EU Regulating Biking News

From this page you can view all the reports and items that we have produced regarding the Framework regulations.

For specific updates and changes of views of rider groups and the commission leading to the proposal going through the European Parliament go to main page Click Here

It’s About Anti-Tampering – Not Anti-Modification

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Commission Welcomes Approval

With a not so surprising headline the European Commission has welcomed the European Councils approval as regards the laying down new safety and environmental requirements for the type-approval of motorcycles and other L-category motor vehicles – the so-called “anti-tampering” regulation. European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, said: “I welcome today’s […]

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Council Adopts Regulation

The European Council has announced that on the 11th December 2012 the representatives of the EU member states, adopted the regulation laying down new safety and environmental requirements for the type-approval of motorcycles and other L-category motor vehicles – the so-called “anti-tampering” regulation. The Council reports that the decision was taken without discussion.  Before you […]

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MCN Lifts The Lid On A2 Bikes

As some of you are undoubtedly aware, the weekly motorcycle newspaper Motorcycle News (MCN) has had a reputation for sensationalism and for embellishing facts to grab headlines. But something happened a few months ago, the presentation and format changed along with the editor. It was a good day for motorcycle journalism. A new focus on […]

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BMF Comments Regulation

Type Approval Regulation approved by European Parliament by huge majority The Type Approval Regulation has been approved by the European Parliament by a huge majority (643 in favour, 16 against). For all UK motorcyclists this will mean: Bikes over 47bhp exempt from EU anti-tampering controls Bikes under 125cc exempt from compulsory ABS (although they will […]

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FEMA On Regulation

The Members of the European Parliament approved the regulation on the approval of two- and three wheelers. Further amendments before the final adoption by the Council of Ministers are not expected. Motorcyclists welcome the agreed compromises. The regulation is setting new rules and technical requirements for manufacturers who sell motorcycles in the European Union In […]

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Regulation MAG Ireland

Type Approval – Final text voted through The EU Parliament has voted through the final draft of the Type Approval text. 643 MEPs in favour 16 MEPs against 18 MEPs abstention Final text: Click Here The new regulation will replace fifteen existing EU Directives with a single framework. The much feared anti-tamper provisions which sparked […]

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Industry Welcomes Regulation

Motorcycle Industry welcomes vote of the European Parliament on the Type Approval Regulation ACEM calls on Commission for a swift publication of the delegated acts to ensure manufacturers sufficient lead time The European Parliament approved today with 643 votes in favour, 16 against and 18 abstentions, the Regulation on Type Approval and market surveillance of […]

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