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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.

Dennis Cox, editor of Dirt Wheels, is impressed with the quality, innovation, and performance of Taiwanese ATV makers in the big-displacement segment.

Taiwan's Powersport Industry in the Eyes of Specialist-magazine Journalists

Oct 09, 2009

The organizer of the 4th Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show (Motorcycle Taiwan 2009), held April 14-19, 2009 at the Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) invited several globally renowned journalists covering the powersport industry to see the latest in the island’s powered two-wheeler (PTW), all terrain vehicle (ATV), and light electric vehicle ...

Global VIPs jointly kicked-off Motorcycle Taiwan 2009 at the opening ceremony.

Taiwan-made PTWs Raise Eyebrows at Motorcycle Taiwan 2009

Oct 09, 2009

High-power powered two-wheelers (PTWs), all terrain vehicles (ATVs), electric-scooters graced the show floor at the 4th Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show (Motorcycle Taiwan 2009), further demonstrating Taiwan's rising profile among the industry big boys. The show also enjoyed an impressive exhibitor turnout, indicating that the PTW industry is still riding high despite the global e...

KYMCO CEO Wang Shuen-ching (right) exchanges joint-venture agreements with Hiroshi Takata, chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

KYMCO and Kawasaki To Jointly Make General Purpose Gasoline Engines

Oct 09, 2009

The Kwang Yang Motor Co (KYMCO), Taiwan’s largest manufacturer of powered two-wheelers (PTWs), recently announced that it had signed an agreement with Japanese PTW maker Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. to set up a joint venture in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province. The new venture, the Changzhou Kawasaki & Kwang Yang Engine Co. (CK&K), is capitalized at US$10 million. CK&K will produce general-purpos...

Jacques Compagne, ACEM secretary general

European Sales of New PTWs Plummet 35% in Q1

Oct 09, 2009

Sales of new powered two-wheelers (PTWs) in Europe dropped 35% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2009, following a 34% decline in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to the Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers in Europe (ACEM). Sales have been dropping sharply since the last quarter of 2008, the association said, as the severity of the downturn puts purchasing power under immense press...

Increasingly more e-scooter makers in Taiwan are commercializing  e-scooters.

Official Effort in Taiwan to Push e-scooters Picks Up Speed

Oct 09, 2009

As Taiwan continues to try to be politically-correct by staying with the global trend to become more green in its transportation options, mainly backed by policymaking that aims to reduce carbon emissions on the island through developing the electric vehicle (LEV) industry, with the authorities having been investing increasingly more resources into such program. And the measure currently is to pr...

PAEB chairman Lin Yung-jen.

PAEB in Taiwan Pedals Hard to Promote Electric Bicycles

Oct 09, 2009

Already a globally leading production base of high-end bicycles and products, Taiwan is aggressively leveraging its existing advantages in production, high-technology and innovation to build another world-leading sector: electric bicycles. The rapidly emerging e-bike sector is proving to be a great way for makers to move upmarket, avoiding underselling to build innovative, value-added product...

TBA president Alex Peng is happy with the government's subsidy program for e-scooters.

Battery Association Head Optimistic About E-scooter Development in Taiwan

Oct 09, 2009

The government, academic organizations, research institutions, and private manufacturers are all working hard to develop electric vehicles (EVs) in Taiwan; and the island, thanks to its position as a global production base for high-quality internal-combustion scooters, large domestic market for powered two-wheelers (PTWs), mature battery and electronic industries, and strong policy support from t...

Tim Buche, president of MIC, SVIA, and MSF, three major organizations in the USA.

Motorcycle Industry Council President Sheds Light on Trends in the U.S.

Oct 08, 2009

The 4th Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show (Motorcycle Taiwan 2009), the biggest and only international motorcycle show on the island, was lent more credibility by inviting as VIP Tim Buche, president of three major motorcycling and performance vehicle related organizations in the United States: the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), and M...

Onorino Di Tanna, the young and energetic engineer at Piaggio's Scooter Technical Innovation section.

Piaggio's Engineer Tells Why MP3 3-wheeled Scooter is So Successful

Oct 08, 2009

Onorino Di Tanna, 31, a mechanical engineer who has been working at Piaggio for the past five years in the Scooter Technical Innovation section, was invited by the 4th Taiwan International Motorcycle Industry Show (Motorcycle Taiwan 2009) as a key speaker to talk about the successful innovation of the MP3. The mechanical engineer was also exclusively interviewed by the Taiwan Motorcycle and P...

CEOs Wong Ming-liang (left) and Jackie Huang are the men who have built a successful R.P.M.

R.P.M. Moves to New Headquarters in Taipei for 22nd Anniversary

Apr 24, 2009

R.P.M. Co., Ltd., a major powered two-wheeler (PTW) tuning-parts brand in Taiwan, recently celebrated its 22nd anniversary by moving into a brand-new integrated office- factory complex in Taipei, showing its determination to further expand its business, especially globally after having built dominance on the island. The new office-plant complex cost over NT$100 million (US$2.86 million at US...

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