Motorcycles

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…

MARKET ON TARGET FOR A RECORD YEAR

4th November 2016

Australia’s new vehicle sales remain on target for a record year despite a slight dip during October when total sales reached 93,357, 1%  (964 vehicles) down on the same month in 2015. Passenger cars were the only segment to fall below October 2015 outcomes (down by 7.4%), with SUVs... More…

INDUSTRY EXPERT URGES ATV RIDERS TO WEAR HELMETS

12th October 2016

An engineering expert from the US providing evidence to a Coronial inquest into ATV fatalities in Hobart, Tasmania, has emphasised the safety importance of riders wearing helmets. Scott Kebschull, from US-based firm Dynamic Research Inc and regarded as one of the world’s leading researchers... More…

FCAI PRESIDENT URGES NATIONAL POLICY SETTING FOR C-ITS COHESION

11th October 2016

Australia must develop Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems policies which are in step with those going on elsewhere around the world or risk being isolated from all the remarkable benefits greater levels of connected and automated driving will bring to our everyday lives, the ITS World... More…

STRONG MOTORCYCLE SALES IN 2016

7th October 2016

The Australian motorcycle and ATV market grew strongly in the first three quarters of 2016, with the latest sales figures revealing a 5.5 per cent increase over the same period in 2015. Sales for the first three quarters of 2016 totalled 79,237. The Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of... More…

CAR SALES GROWTH FUELLED BY SUVS AND LIGHT COMMERCIALS

5th October 2016

Australia’s new car sales continued their steady growth during September with total sales of 102,696 vehicles, fuelled by continuing strong demand for SUVs and light commercial vehicles. Sales of SUVs during September were up by 6.8 per cent over the same month last year, and up 9.9 per... More…

FCAI BACKS COORDINATED APPROACH TO AUTOMATED VEHICLES

30th September 2016

Australia’s peak motor industry body has thrown its full support behind the need for a clear, government-mandated roadmap for the roll-out of automated vehicle technology. The Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Tony Weber, said that the report released by... More…

ATTITUDES TOWARD FARM SAFETY MUST CHANGE, SAYS FCAI

30th September 2016

Changes in user behaviour and operating practices are urgently needed to make Australian farms safer, particularly when using tractors, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and general machinery. The Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Tony Weber, said that the recently... More…

INDUSTRY REPORT REVEALS CHALLENGE AHEAD ON FUEL, EMISSIONS

23rd September 2016

  A report by independent Victorian-based research team ABMARC has revealed the challenges ahead for regulators as Australia continues the transition to more stringent levels of vehicle pollutant emissions and the introduction of a fuel consumption standard over the next decade and beyond.... More…

CAMPAIGN SHOWS A CPD IS NOT THE ANSWER

8th September 2016

In an overturn incident, Crush Protection Devices (CPDs) fitted to All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) can cause as many injuries as they may prevent. That’s the key message behind a new educational video released today (September 8) by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) on its ATV... More…

SUVs AND LIGHT COMMERCIALS LEAD CONTINUED MARKET GROWTH

7th September 2016

Sales of new motor vehicles for August 2016 continued the trend set earlier this year with an increase of 4.6 per cent over the August 2015 figures.  To date this year, Australians have purchased 784,380 new motor vehicles, up 3 per cent over the volume for the same period in 2015.... More…

AUSTRALIAN MARKET YIELDS AFFORDABLE CARS, SAYS UK MEDIA REPORT

2nd September 2016

An investigative report published yesterday (September 1) in the UK’s Auto Express, the online arm of the UK’s biggest-selling motoring weekly, again has confirmed that Australian cars are among the most affordable in the world. The Auto Express report entitled “Car running... More…

Fuel quality vital to the emissions debate, says FCAI

30th August 2016

A study commissioned by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) demonstrates the complexity of the vehicle emissions debate and has highlighted the need for high quality 95 RON petrol, says Australia’s peak motor industry body. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, which... More…

QLD GOVERNMENT AND ATV INDUSTRY JOIN FORCES WITH SAFETY FOCUS AT THE EKKA

12th August 2016

  Australia’s ATV industry and the Queensland Government’s WorkSafe agency has joined forces to provide a focus on quad bike safety at the state’s largest agricultural show, the Ekka (Royal Queensland Show) in Brisbane. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI),... More…

FCAI BACKS ACMA PLANS TO ALLOCATE 5.9 GHz BAND FOR INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

10th August 2016

Plans to establish a connected vehicle network, known as Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), across Australia have taken a significant step forward with the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s intention to allocate the 5.9 GHz band by early 2017.... More…

Vehicle sales on target for a record year in 2016

4th August 2016

A record-breaking year for Australia’s motor industry remains a likely prospect after the industry recorded its second-best July sales of 91,331. The July outcome, as recorded by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ VFACTS, brings the 2016 year-to-date total to 689,471, or... More…

Victorian ATV subsidies should include helmets and training, says FCAI

25th July 2016

A more scientific approach is needed on ATV safety, and Victorian taxpayer money could be better spent on the strong promotion of known safety practices such as helmets and rider training says the Australia’s peak industry body representing ATV manufacturers. While the Federal Chamber of... More…

Motorcycle sales powering on with a 3.5 per cent market growth

11th July 2016

The Australian motorcycle and ATV market grew strongly in the first half of 2016, with the latest sales figures revealing a 3.5 per cent increase over the same period last year. The ongoing appeal of ATV and SxS (Side by Side) vehicles specifically for farm and agricultural use, but also... More…

Biggest month of sales in history steers toward a boom year

5th July 2016

A record month and a 2.2 per cent increase over the strong monthly result last year has steered Australia’s new car industry to its best first-half result ever. An industry record of 128,569 sales for June has boosted Australia’s half-yearly total to 598,140, 3.4 per cent above the... More…

SafeWork NSW quad bike strategy falls short

29th June 2016

A lack of evidence has hampered the NSW Government’s well-intended approach to improving quad bike safety standards across the state, says the peak body representing Australia’s ATV distributors. While generally supportive of SafeWork NSW’s new Quad Bike Safety Improvement... More…

Child pedestrian safety test shows genuine part comes out on top

24th June 2016

Impact tests comparing a genuine Holden aluminium bonnet with phoney imports have yielded a life-saving best score for the locally manufactured part. Adelaide University’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) recently conducted a head form test that simulates a frontal collision... More…