FIM – Public Policy Newsletter

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The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM, Federation of International Motorcycling) has announced the re-launch of its Public Policy Newsletter. The decision to re-launch the newsletter was taken at last months FIM Commissions Conference in Geneva, Jesper Christensen, Director of the Public Affairs Commission said, “Previously the focus was very much on the European scene, but […]

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A Million Cards

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The International Helmet Safety Card One Million Cards Produced And Distributed After three days with our Northern Ireland Biker Safety Card at the Adelaide – Blackhorse Motorcycle Festival in Belfast, news has reached us that one million of the cards have now been produced and distributed worldwide. The card was well received at the festival […]

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ACEM News Dec 2013

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ACEM the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers has just published the latest edition of its newsletter. As would be expected, Jacques Compagne, ACEM Secretary General, in his introductory editorial, mentions how the industry is coping financially, not just in the European market but in the Global market as well “ACEM reported encouraging signals coming from […]

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SHARP Wins Awards

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SHARP – The Helmet Safety Scheme has won two prestigious road safety awards – the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award and the 2013 FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) Road Safety Award. The SHARP testing programme was developed by the Department For Transport (DfT) in Great Britain and provides motorcyclists with two strands of information […]

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ITS Wired World

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Our colleagues from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation representing riders’ rights in the USA have put out a fascinating press release that can turn the whole ITS argument on its head. They argue that if we have to have companies using “Telematics” to monitor the vehicles – bring it on. They say “Fighting the technology is […]

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Ethanol – USA

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California Air Resources Board says E15 ethanol-gas blend won’t appear in California for ‘years’ The AMA (American Motorcyclists Association) says that it, “Has repeatedly expressed concerns to government officials and federal lawmakers about possible damage to motorcycle and ATV engines caused by the inadvertent use of E15 when the new fuel becomes widely available, and […]

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FIM Joins UNRSC

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FIM joins United Nations Road Safety Collaboration On 16 April in Washington DC (USA), the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration members voted to accept the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) as a new member. Established in 2004, the Collaboration is an informal consultative mechanism whose members are committed to road safety efforts, in particular implementing […]

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Rider Risk Safety Videos

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Ride It Right www.rideitright.org has received a press release from the Motorcycle Council (MCC) of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia that has released its “Rider Risk” video series: a ten part series of videos aimed at improving rider skills. They are very informative and give sound advice. Don’t stop reading! – Don’t delete this! […]

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PTI – EU Wide

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On the 14th October 2011 the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) reports that representatives of the Federation delivered the bulk of 110,000 signatures from citizens across Europe opposing EU Commission plans to make Periodical Technical Inspections (PTI) mandatory for motorcycles. FEMAs campaign started in reaction to a public consultation held online between July and […]

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China Syndrome – Melt Down To Europe

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Right To Ride waits for the European Union (EU) Commission to publish its draft legislation for a new Framework Directive which will possibly see motorcyclists restricted from modifying their bikes and restrictions to 100 bhp as well as imposing mandatory ABS brakes on EU manufacturers. While we wait to see exactly what new rules and […]

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Dangerous – USA Reports

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The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) information bulletin and the ‘Go For A Ride’ (Go FAR) magazine in the USA have both carried Right To Ride’s – “Europe Brands Motorcycles As Dangerous” article in their latest issues. Our original article referred to the inflammatory text regarding motorcyclists on the European Commission’s website – EUROPA – dedicated […]

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