ACEM News

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ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles), the Motorcycle Industry in Europe has just released its latest newsletter (July 2011) which not surprisingly, looks at the issues that affect the motorcycle industry, but also those that affect European motorcyclists. It includes comments about the French government’s proposals which led to mass demonstrations across France in […]

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MOT – Save Our Stands

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Over on the NIBikers.com forum riders have voiced their concerns regarding the practice, at MOT test centres, that  testers are lifting bikes fully onto their side stands to test front and rear wheels and bearings. It was reported that one rider who complained about their bike being lifted in this manner had his bike failed […]

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Attracting The Opposite Sex – 2BeSafe

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A European Commission funded motorcycle project 2BeSafe www.2besafe.eu , initiated over two years ago which focuses on “Two Wheeler Behaviour and Safety”, has broken the surface with the launch of a survey. As reported by the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) the survey is designed “to better understand the needs of riders in terms […]

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Regulation Not Strangulation

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Right To Ride has split in two, separating European from Northern Ireland issues that affect riders.  Our new website www.righttoride.eu will concentrate on legislation from the EU Commission, especially that which threatens to strangle motorcycling. The proposals for new Framework regulations continues in its progress through the European legislative system which we say is a […]

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The Road Ahead

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While Northern Ireland is in the grip of winter at Right To Ride we are looking ahead for next year, concentrating on the roads we ride and the publication of the Department of the Environment’s Road Safety Strategy. On-line Report Survey! Using the on-line Report Survey you can to help us to build a picture […]

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IMCO Committee

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The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) met on the 30th November 2010 to discuss the EU Commission’s proposal for a regulation on type-approval and market surveillance of L-category vehicles. The IMCO is responsible in this context for – the harmonisation of technical standards – The promotion and protection of the economic interests of […]

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Opposing Mandatory ABS

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MP Sammy Wilson speaks out regarding mandatory ABS (Advanced Braking Systems) for Northern Ireland bikers. Right To Ride has been in regular contact with Sammy about biking issues and we are delighted that he has once again demonstrated that he listens and is prepared to say it as it is. Wilson Opposes Mandatory ABS For […]

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Mandatory ABS Is Not A Solution

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As reported by Right To Ride, the meeting of the Working Group on “Motorcycles”/MVEG took place in Brussels on the 21st October. The EU Commission presented its proposal for a regulation on type-approval and market surveillance of L-category vehicles. The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) who were present at the meeting to exchange views, […]

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Periodic Technical Inspections for NI?

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Right To Ride has responded to the European Commission’s (EU) consultation relating to Periodic Technical Inspections (PTI) for motor vehicles and their trailers by submitting separate comments to the Commission’s online questionnaire. The purpose of the EU consultation was to seek views on possible new policies regarding present arrangements on PTI and Roadside inspections which […]

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Periodic Technical Inspections

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Right To Ride is preparing a response to the European Commission internet consultation relating to Periodic Technical Inspections (PTI) for motor vehicles and their trailers. The purpose of this EU Commission consultation is to seek views on possible new policies in this area and to gather relevant information from both the public as road users […]

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EU Didn’t Listen

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Consultation Framework Directive – Anti – Tampering – Europe The European Motorcycle Industry (ACEM) reports it is holding its breath waiting for the European Commission to issue its proposal regarding new type-approval requirements for Powered Two-Wheelers. Delayed for years, then announced for April, it seems that the publication of this piece of legislation will not […]

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