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Gallery: The best of Germany's biggest motorcycle expo – Intermot 2018

Gallery: The best of Germany's...
Frank Ohle's outrageous Red Baron ready for take off at Intermot 2018, with all eyes on that nine-cylinder Rotec Radial R3600 aircraft engine
Frank Ohle's outrageous Red Baron ready for take off at Intermot 2018, with all eyes on that nine-cylinder Rotec Radial R3600 aircraft engine
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Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali launches three new Scrambler variants
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Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali launches three new Scrambler variants
Ducati's new Scrambler Cafe Racer
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Ducati's new Scrambler Cafe Racer
Ducati's new Scrambler Cafe Racer
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Ducati's new Scrambler Cafe Racer
Ducati's new Scrambler Desert Sled
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Ducati's new Scrambler Desert Sled
Ducati's new Scrambler Full Throttle
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Ducati's new Scrambler Full Throttle
Kawasaki's press launch included a new most powerful production bike in history: the 243-hp 2019 H2
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Kawasaki's press launch included a new most powerful production bike in history: the 243-hp 2019 H2
The 2019 ZX-10R: more power
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The 2019 ZX-10R: more power
The mighty H2 gets a significant horsepower boost for 2019
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The mighty H2 gets a significant horsepower boost for 2019
The 2019 Z125: a Europe-only model
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The 2019 Z125: a Europe-only model
The 2019 Ninja 125: only for Europe
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The 2019 Ninja 125: only for Europe
Suzuki's Katana 3.0 brought the crowds out big time
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Suzuki's Katana 3.0 brought the crowds out big time
Suzuki's top brass get familiar with the new Katana
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Suzuki's top brass get familiar with the new Katana
Suzuki Katana 3.0: we think the Italian designers did a great job infusing that familiar 80s design with new life
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Suzuki Katana 3.0: we think the Italian designers did a great job infusing that familiar 80s design with new life
Indian's Scout Bobbers are designed by Rich Christoph, the same guy who penned the FTR flat trackers, from the race bike to the Custom concept to the streetbike
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Indian's Scout Bobbers are designed by Rich Christoph, the same guy who penned the FTR flat trackers, from the race bike to the Custom concept to the streetbike
The FTR750 flat track racer, and behind it, the FTR1200 streetbike
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The FTR750 flat track racer, and behind it, the FTR1200 streetbike
The FTR1200 is looking like it could be a smash hit for Indian
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The FTR1200 is looking like it could be a smash hit for Indian
Indian has been very encouraging to custom builders
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Indian has been very encouraging to custom builders
Indian's Chieftain tourers
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Indian's Chieftain tourers
Yamaha's colossal Niken
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Yamaha's colossal Niken
Yamaha's MT-10 and friends
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Yamaha's MT-10 and friends
Yamaha's R1 and R6 sportbikes are vastly outnumbered by the MT line on the floor
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Yamaha's R1 and R6 sportbikes are vastly outnumbered by the MT line on the floor
Yamaha MT-09 SP: still an absolute weapon
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Yamaha MT-09 SP: still an absolute weapon
Yamaha MT-10 SP: even faster at the top end
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Yamaha MT-10 SP: even faster at the top end
No Yamaha display would be complete without a Rossi bike
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No Yamaha display would be complete without a Rossi bike
Yamaha's Tracer 700 GT, in a terrific matte blue color
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Yamaha's Tracer 700 GT, in a terrific matte blue color
The next generation Tracer 900, a fast, light sports tourer
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The next generation Tracer 900, a fast, light sports tourer
Yamaha's XSR700 cuts a fine figure with that high pipe
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Yamaha's XSR700 cuts a fine figure with that high pipe
DAB motors kicked in "The Alter" - an XSR900 custom
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DAB motors kicked in "The Alter" - an XSR900 custom
"The Alter" by DAB - a stripped back streetfighter
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"The Alter" by DAB - a stripped back streetfighter
Herald, a young British motorcycle company, presented its Brat 125
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Herald, a young British motorcycle company, presented its Brat 125
Herald brought out a prototype for a 500cc cafe racer model
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Herald brought out a prototype for a 500cc cafe racer model
A prototype for an upcoming Herald 500cc cafe racer using a proven Chinese engine
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A prototype for an upcoming Herald 500cc cafe racer using a proven Chinese engine
Extraordinary metal art
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Extraordinary metal art
Ride simulators: still terrible in 2018
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Ride simulators: still terrible in 2018
The Livemap team was here, with the second-latest prototype of its Augmented Reality helmet, complete with 720p full color visual overlay and built-in 4G for uploading videos and downloading apps
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The Livemap team was here, with the second-latest prototype of its Augmented Reality helmet, complete with 720p full color visual overlay and built-in 4G for uploading videos and downloading apps
The Livemap team tells us there should be a product release by the end of 2019
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The Livemap team tells us there should be a product release by the end of 2019
It's just so hard to beat an old Suzuki GSX-R streetfighter
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It's just so hard to beat an old Suzuki GSX-R streetfighter
Elmoto's HR-4: a 2-kilowatt electric bike with a 90-kilometer range
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Elmoto's HR-4: a 2-kilowatt electric bike with a 90-kilometer range
Yamasaki? That's really a thing?
