About us

The MCIA has been established for over 100 years and represents approximately 85% of the supply side of the industry; the manufacturers and importers of Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) and other L-Category vehicles, accessory and component suppliers and companies providing associated services.

Based in Coventry, the MCIA works closely with members and a wide variety of stakeholders such as Government and its agencies, police, press and road safety organisations to promote, protect and expand the UK PTW and L-Category industry. 

Throughout its existence, the MCIA and its forebears has evolved to keep pace with changes in the industry and to anticipate future developments.  With today’s transport challenges including user safety, congested roads and declining air quality, the MCIA is working hard with national and local Government and other interested parties, to ensure that Powered Two Wheelers and other L-Category Vehicles are recognised for their efficiency and practicality and are an integral part of transport planning.

The Association is governed by a Board of Directors, appointed or elected by members, and works within Articles of Association.   

Motorcycle Live

Each year the MCIA exhibitions team delivers Motorcycle Live, the UK’s biggest annual showcase for the industry’s products and services.

Motorcycle Live attracts over 100,000 visitors and 230 exhibitors (including over 40 manufacturers) and hosts live events, feature areas and opportunities to ride.  

All profits generated are invested back into the industry for the benefit of MCIA members.

MCIA RIDE

MCIA RIDE provides IMI accredited training courses for professional motorcycle training schools and their instructors, which are fully endorsed by the DVSA.

The accredited schools meet specific standards which are checked annually and monitored through surveys conducted with every customer.  

There is now a national network of accredited schools offering consistently high standards of training and customer care. This is designed to encourage a better take up motorcycling and to improve the safety of riders.

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