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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.

Hiroyuki Seto, president of Yamaha Taiwan.

Yamaha Taiwan Expected to Become No. 2 PTW Brand in Taiwan in 2013

Jan 07, 2014

Yamaha Motor Taiwan Co. (Yamaha brand) expects a 10% sales volume growth in 2013, higher than the market's 7% volume expansion from the previous year, by selling more than 200,000 new powered two-wheelers (PTWs) on the island. The company is also expected to replace major rival Sanyang Industry Co., Ltd. (SYM), to become the No. 2 PTW vendor in Taiwan in 2013, trailing only Kwang Yang Motor Co...

The BMW C evolution aims to fuse riding fun with the benefits of zero-emission performance to create a whole new experience on two wheels.

BMW Motorrad Unveils

Dec 17, 2013

The global electric-scooter (e-scooter) market has fallen far short of industry and government expectations for many years, but new initiatives are afoot to pave the way for wider adoption of the eco-friendly two-wheelers. BMW Motorrad is one of the powered two-wheeler (PTW) makers at the forefront of this trend The Germany company has been working hard in vehicle electrification and trying t...

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PTW Sales in Taiwan Up, Exports Down in 2013

Dec 16, 2013

Manufacturers look to South America to make up for falling European sales The market for powered two-wheelers (PTWs) in Taiwan has long matured. Statistics show that in 2013 each 1.54 Taiwan residents owned one PTW, up from 1.91 per PTW in 2001. Ownership on the island has just about hit its ceiling. The highly mature domestic market has been driving local PTW manufacturers to develop expor...

The Bosch MSC ensures the best possible stability in all riding situations.

Bosch Boosts Safety with Improved Motorcycle Stability Controls

Nov 18, 2013

Bosch recently announced a major advancement in active motorcycle safety technology that is expected to change the image of motorcycling as a dangerous activity. The global automotive tier-1 supplier claimed that it has developed world's first brake control system for motorcycles. The motorcycle stability control (MSC) ensures maximum stability in all riding situations and supports bikers dur...

 KYMCO's new ABS-version Xciting 400i maxi-scooter.

PTW Maker KYMCO Focuses on Latin American Potential

Oct 04, 2013

With competitive advantages in quality, durability and reasonable prices, Kwang Yang Motor Co., Ltd. (KYMCO brand), a major powered two-wheeler (PTW) manufacturer in Taiwan, recently announced its plan to export some 60,000 PTWs to Colombia. Industry insiders say that the sluggish PTW market in Europe is expected to make Colombia the largest single export nation for KYMCO, which is expected to...

CMC's e-Moving is the most popular e-scooter in Taiwan.

Taiwan's IDB Sets Up World's First e-Scooter Standards

Jul 15, 2013

Official subsidies program to create demand for 100,000 e-scooters in 4 years Taiwan is generally seen as heaven to promote electric scooters (e-scooters) due to many reasons, not least of which being geographically-mandated. The central alpine ridge forces most of the population to live in relatively small patches of land in the west. The extensive, well-built roads throughout the island, wel...

Che Li Wu globally markets its high-end forged brake calipers under the 'Frando' brand.

2013 Motorcycle Taiwan and EV Taiwan Showcase Innovative Products by Exhibitors

Jul 15, 2013

Four-in-one show revs up sales with record buyer, exhibitor turnouts The 8th Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show (2013 Motorcycle Taiwan) and 3rd Taiwan Int'l Electric Vehicle Show (EV Taiwan 2013), were held simultaneously from April 10-13 at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Exhibition Hall 1. The two shows were held in conjunction with two other major annual events: the 29...

Economics Minister Chang Chia-juch (4th from left), TAITRA Chairman Wang Chih-kang (3rd from left), TEEMA Chairman Arthur Chiao (2nd from left), and other VIPs jointly open the four-in-one 2013 TAIPEI AMPA, AutoTronics Taipei, Motorcycle Taiwan, and EV Taiwan show.

Motorcycle Taiwan & EV Taiwan 2013 Power Up Sales

Jul 15, 2013

Four-in-one event lures buyers with one-stop shopping convenience Many exciting new products, bikes and concepts were unveiled at the 8th Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show (Motorcycle Taiwan 2013) and the 3rd Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show (EV Taiwan 2013) at the Taiwan World Trade Center Exhibition Hall on April 10-13, 2013. The shows were organized by the Bureau of...

Market update - Full updated year 2012

EU PTW Market Continues Plunging in 2012 for 5th Consecutive Year

May 13, 2013

Improving spring conditions may push sales into black Due to still unsteady peripheral economic conditions in the EU, the EU market for motorcycles, scooters, tricycles and other vehicles in the L-category, has declined the fifth consecutive year in 2012 with another drop of 12.7%, according to ACEM (Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers in Europe). Post-1997 All-time Low With little ov...

The L-category (PTW) Vehicle Market in Europe. (ACEM data)

Sales of Certain PTWs in Europe Show End of Negative Cycle: ACEM

Dec 18, 2012

Despite the economic crisis affecting the European motorcycle market, signs of recovery are at hand, according to ACEM (Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers in Europe). The analysis of recent market trends highlights that urban mobility and passion are still acting as main drivers of the motorcycle market. While some segments have suffered from the impact of the economic downturn, sales of...