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

Motorcycling and advanced training in Cyprus.

  The Hellenic Institute of Motorcycle  MOTOTHESIS (He.M.I.) of MOT.O.E. (The Greek Motorcyclists’ Federation) responding to the invitation of Cyprus Motorcycle Rights Club (CMRC) presented the Advice in Advanced Riding (A.A.R.) program in Cyprus. The CMRC shares common points of views on motorcyclists’ training with MOT.O.E. As it is already known,

Electric scooters: threat to motorcyling or innocent fun?

No license, no registration, no insurance, no helmet: all you need to rent and ride an electric scooter is an app on your phone. FEMA's Wim Taal looks into why this could be a threat to motorcyclists. Especially in larger cities, a growing number of people are using personal light electric

Be prepared for electric bikes

'In about ten years it will probably not be possible to buy a motorcycle with an internal combustion engine in most, if not all, European countries.' FEMA’s Dolf Willigers explains. Recently I attended the European Union Sustainable Energy Week 2019 in Brussels. Three days of presentations and stands about how to

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

Is motorcycling expensive?

According to a recently published study for the European Commission, motorcycles are by far the most expensive way of road transport for our society. FEMA's Dolf Willigers questions the research. So if we ask 'is motorcycling expensive?', don’t look at your own motorcycle and your own wallet now. This is not

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

Swedish motorcyclists meet the minister of infrastructure

Swedish motorcyclists' association SMC (member of FEMA) was recently invited to a meeting with infrastructure minister Tomas Eneroth. It was the first meeting after the formation of a new government and the purpose was to follow up problems SMC discussed with the Swedish government earlier. On the agenda: relations with the

European elections 2019 – Why you should vote

With the elections for the European Parliament coming soon, many people wonder if they should vote at all. FEMA's Dolf Willigers wants to give you a number of reasons. The European Union has a bad reputation when it comes to its level of democracy, mostly because many people do not know

Cypriot motorcyclists in top meeting with transport minister

This week FEMA member CMRC, the Cyprus Motorcycle Rights Club, met with the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mrs. Vasiliki Anastasiadou. The meeting was attended by administrative officials of the Ministry such as the Director of the Ministry, together with the Road Transport Department and the Public Works Department. CMRC President

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