroleum distributors (WKO), the Belgian Federation of Fuel Suppliers (BRAFCO), Bundesverband mittelständischer Mineralölunternehmen e.V. (UNITI), the French Fédération Française des Combustibles et Carburants (FF3C), and the UK Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS).

Contact: Mr Johan Mattart, Head of Brussels Office

More information: www.ecfd.be

FuelsEurope, the voice of the European petroleum refining industry. FuelsEurope represents with the EU institutions the interest of 41 companies operating refineries in the EU. Members account for almost 100% of EU petroleum refining capacity and more than 75% of EU motor fuel retail sales. FuelsEurope aims to inform and provide expert advice to the EU institutions and other stakeholders about European Petroleum Refining and Distribution and its products in order to: · Contribute in a constructive way to the development of technically feasible and cost effective EU policies and legislation. · Promote an understanding amongst the EU institutions and citizens of the contribution of European Petroleum Refining and Distribution and its value chain to European economic, technological and social progress.

Contact: Mr Alain Mathuren, Communications Manager

More information: www.fuelseurope.eu │ @FuelsEurope

UPEI, the voice of Europe’s independent fuel suppliers, represents nearly 2,000 European importers and wholesale/retail distributors of energy for the transport and heating sectors, supplying Europe’s customers independently of the major energy producers.  They are the interface between producers and consumers, using their own infrastructure and flexibility to supply existing demand for conventional and renewable liquid fuels, as well as non-liquid alternatives as part of the energy transition. They cover more than a third of Europe’s current demand. The organisation brings together national associations and suppliers from 17 countries across Europe.

Contact: Ms Yvonne Stausbøll, Secretary General

More information: www.upei.org │ @FuelSuppliersEU

The US Government announces new tariffs on EU exports of steel and aluminium
01 Jun 2018

As of 1 of June 2018 the Government of the United States of America will impose a 10% tariff on European aluminium products and a 25% tariff on European steel products. The European Commission has made it clear that this decision by the Trump Administration will be met by trade rebalancing measures, targeting a list of US products with additional duties as allowed by WTO rules.

European authorities may decide to increase customs duties on American exports of motorcycles into the EU. This situation is already creating considerable economic uncertainty in both side of the Atlantic. Indeed, American manufacturers but also European dealers and consumers would be affected if trade restrictive measures are adopted.

A final decision will be taken by the European Commission after consulting with EU Member States on 20 June 2018.

Note for editors

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) represents manufacturers of mopeds, motorcycles, three-wheelers and quadricycles (L-category vehicles) in Europe. ACEM members include 17 manufacturing companies and 17 national industry associations.

ACEM manufacturing members, which include some of the largest multinationals in the sector, are: BMW Motorrad, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), Ducati Motor holding, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, MV Agusta, Peugeot Scooters, PIAGGIO, Polaris Industries, Renault, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph Motorcycles and Yamaha.

About 300,000 jobs depend on the motorcycle, moped, tricycle and quadricycle industry in the EU.

Press contact

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications manager
  
+32 (0)22 30 97 32

 

 

ACEM position paper on the implementation of the Euro 5 environmental step
29 May 2018

This paper represents the opinion of the motorcycle industry in Europe regarding the implementation of the new Euro 5 standard which, as usual when new standards are introduced, will require the modification and redesign of many vehicle components, including engines. The implementation of this environmental step will also require further investments, as well as a reasonable lead-time.

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Press contact

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM communications manager
E.      
P. +32 (0)2 23 0 97 32

ACEM position paper on the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union
24 May 2018

ACEM, representing the motorcycle industry, would like to actively contribute to the impending discussions on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, transitional arrangements and the future relationship between the UK and the EU. This paper identifies and explains the topics we are facing in the wake of the withdrawal negotiations to facilitate a swift result and to re-establish a solid, dependable basis for future planning and investment.

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