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Ride to Work Week campaign in the UK spotlights those who #commutehappy
23 May 2016

MCIA, the Motor Cycle Industry Association of the United Kingdom, will run between 20 May and 26 May its campaign ‘Ride to Work’.

The campaign encourages all motorcycle and scooter riders across the UK to take to the roads and ride to work to promote the benefits of commuting by motorcycle or scooter and to show other commuters just how easy and convenient powered two-wheel travel is.

The main benefits of commuting by powered-two or powered-three wheeler include:

• Reduced travelling times

• Reduced fuel consumption and, therefore, affordable mobility

• Less pressure on parking places and lower congestion levels in urban settings

• Better road skills since riders who drive tend to be better car drivers too.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), a road safety charity, will offer free advanced taster rides for licence holders who want to check out their commute with a local advanced observer.

Events will be held across the UK for the public and for employees at motorcycle friendly businesses. These range from ‘bikers breakfasts’ to VIP parking and free CBTs for non-riding staff.

During the week, riders will be able share their Ride to Work Week photos via the campaign’s Facebook and Twitter pages to show why their mode of transport is so enjoyable.


Press contact

For more information on the ‘Ride to Work’ campaign please contact Stevie Muir on 07989 378597 or email

The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association appoints Stephan Schaller as new President
19 May 2016

The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association, IMMA, has elected yesterday Mr Stephan Schaller as its new President. 

The decision was taken by IMMA’s General Assembly, hosted by the Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries (FAMI) and the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association (AISI).

Mr Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, who currently serves as President of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM), will hold the IMMA Presidency for a period of two years, from May 2016 to May 2018. He succeeds Mr Paul Jones from the United States Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (USMMA), who secured the IMMA Presidency from May 2014 to May 2016.

A mechanical engineer by training, Mr Stephan Schaller has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive sector. Since 2012, he is the President of BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of BMW Group, and serves as ACEM President since 2013. He was also Vice-president of IMMA between May 2015 and May 2016.

Upon accepting the appointment Mr Stephan Schaller said:

“It is a privilege and an honour to take over the IMMA Presidency. On behalf of all members, I thank Paul Jones for his leadership as President over the last two years.”

“During my mandate, I will continue strengthening IMMA’s role as the trusted global voice of motorcycle manufacturers.”

About the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA).

IMMA represents the combined skills and interests of the powered two- and three-wheelers manufacturing industry at the global level. IMMA members include regional and national industry associations representing the industry in Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Japan, South-East Asia and the United States. 

About the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).

ACEM is the professional body representing the interests of the L-category vehicle industry in Europe (i.e. mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles, quadricycles). ACEM members include 15 manufacturing companies as well as 17 national associations based in 14 European countries. About 156,300 jobs in the EU depend on the L-category industry.


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267,667 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered in Q1 2016
04 May 2016

A total of 267,667 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first three months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 6.5% compared to the 251,420 vehicles registered during the same period of 2016.

Registrations performed positively in all the key markets, including Italy (49,576 units, 21.5%), Spain (31,679 units, +13.5%), UK (27,395 units, +7.6%), Germany (49,748 units, 4.5%) and France (49,505 units, +0.5%). 

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 7.8% during the first three months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 205,258 motorcycles were registered between January and March 2016, against 190,429 during the same period of 2015.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, including Italy (44,573 units, 23.9%), Spain (28,528 units, +15.5%), the UK (25,519 units, 8.5%) and France (33,732 units, +0.8%). They decreased in Germany (38,115 units, -4.8%).

Moped registrations

A total of 62,409 mopeds were registered during the first three months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 60,991 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents an increase of 2.3%.

Moped registrations increased in Germany (11,633 units, +54.2%), Netherlands (12,851 units, +3.3%) and Italy (5,003 units, +3.1%), but decreased in France (15,733 units, -0.1%) and Spain (3,151 units, -2.3%).


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Royal Enfield and Kymco join ACEM as guest members
19 Apr 2016

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers has further increased its representation of the motorcycle industry with the addition of two new guest members: Royal Enfield and Kwang Yang Motor Company (KYMCO). 

The decision was approved by unanimity at the last ACEM’s General Assembly on 7 April 2016.

