INTERMOT Cologne, which ended on Saturday 5 October 2014 after five action-packed trade fair days, reconfirmed its reputation as an international industry and public event. With around 960 suppliers, the motorcycle spectacle wowed more than 200,000 trade visitors, motorcycle fans and media representatives from 105 countries with a string of world firsts and not least by showcasing the entire product range covering the full gamut of the motorised two-wheeler world.
BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha were among those unveiling impressive world premieres. Numerous other manufacturers showcased glimpses of the future. A new highlight: the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Hall 10, which has been the mega event of the customising scene for more than ten years, was staged under the INTERMOT Cologne banner for the first time in 2014. 70 customisers from 22 countries with 81 bikes took part in the world championship. This area is becoming ever more relevant in the industry and among motorcyclists. The presence of the industry's top players at the INTERMOT Cologne appealed to new customer groups. With the added bonus of the Ace Cafe London's Glass Bench, where bikes are customised live on site to their owners' wishes, customising fans got their money's worth.
The figures for INTERMOT Cologne 2014:
A total of 960 companies from 37 countries, 69 per cent of which came from abroad, participated in INTERMOT Cologne 2014. Including estimates for the last day of the fair, around 201,000 purchasers and visitors from 105 countries attended INTERMOT Cologne 2014. Trade visitors to INTERMOT Cologne 2014 accounted for around 30 per cent, 42 per cent of them from abroad. The fair occupied gross exhibition space of approximately 118,000 m², and an additional 70,000 m² of outdoor space were used for the supporting programme.