In no time at all the international motorcycle industry and motorcycle fans from all over the world will be meeting up in Cologne for INTERMOT 2016. Numerous world premieres from manufacturers of motorcycles, scooters, E-scooters and E-bikes promise a veritable wealth of innovations.
Positioned directly behind these are the new products of 1,127 exhibitors from 41 countries, who are also presenting themselves to the international specialized trade and biker scene. The event program of INTERMOT will also feature stunt shows and action for those big and small. INTERMOT customized, an area of focus specially targeting the customizing scene, is also taking place for the first time.
Everyone that is anyone in the world of motorized two-wheelers is represented with an impressive presentation at INTERMOT 2016. Trade visitors and the public can look forward to the sophisticated presentations of BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Horex, Kawasaki, KTM, Kymco, the Piaggio Group, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha.
INTERMOT 2016 has been able to grow significantly with regard to exhibitors. In comparison to the event (2014: 960), this year 1,127 exhibiting companies are participating – growth of more than 17 percent. The growth is especially noticeable in the INTERMOT
As a leading global meeting point, INTERMOT is also distinguished by a very high level of internationality. Sixty-nine percent of exhibiting companies come from abroad. The strongest contingents are from Italy, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, the Netherlands, USA, China and Taiwan.
INTERMOT Cologne will fill halls 5-10 of the Cologne fair grounds with a total gross floor area of 129,000 square meters. The successful concept of distributing the market leaders through all halls will be continued in order to ensure a steady visitor flow to all areas and segments.
BMW and Yamaha will be exhibiting in hall 6, as will Polaris with the Victory and Indian brands. The Piaggio Group, Suzuki and ZERO are points of attraction in hall 7, while Ducati, Kawasaki and Kymco are positioned in hall 8. Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, KTM and Triumph will be presenting their range of services in hall 9.
Trade visitor fans will find INTERMOT customized in hall 10. Exhibitors here include vehicle manufacturers BMW, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Triumph, Yamaha and Boss Hoss. The providers DMD, John Doem Nolan and Rusty Pistons from the helmets and clothing product segment will be there.
In addition to this, many young and wild companies will be showing products in the Craftrad Concept Store. Among others, Custom Chrome Europe, Motorcycle Storehouse and Detlev Louis will be exhibiting parts and accessories for the customizing segment. Impressive conversions and concept studies from WalzWerk Racing, Fred Kodlin, No Limit Custom, Independent Choppers and Ehinger Kraftrad will also be on display.
INTERMOT customised will be supported by a host of creative industry and sporting special events, competitions and races. Highlights will surely be the custom competition Essenza, initiated by INTERMOT together with Glemseck 101, or the AMD Championship of Custom Bike Building with its spectacular conversions. The world championship focuses mainly on the category of V2 customs, but also addresses the new custom scene with the category of café racers.
With “Area 4” in hall 6, the quad and ATV scene has a central meeting point that conveys an initial overview of the theme. This is where quad specialists and motorcycle brands that also manufacture quads will showcase their product ranges in quads, ATVs and side-by-sides, divided into four thematic areas: sport/off road, utility vehicles, and custom.
New is also the “Boulevard of Touring”, which will run centrally along the northern boulevard at INTERMOT 2016. Touring motorcycles parked in the theme areas invite visitors to sit on them and try them out.
As an event-oriented trade fair, INTERMOT will once again not only be offering its visitors exhibitor presentations, but also impressive shows and many other highlights on the topics of motorcycles, scooters and motorsport.
To facilitate this, the entire outdoor space of the Koelnmesse is being made available for the event, along with special areas within the halls. Here the general public will be able to try out the new models on the different test tracks, watch racing action and breathtaking professional stunt shows live. There are also lots of exciting things for the youngest fans of two-wheelers to discover and try out.
INTERMOT Cologne will be open daily from October 5-9, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on October 7 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 5 is reserved exclusively for trade visitors. Private visitors can gain entry on this day with a specific day ticket. The availability of these tickets is limited. There will be no outdoor activities on the trade visitor day.