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What To Expect At INTERMOT 2016

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Posted on 29 Sep 2016

What To Expect At INTERMOT 2016

INTERMOT is a biennial trade showcasing motorcycles, scooters and bicycles, held in Cologne's famous Koelnmesse exhibition centre. Whether it's your first or your eighth visit to one of the largest and most vibrant shows in Europe, Ministry Of Bikes has created a handy guide on what to expect at INTERMOT 2016.

Ministry Of Bikes -  INTERMOT 2016 What To Expect

There will be 1,127 exhibitors from 41 different countries this year, so expect to see a wide variety of all things motor. Among the many and varied attractions at this year's INTERMOT, make sure you catch these!


Sports bikes, Adventure bikes, trailers, sidecars, components, accessories. All the metal you could ever want including new model launches, high powered engines, new inventions, electrical equipment, team clothing, rider leathers, machines, tools, workshop and shop equipment, infrastructure, miscellaneous, raw materials, semi-finished products, packaging materials, oils, care products, tour companies and other like minded groups.


Electric-powered bikes and components, new systems for e-bikes, bicycles, parts and accessories for bicycles/electric-powered bikes of all kinds, machines, tools, workshop and shop equipment, infrastructure, others, clothing, drivers' equipment for cyclists, tours and their associations.

top Motorcycle Brands


Many of your favourite and upcoming motorcycle brands such as BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Kymco, Piaggio Group, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha will be showcasing their new upcoming models between Hall 5 to Hall 10.

What's New At The 2016 INTERMOT?

Ministry Of Bikes - INTERMOT 2016 Customized

For 2016, INTERMOT has introduced a unique area for all things cruiser and custom: INTERMOT Customized! Customised concept bikes will be on display by WalzWerk Racing, Fred Kodlin, No Limit Custom, Independent Choppers and Ehinger Kraftrad.

Essenza and AMD Championship of Custom Bike Building will also be there showing their highlights. The Garage Area will allow the public to watch the professional customisers work on their project bikes.

What is INTERMOT E-Motion?

INTERMOT 2016 E-Motion

INTERMOT e-motion will be showing off the benefits of using electronic motors and new eco-friendly technologies such as e-bikes and e-scooters at Hall 5.2. This year has been given a new format and will be a standalone show hosted by trade magazine Elektrorad. This is clearly part of a growing trend for electric transport as the search goes on for perfectly engineered and non-fossil fuel reliant vehicles.

Motorcycle Exclusives At INTERMOT

INTERMOT 2016 Exclusives Motorcycle Launches

Many motorcycle brands like to showcase their new models at tradeshows. To name a couple of big reveals, BMW will be launching two new motorcycles! Ducati has teased the public with their SuperSport and SuperSport S previously at World Ducati Week, and will be out in force in Cologne. A new version of the Honda CBR1000RR, also known as the Fireblade, will make it's debut on the first day of INTERMOT.


INTERMOT 2016 is huge this year, bigger than ever. It's really easy to get lost in the world of motorcycles but with our cheat sheet it can help guide you to what hall is showing on the first public day (6th October 2016).

Ministry Of Bikes - INTERMOT 2016 Guide Cheat Sheet

If you can't make it all the way to Germany's 'jewel on the Rheine' city of Cologne, INTERMOT, Ministry Of Bikes will be reporting back with follow up posts revealing what went down at INTERMOT.