Ricardo announces second annual motorcycle industry conference

Ricardo announces second annual motorcycle industry conference
09 August 2015

Following the success of last year’s event, Ricardo Motorcycle has announced that its second annual conference will take place in Milan on 16th November – the day before the start of EICMA 2015, the premier global trade show for two-wheeled transport.

The Ricardo Motorcycle conference will draw together senior management, engineers and thought-leaders of the world’s motorcycle industries to discuss future trends, legislative and market drivers and technological opportunities. Addressing some of the key challenges and opportunities facing the global motorcycle industries, the focus will fall on issues such as the latest vehicle and powertrain technologies, future emissions legislation, and trends in the design of urban mobility products.

The conference will take place at the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, in the Sala del Cenacolo – an impressive 16th century building which offers a relaxed and informal networking environment ahead of the start of EICMA.

The confirmed speakers at the 2015 Ricardo Motorcycle conference reflect the international perspective and technological rigour of the event. Presentations will be made by representatives of prestigious motorcycle brands Ducati, KTM, Piaggio and Yamaha, while supplier perspectives will be provided by key staff from Bosch, Gates Corporation and Ricardo Motorcycle. Cutting-edge research input will also come from academics based at the Technische Universität Graz and Politecnico di Milano, both institutions with a particular technologicial focus on the motorcycle industries. The conference will close with a presentation by a representative of the European Commission’s Institute for Energy and Transport on the potential impact of future emissions regulations.

“Following an extremely successful event in 2014, I am extremely pleased to be able to announce that we will be hosting our second Ricardo Motorcycle Conference in Milan on 16th November,” said Ricardo head of motorcycle and urban mobility strategy, Paul Etheridge. “This event provides an opportunity to focus upon some of the technological, regulatory and market-related challenges and opportunities faced by the world’s motorcycle industries.  It also provides a great networking opportunity for fellow motorcycle engineers and business people, ahead of the EICMA event which starts the following day.” 

Further details of the technical programme and details of delegate registration for the second Ricardo Motorcycle Conference to be held in Milan on 16th November 2015 can be found at: www.motorcycleconference.com.


A full copy of this press release is available from the link at the top right of this page, together with a copy of the 2015 Ricardo Motorcycle Conference programme.