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Motorcyclists unite – FEMA and FIM formalize their relationship

The two most influential motorcyclists’ organisations have committed to work together even more closely. FEMA joins FIM as an associate member, which will formalize and further develop their ties, to the benefit of both organisations.

Motorcyclists need to stand together, pool their resources and avoid wasteful double-work. The motorcycle sport and the motorcycle as a means of recreation and transportation are two sides of the same coin, and each can benefit from the other.

FEMA and FIM already have a close working relationship since 2000, but in the current political climate it is more important than ever to – where possible – combine our efforts to influence policies, rules and regulations that have an impact on our international motorcycling community.

FEMA and FIM agree that it is most important that the interests of motorcyclists are recognized and appreciated by the institutions of the European Union and other regulatory and policy forming bodies.

FEMA President Odd Terje Dovik (left): “FEMA commits to working more closely with FIM, to ensure a strong political voice for riders. With issues ranging from drivers licences to road safety, from sound discussions to road bans, we need a strong presence in the political arena. Working together more closely and sharing our expertise, will ultimately be to the advantage of all motorcyclists.”

FIM President Jorge Viegas (right): “We are pleased to welcome FEMA into the FIM Family. FIM and FEMA share many aims and have cooperated for many years, so formalising this relationship is a natural progression. This will give us a more unified voice in Europe and better promote motorcycling in the region.”

Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA).
The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations represents European motorcyclists. Its purpose is to promote, protect and preserve motorcycling.

Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM).
Founded in 1904, FIM is the IOC-recognised international governing body of motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling.