News & Press Releases
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.
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.
Motor Insurance Directive (“Vnuk”) – Landmark success for Motorcycle Sport
24th January 2019
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.
2018 Powered Two Wheeler Market
10th January 2019
In a year that has seen turbulence across several retail sectors, the Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) market bucked the trend by finishing 2018 slightly ahead of 2017, as more people took advantage of motorcycles and scooters to beat congestion on their daily commute, improve air quality and enjoy their journeys.