What is new
Powered-two wheelers: the smart choice for urban mobility
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
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]

Safety Plan for Action
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]

Environmental standards
26 Nov 2008

Over the last decade, by moving from ECE 40 to Euro 3, the Industry achieved important progress in reducing the environmental impact of Motorcycles (- 94 % of CO and HC, and - 50 % of NOx).

ACEM members are committed to continuing this reduction process and propose for motorcycles a two-step reduction process:

- A Euro 4 stage in 2012, entailing a 25% reduction over Euro 3 in tailpipe emissions for motorcycles.

- A Euro 5 stage, three years later, realising a further 25% reduction in tailpipe emissions for motorcycles and achieving the goal of parity with Euro 5 gasoline passenger cars.

Documents available to download

Environmental standards for L-category vehicles [pdf]

ACEM position on the Europan Commission Green paper on urban transport
01 Mar 2008

ACEM welcomes the European Commission's Green paper on urban transport. As an association representing the major powered-two and powered-three wheeler manufacturers in Europe, ACEM believes that it is in a privileged position to participate constructively in the ongoing consultation process.

The growing amount of congested traffic on urban roads requires policy-makers to consider all mobility tools available. Powered-two and powered-three wheeled vehicles are effective solutions to problems caused by urban congestion, providing citizens and businesses with improved mobility and accessibility in cities.

The current vehicle fleet in Europe amounts to approximately 30M vehicles, with between 2M and 2.5M new motorcycles and mopeds being sold every year. This trend confirms that EU citizens see these vehicles as an answer to their daily mobility needs.

Documents available to download

ACEM position paper on the Green paper on urban transport [pdf]

ACEM position paper on EU-India free trade negotiations
31 Jan 2008

Powered-two wheelers in India represent an essential means of personal transport providing Indian citizen with an efficient solution to urban congestion at affordable cost. More than 8 million units are sold in the country every year, making India the second largest motorcycle and moped market in the world. The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers calls upon the European Commission to secure a balanced and fair trade agreement, which provides for complete market access to the Indian market.

Documents available to download

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

Protective Equipment for Riders, an industry-led safety campaign
01 Jan 2008

Motorcycling apparel can help motorcycle, scooter and moped riders reducing the effects of accidents. Nonetheless the benefits of good quality motorcycling clothing are still widely underestimated. With the aim of encouraging a wider take-up of protective gear ACEM has released a booklet in seven languages with indications on which equipment to choose.

This brochure has been developed within the eSUM Project ensuing from the cooperation between ACEM and four European motorcycling capitals (London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome). The goal is the identification, practical demonstration and adoption of measures for the safer use of powered two-wheelers in the inner-city traffic.

While much is being done on aspects such as vehicle safety features, training and awareness raising, improvements in road safety can be achieved also by promoting protective motorcycling wear adapted to the type and the use of vehicle. Most riders use helmets. However moped riders and commuters tend to neglect the benefits of protective equipment in terms of safety and comfort. In Mediterranean countries, for example, due to their warm climates, users are still widely unaware that good apparel can combine comfort and safety.

The goal of this booklet is to provide some simple guidelines supported by scientific evidence to help increasing the number of motorcyclists equipped with appropriate protective clothing.

Documents available to download

Protective equipment for riders - English
Goed beschermd op weg - Dutch / Nederlands
Προστατευτικός Εξοπλισμός για Αναβάτες - Greek / ελληνικός   
L’équipement de protection des motocyclistes - French / Français
Schutzausrüstungen für motorisierte Zweiradfahrer - German / Deutsch
Equipaggiamento protettivo per motociclisti - Italian / Italiano
Equipamiento de protección para motoristas - Spanish / Español
Skyddsutrustning för motorcyklister - Swedish / Svenska

About eSUM

eSUM - The European Safer Urban Motorcycling Project is a collaborative initiative between the motorcycle industry, local authorities of the principal European motorcycle cities and universities to identify develop and demonstrate measures designed to deliver safer urban motorcycling.

The project aims at improving diagnosis of the urban PTW challenges, identifying and applying good practices in Urban Motorcycling Action Plans, demonstrating advances in the state-of-the-art, adopting good safety practice through preferential treatment in the implementation of urban traffic management policies and strategies.

To learn more about eSUM please visit www.esum.org 


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