2nd Ridex to Focus on Quality Improvement

2nd Ridex to Focus  on Quality Improvement2nd Ridex to Focus  on Quality Improvement

The second edition of Iran Ridex is scheduled for January 19-22 at Tehran's Mosalla, in the heart of the Iranian capital.

Ridex is a specialized exhibition of motorcycles, motorcycle parts, electric and hybrid bikes and other service-based companies related to that industry.

According to a report by Eghtesad News this week,one trade delegation each from Iraq and Afghanistan will be taking part in the event with the aim of importing products from Iran.

FaribaKhakzad, executive secretary of the relatively new exhibition, said foreign firms from China, Italy, the UAE and India will also be present in this year's event, which build on the success of the previous iteration of the event.

The event's website currently lists KTM, Aprilla, MV Agusta and Vespa among the foreign companies attending the event, alongside local bike companies like Kavir Motorcycles.

Khakzad added that the main goal behind the exhibition is to promote quality improvement and develop the industry with a special focus on reducing pollution, "this why hybrids and electric motorcycles will be given special attention in the exhibition."

This year, some lucky people at the event will be able to test ride some of the locally-made and foreign motor bikes. Over 60 brands had taken part in last year's exhibition and "we expect the number to rise this year".

On the sidelines of the exhibition, several conferences and educational workshops have been scheduled. Also, the latest innovations of this field will also be showcased at the exhibition.

Deadline for applications and foreign nationals seeking entry visas for attending the event is December 25.

Tehran in recent years has stepped up efforts to revamp its motorcycle industry for producing less polluting and noisy bikes.

In February, Tehran Municipality said it will offer loans at no interest to buyers of electric motorcycles, IRNA reported at the time.

Bank Shahr, which is affiliated to the municipality, announced that it would provide up to 65 million rials in loans for those purchasing each electric motorcycle.

Based on a plan initiated by Tehran Air Quality Control Company, some 3,000 electric motorcycles were pegged to be sold.

In the long run, Tehran Municipality is planning to bring some 400,000 electric motorcycles to the capital, with January's event being part of the wider plan.

Based on studies conducted by the municipality, the launch of electric motorcycles in Tehran’s District 12 (TehranBazaar), which is the capital’s most crowded and polluted commercial area, could significantly reduce air and noise pollution by 30-40% and 50%, respectively.

Some 2 million motorcycles ply the Tehran streets daily.

Interested people may refer to for registration.