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FIM is a new Associate Member of
the Connected Motorcycle Consortium

FIM has joined The Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC), a collaboration between manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and associations to make motorcycles part of the future connected mobility. 


CMC, a non-profit organisation, is supported now by seven world leading motorcycle manufacturers; Ducati, KTM, Kawasaki and Suzuki while BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha are the core members and have been the driving force to establish CMC.

In 2014 all manufacturing members of the Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles (ACEM) have committed to introduce at least one of their PTW models equipped with C-ITS functionality by the year 2020 thus the members of the CMC are paving the way to achieve this shared goal of the European PTW industry.

CMC targets to improve motorcycle rider safety and comfort. Connected mobility / Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications / Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) are being developed, but motorcycle-specific safety aspects haven’t been taken into consideration sufficiently so far. CMC’s goal is to develop a common basic specification for motorcycle ITS, with as many cross-manufacturer standards as possible. Paramount for all members of CMC is the active contribution to the common project by supporting all bodies of the consortium depending on membership level.

Hennes Fischer, CMC Promoting & External Relations WG - “CMC is focused on developing motorcycle related standards; this makes a technical expertise a key factor for all participating parties. That is why CMC welcomes FIM as consortium member and is looking forward to FIM contribution for safer motorcycling and integration of motorcycles in future traffic planning.”

Damiano Zamana, FIM Programmes Director - “The FIM enhance its role of being the global advocate for motorcycling participating to the CMC bringing the motorcyclists’ needs at the core of the joint effort with manufacturers, representing PTW specific requirements and functions with the objective of integrate the PTW into the C-ITS community and international policy maker’s institutions.”

Mrs Isabelle Larivière | Communications Manager | Isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-live.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 113 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.


Wanganui Motorcycle Club Harvey Round Isuzu MX Series -

First round 179 riders enjoyed a big day. Mini, Junior , Senior, Veterans & Womens classes.

Next round Sunday May 20th.

Results on this site - go to "MyLaps Results" > "All event Results" > select "Wanganui MCC Harvey Round Isuzu 15 April


Look who's been nominated as "New Zealander of the Year" - "Local Hero Award"

Go to "Those were the days" >> Who is Tim Gibbes ?


Paeroa delivers the goods Go to road racing for Philip Kaverman's report.


UKs Greg Lambert and Julie Caniper rode well at Whanganui on Boxing Day in the sidecar races. "Go to Road Racing" > "News.asp" for more information

Sizzling Suzuki Series GIXXER Cup action. This is some of the action.


 More details go to > www.woodvillemx.com


The FIM Oceania Trials Trophy returns to New Zealand after 2017 Australian Trials  Championships

Go to MX/Off Road for more information


What's this? Go to "Mx/Off Road" tab to find out, it's sensational.



Go to "Road Racing" for the full story


2017 saw the introduction of the new Suzuki GIXXER Cup class to New Zealand road racing. 

The first demonstration race for the class was at Manfeild Chris Amon Circuit during the Mini Moto GP race October 16-18 October. This class is a stepping stone for riders to move into full road racing. Go to "Stop Press" >> "Mini Moto Technical Project" for more information from India where the class is germinating into full bloom.

The main theme of the Mini Moto GP however is  for secondary schools students, male & female, years 11, 12, 13 to engineer, construct and fabricate using their skills that have been taught at their secondary schools to apply using kits of engines, wheels, & body work to design and build their own frame, forks, suspension for the power source chosen from 50cc aircooled 2 stroke, 38cc watercooled 2 stroke, Minibikes and 70cc 4 stroke Motard style Mini bikes, along with 110cc Sidecars.

Then the fruition of their labours is tested at the Mini Moto GP at Manfeild Chris Amon Circuit alongside some 200 plus competitors from secondary schools all over New Zealand. It's a team effort by outstanding individuals.


Steve Roberts – “Tin Basher”, and a legend. Go to "Stop Press" to read about this remarkable man who accomplishes more than just remarkable motorcycles & cars using just an experienced eye & his own bare hands!


Mini Moto GP 2018, October at Manfeild Circuit. 

Mini Bike Construction in Secondary Schools across the country. Go to Stop Press for more details & www.minimotnz.co.nz. for all details & news


  Hall of Fame Inductees 2016 - New Zealand's Motorcycle History, go to Stop Press for the stories & photos.


TAUPO MOTORSPORT PARK OFF THE MARKET & renamed the "Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park", Taupo. Go to "Stop Press > Stop Press asp for details


If you want a bit of a giggle, go to our "Visitors Bits" & select "Stories" then scroll down to BSA M20 photo & read the translation of the sign in Hebrew on the bike. Thanks to our visitor.


3 years into the job as Race Director of MotoGP, New Zealander Mike Webb updates us - a great read & sums up what we "don't see" behind these live worldwide televised events. Mike & his team only have one chance "Get it right first time!"

A Kiwi at the top in Moto GP. Go to "Stop Press" >> "A Kiwi at the top of MotoGP" for Mike's story.


5th July, 2014 : Just had some sad news : a few days ago Dave Bickers had a serious stroke and he passed away this morning (Sunday UK time). Dave a former two time world 250cc MX Champion, stunt man & really good guy, will leave a great mark in MX history from his fearless riding, enjoyment of life & a man with many admirers, we being some of them. Dave is on the right of this "Half a Trophy" presentation recently in Italy, a New Zealand memory! He visited New Zealand in 1970 to ride our International MX Series as well as train our riders.


 Mini Moto GP 2018

Another great event is brewing in October at Manfeild for Secondary Schools Technical Course students to become involved . Build your bike, race your bike. Go to "Stop Press" >> Mini Moto Technical project for details


Who are these people? All former world MX Champions.Go to "Those were the days" for  more of yesteryear's stories & photos & a surprise presentation!


Revival & re-union of the European & World Championships Motocross - Imola 1948 -1965

How about this for a trip down memory lane? Join the former MX Champions.

Tim Gibbes was invited to join the Champions as he had competed in this World Championship event in 1958 on an Ariel 500 HS, but regretfully was unable to make the trip. The event, his story & photos go to "Those were the days"


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Woodville 50th Reunion - Go Here to read more.



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