The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has launched a poll of UK motorcyclists to gauge opinions on the use of petrol-powered motorcycles.
The UK Government has clearly stated its intent to move away from traditional fossil-fuelled vehicles to an electric fleet. The Government has also stated that it will ban sales of new petrol- and diesel-powered cars and small vans by 2030 and, although it hasn’t explicitly included motorcycles, these are likely to be included at a later stage.
The existing vehicle fleet will neither disappear, nor be replaced, overnight; however, change is coming. Within the car industry this is happening at pace. Change and progress is inevitable, but should MAG be fighting to preserve the internal combustion engine (ICE) for motorcycles and scooters?
MAG’s Chair, Selina Lavender, says:
“It is important to acknowledge that change is coming and as an organisation we are not standing in the way of progress. If you want to ride an electric motorcycle or scooter, or indeed have already made the change, then there is a place in MAG for you. However, at this time the options don’t make sense to a great many riders. They are fearful of being forced off the bikes they cherish and see them potentially being demoted from a transport choice to a museum exhibit.”
Further to the success of our previous members poll we extend this poll to all riders in an effort to gauge how important riders feel the move away from traditional petrol-powered engines is to them.
MAG remains the representative voice of motorcyclists and will do all it can to represent the views of riders. We are committed to ensuring that all views are heard, particularly on such an important and complex subject.
Please complete the survey here.
The poll closes at 5pm on Tuesday 20th April 2021.
To join MAG visit www.mag-uk.org or call 01926 844064 (office hours)