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1. Explanatory Statement

You are invited to take part in this research project which is initiated by FIM Europe and undergone by the University of Florence. Please read this Explanatory Statement in full before deciding whether or not to participate in this research. If you would like further information regarding any aspect of this research project, please contact the Research Team via the phone numbers or email addresses listed in this document.
In order to take part in this study, you MUST:
   ✓ Be an active motorcyclist
   ✓ Have joined at least one organized gathering or touring event in the last 10 years

Chief Investigator
Prof. Eng. Niccolò Baldanzini, Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence, +390552748749, niccolo.baldanzini@unifi.it

Research team:
Prof. Eng. Giovanni Savino, Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence, +390552758695, giovanni.savino@unifi.it
Eng. Cosimo Lucci, Postdoctoral Researcher, +390552758462, cosimo.lucci@unifi.it

MOVING – MObility and Vehicle Innovation Group, Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence, Via di Santa Marta 3, 50139 Florence, Italy.

Ethical approval
This research project was approved by the Commission for Research Ethics of the University of Florence (Decision n. 212, 25 March 2022).

Moto touring in Europe is practised by numerous motorcyclists, both individually and in organised groups. The transition to electric mobility, which is currently affecting passenger cars, will likely involve also motorcycles in the next few years: the need to find recharging stations and wait for the battery to recharge could influence touring activities. In this context, it is necessary to understand which the key components of motorcycling activities are for users while taking into account the characteristics of current and future batteries and recharging infrastructures.

Objectives of the research
This research project has the goal of better understanding the attitude of European motorcyclists towards electric motorcycling in relation to touring activities. The information collected will be employed by FIM Europe (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) as support for the organization of future touring activities, with the aim to improve the quality of touring events for all the participants and stakeholders.

Procedure and duration of the test
Participation in this research project involves completing a 25-minute online survey related to your demographic information (e.g., age, gender, etc.), your riding experience and habits, your own motorcycles, your participation in touring activities, and your opinion on electric vehicles.
The test is divided into three phases: first, you will complete a 15-minute survey, then you will watch a short video on touring experiences with electric motorcycles (5 min), and finally, you will complete a final questionnaire (5 min).

Possible benefits and risks to participants
There are no specific risks associated with this questionnaire or this study, none of the questions included should cause discomfort to you. However, if you find the survey questions distressing you may withdraw from the online survey at any time.
There are no direct benefits for participants. However, the information collected in this study will be helpful to improve the organization of future touring activities.

In this study, you will not be asked for any sensitive or personal information. All your data collected throughout this questionnaire will be anonymous.
All information collected within this study will be stored at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Via di Santa Marta 3, 50139 Florence, under the responsibility of Prof. Niccolò Baldanzini.

Right to remove data from the study
Once the questionnaire is submitted it will not be possible to remove your data from the database since the data is anonymous and it will not be possible for the research team to know which one is your answer.

If you wish to make any questions about this study or report misconduct and/or accidents that occurred participating in this research, you can contact one of the researchers involved or the Chief Investigator, Prof. Niccolò Baldanzini.
Any critical issues arising during the research that cannot be otherwise resolved should be addressed to the Director of the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence, Prof. Bruno Facchini (direttore@dief.unifi.it).
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