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17/12/09 - 14:50
From 1959 to 2009 - Husqvarna celebrates 50 years of world titles
In 1959 Rolf Tibblin won the first Motocross World  Title for Husqvarna in the 250 class. Today Husqvarna is famous for the incredible number of World Titles conquered, which the Italian brand has gained in three off-road disciplines, starting from Motocross, going to Enduro and in more recent times Supermotard. In this last category, Husqvarna recently celebrated – for the third time in a ro...
11/12/09 - 08:28
Re launch of the Norton brand at UK motorcycle show
With the look of the classic Norton Commando of the 1970s – but in fact a totally new design, Norton Motorcycles (UK) re launched the famous brand at the recent UK motorcycle show.  FIM correspondent James Lansdowne reports that the new company plan initial production of 1000 units a year of the two new models (one a “café” racer and one a “sport” model) at around Euro 15,000 each. On the rac...
07/12/09 - 11:39
International Women Riders Congress and Festival
The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) announced today that it will host an International Women Riders Congress and Festival (IWCF) at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, August 11 to 15, 2010. The MCC is extremely pleased that Honda Canada will be supporting this event as the Presenting Partner."In 2009, MCC and its Women Riders Council (WRC) collaborated with the American Moto...
03/12/09 - 13:29
MOTORESS Becomes Charitable Partner of ‘Look Good Feel Better’ to Support Women With Cancer.
MOTORESS announced today a new partnership with ‘Look Good Feel Better’, Canada’s only cancer charity dedicated to helping women manage the appearance-related effects of cancer and its treatment. As a charitable partner, MOTORESS intends to raise awareness for the cancer support program.For the founder of MOTORESS, Vicki Gray, the partnership with ‘Look Good Feel Better’ is important and has a lin...
27/11/09 - 18:29
FIM reduces decibels in competition
Involved for many years in the field of environmental protection and proud of the agreement with the United Nations Environment Programme, the FIM has, for two years, been committed to an initiative aiming at the reduction of sound levels of motorcycles used in off-road competitions.With the support from manufacturers worldwide and our promoters, the new sound test method "2 metre max" *...
23/11/09 - 18:16
FIM represents motorcycling at United Nations conference in Moscow
New UN resolution recognises motorcycle safety!FIM Chief Executive Officer Guy Maitre and Director of Public Affairs John Chatterton-Ross were in Moscow 19-20 November for the United Nations first Ministerial Conference on road safety. Opening the conference the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev called for action on a worldwide crisis running at one million three hundred thousand road deaths eve...
20/11/09 - 14:44
The FIM & Perform strike digital media partnership
The FIM and Perform launch web TV solution to global motorcycling communityThe FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), the international governing body of motorcycle racing, and global digital sport and entertainment specialist Perform have today announced a 3-year partnership to develop, manage, promote and monetise a new video website for the Federation.Perform will design and develop F...
16/11/09 - 19:17
The FIM joins a hearing to support the European motorcycle industry
The FIM was invited to participate in a public hearing organised by the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which was held on November 12 in the framework of the EICMA, the 67th International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, Italy. Representatives of the motorcycle industry, components suppliers and experts took part in this hear...
28/10/09 - 14:54
2009 FIM ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD
The new independent Jury for the FIM Environmental Award met this past weekend during the FIM Biennial Session to decide between the various candidates. The Jury was composed of:-    Mr Theodore Oben, United Nations Environmental Programme-    Mr Tore Brevik, environmental and communication expert-    Mr Denis Bochatay, J. de Heer ConsultingAfter having...
27/10/09 - 21:34
2009 FIM Biennial Session
The 2009 FIM Biennial Session took place from 22 to 26 October, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Geneva Airport. The meeting of the Sporting Commissions’ Presidents, the FIM Sports Director and the Sporting Coordinators was held on Thursday afternoon, the Management Council convened on Friday 23 and Sunday 25 afternoon, the Commission and Panels on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25. The General Assembly ope...