Motorcycles

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…

RECORD SALES YEAR FOR 2016 FLAGS DRAMATIC SHIFT IN BUYER PREFERENCES

6th January 2017

Australia has posted its third new car sales record in four years with 1,178,133 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles sold in 2016, an increase of 2 per cent on the 2015 calendar year record. Vehicle sales in December totalled 98,763, slightly down (0.9 per cent) on December 2015. The... More…

INDUSTRY WELCOMES PLANS FOR CLEANER EMISSIONS AND QUALITY FUEL

21st December 2016

The release of discussion papers seeking to improve the efficiency of light vehicles and vehicle emissions through better fuel standards was warmly welcomed yesterday by Australia’s vehicle industry and its representative peak body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). The... More…

KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ON ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATVs) THIS FESTIVE SEASON

15th December 2016

Make safety your first priority when children are out riding on ATVs during this Christmas holiday season. The ATV industry’s representative body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), is urging parents to watch and supervise younger riders as the festive season is often used... More…

DIVERSE INPUT TO EMISSIONS DEBATE WELCOME, SAYS INDUSTRY

12th December 2016

Australia’s peak vehicle industry body has welcomed the Australian Automobile Association’s latest contribution to the emissions discussion but expressed concern that it may serve to confuse or mislead consumers. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries said that the AAA’s... More…

PRIVATE LCV SALES UP 10 PER CENT AS INDUSTRY PUSHES TOWARD RECORD

5th December 2016

The diversity and multi-purpose capability of light commercial vehicles has seen private sales in this segment rise 10 per cent during November 2016 compared with November 2015, as Australia’s new vehicle market charges toward a record sales year according to the industry’s VFACTS... More…

INDUSTRY THROWS ITS SUPPORT BEHIND CALL FOR ABOLISHING TARIFFS AND LCT

2nd December 2016

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has thrown its support behind the South Australian Treasurer’s call today (December 2) to abolish vehicle tariffs and remove the inequitable Luxury Car Tax. South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis announced that he would take his call... More…

STUNNING NEW SYDNEY VENUE FOR 2017 MOTORCYCLE SHOW

25th November 2016

The brand new $1.5 billion Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour will be the venue for next year’s Sydney Motorcycle Show. Tony Weber, Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), made the announcement at the opening of Melbourne... More…

INDUSTRY SUPPORTS ROADMAP FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES

11th November 2016

Australia’s peak industry car body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, has welcomed the release today (November 11) of a new policy paper from the National Transport Commission which creates the “roadmap” for the roll-out of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems... More…