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

April 2019

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.


ULEZ

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.