EICMA exhibits once again the appeal of the motorcycle industry

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.

IMMA reelects Mr. Rakesh Sharma as President

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.

Update on the Impact of COVID-19 to the global motorcycle industry

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 return of EICMA: looking towards the future

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.

What has been the impact of COVID-19 to the global Motorcycle Industry?

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.

IMMA General Assembly appoints new Vice President

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.

Real-World sound emission testing is becoming a reality for Motorcycles

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.