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MAG publishes petrol motorcycle survey results.

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has published the results of its snapshot survey of motorcyclists’ attitudes to potential phasing out of petrol motorcycles.

MAG recently ran a survey to establish a snapshot of riders’ opinions about what remains technically a potential phase-out of petrol-powered motorcycles.

The survey attracted a total of 4,805 responses.  Of these, 1,575 responses were from MAG members.  The remaining 3,230 were from non-members. 

The first question covered opinion on a potential phase-out of the sale of new petrol motorcycles and just 8% of respondents accepted a potential ban, 36% want to see a ban delayed and 55% were completely opposed. 

83% percent of all respondents want to see MAG work with other groups opposed to the ban of petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.

The third question probed attitudes to electric motorcycles and asked whether they would stop riding altogether, keep existing petrol motorcycles running for as long as possible, or adopt electric before the end of any phase-out, 31% said they would hang up their crash helmets, 56% would resist the switch for as long as possible and just 13% would make the switch before it was unavoidable.

MAG Chair, Selina Lavender, commented, “I was delighted by the level of response to the survey. MAG always represents the views of all riders, regardless of their choice of motorcycle and we have worked hard to develop the channels that get riders opinions heard by government”.


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