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

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

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