The resilience of the motorcycle industry was once again showcased at this year’s edition of EICMA, the Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo Accessori. The 78th edition boasted numbers that take it back to pre-pandemic enthusiasm after a forced stop in 2020.
Just over a year ago, WHO declared the COVID-19 a global pandemic. While public health is the chief concern, the health pandemic has become an economic crisis of epic proportions and continues to have an immense impact on nearly all economies and sectors including the motorcycle industry.
The General Assembly, held by teleconference on 21 April 2021, elected Mr Moreland as Vice President of IMMA. Affiliated to and president of the IMMA-member USMMA, Mr. Moreland brings a wealth of experience in his new role in IMMA.
The United Nations World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29) has adopted in March 2021 an important amendment to the UN Regulation No. 41 concerning the approval of motorcycles with regards to vehicle noise emissions in order to introduce broader and more stringent testing. Coming on top of the regular pass-by noise test, the revised Additional Sound Emission Provisions (ASEP) reinforce the criteria for type-approval of motorcycles.
IMMA President Mr. Rakesh Sharma participated in the virtually held Round table “Road safety at a crossroads at the dawn of the new Decade of Action” of the Inland Transport Committee (ITC) of the UNECE.
WP.29 adopts amendments to UN Regulation No. 78 and GTR No. 3 to update and harmonize Motorcycle Braking Requirements
When it comes to motorcycle braking, UN Regulation No. 78 and Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 3 play an essential international role, as they are widely adopted and applied by governmental organizations around the world. It is therefore fundamental that both regulations are continuously updated with the latest safety developments and that the two legal documents are harmonized with compatible requirements.
The International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (IMMA), the voice of the global motorcycle industry, has elected Mr Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto from its member organisation SIAM, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers for a 2-year mandate, as President of IMMA.
Addressing the safety of Powered Two Wheelers during the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on road safety ‘Achieving Global Goals 2030’
The honourable Deputy Minister Mr. Niphon Bunyamanee from the Ministry of Interior of the Government of Thailand exchanged with experts from Africa, Chile and with IMMA’s Secretary General, Mr. Edwin Bastiaensen during the session on Safety of Powered Two Wheelers of the Global Ministerial Conference in Stockholm in February 2020.
Safer Motorcycling: The Global Motorcycle Industry’s Approach to Road Safety
The Shared Road to Safety – Spanish version