International Dealer News IDN 136 April/May 2017

COMMENT: “Motorcycles” account for over 77 % of new PTW registrations ................Page 4 German 'Bike Park' at record levels ....................................................................................................................................................................Page 8 Energica backs E.V. industry standardised charging efforts ................................................................................................Page 11 Honda to develop new 'R&D Centre X' for "New Tech" research ......................................................................................Page 20 EU motorcycle registrations +13.3 percent in 2016 APR/MAY 2017 ISSUE #136 NEW J.JUAN GROUP CEO According to the latest data published by ACEM, the Brussels based international motorcycle industry trade association, new motorcycle registrations (vehicles with two or three wheels and an engine capacity of more than 50cc) in all of Europe’s EU markets were up by +13.3 percent in 2016 at 1,009,529 units (891,219 in 2015). The largest market for motorcycles in Europe was Italy, with 195,290 units registered (+13.5% on a year-on-year basis); followed by Germany +15.1 percent (174,624 units); France + 6.6 percent (163,335 units); Spain + 17 percent (155,003 units) and the UK + 13.4 percent (119,889 units). Some caution is required when comparing these figures with prior years because the major motorcycle manufacturers and many larger dealers artificially inflated the end of year activity (November and December 2016) with pre-registrations of unsold Euro 3 compliant 2016 inventory before the December 31 st deadline - Euro 4 compliance became mandatory PTWs +9.1 percent for all new registrations effective January 1 st 2017. In total Powered Two-Wheeler (PTW) terms, registrations were +9.1 percent at 1,307,206 units, with the moped market still soft at -3.5 percent for 2016 (327,786 units). France remains the largest European market for overall PTW registrations and was +4.2 percent in 2016 (253,067 units), followed by Italy +11.8 percent (219,865 units); Germany +15.1 percent (174,264 units); Spain +15.9 percent (172,176 units) and the UK +11.7 percent (128,637 units). Moped registrations continue to decline in most European markets, Continues on page 6 >>> LIGHTECH PARTNERS WITH BIHR FOR FRANCE Ferodo Racing – “WSBK ideal for race development of street pads” Öhlins for MX/Enduro, MT-07, Africa Twin and custom builds NEws ROOM 6-21, 48 TRADEZONE 45 INDEX 46