The motorcycle sector, on the warpath against the Government

The motorcycle sector, on the warpath against the Government


The motorcycle industry in Spain faces with optimism the new exercise. is the forecast of the National Association of Companies in the Two-Wheel Sector (ANESDOR), who estimates a sales increase for 2002 around 9.2%, reaching a total of 211,200 units between motorcycles and light vehicles.

would stay that way the upward trend of 2021, When the operations reached 193,324 units with a growth of 5%, what he meant 16% of the total of vehicle registrations in the domestic market. Of these, 165,113 corresponded to motorcycles (increase of 6.2%), while the moped segment suffered a 18.9% drop (17,741 units) due to the slowdown in the acquisition of fleets of shared motorcycles.

Among the motorcycles, more than half were scooters (85,230 units, 51.6% market share), although it is worth noting the improvement in road Models, that grew the 12.4% with a penetration of 43.3%. The country bikes are still residual 7,663 registrations (growth of 7.3%) for a market share of 4.6%.

Electrification

The electrification of the motorcycle sector, as it happens in the automobile sector, also has come to stay. During 2021 the market share of these emission-free vehicles reached 6.5% (twice as much as in cars), despite the fact that the general data were negative in the different categories. stepped back in total 22.2%, to stay at 6,654 motorcycles and 5,179 mopeds.

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The general crisis situation with semiconductors was no stranger to the sale of motorcycles in Spain. The product offer was limited, in addition to being felt in traffic by dealerships different waves of covid-19. ANESDOR’s forecast is that the problems persist during the first half of this year, trusting that the tension with the supplies ease up in the summer.

The labeling problem

In any case, and despite some rosy prospects, the association that brings together 73 companies in the sector it shows very critical of the government’s sensitivity towards the motorcycle and its users. This has been made very clear, in his appearance before the press to take stock of 2021 and advance his forecasts for 2022, its general secretary, Jose Maria Riano “Every time more citizens travel by motorcycle. It is not reasonable that the Ministry of Transport do not mention the motorcycle once in its Strategy for Sustainable, Safe and Connected Mobility 2030, just as it is not most municipalities do not have specific chapters on motorcycles in their Mobility Ordinances. The administration systematically forgets motorcycle users”.

equally hard Riaño has shown himself with the issue of DGT environmental labeling and what he considers a discriminatory policy for two wheels: “Current motorcycles they receive the same label as those of 2006 despite being significantly more efficient and sustainable.

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And he delves into the matter: «The DGT badges are fundamentally used by the City Councils to restrict access to the cities and it is a serious problem not only that technological evolution is not valued, but that municipalities are not even aware that motorcycle and car labels, Although they may seem the same, they are not equivalent.

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ANESDOR remembers that through the Spanish streets and highways more than 5.7 million motorcycles and mopeds circulate, Therefore, they must be taken into account as a essential piece in the new mobility, among other things for unquestionable advantages they present for their efficiency and occupation of public space.

A positive fact in relation to this circulating fleet is the reduction of accidents among the group of motorists, the least since 2015 (except for 2020, when the data lacks statistical value due to mobility limitations caused by the pandemic).

Specific, the rate of fatalities per 10,000 motorcycles it was last year 0.42%, compared to 0.52% in 2019. A downward trend that consolidates over time compared to the worst data of 2007, when the 1.12%.

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