Some key data:
-* If 10% of car drivers passed the car to the bike or scooter on the commuting, we would see a decrease of 40% of the lines” says Christophe Lebon , spokesman FEBIAC.
-* If 25 % of daily trips are made on two wheels, the morning traffic jams would disappear completely ” the spokesman noted .
-* The CO2 emissions for a motorcycle is 21% lower than those of a car
-* In 2011, motorcycles represent only 6.75 % of vehicles in Belgium against 5% in 2000.
-* An example: The cumulative loss on the highway is 1925 hours a day. With 10% of motorists converted bikers, saving time would be 63 % with only 706 hours of files per day . The scale of the entire road network , the time savings could go up to 15 000 hours per day.
In 12 years anyway, the number of two-wheeler owners in Belgium increased by nearly 80 %.
Belgian Tax Deductions:
-# Motorcycle costs related to professional framework (between home and the workplace as well as business travel) are fully deductible (for car expenses: its limited to € 0.15 and 75% in case of business use) .
-# The duration of the amortization of the purchase of a motorcycle is typically five years.
-# The road, the setting in circulation taxes are deductible as well as the insurance
-# Equipment (depreciation generally over 3 years)
-# The cost of repair
-# The cost of fuel
-# The interests of your funding plan
15% discount for “clean” motorcycles:
-* A reduction of 15 % of the acquisition value * for a motorcycle , tricycle or quadricycle driven exclusively by electric motor, capable of carrying at least two people and which requires the possession of a license.
*Limited to a maximum reduction of € 4.540 (net indexed) for a quadricycle and € 2.770 (net indexed) for a motorcycle or a tricycle.