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Who owns my motorcycle’s data?

Car data can tell where you have been, what the technical status of your car is, how you drive and - through access to your phone - who you know. So far, FEMA has not written about data access and security for motorcycles, because it is not a very current

Motorcyclists do care about the environment

A report that was written by the American environmental organization ICCT about pollution by traffic in Paris on hot days turns out to have many flaws. In the ICCT report it was stated that motorcycles emitted a considerable higher amount of CO and NO2 than petrol cars. The report was much

Swedish motorcyclists visit Brussels

A group of thirteen members of staff from Swedish motorcyclists’ organization SMC travelled to Brussels for a ‘field trip’, to take a look inside the European ‘bubble’. SMC is FEMA’s largest member organization and obviously they employ quite a number of staff that never have any dealings with FEMA or the

The preservation and use of historic motorcycles matters to FEMA

On Wednesday 16 October 2019 the European Parliament Historic Vehicle Group (EPHVG) met for the first time after the start of the new parliamentary period. In this group, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) meet to discuss policy developments which are relevant to historic vehicles. These meetings are also attended by

European Commission recognizes the importance of post-licence training

The European Motorcycle Training Quality Label received the Road Safety Charter Award in the category 'voluntary commitments' during an event organized by the European Commission in Brussels. The European award acknowledges inspirational and innovative initiatives that contribute towards improving road safety and saving lives on Europe’s roads. The award was presented

FEMA welcomes a new member organization

On Saturday 5 October 2019, the FEMA Committee meeting was held in Brussels, with representatives from motorcyclists' organizations from all over Europe. During this meeting we welcomed Belgian organization Fédémot as a new probationary member. At the FEMA Committee meeting, Maria Nordqvist from Swedish motorcyclists' association SMC was awarded the David

‘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

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