It’s been a long wait since 2018, but Intermot is back for 2022. This massive 6-day European event will take place in Cologne, Germany, from Oct. 4-9 and feature 500 exhibiting companies and brands, new exhibitions and demonstrations, test tracks for attendees of all experience levels to test new bikes and scooters, stunt rides and competitions, and even a tattoo and barber shop.
We can’t wait to see what the biggest European companies in the industry have up their sleeves to unveil this year. Tickets and travel accommodations are still available on the Intermot website. For more information about Intermot 2022, see the press release below.
Intermot, the International Motorcycle, Scooter, and E-Bike Fair, is the first trade fair highlight of the year for motorcycle and scooter fans from Europe. This year, Intermot takes place from Oct. 4-9 in Cologne, Germany. Around 500 exhibiting companies and brands from around 29 countries, including many big names, will present their new and current models and product innovations to the international specialized trade and the biker community. In addition to motorcycles and scooters, Intermot also encompasses accessories, clothing, parts, heritage and customizing, and travel and workshop equipment.
Intermot is organized by Koelnmesse GmbH, and the conceptual sponsor of the event is the German Motorcycle Industry Association (IVM), based in Essen, Germany.
Many brands will be represented at Intermot, including Aprilia, Benelli, BMW Motorrad, Energica, Honda, Horex, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MSA (Voge), Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, and Zero. Intermot will take place at the Cologne fairgrounds in Halls 7, 8, and 9 and in the neighboring outdoor areas of the fairgrounds.
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Demonstrations and Test Rides
As an event-oriented trade fair, Intermot 2022 will also offer its visitors special events on the topics of motorcycles and scooters in addition to exhibition presentations. Visitors will be able to try out the new models for themselves on the various test tracks in the directly neighboring outdoor areas. Whether novice or experienced motorcycle or scooter rider, there is a test track for everyone: rookies as young as 15 years old can make their first rounds on the 125cc test track, while experienced riders can test the new models on the big bike test track. On the e-test track, everything revolves around electromobility. Expert supervision and instruction will be present at all test tracks.
The best 40 stunt riders of Europe will compete at Intermot from Oct. 7-9 for the European Street Freestyle Championship. Organized by FIM Europe (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), the international umbrella organization for motorcycling, only absolute experts are at work here.
The Institute for Motorcycle Safety (ifz) dedicates itself to the theme of “safety” in breathtaking action shows. A mix of stunt, action, and riding demonstration takes place here four times a day. Important safety topics are thus presented in a uniquely entertaining and memorable way.
In the Halls
There are also exciting themes to be discovered in the halls. The major custom exhibition of Intermot will be presented in Hall 7, organized by Custombike magazine. This exhibition will cover a variety of categories, such as smaller two-wheelers (including small, kickstart, and standard mopeds, as well as light motorcycles), cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, cruisers, roadsters, dirtbikes, racebikes, factory customs, and radical bikes. In each themed area you’ll also receive expert advice from proven professionals. If you need a break from all the excitement, you can also sit back and talk shop with fellow enthusiasts in the Custom Lounge.
The special event “Wrap my ride” in Hall 7 informs on the professional wrapping of bikes, helmets, and panniers. Whether conspicuous design or protective foil against falling rocks, experts from the wrapping scene will demonstrate how you can apply your chosen design onto the surface correctly using self-adhesive foils and films.
And those who are looking for a new tattoo or want to shape their beard can take a short detour to the tattoo and barber shop of Intermot in Hall 7.
The Big Stage
Motorcycle fans can find the Intermot stage, the stage for the big appearance, in Hall 8. Here one can follow expert talks featuring the most interesting celebrities, influencers, and experts from the world of motorcycling. In addition, extraordinary motorcycles are presented and award ceremonies performed. The “Bike Woman of the Year” award, sponsored by the trade journal Bike und Business, will also be presented here on Oct. 5.
The 125 cc special show, presented by Motorrad magazine, encompasses the whole world of 125 cubic centimeter bikes. From petrol engines to electric drives. Whether cross/supermoto, street/naked, scooters, or specials, including cafe racers, flat-trackers, and choppers. You can also test-ride all the exhibited models on the 125 cc test track. And you don’t even need a license. Those 15 and over can participate when accompanied by an adult. Protective clothing will of course be provided on location.
Koelnmesse stages Intermot and The Tire Cologne, two major international trade fairs in the mobility segment, hosted at its trade fairgrounds in Cologne, Germany. From 2022, Koelnmesse will expand its portfolio with polisMOBILITY, a new, hybrid event that shows how mobility in cities can and must be designed in the future. Alongside tires and wheels, The Tire Cologne focuses on equipment for motor vehicle servicing and tire fitting centers and presents a comprehensive range of products and services for tire retreading and the recycling and disposal of old tires. Intermot is the show for motorized two-wheelers and presents the key innovations in electromobility, accessories, clothing, parts, customizing, touring and workshop equipment. The events serve as central, international business platforms, bringing the industry together with a carefully targeted approach to showcase the latest products, developments, and innovations.
“Tire retreading” with my eyes wide open and my chin dropped down, is someone retreading motorcycle tires ?