FIM and FIM Europe, FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations) and FIVA (Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens), which are the associations which represent the different aspects of Motorcycling met all together in Brussels, Belgium.
A review was held of all the major topics about the world of motorcycling under discussion in this period at international level: from self-driving cars to mobility tests to offroad circulation.
From left, Morten Hansen FEMA, Ian Churchlow FEMA , Doede Bakker FIVA, Rolf Frieling FEMA, Jesper Christensen FIM, Francesca Marozza FIM Europe, Palmino Poli FIVA, Dolf Willinger FEMA, Silvio Manicardi FIM Europe, Wim Taal FEMA. Photo ©Wim Taal
During the meeting, the results of some mobility tests in towns were analysed, where the motorcycle resulted to be the fastest vehicle to move around in cities (in some cases PTWs’ transfers take half of the time with respect to public vehicles or cars).
There was also an interesting presentation of FIVA on the issues that vintage vehicles face in circulation in various Countries.
On the various issues all the institutions found an agreement, and in particular on the positions papers that FIM Europe and FEMA have prepared and that FIM Europe distributed to all Federations during the FIM Europe General Assembly held last June in Rome.
At the end of the meeting, in a cordial atmosphere, Morten Hansen, current chairman of this group, passed the deliveries to Dr. Francesca Marozza, current member of the Public Affairs Commission of FIM Europe. Francesca Marozza will be in charge until October 2018 (photo 2).