What is new
Environmental standards for L-category vehicles. ACEM document available for download
26 Nov 2008

Over the last decade, by moving from ECE 40 to Euro 3, the Industry achieved important progress in reducing the environmental impact of Motorcycles (- 94 % of CO and HC, and - 50 % of NOx).

ACEM members are committed to continuing this reduction process and propose for motorcycles a two-step reduction process:

- A Euro 4 stage in 2012, entailing a 25% reduction over Euro 3 in tailpipe emissions for motorcycles.

- A Euro 5 stage, three years later, realising a further 25% reduction in tailpipe emissions for motorcycles and achieving the goal of parity with Euro 5 gasoline passenger cars.

Documents available to download

Environmental standards for L-category vehicles [pdf]

ACEM position on the Europan Commission Green paper on urban transport
01 Mar 2008

ACEM welcomes the European Commission's Green paper on urban transport. As an association representing the major powered-two and powered-three wheeler manufacturers in Europe, ACEM believes that it is in a privileged position to participate constructively in the ongoing consultation process.

The growing amount of congested traffic on urban roads requires policy-makers to consider all mobility tools available. Powered-two and powered-three wheeled vehicles are effective solutions to problems caused by urban congestion, providing citizens and businesses with improved mobility and accessibility in cities.

The current vehicle fleet in Europe amounts to approximately 30M vehicles, with between 2M and 2.5M new motorcycles and mopeds being sold every year. This trend confirms that EU citizens see these vehicles as an answer to their daily mobility needs.

Documents available to download

ACEM position paper on the Green paper on urban transport [pdf]

ACEM position paper on EU-India free trade negotiations available for download
31 Jan 2008

Powered-two wheelers in India represent an essential means of personal transport providing Indian citizen with an efficient solution to urban congestion at affordable cost. More than 8 million units are sold in the country every year, making India the second largest motorcycle and moped market in the world. The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers calls upon the European Commission to secure a balanced and fair trade agreement, which provides for complete market access to the Indian market.

Documents available to download

ACEM position paper on EU-India free trade negotiations [pdf]

Protective Equipment for Riders, an industry-led safety campaign developed within the eSUM Project
01 Jan 2008

Motorcycling apparel can help motorcycle, scooter and moped riders reducing the effects of accidents. Nonetheless the benefits of good quality motorcycling clothing are still widely underestimated. With the aim of encouraging a wider take-up of protective gear ACEM has released a booklet in seven languages with indications on which equipment to choose.

This brochure has been developed within the eSUM Project ensuing from the cooperation between ACEM and four European motorcycling capitals (London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome). The goal is the identification, practical demonstration and adoption of measures for the safer use of powered two-wheelers in the inner-city traffic.

While much is being done on aspects such as vehicle safety features, training and awareness raising, improvements in road safety can be achieved also by promoting protective motorcycling wear adapted to the type and the use of vehicle. Most riders use helmets. However moped riders and commuters tend to neglect the benefits of protective equipment in terms of safety and comfort. In Mediterranean countries, for example, due to their warm climates, users are still widely unaware that good apparel can combine comfort and safety.

The goal of this booklet is to provide some simple guidelines supported by scientific evidence to help increasing the number of motorcyclists equipped with appropriate protective clothing.

Documents available to download

Protective equipment for riders - English
Goed beschermd op weg - Dutch / Nederlands
Προστατευτικός Εξοπλισμός για Αναβάτες - Greek / ελληνικός   
L’équipement de protection des motocyclistes - French / Français
Schutzausrüstungen für motorisierte Zweiradfahrer - German / Deutsch
Equipaggiamento protettivo per motociclisti - Italian / Italiano
Equipamiento de protección para motoristas - Spanish / Español
Skyddsutrustning för motorcyklister - Swedish / Svenska

About eSUM

eSUM - The European Safer Urban Motorcycling Project is a collaborative initiative between the motorcycle industry, local authorities of the principal European motorcycle cities and universities to identify develop and demonstrate measures designed to deliver safer urban motorcycling.

The project aims at improving diagnosis of the urban PTW challenges, identifying and applying good practices in Urban Motorcycling Action Plans, demonstrating advances in the state-of-the-art, adopting good safety practice through preferential treatment in the implementation of urban traffic management policies and strategies.

To learn more about eSUM please visit www.esum.org 


ACEM 2008 industry report. An overview of the current situation of the motorcycle industry in Europe 
01 Jan 2008

Europe has been a leading production base for powered two-wheelers since the invention of the motorcycle in the late 19th Century. More than a hundred years later, the motorcycle industry remains at the forefront when it comes to investment in innovation, quality and design. This report provides an overview of the current situation of the motorcycle industry in Europe. 

Documents available to download

ACEM 2008 industry report [pdf]

ACEM position paper on EU-South Korea free trade negotiations available for download
19 Jun 2007

The motorcycle industry in Europe strongly supports further regulatory convergence, the simplification of administrative procedures and the gradual elimination of duties between the EU and South Korea. This would bring substantial benefits to companies and consumers in both regions.

There are currently about 1.75 million motorcycles in use in South Korea. Unfortunately, the South Korean government imposes significant barriers to the import and usage of large displacement powered-two wheelers, which negatively affects consumers and exports to the country.

Documents available to download

ACEM position paper on EU-South Korea free trade negotiations [pdf]

ACEM 2007 industry report. An overview on the motorcycle and moped industry in Europe
01 Jan 2007

Across much of Europe motorcycles and mopeds are part of everyday life: simple, affordable transport, accessible by young and old, mainly as an answer to urban traffic congestion and parking problems. This report examines the situation of the motorcycle and moped industry in Europe.

Documents available to download

ACEM 2007 industry report [pdf]

Guidelines for PTW-safer road design in Europe. A handbook that describes the specific needs of riders
05 Apr 2006

Powered-two wheelers differ in their use of the road in a number of ways from other vehicles and riders have different needs.

Predictable road geometry, good visibility, obstacle free zones and good quality road surface with high levels of skid resistance are some major examples. While important for all road users, they are essential for powered-two wheelers.

This handbook describes the specific needs of riders and contains guidelines for those responsible for road design and road maintenance. It includes recommendations and examples from all over Europe.

Documents available to download

Guidelines for PTW-safer road design in Europe [pdf]

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