What is new
ACEM Motorcycle market update: -12.57% during the first three quarters of 2012
23 Oct 2012

The decline of PTW registrations in the countries monitored by ACEM, settled at -12.57% during the first three quarters of 2012. The two-digit drop, albeit sizeable, marks a stabilization of the negative trend observed since the beginning of the year.

The decoupling of the motorcycle and moped segments has become more apparent, also highlighting the divergent performance of southern and northern markets. Motorcycles’ sales are up in Austria (8.8%), Norway (4.3%), UK (1.6%) and Germany (0.3%), while the moped segment is bearing the brunt of the crisis: Greece -42%, Italy -31.6%, Spain -19.2%, The Netherlands -16.2%.

Overall, during the first three quarters of 2012 motorcycles over 50cc shrunk by 10.3%, while mopeds saw a decline of 16.5% compared to the same period in 2011.

France, Europe's largest market, reports a 9.5% fall in sales year to date, while for the same period in Germany registrations declined by 3.4%.

Southern markets perform similarly but with greater amplitude: Italy with a -22%, Spain (-18.4%) and Greece, -34%. This performance can be linked to the overall economic difficulties in these countries.

In the United Kingdom PTW sales are back in the black at 0.3%, after a brief summer slow-down.

In September 2012 104,686 PTWs were sold in the countries monitored by the quarterly report of ACEM’s statistical service, compared to 131.483 in September last year, representing a 20.4% drop in volumes for the same month.

Extra EU countries continue on a positive trend: Switzerland (+5.6%) and Norway (+6.3%).  

ACEM Motorcycle market update: the 1st semester of 2012 registered a decrease of 13%
02 Jul 2012

The registration figures of the European motorcycle market continue to raise concern with a 13.3% drop for the first semester 2012.

The ACEM statistical service confirms the negative trend for this year, so far with seven consecutive negative semesters.Germany reports a second consecutive negative month (-6%) in June joining the group of declining countries.

In the United Kingdom PTW sales have come to a complete halt, after showing positive signs untill May.

The main European markets report double digit drops: France -11%, Italy -23%,Spain -21%, The Netherlands -21%.

In June only 126.510 PTWs were sold in the countries monitored by ACEM statistical service, compared to 132.332 in June last year, representing a 4.4% drop in volumes for the same month.

Extra Eu countries continue on a positive trend: Switzerland (+5.3%) and Norway(+5,4%).

During the first semester of 2012 mopeds saw a decline of 16.6%, while sales of motorcycles over 50cc shrunk by 12%, compared to the same period in 2011.

With a drop of 15% in the January - May 2012 period, EU Motorcycle market heads into deeper recession
08 Jun 2012
[MARKET UPDATE]

With a drop of 15% in the January - May 2012 period the European PTW market seems unable to arrest sales decline

With a drop of 8,2% of the European PTW market the first quarter of 2012 disappoints expectations
08 Apr 2012

With a drop of 8,2% the European PTW market continues to raise concerns among manufacturers and dealers.

Powered-two wheelers: the smart choice for urban mobility. ACEM's brochure is available for download
01 Feb 2012

Europe’s cities are main engines of economic growth, but today’s urbanisation trends are generating increased congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, noise, waste of energy and avoidable associated costs. Quality of life and prosperity in European cities rely on efficient and sustainable mobility while economic and individual development of citizens depend also on affordable and adaptable transport options.

ACEM's brochure is aimed at highlighting the advantages of PTWs, which today also include tricycles, minicars, and light commercial quadricycles. Powered-two wheelers are a great solution in everyday travel in cities combining low running costs with ease of use and extreme flexibility, adapting to the needs of individual mobility in today's increasingly congested cities.

Documents available to download

Powered-two wheelers: the smart choice for urban mobility [pdf]

Motorcycle industry reinforces advertising policy with road safety in mind
20 Jul 2010

ACEM, the Motorcycle Industry in Europe, today announced the reinforcement of its advertising policy detailing the commitment of ACEM Members to improve the road safety of motorcycle, scooter and moped riders. This set of guidelines outlines a common approach to socially responsible communication, which will be applied across the 27 Member States of the European Union where ACEM members operate.

ACEM 2010 industry report. A study in detail on the state of the L-category industry in the EU
29 Jan 2010

The 2010 ACEM report is now available in full online. The study examines in detail the state of the L-category industry in the EU and examines the importance of a wide range of European policies for the sector, including transport, road safety, industrial and international trade policies.

It also provides concrete and actionable recommendations for policy-makers and regulators at European, national and local level to reap the societal benefits of motorcycling.

Documents available to download

ACEM 2010 industry report [pdf]

The Safety Plan for Action of the motorcycle industry is now available for download
01 Dec 2008

Safety is a top priority for the Powered two-wheeler industry. ACEM, the Motorcycle Industry in Europe, dedicates energy and resources to acquiring and analysing data regarding road safety and powered-two wheelers in order to identify and prioritize areas for improvements. This process follows an integrated approach looking at human, vehicle and infrastructure related factors, seeking to involve policymakers and other relevant stakeholders at European, national and local level.

Documents available to download

ACEM - A safety plan for action (2008) [pdf]

Contact us

European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers

Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée, 1 B1040
Brussels Belgium

+32 (0)22 30 97 32

VAT BE0451945071

Transparency register - 02480451230-88