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About 300 motorcyclist improved their riding skills thanks to ANESDOR and the Catalan Traffic Service
04 Dec 2015

On 25 November 2015 ANESDOR and the Catalan Traffic Service, Servei Català de Trànsit, completed the first round of Formació 3.0., a training programme that aims at improving motorcyclists’ riding skills in different parts of Spain.

Helping riders to improve their skills

A total of 287 motorcyclists participated in the first 7 sessions of Formació 3.0. This training programme allowed motorcyclists to practice their riding skills on some of the more popular back roads in the provinces of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona.

All riding sessions were video-recorded, shown to participants and analysed. Motorcyclists received detailed and tailored feedback from specialist motorcycle trainers and members of the regional Catalonian police, the Mossos d’Esquadra.

Some of the areas where further improvement for riders was needed included: braking techniques, cornering speed, use of available space on the road, vehicle maintenance, and anticipation of possible dangerous situations on the road.

A joint initiative between ANESDOR and the Catalan Traffic Service

Formació 3.0 is a joint initiative between ANESDOR and the Catalan Traffic Service (SCT).

It is also part of ACEM’s efforts to enhance cooperation between national administrations, vehicle users and industry representatives to improve motorcycling safety across Europe.

Formació 3.0 training sessions were funded by the SCT.

Quotes

Commenting on the training programme, ANESDOR’s Secretary General, José María Riaño, said: “Thanks to this program hundreds of motorists had an excellent opportunity to improve their riding skills in a setting where they ride frequently during the weekends: the back roads of the Catalan country side”.

“Advanced training for motorcyclists is essential to prevent riding mistakes and to reduce the possibility of a fatal accident”.

The Director of the Catalan Traffic Service, Eugenia Domenech, said: “We want this programme to become a tool to help motorcyclists to improve their riding techniques and their safety on the roads, whilst enjoying a safe ride”.


Gallery of photos

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About ANESDOR

ANESDOR is the industry association that represents the interests of the powered-two and three-wheeler industry in Spain. The association, which was founded in 1954, brings together vehicle manufacturers and importers, as well as companies that manufacture vehicle parts and components.

www.anesdor.com

How off-road sports can boost local economies in the UK
06 Nov 2015

The Skegness Annual Beach Race, which takes place on 7 and 8 November, is helping to extend the tourist season, according to a report by East Lindsey District Council. Last year’s race attracted over 20,000 spectators – the largest number to date.

The event is popular with both out of town visitors and local residents, injecting nearly 750,000 pounds into the local economy.

The race is organised by the Amateur Motorcycle Association (AMCA), a not for profit organisation which exists to promote grass roots participation in off-road motorcycle sport, particularly motocross. 

What local authorities think

Commenting on the event, Councillor Adam Grist, now Portfolio Holder for Market Towns and Rural Economy, said:

“Since the race first came to Skegness in 2010, AMCA has helped to provide a huge boost to the town at a traditionally quieter time of year – last year with upwards of 20,000 people attending the two day event.

“This provides an increased footfall in the town which supports local businesses, amenities and attractions with people staying, eating and shopping locally".

Town Manager Lisa Collins explained it was particularly helpful to seaside traders: “(The Race) is helping Skegness extend its traditional visitor season: it allows traders to remain open for an extra weekend, in particular the traditional seaside traders on the seafront”.

“It is key to the town’s future that we retain such events to actively promote Skegness as an all year round visitor destination.” 

Empowering local authorities to organise motor sport events

UK Government research informed last year’s decision to pass legislation making it easier for local authorities to stage their own motorsport events.

The UK Government press release which announced the introduction of new legislation included this statement from Roads Minister Robert Goodwill:

“Motor sport events are great fun, extremely popular and make a valuable contribution to the economy. Allowing local authorities to organise carefully managed motor sports events is great news for the industry and will potentially benefit local communities around Great Britain.”

