Motorcycle Safety Foundation Announces Its Co-Sponsorship of the ifz – 9th International Motorcycle Conference

Deadline for Papers is March 5, 2012

IRVINE, CA – January 31, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The Motorcycle Safety Foundation, in conjunction with co-organizer Industrie-Verband Motorrad Deutschland e.V. (IVM), has issued the official call for papers to be considered for presentation at the 9th ifz-International Motorcycle Safety Conference to be held in Cologne, Germany on Oct. 1-2, 2012.

Papers for consideration must be submitted to the Institut fur Zweiradsicherheit e. V. ( by March 5, 2012 and should address one or more of the following topics:

  • Accident Research (statistics, risk factors, biomechanics, kinematics, injuries and injury-causing factors)
  • Safety Technology (operating characteristics of motorcycles, protective rider elements, ergonomics, safety components of motorcycles, conspicuity/visibility and safety measures with regards to automobiles, heavy-load vehicles and roads)
  • Environmental Aspects (emissions, standards and measurement procedures)
  • Rider, Vehicle and Traffic Behavior (rider personalities, rider/instructor training and rider behavior, different ways of experiencing motorcycling, young riders, and traffic behavior related to safety and environment)
  • Trends in Development of Motorcycles (design trends, usage, image, social acceptance, role in future traffic systems, legal issues, and integrated safety developments in future traffic systems).

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and include author(s), affiliation, final title, starting point for investigation, methods, results and impact/effects/consequences.  For more information send email to

The 2012 ifz-9th International Motorcycle Safety Conference will take place just prior to the 8th International Motorcycle and Scooter Exhibition – INTERMOT Cologne 2012.

The MSF sits on the ifz-Conference steering committee and has been co-organizing this important international safety conference since 1996.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation® promotes safety through rider training and education, operator licensing tests and public information programs. The MSF works with the federal government, state agencies, the military and others to offer training for all skill levels so riders can enjoy a lifetime of safe, responsible motorcycling. Standards established by the MSF® have been recognized worldwide since 1973.

The MSF is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by BMW, BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha. For safety information or to enroll in the RiderCourseSM nearest you, visit or call (800) 446-9227.