IMMA appoints Mr. Edward Moreland as new President

The General Assembly, held by teleconference on 29 June 2022, appointed Mr. Moreland as the new President of IMMA. As President of the Unites States Motorcycle Manufacturers’ Association (USMMA), Vice President of Government Affairs at Harley Davidson Inc., and lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, Mr. Moreland brings in wide-ranging experience.

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.

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.