Motorcycles

INDUSTRY WELCOMES CONSUMER PROTECTION AGAINST PERSONAL IMPORT OF NEW VEHICLES

16th August 2017

Australia’s peak motor industry body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has warmly welcomed an announcement by the Government not to proceed with the personal importation of new vehicles due to consumer protection issues. The Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul... More…

GET BACK ON YOUR BIKE: MOTORCYCLE BRANDS JOIN FORCES FOR INDUSTRY INITIATIVE

16th August 2017

In a first for the Australian motorcycle industry, all the major motorcycle brands have joined forces to encourage riders across the country to get their motorcycle out of the garage and ride it to work. The “National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week” will run from October 8 to 15... More…

BENEFITS IN NEW ATV HELMET WIN FULL INDUSTRY SUPPORT

11th August 2017

Widespread adoption of the new Shark ATV helmet would have an immediate impact on reducing ATV injuries nationally, industry research has found. The helmet had its official public release this week in Queensland where Fiona O’Sullivan, Manager, Agriculture Strategy Unit Workplace Health and... More…

STATEMENT BY THE FCAI ON THE RELEASE OF THE ACCC DRAFT REPORT INTO THE NEW CAR RETAIL INDUSTRY

10th August 2017

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries notes the release today (August 10) of the ACCC’s extensive draft report into Australia’s new car retailing industry. The industry strives to deliver the best outcomes for its customers through offering world-class technology, safety, value... More…

JULY RECORD FOR MOTOR INDUSTRY

3rd August 2017

Australia’s motor industry posted its fourth month of record sales for 2017 with July as its third successive month of record gains, according to results released today from the motor industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. The July result of 92,754 sales keeps the industry... More…

FCAI STATEMENT RE TAKATA AIRBAG INCIDENT AND RECALL CAMPAIGN

24th July 2017

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the man involved in the tragic incident of July 13 and we understand that Honda Australia is working closely to provide whatever assistance is required. The Takata airbag recall is an... More…

SECOND QUARTER RECOVERY FOR NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MARKET

7th July 2017

The national motorcycle market produced a second quarter sales recovery to be 4.1 per cent down in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016, according to the latest data published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Half-yearly sales for 2017 totalled 50,908... More…

MOTOR INDUSTRY POSTS MONTHLY SALES RECORD

5th July 2017

Australia’s new motor vehicle sales achieved a best-ever monthly result in June, according to the motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS. June sales hit a new monthly record high of 134,171, an increase of 4.4 per cent to surpass the previous best result of 128,569 recorded in... More…

RECORD MAY LIFTS SALES ACROSS ALL STATES

5th June 2017

The Australian motor industry posted a record result for the month of May, with all states and the Northern Territory growing in vehicle sales. May sales totalled 102,901, a healthy 6.4 per cent increase on the same month last year with all market segments increasing. Year to date, market sales... More…

INDUSTRY WELCOMES NTC REPORT ON CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

5th June 2017

The newest data released by the National Transport Commission supports the motor industry’s assertion that credits and incentives are vital in encouraging more consumers to buy low emissions vehicles and, in doing so, continue to drive down Australia’s carbon dioxide emissions.... More…

WORKSAFE VICTORIA REVISES ITS ANNOUNCEMENT ON OPDs FOLLOWING LEGAL ACTION BY ATV INDUSTRY

24th May 2017

As a result of legal proceedings commenced against it by the leading Australian distributors of All Terrain Vehicles (“ATVs”, or sometimes called “quad bikes”), WorkSafe Victoria has made substantial revisions to the announcement that it made in March 2016, “New... More…

INDUSTRY WELCOMES INVESTMENT IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FUND

12th May 2017

Australia’s peak motor industry body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement in this week’s Budget to introduce an Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund to help turbocharge Australian manufacturing into the 21st century.... More…

LIGHT COMMERCIALS HOLD UP IN A REDUCED APRIL OUTCOME

4th May 2017

Strong growth was experienced in light commercial vehicles, and in particular 4X4 utilities, despite a weaker April sales outcome, according to the motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS. Although total vehicle sales for April were at 83,135 compared with 87,571 in April 2016, light... More…

OPINION ON SERVICE AND REPAIR NOT SUPPORTED BY FACTS, SAYS INDUSTRY

27th April 2017

An opinion piece by the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Competition and Productivity Dr Andrew Leigh in today’s media (27 April 2017) about access to independent vehicle service and repair is not supported by the facts, according to the motor vehicle industry’s peak... More…

FALL IN FIRST QUARTER MOTORCYCLE SALES

11th April 2017

The national motorcycle market suffered a 13.4 per cent decline in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016 according to the latest sales data published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Sales for the 2017 first quarter totalled 21,794 compared with 25,160... More…

BE ATV SAFE OVER EASTER HOLIDAYS

7th April 2017

A visit to a farm or country property over the Easter holidays can be an exciting experience for all children but to the inexperienced ATV rider, the offer of riding one of these machines can be fraught with danger. If the opportunity to ride an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) is offered, there are... More…

RECORD MARCH RESULT FOR MOTOR VEHICLE SALES

5th April 2017

Australia’s motor industry has recorded its best-ever March sales result, with the market up 0.9 per cent on the same month last year. The motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS revealed that 105,410 vehicles were sold in Australia last month, 898 more than in March 2016. Five... More…

CORONIAL FINDINGS ON ATV SAFETY SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED

29th March 2017

The ATV industry has taken the initiative by promoting recognised safety practices and progressing the Coronial recommendations in order to achieve improved safety outcomes for riders. Since 2015, both the Queensland and NSW Coroners have recommended a number of recognised safety practices all of... More…

INDUSTRY SEEKS URGENT ACTION TO STOP KIDS RIDING ADULT ATVS

10th March 2017

Australia’s ATV industry is urging State and territory governments to adopt the recommendations of previous Coronial inquests in order to fast-track better safety for ATV riders. The ATV industry and its representative body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, have been long-term... More…

FCAI COMMENDS INSURER'S GENUINE PARTS POLICY CHANGE

8th March 2017

Australia's peak automotive industry body has called on the wider insurance industry to follow the lead of insurance giant IAG, which will urge repairers to use new genuine parts in vehicle repairs. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Chief Executive Tony Weber commended IAG on its... More…

SUV SALES OVERTAKE PASSENGER CARS FOR FIRST TIME EVER

3rd March 2017

The month of February produced a landmark shift in Australian automotive history when national sales of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) overtook those of passenger cars for the first time on a monthly basis according to the official VFACTS sales figures released by Australia’s peak industry... More…

SOLID JANUARY START FOLLOWS INDUSTRY’S RECORD YEAR

3rd February 2017

Motor vehicle sales across Australia got off to a solid start in January, with the month’s sales nudging ahead of the same period last year and showing a rise in activity among private purchasers. Total sales for January, including passenger cars, SUVs, light and heavy commercial vehicles... More…

FINAL QUARTER SURGE PUSHES MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY TO BEST SALES IN SEVEN YEARS

6th January 2017

A surge in consumer activity during the final quarter of 2016 generated a strong finish to the sales year for Australia’s new motorcycle market, with the calendar year result up 6.6 per cent on 2015. Australia’s motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales reached a total of 114,783 in 2016... More…