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

January 2013

Opportunity to support National BikeSafe Events

23rd January 2013

MCI members are asked to get involved in National BikeSafe Events – a chance to showcase bikes, products and services while demonstrating social responsibility.

Come and meet MCI at Expo 2013

16th January 2013

The MCI is once again sponsoring the Exhibitor’s lounge at this year’s Motorcycle Trade Expo 2013, and this is where MCI staff will be situated throughout the show, available to talk through a range of industry issues and topics.

DVLA Regional Office Closures

16th January 2013

MCI continues its consultation with the DVLA regarding the closure of its regional offices.

Younger age group most open to PTW's

15th January 2013

This is one of a number of findings from the latest report on motorcycles and scooters, produced by Mintel, a leading market research company.  22% of young adults (age 17 - 21) who had never owned a motorcycle said they would consider doing so. The same age group were less likely to see motorcycling as dangerous, which the report suggests may be down to industry initiatives such as Get On.

MCI to investigate French authorities prohibitive attitude to motorcycle clothing imports

15th January 2013

Some members of the MCI who import clothing to France have been experiencing difficulties with the French authorities, who are demanding compliance to a particular standard that has yet to be approved.  As a consequence, some have had to leave the French market with their brands.

MCI launches Manufacturing Project

15th January 2013

A project which aims to give a voice to the UK’s motorcycle manufacturing industry has been launched by the MCI.  

MCI to publish information about motorcycle compatibility with E10 fuel

15th January 2013

The MCI is gathering information from its members on the compatibility of their models with E10 fuel, due to be introduced into some petrol stations early this year.

Advice for industry to use their MP

15th January 2013

Steve Baker MP, who is Chair of the All Party Group for Motorcycling, gave some sound advice about how members might mobilise MPs to get involved in issues affecting motorcycling, when he attended a recent meeting of the MCI Off-Road group.

Data from MCI contact centre facilitates new motorcyclist case study

14th January 2013

It is now possible to track new motorcyclists from their initial free ride with Get On to a subsequent purchase or training, through data collected from the MCI’s new Contact Centre.

2012 statistical 'Pocket Guide' released

13th January 2013

The MCI statistics department has released an interesting and useful ‘Pocket Guide’ which includes annual statistics on motorcycle and moped sales (by cc and style), annual information on the motorcycle parc (2002-2011) and production, import and export data.

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