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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 will host its annual European Motorcyclist Forum on 5 and 6 March 2014 in Brussels
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 intelligent transport systems 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 powered two-wheeler 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.

2013 provisional powered two-wheeler figures to be published at the end of January
15 Jan 2014

Sales and registrations statistics of L-category vehicles for the full year 2013 will be published by ACEM in the “Market figures” section of this website during the last week of January. The data will include PTW registrations and deliveries, production and circulating park figures as well as a top 10 ranking of models sold in Europe’s main markets. 

Market update - Sales of L-category vehicles went down by 14.1% between January and November 2013
10 Jan 2014

Sales of L-category vehicles went down by 14.1% between January and November 2013, compared to the same period in the previous year. This value is identical to the one registered for the period January-October. Similarly to previous months, sales in the motorcycle segment diminished less (-11%) than in the moped sector more (-20%) on a year-to-date basis. 

L-category vehicles will be included in Periodic Roadworthiness Tests as of 2022
19 Dec 2013

The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I) examined and endorsed the final compromise text, which was agreed by the Lithuanian Presidency and the European Parliament on the Roadworthiness legislative package, which consists of three legislative proposals aimed to upgrade regulatory requirements for inspection of in-use vehicles (periodic technical inspections and roadside inspections of commercial vehicles) and registration documents.

ACEM appoints new Technical Officer: Thomas Vercammen will join ACEM as from November
13 Dec 2013

The ACEM Secretariat is pleased to announce that Thomas Vercammen has been appointed as ACEM’s Technical Officer. A Belgian automotive engineer with experience in engine emissions development and vehicle regulations and homologation, fluent in 5 languages, Thomas combines a breadth of professional EU affairs and diverse public affairs experience across Europe. 

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