Europe hits one million bike sales
New figures from the European Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (ACEM) show that 1,051,257 motorcycles and scooters were registered in the EU in the first nine months of this year, 4.4% up on last year. Of those registrations, a total of 802,767 were classed as geared motorcycles, an increase of 7.2% on 2015’s figures.
Vespa widens web
Bristol dealership Fowlers is now the official UK distributor for Piaggio and Vespa parts and accessories. You can now use their website to order every imaginable part direct to your home, from service items and bodywork, to branded clothing and mugs. Fowlers also stock parts for Yamaha, Kawasaki, Derbi, Aprilia, Triumph, KTM, Suzuki and Moto Guzzi. More info: www.fowlersparts.co.uk
Owners of the Italian super cruiser will have their bikes recalled. Ducati say a screw is at risk of coming loose and impinging on the sidestand cut- out switch, cutting engine power. Dealers will replace the sidestand pivot and mounting plate for free. This is the model’s second recall, the first being for a rear wheel mounting issue.