Hall 10, Cologne Exhibition Center, October 3-7
This year’s INTERMOT industry expo will again see the mainstream motorcycle industry descend on Cologne, Germany, for a celebration of all things “parts, performance and passion” that drew some 210,000 visitors in 2016.
Most of the major manufacturers will have booths there, from Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki, through to European manufactures such as BMW, Ducati and Triumph. The show caters to all sectors of the motorcycle industry, from scooters, dirt bikes and electric vehicles, right through to all kinds and displacements of on-highway vehicles with, it being a northern Europe expo, the visitor demographic being avowedly high mileage and large displacement.
This throws the major INTERMOT development of the past few years into fast focus. Harley-Davidson has always been an exhibitor there, and nowadays the Indian Motorcycle presence is increasing as the custom market - V-twin and all other platforms - takes center stage as the fastest growing part of the show.
This year sees an increased hall size for INTERMOT ‘Customized’, the ‘Show-within-the-Show’ concept with which INTERMOT has very quickly established Hall 10 as the primary international headquarters event for the custom motorcycle and custom parts, accessory and performance industry.
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It will again be the host venue for the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building and, being one of the best visited halls of the six in use (it is adjacent to the three primary public entrances to the expo complex), then if the 2016 hall traffic estimates repeat, at least 140,000 people will see ‘AMD XIII’.