On the agenda was the wish of the riders’ organizations to have motorcyclists better informed about fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. In FEMA’s and FIM Europe’s view this will help the buyer of a motorcycle to make a better informed and balanced choice which will probably lead to cleaner and less fuel consuming motorcycles.
Although the industry already has made enormous steps towards cleaner and less fuel consuming motorcycles in the last 15 years, buying cleaner bikes by the consumer also helps. The purpose of all this is to keep riding possible with growing environmental demands. ACEM and the riders’ organizations have a shared interest in this and will work together to come to better information to the consumer and authorities.
FEMA general secretary Dolf Willigers: “I’m very happy that the industry recognises the need for good consumer information and that ACEM is willing to work with us on this. Knowledge about fuel consumption and exhaust emissions is crucial for a balanced and well informed choice when you buy a new motorcycle. Still, motorcycles are always the more economic and cleaner choice compared to cars.”
Dolf Willigers (FEMA), Antonio Perlot (ACEM) and John Chatterton-Ross (FIM Europe).