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Sales of PTWs go up by 7.4% in April
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 undertanding on intelligent transport systems
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
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 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.

7 out of 10 Belgians convinced of motorcycling benefits, survey finds
18 Apr 2014

A recent study by Multiscope, an independent research firm, has found that more than two thirds of Belgians (69%) are convinced of the benefits of motorcycling. The survey also reveals that enthusiasm for motorcycling is particularly high among two groups (people younger than 34, and between 34 and 54 years old).

French DSCR launches new protective gear campaign
14 Apr 2014

The more equipped you wear, the better protected you are” (“Plus vous êtes équipé, plus vous êtes protégé”). Such is the theme of the latest campaign launched by the French Interministerial delegation for road safety and road traffic (DSCR) yesterday. The campaign aims to raise awareness among riders about the importance of wearing adequate personal protective equipment.

Honda announces 4th edition of its "Rider of the Year" competition
09 Apr 2014

Honda Motor Europe Spain recently announced the launch of the 4th edition of the Rider of the Year competition. Participants must be aged 18 or over and have a driving license of type A or A2. The drivers who demnstrates the highest degree of riding skill and safety awareness and will receive a NC750X equipped with ABS as a prize.

Honda Motor Europe Spain recently announced the launch of the 4th edition of the Rider of the Year competition.

The Rider of the Year competition is divided into two phases. During the first phase participants are required to answer an online questionnaire which includes questions on motorcycling techniques, driving legislation and first aid. The questionnaire will be available here until 14 May. The 20 contestants with the best scores will continue to the next phase. Their names will be announced on 15 May.

During the second phase of the competition, the shortlisted participants will be required to successfully pass a series of practical and theoretical tests. The exams will take place on 7 June at the Honda Safety Institute in Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, Barcelona. The rider who demonstrates the highest degree of riding skill and safety awareness will receive a NC750X equipped with ABS as a prize. All the other finalists will also receive prizes.

Participants must be aged 18 or over and have a driving license of type A or A2. The 2013 edition of Rider of the Year competition attracted more than 4,600 participants. More detailed information can be found at http://www.honda-montesa.es/concurso-honda/ 

The Honda Safety Institute (“Honda Instituto de Seguridad” or HIS) opened its doors in September 2009. The centre was originally created with the aim of providing training for motorcyclists. Nearly 11,000 motorcyclists have been trained in this facility to become better riders, improving their own safety and that of other road users.

2013 statistics of the PTW market now available (revised version)
01 Apr 2014

This statistical release for 2013 updates with the provisional data that was presented during the ACEM 10th annual conference on 29 January 2014. It contains data on powered-two-wheelers (PTW) deliveries and registrations, circulating park, production and best sold models in a pannel of countries including all EU members states, EFTA members, Turkey and Macedonia. 

The report reflects data received up to March 2014. A PDF version of the document is accesible here.

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