More information

You can find out more about the beach race here: http://amca.uk.com/beach-racing/skegness-beach-race 

To learn more about MCIA and AMCA please contact Stevie Muir on +44 (0) 79 89 37 85 97 or email her at  

EICMA to host its annual motorcycle show in Milan in November
06 Nov 2015

EICMA, the ‘Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori’, will host the 73rd edition of its Worldwide Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan between 17 and 22 November 2015.

The 2015 edition will include a space dedicated to EICMA’s latest safety campaign ‘Watch out for two wheelers’

This initiaitve is placed under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the government of the city of Milan and counts with the support of the Italian Foundation for two-wheelers.

The EICMA exhibition, which has been running for 100 years now, is one the motorcycle industry’s most important events. Every year manufacturers showcase their latest and upcoming models of motorcycles, mopeds, tricycles and quadricycles.

The 2014 edition of EICMA attracted about 628,600 visitors and about 6,940 media professionals.

To learn more about this event please visit http://www.eicma.it/

Powered-two- and three-wheeler registrations in the EU continue to increase during the first nine months of 2015
05 Nov 2015

A total of 1,010,413 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first nine months of 2015 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 4.4% compared to the 967,368 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (116,475 units, +19.9%), the UK (94,248 units, +12.3%), Italy (168,831 units, 6.4%), and Germany (161,484 units, +2.7%). They decreased in France (196,434 units, -2.6%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 10.1% during the first nine months of 2015 on a year-on year basis. A total of 752,251 motorcycles were registered between January and September 2015, against 683,173 during the same period of 2014.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in all key European markets, namely Spain (104,349 units, +21.6%), the UK (86,972 units, +15.1%), Italy (148,554 units, +9.9%), Germany (137,186 units, +7.0%), and France (127,224 units, +0.4%).

Moped registrations

A total of 258,162 mopeds were registered during the first nine months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 284,195 mopeds had been registered during the same period of 2014. This represents a decrease of 9.2%.

Registrations increased in Spain (12,126, + 7.3%), although they decreased in France (69,210 units, -8.6%), the UK (7,276 units, -12.3%), Germany (24,298 units, -16.2%) and Italy (20,277 units, -13.6%).


Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical press release - September 2015.pdf [0.27 MB]

ACEM - Statistical data - September 2015.xls [0.25 MB]


Press contact

For further information or to receive future market updates, news or press releases please contact Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua, ACEM communications officer. E.  T. +32 (0) 22 30 97 32.

ANCMA and FMI to launch Refresh project across Italy in January 2016
19 Oct 2015

As part of their Refresh project, ANCMA-Confindustria, the Italian Association of Manufacturers of Bicycles, Motorcycles and Accessories, and the Italian Motorcycle Federation (FMI) will organise free training sessions in Italy as of January 2016. 

The project, whose first training sessions were already organised on 8 and 9 October 2015, is specifically designed for riders who are returning to motorcycling after an extended period of time. Evidence suggests that riders that stopped riding for a prolonged period can develop a false sense of security and, as a result, are more likely to be involved in accidents.

The Refresh initiative also aims at improving the riding skills of people who ride motorcycles of up to 125cc using their B license.

This safety-oriented trainign scheme will help both types of riders to to gain a better understanding of the specificities of motorcycle riding and to improve their risk awareness skills.

A theoretical and practical approach to motorcycle training

The first training sessions of Refresh were organised on 8 and 9 October and were delivered by qualified instructors from the Italian Motorcycle Federation at the Monza motorsport circuit.

The training covered both practical and theoretical aspects of motorcycle riding. The former included elements such as risk perception, vehicle passive safety features and vehicle maintenance. The latter allowed participants to practice different exercises such as avoidance of sudden obstacles, emergency braking techniques, braking with and without ABS, etc.

This allowed participants to increase their riding and risk awareness skills, within a secure and controlled training environment.

