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Greek motorcyclists: ‘Advanced motorcycle training is not about racing skills’

The Greek motorcyclists’ organization MOT.O.E offers valuable advanced rider training, but they also visit high schools, talking to youngsters who could be interested in riding a moped and a motorcycle later. Thomas Kakadiaris explains. The Hellenic Motorcycle Institute (He.M.I.) Motothesis is the training organisation of MOT.O.E, the Motorcycle Federation of Greece

Motorcyclists and the European Commission have a top meeting

If you want to talk about improving road safety for European motorcyclists, the best place to be is the European Commission. So that is where FEMA went. A FEMA team had a top meeting with Matthew Baldwin, the recently appointed Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport and European coordinator for road

Presidents new year’s address

Looking back at 2018, I can honestly say that today FEMA is the true voice of European motorcyclists in Brussels and we interact with more riders, motorcyclists' organizations and stakeholders than ever before. The FEMA staff, General Secretary Dolf Willigers and Communications Officer Wim Taal, have worked overtime to represent European

Will there be a place on the road for historic vehicles?

‘Securing the future of our motoring heritage’, that is the title of the policy paper that was presented by the European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group (EPHVG). The policy paper was presented by Bernd Lange, Member of the European Parliament for the S&D group and FEMA’s general secretary Dolf Willigers was present. Click

MAG UK discusses biking with the Mayor of London

The British Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has held a long-awaited meeting with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The topics: motorcycle access to bus lanes and the threat bikers will be charged in London’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone. The meeting was the result of months of lobbying, and the hugely helpful intervention of

Will banning bikes solve Spain’s pollution problems?

The Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid will make entering the city centre on a motorcycle virtually impossible. This is reported by Spanish FEMA member AMM (Asociación Mutua Motera). In the last decade the Spanish city of Madrid, for example, took measures to counter pollution by lowering speed limits on roads

Looking for urban mobility solutions? Try motorcycles!

‘Walk, cycle or use public transport’. Does this sound familiar to you? It could hardly not. It is the mantra that politicians nowadays recite when it comes to urban mobility. When we all walk, cycle or use public transport, all problems will vanish into thin air. It’s a kind of detergent

Swedish insurance data: ‘Anti-lock brakes reduce motorcycle accidents’

In Sweden the number of single motorcycle accidents where motorcyclists crashed while braking, has been halved since 2015, according to statistics from insurance company Svedea. For ten years Swedish FEMA member SMC have informed riders about the benefits of ABS (anti-lock braking system) and offered advanced training for riders, to teach

Sweden: SMC’s motorcycle training gets a European quality label

The Swedish FEMA member SMC has been certified and received the motorcycle manufacturers' quality label 'European Motorcycle Training Quality Label'. Motorcyclists’ association SMC arranges voluntary training for motorcyclists and is world leading in the field. SMC is the only training organization in the Nordic region which has certified their motorcycle training.

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