KYMCO is a Taiwanese company that manufactures scooters, motorcycles, and all-terrain vehicles for worldwide distribution. Its headquarters and factory are located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It produced 516,200 units in 2014 including two-wheelers and all-terrain vehicles.

ROYAL ENFIELD is an Indian motorcycle manufacturing company with factories in Chennai, India. Originally a British motorcycle company, it is now a subsidiary of Eicher Motors Limited, an Indian automaker. ROYAL ENFIELD specialises in the mid-size motorcycle market (250cc to 650 cc) and manufactured close to 450,000 units in 2015.

With the addition of these two companies, which are present in the European market, ACEM membership will include a total of 15 manufacturing members, 3 guest manufacturing members and 17 national associations.

Motorcycle registrations increased by 8.1% in Q1 2016 in the largest EU markets
18 Apr 2016

Motorcycle registrations in the largest EU markets - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - grew by 8.1% during Q1 2016, compared to the first quarter of 2015, reaching more than 170,400 units.

The strongest performance was recorded in Italy (+23.9%, 44,573 units), followed by Spain (15.5%, 28,528 units).

The UK market grew by 8.5% (25,519 units), whilst registrations remained stable in France (+0.8%, 33,732 units) and decreased in Germany (-4.8%, 38,115 units).


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ACEM 2016 conference ‘The safe ride to the future’ postponed
14 Apr 2016

The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers regrets to inform that its 2016 conference ‘The Safe Ride to the Future’ will be postponed to a later date after the summer break due to unforeseen circumstances, mostly related to the current situation in Brussels Zaventem Airport.

A large number of flights have been cancelled or are being redirected to other regional airports, creating important difficulties for most attendees flying into the city.

We are confident that the situation in Brussels will improve in the coming months and we will announce the new date for the conference in the coming days.

We look forward to welcoming all of you to the event and please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenient this might cause.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua

ACEM communications officer , +32 (0) 496 52 65 17

Powered-two and three-wheeler registrations increase by 11.5% during the first two months of 2016
07 Apr 2016

A total of 131,693 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first two months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 13.4% compared to the 116,087 vehicles registered during the same period of 2016.

Registrations performed positively in Italy (27,933 units, +26%), Spain (19,665 units, +24.4%), UK (10,669 units, +18.3%) and Germany (16,105 units, +11.2%).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 18.9% during the first two months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 99,363 motorcycles were registered between January and February 2016, against 83,573 during the same period of 2015. Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, including Italy (24,954 units, 29.5%), Spain (17,763 units, +29.1%), UK (9,641 units, 20.5%), Germany (12,709 units, +11%) and France (18,547 units, +4.4%).

Moped registrations

A total of 32,330 mopeds were registered during the first two months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 32,514 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 0.6%. Registrations increased in some of the key markets such as Germany (+11.7%, 3,396 units), Netherlands (7,813 units, +7.2%) and Italy (2,979 units, +2.3%). They decreased Spain (1,902 units, -7.1%) and France (9,687 units, -1.3%).


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Press contacts

For further information or to receive future market updates, news or press releases please contact:

Manuel Ordonez de Barraicua. ACEM Communications Officer

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  +32 496 52 65 17

  

 

New road safety campaign encouraging road users to watch for two-wheelers in the Netherlands
29 Mar 2016

On 17 March a new motorcycle safety campaign based on the theme ‘Good to see you!’ (Graag Gezien!) was launched in the Netherlands by the Dutch organisation ‘Motoplatform’.

The safety campaign focuses on encouraging drivers to look for motorcyclists on the road to reduce the number of collisions caused by car drivers noticing very late or completely overlooking riders.

The campaign will feature online videos that will be distributed through social media channels as well as radio spots at peak audience hours.

All the materials of the campaign can be downloaded at www.motorplatform.nl  

The campaign ‘Good to see you!’ is one of the measures foreseen in an Action Plan to improve motorcycle safety, recently adopted by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment.

Note for editors

‘Motorplatform’ is a body that brings together governmental bodies, interest groups and road safety organizations to further improve motorcycle safety in the Netherlands.

Members include RAI Vereniging (the Dutch trade association representing the Bicycle and Automotive Industries), the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Royal Dutch Motorcyclists Association (KNMV) and the Dutch Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)


Further information

Do you have any questions about this campaign? Please contact Arnout van der Leij, +31 (0) 611 25 45 74, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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