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APCO and MCIA joined forces to launch a new road safety strategy for motorcycling in the UK
15 Dec 2014

APCO, the Association of Chief Police Officers, and MCIA, the UK motorcycle industry association, have launched a landmark policy document to encourage greater use of motorcycles on UK roads, which should improve road safety as a result.

MCIAreportThe strategic document, jointly devised by police and industry, explains how safety for motorcyclists can be further improved with government support.

APCO, the Association of Chief Police Officers, and MCIA, the UK motorcycle industry association, have launched a landmark policy document to encourage greater use of motorcycles on UK roads, which should improve road safety as a result.

The new strategic document, titled Realising the Motorcycling Opportunity, was jointly devised by police and industry, in response to the slowdown of reductions in rider casualties. Though rider safety has improved considerably since 2000, road safety for motorcyclists could be further improved with government support.

The document calls for motorcycles to be included in mainstream transport policy and sets out a framework of practical recommendations addressing how this might be achieved. The report also explains why two-wheeled transport offers an effective antidote to traffic congestion.

Commenting on this major initiative Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick, Motorcycling Lead for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) said: “Through this joint work, we hope to make some sustained changes to see improvements for motorcycle safety and a greater recognition of the wider impacts of increased powered two-wheeler use.

Steve Baker MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Motorcycle Group, which is hosting the Parliamentary Reception, gave a personal view of why motorcycles should be encouraged: “If we want to reduce congestion and improve the quality of people’s lives, we need to embrace all forms of two-wheeled transport. This document gives a clear framework as to how that can be achieved while improving safety for all road users”.

A pdf version of Realising the Motorcycling Opportunity can be downloaded here.

The MCIA/APCO press release is available here.

For more information please contact Stevie Muir +44 (0)7989 378597 or email  

EU Commissioner for Internal Market announces the re-launch of the CARS 2020 process
18 Nov 2014

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the new EU Commissioner for, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs announced in a conference that she intended to “re-launch the CARS 2020 process” and to “give a strong push for the adoption of global rules”.

The announcement was made during a joint conference organised by the European Economic and Socital Committee and the European Policy Centre, an independent think tank.

Ms Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the new EU Commissioner for, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs announced in a conference that she intended to “re-launch the CARS 2020 process” and to “give a strong push for the adoption of global rules”. 

The announcement was made during a joint conference organised by the European Economic and Socital Committee and the European Policy Centre, an independent think tank.

CARS 2020 was a platform that allowed the automotive industry and the European Commission to discuss policies aimed at reinforcing this industry's competitiveness and sustainability heading towards 2020. ACEM was one of the members of the Cars 2020 high level group and provided expertise in legislation on motorcycling issues. 

Ms Bieńkowska speech, ‘An EU industrial policy fit for the 21st century’ is available here.

In October 2014, the CARS 2020 process has been completed. The CARS 2020 final report is available here.

The latest edition of the EICMA international motorcycle exhibition welcomed 628,000 people
14 Nov 2014

The latest edition of the EICMA international motorcycle exhibition show in Milan attracted more than 628,000 visitors between the 6 and 9 November. Compared with the previous year, this represents a 14.7% increase (the 2013 EICMA edition had already seen an increase of 8% compared to the 2012 edition).

27/10/14. Registrations of PTWs increase by 0.86% during the first nine months of the year
27 Oct 2014

 

A total of  964,000 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were registered during the first nine months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 0.41% compared with the 960,060 units registered between January and September 2013. Registrations in the motorcycle segment grew by 6.3%, whilst moped registrations fell by 11.4%.

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

More than 200,000 motorcycle fans from all over the world visit Intermot fair in Cologne
15 Oct 2014

Intermot Cologne ended on Saturday 5 October, after five action-packed fair days with more than 200,000 visitors from 105 countries. The 2014 edition of Intermot marked the 50th anniversary of the exhibition fair. 

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. 

 

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