2011 FIM News
FIM Honorary Deputy President Neville Edmund Goss M.B.E. passed away on Saturday, July 9, at the age of 93.
Neville Goss entered the FIM at the 1971 Congress in Geneva, as a member of the International Technical Commission (CTI). At the Congress in Caracas in 1977 he became CTI President.
David Edwards, who has served as Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, will be leaving the company. "I want to thank David for his years of contribution to Cycle World," said Little. "His love and knowledge about every aspect of the motorcycling sport and industry has made a substantial contribution to sustain Cycle World’s position as America’s leading motorcycle enthusiasts’ publication. I appreciate his hard work and dedication, and, on behalf of his many friends at the company, I want to wish him all the best in the future."
On the heels of receiving three prestigious awards for the BMW F 800 GS from America’s top U.S. motorcycle magazines, BMW Motorrad USA was awarded four more honors from Motorcycle.com, a leading motorcycle enthusiast web site reaching 75,000 subscribers.
In its first annual Motorcycle.com "Best Of " awards, BMW Motorrad’s R 1200 RT was named Best Touring Bike for 2009.
Rider Magazine has named BMW Motorrad’s F 800 GS adventure tourer its 2009 Motorcycle of the Year. The award announcement appears in the July 2009 issue of Rider Magazine, currently on newsstands.
"We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from Rider," commented Pieter de Waal, Vice President, BMW Motorrad USA. "This recognition is a true credit to all those who played a role in the development of this bike and confirms why it has become so popular among riders today."