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01/10/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 0.86% during the first eight months of the year
01 Oct 2014

 A total of  864,104 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were registered during the first eight months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 0.86% compared with the 856,727 units registered between January and August 2013. Registrations in the motorcycle segment grew by 6.1%, whilst moped registrations fell by 10.1%.

The full statistical release in pdf format can be downloaded here.

A total of 864,104 PTWs were regsitered during the first eight months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 0.86% compared to the 856,727 units registered between January and August 2013. The Spanish and the UK market performed positively, with registrations increasing by 15.9% and 11.2% respectively. Registrations increased sligthly in Germany (1.2%), but went down in France and Italy (-1.6% and -1.5%). 

Between January and August 2014, the motorcycle segment grew by 6.1% compared to the same period in the previous year. A total of 614,651 motorcycles were registered against 579,119 for the first eight months of 2013.

Between January and August 2014, a total of 249,453 mopeds were registered in the EU, whilst 277,608 had been registered in the same period of 2013.

The full statistical report is available here.

03/09/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 1.5% during the first seven months of 2014
04 Sep 2014

 

A total of  779,588 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were regsitered during the first seven months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 1.5% compared with the 768,232 units registered between January and July 2013. Between January and July registrations in the motorcycle segment grew by 7.4%, whilst moped registrations fell by 11%.

The full statistical release in pdf format can be downloaded here.

Implementing regulation on requirements for the approval and market surveillance of PTWs published
22 Aug 2014

The European Commission published today in the Official Journal of the EU the implementing regulation on administrative requirements for the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles (Commission implementing regulation 901/2014). 

The European Commission published today in the Official Journal of the EU the implementing regulation on administrative requirements for the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles (Commission implementing regulation 901/2014).

The text is the last piece of legislation that implements the Type-approval regulation (Regulation EU 168/2013).

The Commission implementing regulation 901/2014 outlines administrative requirements for the approval of new L-category vehicles. Its publication follows a positive vote by the members of the Technical committee on motor vehicles (TCMV) which took place on 1 July. the new implementing regulation will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal and will apply from 1 January 2016.

About the type-approval package

Regulation EU 168/2013 and its implementing and delegated acts provide for new environmental and emissions requirements, advanced braking systems, anti-tampering measures and access to repair and maintenance information, among others.

The emissions requirements will be introduced in two steps: Euro 4 and Euro 5. Euro 4 will apply to L3e (motorcycles), L4e (motorcycles with sidecars), L5e (tricycles), L7e (heavy quadrcycles) as for 1 January 2016; and to L1e, L2e and L6e as of 1 January 2017. Existing vehicles will be alowed an extra year to comply with these new standards.

Under Regulation 168/2013 new type-approved vehicles will be required to comply with Euro 5 standards as of 2020. This obligation, however, will be subject to a "comprehensive environmental study" by the European Commission, the conclusions of which are expected to be published by 2016. 

 

ACEM position paper on EU-USA free trade negotiations is now available for download
25 Jul 2014

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 the US. This would bring substantial benefits to companies and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic.

In 2012 the United States was the number one destination of EU powered-two and powered-three-wheeler (PTW) exports. The US market accounted for nearly 30% of all European PTW exports. The cumulative trade balance for 2008 - 2013 is positive for the EU and amounted to €157 million.

Documents available to download

ACEM position on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership [pdf]

 

5th edition of the Salão Bike Show will take place between 29 January and 1 February 2015
22 Jul 2014

The 5th edition of the Salão Bike Show (SBS) will take place between 29 January and 1 February 2015 in the Rio Centro exhibition centre, in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil. 

Several ACEM members including Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, BMW, Harley Davidson, and Triumph will participate in this exibition. 

18/07/14. Sales of PTWs in the EU increase by 3.5% during the first six months of 2014
18 Jul 2014


A total of  675,630 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were sold during the first six months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 3.5% compared with the 652,553 units sold between January and June 2013. Between January and June sales in the motorcycle grew by 8.8%, whilst moped registrations fell by 8.5%.

The full statistical release in pdf format can be downloaded here

10/07/14. ACEM Cocktail Reception held at the BMW Brand Store in Brussels
10 Jul 2014

2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).  As part of this year’s celebrations, on 24th June numerous guests attended the ACEM cocktail-reception, kindly hosted by BMW’s Brussels Brand Store.

04/07/14. The French Gendarmerie Nationale hosts public event on the importance of road safety
04 Jul 2014

The French Ministry of Interior along with the Gendarmerie Nationale organized on the 21 and 22 June the “Journées Nationales de la Moto et des Motards” at the National Center for Road Security in Fontainebleu, France. 

More information on the event can be found here.

The French Ministry of Interior along with the Gendarmerie Nationale organized on the 21 and 22 June the “Journées Nationales de la Moto et des Motards” at the National Center for Road Security in Fontainebleu, France.

The aim of the two-day event was to raise awareness among motorcyclists of the importance of road safety. The main activities of the event included motorcycle skills tests (e.g. handling, breaking and trajectory security) organized by the Gendarmerie Academy, as well as a police motorcycle exhibition. The participants could also attend the Gendarmerie motorcycle museum and test new motorcycle models.

More information on the event can be found here.

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