American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) President Robert Rasor has been elected to the position of Vice President of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the international governing body for motorcycle sport and touring.
Rasor was elected during the 2005 FIM Biennial Session, held October 21 - 24 in Geneva, Switzerland. The AMA is the sole U.S affiliate to the FIM, which comprises nearly 70 national organizations, called federations, from countries around the world.
A member of the AMA staff since 1973, Rasor served as Vice President of AMA Government Relations from the early 1980s until his appointment as the Association's President in 2000. He has served the FIM as the first president of its Commission on Mobility, Transport, Road Safety and Public Policy, increasing the organization's involvement in motorcyclists' rights, and is president of the North American Motorcycle Union, one of six such regional groups within the FIM.
The Geneva-based FIM establishes and enforces rules for international motorcycle competition, and monitors motorcycling legislation and lobbying for riders' rights. The FIM also is involved with international touring, facilitates international travel, and is taking a more active role in vintage motorcycling.
Several other members of the AMA staff also serve on various FIM commissions. Through its affiliation with the FIM, the AMA licenses its riders to compete in international events and coordinates world-championship competition held in the United States.
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