A scheme supported by public and the private actors

This important initiative is by ANCMA-Confindustria and by the Italian Motorcycle Federation (FMI) in order to improve the safety of moped and motorcycle users, which are considered by the EU as vulnerable road users.

The project, which is part of the implementation of ACEM’s road safety strategy, also benefits from the support of the Italian Ministry of Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport.


Documents available to download

PRESS RELEASE - Refresh project - launch.pdf [0.21 MB]

PRESS RELEASE - Refresh project - first two trainings.pdf [0.21 MB] 

Powered-two and three-wheeler registrations increase by 4.2% on a year-on-year basis
16 Oct 2015

A total of 901,552 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first eight months of 2015 in the EU. This represents an increase of 4.2% compared to the 865,564 vehicles registered during the same period of 2014.

Registrations performed positively in Spain (102,358 units, +20.4%), the UK (80,639 units, +13.3%), Italy (151,374 units, 5.7%), and Germany (145,257 units, +0.8%). They decreased in France (173,711 units, -2.5%). 

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 10.2% during the first eight months of 2015 on a year-on year basis. A total of 676,842 motorcycles were registered between January and August 2015, against 613,945 during the same period of 2014.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in all key European markets, namely Spain (91,683 units, +22.%), the UK (74,527 units, +15.9%), Italy (133,588 units, +9.1%), Germany (127,196 units, +7.3%), and France (114,396 units, +0.9%).

Moped registrations

A total of 224,710 mopeds were registered during the first eight months of 2015 in the EU, whilst 251,619 mopeds had been registered during the same period of 2014. This represents a decrease of 10.7%.

Registrations increased in Spain (10,675, + 8.0%), although they decreased in France (59,315 units, -8.6%), the UK (6,112 units, -11.3%), Italy (17,786 units, -14.3%) and Germany (18,061 units, -29.4%).


Documents available to download

ACEM - Statistical press release - August 2015.pdf [0.27 MB]

ACEM - Statistical data - August 2015.xls [0.25 MB]

“Watch for two-wheelers”, says ANCMA-Confindustria in new road safety campaign
12 Oct 2015

ANCMA-Confindustria, the Italian Association of Manufacturers of Bicycles, Motorcycles and Accessories, presented a new road safety campaign “Watch for two-wheelers” (“Occhio alle due ruote”) on 6 October 215.

This initiative aims to raise awareness of the importance of sharing the road with two-wheeled vehicles (bicycles, scooters and motorcycles), as well as to inform public debate on road safety in Italy.

To encourage car users to watch for two-wheelers, special stickers will be distributed to providers of car-sharing services and taxi drivers. The stickers will serve as a reminder of looking for bicycles, motorcycles and scooters on the road before opening car doors.

This initiative, which is part of ACEM’s road safety strategy, will involve car sharing companies in the municipality of Milan and the Metropolitan City (car2go, Enjoy, E-Go Lead me, Twist and Share'nGo) as well as the company MyTaxi.

The campaign is placed under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the government of the city of Milan and counts with the support of the Italian Foundation for two-wheelers.

“Watch for motorcycles”… in social networks and EICMA

The campaign "Watch for two-wheelers" includes the creation of the website www.occhioalle2ruote.it where it is possible to find information on safety rules, road safety tips and other materials. You can learn more about this campaign on the Facebook page Occhioalle2ruote and on Twitter via the hashtag #occhioalle2ruote.

Road safety will also be one of the key themes of the EICMA motorcycle show which will run from 17 until 22 November 2015 in Milan, Italy.


Documents available to download

Official press release (Italian).pdf [0.11 MB]

ACEM 2015 industry report
08 Oct 2015

The 2015 ACEM report is now available in full online. The study examines in detail the state of the L-category industry in the EU and examines the importance of a wide range of European policies for the sector, including transport, road safety, industrial and international trade policies.

It also provides concrete and actionable recommendations for policy-makers and regulators at European, national and local level to reap the societal benefits of motorcycling.

Documents available to download

ACEM 2015 industry report [pdf]

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