News & Press

These are the latest news stories and press releases from the MCIA. You can also find new registration statistics, which are updated monthly.

News & Press Releases

MCIA CEO to take on the 'Longest Day Up Challenge'

5th June 2019

The MCIA’s Chief Executive, Tony Campbell, will be participating in the motorcycle charity event  ‘The Longest Day Up Challenge’

Reduced car parking prices announced for Motorcycle Live 2019

16th May 2019

Following customer feedback, Motorcycle Live organisers have made the decision to subsidise parking charges for all Motorcycle Live visitors.

Motorcycle Live announces exciting partnership for 2019

30th April 2019

The UK’s biggest bike show, Motorcycle Live, is proud to be partnering with specialist UK Motorcycle broker, Bikesure Insurance.  The UK’s premium show, to be known as ‘Motorcycle Live – in association with Bikesure Insurance’ will see the two brands working together to continue to deliver the UK’s number one motorcycle show.

Motorcycle Live and the Bennetts British Superbike Championship join forces for 2019

23rd April 2019

Following the success of the first ever official ‘BSB Day’ held at Motorcycle Live last year, the Bennetts British Superbike Championship has teamed up with the UK’s biggest bike show, to bring show-goers a fantastic line-up of events and activities throughout the nine-day event.

US Tariffs affecting European Motorcycles and Accessories

12th April 2019

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?

10th April 2019

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.


8th April 2019

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.

Government Announces Future of Urban Mobility Strategy

21st March 2019

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.

Fuel Labelling

13th March 2019

MCIA are pleased to report another success, this time on the topic of fuel labelling. 

MCIA Secures battery exclusion from Offensive Weapons Bill

26th February 2019

Following the spate of acid attacks experienced in London and elsewhere last year, the government developed proposals to restrict the sale of acid and acid related products. This was included in the Offensive Weapons Bill, which included a range of measures relating to other items which could be used aggressively, such as knives, vintage weapons etc. 

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