US Tariffs affecting European Motorcycles and Accessories
The US Government has announced that it is likely to impose tariffs on a number of products from our industry.
Motorbikes are London's lifeblood – so why has TfL let them down with ULEZ?
London, in common with many European cities, has an air quality problem and a traffic congestion problem. These two issues are not unconnected.
It would be reasonable to assume that a solution to both would be welcomed, even incentivised, by regulators. However, yesterday's introduction of the London Ultra-Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, means that efficient, congestion-busting motorcycles, mopeds and scooters are falling foul of the same £12.50 per day penalty as polluting, road-clogging, single-occupancy cars.
Today sees the introduction of the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The MCIA is extremely disappointed to see that riders of Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs), that occupy minimal road space and reduce traffic congestion, are charged at the same rate as single-occupancy 4x4s from the same era.
Motor Insurance Directive (“Vnuk”) – Landmark success for Motorcycle Sport
Persistent lobbying by the MCIA and other members of the motorcycle and motor sport business community, to exclude motorcycle and motor sport from the EU’s Motor Insurance Directive (MID - sometimes referred to as Vnuk), has achieved success with the European Parliament.
Government Announces Future of Urban Mobility Strategy
The Minister of State for the Future of Transport, Jesse Norman MP, announced this week the government's strategy for urban mobility.
The MCIA were invited by the DfT to attend the launch in London where it was encouraging to hear how the government were to adopt a more holistic "principles" based approach for our major cities and towns.