News - ACEM - The Motorcycle Industry in Europe
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.

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]

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