What is new
01/07/14. IMMA calls on international policy-makers to take a “strategic approach” to motorcycling
01 Jul 2014

The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA) presented on 21 May 2014 its latest policy document “The Shared Road to Road Safety – A global approach for safer motorcycling”. The presentation took place during a well-attended event at the International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit in Leipzig, Germany.

The full document can be downloaded at IMMA's website here.

30/06/14. Sales of PTWs increase by 2.6% during the first five months of 2014
30 Jun 2014

A total of 511,190 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were sold during the first five months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 2.6% compared with the 498,340 units sold between January and May 2013. Between January and May sales in the motorcycle grew by 8.1%, whilst moped registrations fell by 9.8%.

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

ACEM position paper on EU - Japan free trade negotiations is now available for download
27 Jun 2014

ACEM is following closely these ongoing trade negotiations, launched in the spring of 2013, to ensure that they provide new opportunities for European powered-two wheeler exports to Japan and jobs in the EU.

The motorcycle industry in Europe considers that Japan should should implement all the necessary UNECE Regulations in order to reduce unnecesary additional testing, certification, or marking requirements for L-category exports.

Documents available to download

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

Job opening - ACEM is currently looking to expand its team with a public affairs manager
11 Jun 2014

ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, is looking for a Public Affairs Manager to join its Brussels-based Secretariat in September / October 2014.

For a full description of this position and application procedures, please click here.  

Sales of powered two-wheelers in the EU go up by 7.4% during the first four months of 2014
20 May 2014

A total of 382,890 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were sold during the first four months of 2014 in the EU. This represents an increase of 7.4% compared with the 356,530 units sold between January and April 2013. Between January and April sales in the motorcycle grew by 13.2%, whilst moped registrations fell by 5.7%. 

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

ACEM memorandum of understanding on intelligent transport systems is now available
01 May 2014

An important step towards the deployment of ITS was taken in March 2014 with the adoption of an industry Memorandum of Understanding on cooperative ITS. The objective of this Memorandum is to accelerate and coordinate the deployment of safety relevant cooperative ITS on powered-two and three-wheelers in Europe.

By signing this Memorandum ACEM manufacturing members agreed to initiate the deployment of safety-relevant cooperative ITS and committed to have at least one of their models available for sale with a cooperative ITS application available either as standard equipment or as optional equipment by 2020.

Documents available to download

ACEM memorandum of undertanding on intelligent transport systems [pdf]

ACEM appoints new Secretary General Antonio Perlot with effect from 1 May 2014.
28 Apr 2014

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Antonio Perlot as its new Secretary General, with effect from 1 May 2014. Mr Perlot will replace Jacques Compagne (61), who after 10 years at the helm of ACEM will be taking his retirement at the end of July 2014. Mr Compagne will take on the role of Senior Advisor to the ACEM Secretary General and Executive Committee.

The full press release in PDF format is available here.

Sales of PTWs in the European Union increase by 10.3% during the first quarter of 2014
22 Apr 2014

A total of 252,260 powered two wheelers (PTWs) were sold during January, February and March 2014. This represents an increase of 10.3% with respect to the same period for 2013, when 228,645 units were sold. All the largest European markets for PTWs performed well. On a year-to-year basis sales increased on Spain (+21.2%), UK (+13%), Italy (+9%), France (+4.4%) and Germany (+2.6%).

The full press release in PDF format is available here.

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