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2013 statistics of the powered two-wheeler market now available (provisional figures)
03 Feb 2014

This statistical release 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 tables and figures that follow reflect data available as of January 2013. It is worth noting that 2013 statistics for some particular countries (Croatia, Malta and Cyprus) have not been made available yet. 

The statistical release is available here.

2013 provisional powered two-wheeler figures to be published at the end of January
15 Jan 2014

Sales and registrations statistics of L-category vehicles for the full year 2013 will be published by ACEM in the “Market figures” section of this website during the last week of January. The data will include PTW registrations and deliveries, production and circulating park figures as well as a top 10 ranking of models sold in Europe’s main markets. 

Market update - Sales of L-category vehicles went down by 14.1% between January and November 2013
10 Jan 2014

Sales of L-category vehicles went down by 14.1% between January and November 2013, compared to the same period in the previous year. This value is identical to the one registered for the period January-October. Similarly to previous months, sales in the motorcycle segment diminished less (-11%) than in the moped sector more (-20%) on a year-to-date basis. 

L-category vehicles will be included in Periodic Roadworthiness Tests as of 2022
19 Dec 2013

The Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER I) examined and endorsed the final compromise text, which was agreed by the Lithuanian Presidency and the European Parliament on the Roadworthiness legislative package, which consists of three legislative proposals aimed to upgrade regulatory requirements for inspection of in-use vehicles (periodic technical inspections and roadside inspections of commercial vehicles) and registration documents.

ACEM appoints new Technical Officer: Thomas Vercammen will join ACEM as from November
13 Dec 2013

The ACEM Secretariat is pleased to announce that Thomas Vercammen has been appointed as ACEM’s Technical Officer. A Belgian automotive engineer with experience in engine emissions development and vehicle regulations and homologation, fluent in 5 languages, Thomas combines a breadth of professional EU affairs and diverse public affairs experience across Europe. 

Government and Motorcycle Sector sign a charter for Protective Equipment in France
06 Dec 2013

Manufacturers of Powered Two-Wheelers and equipment, insurers, and users’ associations joined forces with the French Government to promote appropriate equipment for motorcyclists in France. Frédéric Péchenard, Interministerial Delegate for Road Safety, and Thierry Archambault, President and delegate of CSIAM (Chambre Syndicale Internationale de l’Automobile et du Motocycle), in partnership with manufacturers, suppliers, insurers, charities, users’ and prevention associations, have signed on  December 3rd a national charter with the aim of encouraging users of powered two-wheelers to buy and wear protective clothing.

International Conference on EU type approval regulation for L-category vehicles
25 Nov 2013

After a long legislative process, almost completed, the European Union is setting itself to implement the new regulatory framework for the type approval of motorcycles. The scenario awaiting the sector for the next decade has been discussed in Milan on the 6th of November on the occasion of the 71st International Motorcycle Exhibition, bringing together policy makers and industry. 

Market update - Sales of L-category vehicles registered a decrease of 14.1% at the end of October
21 Nov 2013

October ends with -14.1% YTD,  with motorcycles' registrations indicating a stabilisation for the second consecutive month. The EU rate at which the EU motorcycle market has been dropping since 2008 seems to have slowed down as sales of L-category vehicles in October contribute to improve the poor performance accumulated during the first months of 2013. 

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