EICMA, also known as the Milan Motorcycle Show, organized by IMMA-member ANCMA, opened its doors from 8 to 13 November for its 79th Edition. With 1,370 brands representing 45 countries, the show extended itself over six pavilions, marking a 35% increase in terms of occupied square meters compared to 2021. Beyond an international two-wheels exhibition, EICMA returned as an important opportunity for business meetings.
Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director of Bajaj Auto and former IMMA President from 2020 to 2022, was reelected President during IMMA’s General Assembly held on 7 September 2022, following Mr. Edward Moreland’s resignation.
In May 2022, the WHO reported that more than half a billion COVID-19 cases have been officially confirmed and more than 6.2 million deaths were registered due to the infection. After two years of pandemic, the overall highest peak of new infections was in January this year. Since then, the number of new infections has been significantly declining in most regions of the world.
The International Transport Forum (ITF) holds the “Motorcyclists Safety Workshop: Riding in a Safe System”
On 29 September 2021, the International Transport Forum (ITF) held the closing event of the Motorcyclists safety workshop “Riding in a Safe System”. The workshop was co-organised by the International Transport Forum (ITF), the Swedish Transport Administration, VTI, the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM), and the motorcycle manufacturers associations (ACEM and IMMA).
The IMMA General Assembly, held by teleconference on 21 April 2021, adopted an updated vision and mission statement.
IMMA’s Four Pillar Approach on Motorcycle Safety was presented during United Nations WP.1 Conference in Stockholm
On 18 February 2020, IMMA’s Road Safety Working Group Chairman, Mr Takeshi Ibaraki gave a keynote presentation at the WP.1 Global Road Safety forum conference in Stockholm. The WP.1 conference ‘Legal framework governing the international application of emerging automotive technologies’ was held as an official pre-event Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, sponsored by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Russian Federation.
The Amendment 4 to GTR2 was published – A major step forward for harmonisation of motorcycle emission standards
One of the key updates in this Amendment to GTR No. 2 was the expansion of the scope providing possibility for two-wheeled vehicles with a design speed under 50 km/h and with an engine capacity under 50 cc to be tested with the GTR 2 test cycle profile (WMTC), with a 10 minutes cold engine phase followed by a 10 minutes warm engine phase. The test speeds would be capped to the maximum design speeds of these vehicles.
On the 24th of May 2019, IMMA organized an official side-event at the 2019 Summit of the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, co-hosted by FIM.
IMMA introduced its latest publication: “Safer Motorcycling: The Global Motorcycle Industry’s Approach to Road Safety” (click to download) and hosted the WP.29 cocktail held on 26th June at the Restaurant des Délégués in the Palais. A group picture was taken with all the WP.29 delegates on the 25th of June (click to download high resolution picture).
Out of the representation of its member SIAM, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), elected Mr Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto as its Vice President, during its Annual General Assembly held on 8th May 2019 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia.