IMMA contributes to the 80th Global EICMA Motorcycle Show in November 2023

IMMA members and leadership participated and contributed actively at 80th edition of the International Exhibition of Two-Wheelers (EICMA).
The show welcomed 563,848 visitors with the presence of global brands, public authorities, industry organisations, and current and future owners of motorcycles and scooters. According to ANCMA, the organizer of the trade fair, 700 direct exhibitors were counted representing 45 countries.

UN adopted guidelines on anti-tampering rules for motorcycle exhaust silencers at the GRBP

The reference document adopted at GRBP’s 78th session in September delivers guidelines to protect against tampering of aftermarket replacement exhaust silencing systems that may be alternatively fitted on motorcycles over their lifetime.
Industry, type-approval authorities, and law-enforcement authorities can benefit of this document when assessing compliance against the paragraph 6.3.1 of the UN Regulation No. 92 which addresses tampering protection provisions.

IMMA elects Mr. Eric de Seynes as new President

On 29 March 2023, IMMA appointed, during its General Assembly, Mr. Eric de Seynes, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and senior executive with a leading motorcycle manufacturer, as its new President for the coming two years, 2023 – 2025. The General Assembly, held during the Spring Congress in New Delhi, India, was hosted by IMMA-member SIAM and marked IMMA’s 75th Anniversary.

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.