MCIA National Heatmap Highlights Economic Impact of Moped and Motorcycle Sector Amid Election Push

MCIA National Heatmap Highlights Economic Impact of Moped and Motorcycle Sector Amid Election Push

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) has launched an interactive heatmap revealing the substantial economic and employment contributions of the moped, motorcycle and powered light vehicle sector in England and Wales.

The visualisation highlights the sector’s significant impact in local economies, providing essential data to support the industry's Manifesto for a Thriving & Sustainable UK Powered Light Vehicle Sector.

The heatmap also includes information on the number of motorcycle training providers and registered vehicles in each parliamentary constituency.

MCIA is calling on parliamentary candidates in key moped, motorcycling and urban mobility regions to support local jobs and business resilience by signing the Powered Light Vehicle Pledge. Candidates from six different political parties have already endorsed the pledge, demonstrating cross-party support for the sector which has 1.5 million active users and 5 million licence holders. 

The Pledge commits candidates to “champion a thriving and sustainable powered light vehicle sector that fosters innovation, drives economic growth, and promotes efficient transport, thereby making Britain a global leader in powered light mobility.

MCIA CEO Tony Campbell said: “The heatmap illustrates the immense contribution of the sector to the health of business and communities throughout the country. 

It underlines the relevance of our Manifesto for a Thriving & Sustainable UK Powered Light Vehicle Sector to hundreds of candidates in constituencies where our sector is driving employment and growth. 

Signing MCIA’s Powered Light Vehicle Pledge should be a “no brainer” for parliamentary candidates of every party ahead of this election.

If you support local jobs, back your local economy, and advocate a modern, dynamic transport network, then you must champion the moped, motorcycle, and entire powered light vehicle sector.”


Notes for Editors:

  • You can access MCIA’s heatmap here

Key Insights

  • Hinckley & Bosworth constituency takes the top spot for total jobs and economic contribution. 
  • MCIA estimates Hinckley & Bosworth benefits from 898 direct and indirect jobs sustained by the powered light vehicle industry and an economic contribution of over £33 million.
  • In Solihull West & Shirley the sector supports 690 total jobs. 
  • In South Leicestershire the powered light vehicle sector generates an estimated £21 million annually.
  • There are significant motorcycle manufacturing and R&D facilities in the Midlands and Northwest of England.
  • Motorcycle industry manufacturing and R&D jobs are concentrated at specific locations. On the retail side, jobs are more evenly spread throughout the country.
  • There is an extensive network of motorcycle retail outlets throughout the UK for the sale of UK-produced and imported motorcycles
  • East Oxford is the constituency with the largest total motorcycle retail contribution with 264 total jobs and £16.4 million total economic contribution.
  • East Worthing & Shoreham also has a significant motorcycle retail offering which sustains 191 direct jobs.

Manifesto for a Thriving & Sustainable UK Powered Light Vehicle Sector

  • You can visit MCIA’s Powered Light Vehicle Manifesto website with all relevant campaign materials here
  • You can read the Powered Light Vehicle Manifesto here


MCIA represents over 90% of the supply side of the industry; the manufacturers and importers of powered two wheelers (PTWs) and other PLVs (or L-Category vehicles), accessory and component suppliers and companies providing associated services. 

For more information about MCIA or to interview Tony Campbell, CEO, please call 07976 714094 or email

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Examples and definitions of the different L-Category Vehicles (L1 to L7) can be found here.