While the car guys and girls
are flocking to Paris for the Paris Motor Show which is underway there, the
bike guys and girls are in Germany at the Intermot 2016 being held in Cologne
from October 5 to 9, 2016.
International motorcycle industry and motorcycle
fans from all over the world are meeting up here for the world premieres from manufacturers
of motorcycles, scooters, Escooters and E-bikes, apart from those into
motorcycle spare parts, helmets, accessories and the works. Positioned directly
behind these are the new products of a total of 1,127 providers from 41
countries, who are also presenting themselves to the international specialised
trade and the biker scene.
All top players of the
industry arehere, and the range of offerings extends from motorcycles, scooters,
e-bikes, combustion and electric motors, as well as trailers and sidecars, to
parts and accessories for motorised two-wheelers. The Intermot customised, an area of focus specially
targeting the customising scene, is also taking place for the first time.
Trade visitors and the public
can enjoy looking at the presentations of BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Horex,
Kawasaki, KTM, Kymco, the Piaggio Group, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha. Harley Davidson and
Horex! Daytona, Held, Rev'it, iXS and Rukka are among those presenting their
latest clothing products. Innovations in the parts/accessories are being presented
by Paaschburg & Wunderlich, Johannes J. Matthies, Parts Europe, Touratech
and SW-Motech. Well-known return or new exhibitors of Intermot include the
renowned companies Detlev Louis and Alpinestars.
In comparison to the event
(2014: 960), this year 1,127 exhibiting companies are participating – this
corresponds to a plus of more than 17 percent. The growth is especially
noticeable in the Intermot customised section. The strongest contingents are
from Italy, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, the Netherlands, the USA, but also
China and Taiwan.
All photos credits: Koelnmesse