Germany Intermot Trade Fair (Part 1)

Intermot is Europe most important trade fair with 3 sectors, motorcycles, scooters ad bicycles merged into a unique event in Cologne, Germany, attracting about 1050 vendors from around the world showing their ware to about 195,000 visitors during 5 days (October 6-10.) Correspondent Horst Roesler is on location and gave me the 411.

After an avalanche of press conferences by the big motorcycle manufacturers (and Distributors, Custom Chrome & Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties are present) it was time for them to show their new models.

Highlights of the first 2 days are: BMW, the only company whose sales continue to increase in Europe, showing one of its most spectacular models ever produced, the BMW K 1600 GT and GTL featuring advanced active electronics and the most up-to-date package of any Touring motorcycle.

Suzuki introduced its electrical/hydrogen concept motorcycle,  Triumph presented several new models highlighted by a 100% new “Speed Triple Roadster.”  Kawasaki is showing its new “Classic Bike” and the “1700 cc Voyager Custom” which is as close to Harley-Davidson heritage a a japanese bike can be! Victory is also introducing 3 models in Europe and the Ness Victory touring model gets a lot of interest from visitors.

Over 100 European custom motorcycles are competing in a bike show organized by German press group Huber Verlag Germany, publisher of magazines Custom Bike, Bikers News, Dream Machines, Custombike, and others. Of course I will report on the winners (photos H. Roesler)

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9 Responses to “Germany Intermot Trade Fair (Part 1)”


  1. 1 sbeamond Oct 8th, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Cyril,

    We are there too! Here’s our take on the show so far: http://dennis-kirk.tumblr.com/post/1262746731/were-at-intermot-2010-the-worlds-largest-motorcycle

    Truly an impressive event.

  2. 2 jatinder pal Oct 8th, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    The bike looks so good….love the black silver color scheme.

  3. 3 Terry Oct 9th, 2010 at 6:34 am

    We are here at Intermont exhibiting at our Lethal Threat Booth. Massive show, huge crowd from the minute the doors open. Very receptive to American Brands.

    Terry
    Lethal Threat Designs

  4. 4 martin Twofeather Oct 9th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Great work………

  5. 5 maroco Oct 9th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Big events like Intermot are very important, they come together bike builders and Industry, it´s all about motorcycles passion.
    All the best.

  6. 6 Rinke Oct 9th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Been there too. Next month the EICMA in Milan Italy will in 6 days (of which 2 are for press and traders/dealers only) approximate 450,000 visitors. In my opinion this will be at least of similar importance. At the EICMA there is a US Pavilion which is hosting US companies and also a Custom Area, all in the same hall.

  7. 7 david Oct 11th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Suzuki CrossCage concept was unveiled maybe 3 or 4 years ago…
    So that’s not new…
    I still wonder how can they recycle (!) something that ugly and useless ?
    😮

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