INTERMOT 2018: The industry prepares for its appearance in Cologne


Second early-booking phase runs until 31 March

COLOGNE, GERMANY – March 13, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Preparations by Koelnmesse and the motorised two-wheeler community are picking up speed because, in just six months, it will again be time for the gates to open for INTERMOT 2018, the leading international motorcycle, scooter and e-bike fair.

Already, more than 300 exhibitors from 30 countries have confirmed their participation in the motorcycle event of the year, taking place from 3 to 7 October 2018, including almost every renowned manufacturer and brand. Early planning and registration on the part of exhibitors not only secures those exhibitors’ stand areas of choice and thereby an ideal stand position in the fair halls, but also gives them the more advantageous terms available to early bookers. Anyone wanting to benefit from the special terms only has until 31 March 2018 to do so: the second early bird phase ends then.

As the leading international platform for the industry’s global players, INTERMOT is the preferred stage for exclusive presentations of their premieres and innovations. Because only in Cologne do they come into contact with more than 59,000 trade visitors from approximately 100 countries. Accordingly, almost every renowned company supplying vehicles, parts and accessories, clothing and equipment, as well as electric mobility products and services, has confirmed their participation at INTERMOT 2018. Among others, BMW Motorrad, Harley Davidson, Honda, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Triumph and Yamaha will be on the starting grid in Cologne.

INTERMOT customized is being extended, having successfully positioned itself as a show-within-a-show format at the 2016 event. INTERMOT customized is a dedicated presentation platform for the steadily growing custom scene. This is where international protagonists of café racers and modern custom-builds from the V2 custom scene, as well as the New Wave custom scene are represented. And the new INTERMOT bike, a Yamaha XV 950 R drag-style bike customized by Marcus Walz, will also be on show at INTERMOT for visitors to marvel at – including being live in action in sprint races that will again take place in the outside grounds. The big manufacturers such as BMW Motorrad, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Yamaha will again be showcasing their custom and heritage lines. And of course, as a part of INTERMOT customized, the AMD Championship of Custom Bike Building will once again take place this year.


From 3 to 7 October 2018, the latest motorcycles, scooters, e-bikes as well as the most important developments in electric mobility, accessories, clothing, parts, customizing, tourism and workshop equipment will be showcased on the Koelnmesse exhibition grounds. INTERMOT Cologne extends over approximately 100,000 square metres of exhibition space as well as around 60,000 square metres of outdoor area.

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organising trade fairs in the Digital Media, Entertainment and Mobility segments. Trade fairs like photokina, dmexco, gamescom, INTERMOT and THE TIRE COLOGNE are established as leading international trade fairs and are being expanded by future-oriented formats like DIGILITY. Koelnmesse not only organises trade fairs in these areas in Cologne, but also in other growth markets like, for example, China, Singapore and Thailand, which have different areas of focus and content. These global activities offer customers of Koelnmesse tailor-made events in different markets, which guarantee sustainable and international business.

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