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‘While carmakers suffer, motorcycles are on a roll in Europe’

Even as European auto sales decline, increasing congestion and renewed interest in two-wheel transportation have helped boost deliveries of motorcycles. New car registrations in the European Union fell 3.1% in the first half of 2019, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, while motorbike sales jumped 9.1% in the period, the

International conference on road safety for motorcyclists

FEMA will participate as a speaker in the International conference on road safety for motorcyclists. This conference is jointly organized by AISICO s.r.l. and ERF. It will be held in the AISICO premises (Pereto,Italy) on the 20th of September 2019. The object of the conference is to investigate the main issues

European Commission: ‘No Intelligent Speed Assistance for motorcycles’

On FEMA's request, the European Commission replied to the rumours of the introduction of speed limiters on motorcycles. After the news broke in April 2019 that ‘Europe’ wants overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) for cars, we quickly noticed that a large part of the automotive and motorcycle press described the overridable

FEMA welcomes new members

At the FEMA meeting in Prague on 1 June, the FEMA Committee voted in two new member organizations. FEMA is proud to welcome our newest member, MotoADN from Romania. FEMA’s general secretary Dolf Willigers said: “I am very happy having more riders from eastern Europe on board, helping us shaping and

Another EU-US trade war may hit motorcyclists

In the newest trade war between the EU and the USA, motorcycle parts are on the list of products that will have extra customs duties up to 100% if European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström gets her way. Parts for US brands motorcycles may become much more expensive. End March 2019

EU Parliament says ‘yes’ to safety technology in vehicles

Vulnerable road users, such as motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians will be better protected through safety features such as intelligent speed assistance and advanced emergency-braking system that will have to be installed in new vehicles as from May 2022. The European Parliament voted on the so-called General Safety Regulation on Tuesday 16

FEMA & the European Commission join forces to improve motorcycle safety

The FEMA team had another constructive meeting with officials from the European Commission, to discuss our joint efforts to improve road safety for motorcyclists. For FEMA it is very important to talk to the European Commission about the special place motorcyclists and other users of powered two-wheelers have in everyday traffic

Europe agrees on new vehicle safety standards

In the night from 25 to 26 of March, representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council of Ministers have reached a provisional agreement on the General Safety Regulation. Although the process isn't finished yet, we have come a step closer to safer vehicles. This means that

European parliament wants a large number of safety features in cars

On Thursday, 21 February 2019, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted the report on the General Safety Regulation from Róża Thun which within three years will lead to the implementation of a large number of safety features in cars. Several of these features are aimed

Motorcyclists need worldwide solidarity

The recently founded ‘FEMA Worldwide Solidarity Fund’ will help motorcyclists’ organizations all over the world to learn from European political experience in motorcycle issues. As FEMA grows bigger and becomes more influential, we notice that more and more motorcyclists’ organizations from non-European countries approach us for help and support. For example: