What is new
January and February statistics now available
01 Apr 2014

A total of 121,478 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were sold between January and February 2014. This represents an increase of 8.6% with respect to the same period for 2013, when 111,879 units were sold. Most of the largest European markets performed well on a year-to-year basis. Sales increased on key markets including Germany (+24.1%), Spain (+8.7%), UK (+4.2%) and France (+1.8%). The Italian market for PTWs, however, contracted by 3%.

The full press release in PDF format is available here.

IMMA to organize conference on road safety on May
18 Mar 2014

As a side event to the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany (21-23 May 2014), the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) will organise a conference on safer motorcycling. The definitive program of the conference will be available here in the coming weeks. 

The Forum for the Automobile and Society to host debate on the future of mobility in Europe
17 Mar 2014

The Forum for the Automobile and Society will host on 2 April 2014 a debate on the future of mobility in Europe with members of the three larger political groups of the European Parliament. The discussions will address some of the key challenges the next Parliament will face in connection with transport and mobility policies.

Registration for this event is possible here.

Implementing acts of the PTW regulation officially published in the Official Journal
14 Feb 2014

Two delegated regulations on vehicle functional safety requirements and on vehicle construction and general requirements for the approval of two- or three- wheel vehicles and quadricycles were published in the Official Journal of the EU in January. The two pieces of legislation supplement the provisions of Regulation 168/2013 (PTW regulation).

 

A delegated regulation on vehicle functional safety requirements (RVFSR delegated regulation) and a delegated regulation on vehicle construction and general requirements for the approval of two- or three- wheel vehicles and quadricycles (RVCR delegated regulation) were published in the Official Journal of the EU on 10 January and 28 January respectively. The two pieces of legislation supplement the provisions of Regulation 168/2013 on the on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles (PTW regulation).

The publication of these two acts is certainly not the last step in the implementation of the PTW regulation. A delegated regulation on environmental and propulsion performance requirements (delegated act) will most likely be published in the coming weeks. Furthermore the Commission services are currently working with Member States’ experts on a regulation on administrative requirements (implementing act) .

ACEM continues to closely monitor this process in order to ensure that the PTW regulation is fully and properly implemented and that these new rules are workable for both industry and national type-approval authorities.

The German Institute for Motorcycle Safety launches a call for papers on scooter and motorcycle safety
12 Feb 2014

The German Institute for Motorcycle Safety (Institut für Zweiradsicherheit e.V., IfZ) has announced a call for papers on scooter and motorcycle safety. The deadline for abstract submissions is 17 March 2014. Final papers must be submitted before 31 July.

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

FEMA to organize European Motorcyclist Forum in March
12 Feb 2014

The Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations (FEMA) will host on 5 and 6 March 2014 its annual European Motorcyclist Forum. This year’s event will focus on how intelligent transport systems’ (ITS) can change road users’ behaviour and to what extent ITS solutions can be implemented on powered two wheelers (PTWs). The programme of the two-day conference is available here. Registration is possible here.

Riderscan launches new survey on ITS and motorcycling safety
12 Feb 2014

 

The Ridescan project has launched its third and last survey on intelligent transport systems (ITS) and motorcycling safety. The aim of this survey is to assess riders’ willingness to test use and buy ITS applications and new systems for powered two wheelers safety.

2013 statistics of the PTW market now available (provisional figures)
03 Feb 2014

This statistical release contains data on powered-two-wheelers (PTW) deliveries and registrations, circulating park, production and best sold models in a pannel of countries including all EU members states, EFTA members, Turkey and Macedonia. The tables and figures that follow reflect data available as of January 2013. It is worth noting that 2013 statistics for some particular countries (Croatia, Malta and Cyprus) have not been made available yet. 

The statistical release is available here.

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