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Yamasaki? That's really a thing?
The UNO folding bike trailer hand-cranks itself from a ramped position to a flat one, meaning you don't need a ramp
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The UNO folding bike trailer hand-cranks itself from a ramped position to a flat one, meaning you don't need a ramp
The UNO folding bike trailer takes up very little space in the shed when folded
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The UNO folding bike trailer takes up very little space in the shed when folded
The full carbon assault of the Norton V4 RR: it's impossible to look away
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The full carbon assault of the Norton V4 RR: it's impossible to look away
CeraCarbon's forks are serious business, with carbon fiber outer tubes and carbon ceramic inners, for incredibly light weight and quick suspension action
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CeraCarbon's forks are serious business, with carbon fiber outer tubes and carbon ceramic inners, for incredibly light weight and quick suspension action
Sena brought its full range of Momentum helmets, as well as this HUD prototype
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Sena brought its full range of Momentum helmets, as well as this HUD prototype
Sena's new 20R and 30R Bluetooth communications systems
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Sena's new 20R and 30R Bluetooth communications systems
Touratech demonstrated the strength of its beefy luggage racks by tipping a GS Adventure over onto them
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Touratech demonstrated the strength of its beefy luggage racks by tipping a GS Adventure over onto them
Touratech's broad range of suspension upgrade options
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Touratech's broad range of suspension upgrade options
Sweet Cobra Chrome custom by WheelsPoint/Original TTS
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Sweet Cobra Chrome custom by WheelsPoint/Original TTS
Trailrider custom, by Death Machines of London
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Trailrider custom, by Death Machines of London
Avon showed off its pretty tires on a series of custom bikes
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Avon showed off its pretty tires on a series of custom bikes
Finnish company Rukka makes a range of highly technical Gore-Tex motorcycle touring gear
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Finnish company Rukka makes a range of highly technical Gore-Tex motorcycle touring gear
The vast BMW stand at Intermot
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The vast BMW stand at Intermot
The new R1250GS: narrower and more manageable-looking than you might expect
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The new R1250GS: narrower and more manageable-looking than you might expect
The new 1250GS bikes aren't as intimidating as they have been in the past, looked at from the saddle
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The new 1250GS bikes aren't as intimidating as they have been in the past, looked at from the saddle
The Gauss electric sportsbike claims to make nearly 270 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque from its 700-volt powertrain. So, it should go a bit.
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The Gauss electric sportsbike claims to make nearly 270 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque from its 700-volt powertrain. So, it should go a bit.
The Gauss electric sportsbike is a multi-disciplinary project from the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
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The Gauss electric sportsbike is a multi-disciplinary project from the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Chinese e-bikes are absolutely everywhere at Intermot, and seem to be improving quickly in terms of power, range, quality and design
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Chinese e-bikes are absolutely everywhere at Intermot, and seem to be improving quickly in terms of power, range, quality and design
E-Motion areas at the show allow visitors to whack on a helmet and try out an e-bike
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E-Motion areas at the show allow visitors to whack on a helmet and try out an e-bike
...including some mild obstacles
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...including some mild obstacles
These guys are having fun in the MK1-E tilting cargo pedelec
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These guys are having fun in the MK1-E tilting cargo pedelec
The MK1-E - a mid-drive electric assist three-wheeler with a cargo bike layout and a tilting system
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The MK1-E - a mid-drive electric assist three-wheeler with a cargo bike layout and a tilting system
Kriedler's dual-suspension e-MTB
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Kriedler's dual-suspension e-MTB
Simino Electric's hub-driven retro pedelec
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Simino Electric's hub-driven retro pedelec
We didn't catch the name of this tilting electric three-wheeler...
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We didn't catch the name of this tilting electric three-wheeler...
...but it drifts like crazy on the polished floors
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...but it drifts like crazy on the polished floors
Outdoor trial areas allow riders to try out an e-motorcycle
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Outdoor trial areas allow riders to try out an e-motorcycle
The friendly retro Super Soco electric
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The friendly retro Super Soco electric
Stunt shows every 15 minutes give you plenty to gawp at
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Stunt shows every 15 minutes give you plenty to gawp at
Totally hands-free quadbike wheelie!
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Totally hands-free quadbike wheelie!
Battlecruise H50 Custom
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Battlecruise H50 Custom
Plenty of action at the Shoei stand
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Plenty of action at the Shoei stand
The unique shape of Shoei's GT-AIR II
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The unique shape of Shoei's GT-AIR II
Icon brings the wicked helmet and visor colors
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Icon brings the wicked helmet and visor colors
Icon gear: always outrageous
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Icon gear: always outrageous
The Horex VR6 classic - like a Royal Enfield on steroids
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The Horex VR6 classic - like a Royal Enfield on steroids
Horex: check out that pinstriped tank design
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Horex: check out that pinstriped tank design
Horex VR6 Cafe Racer: a lazy 42,500 Euro and it's yours
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Horex VR6 Cafe Racer: a lazy 42,500 Euro and it's yours
The Ryker brings the Can-Am three wheeler back down towards the size of a motorcycle
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The Ryker brings the Can-Am three wheeler back down towards the size of a motorcycle
You're still not going to lane split the thing, though
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You're still not going to lane split the thing, though
Can-Am Ryker: much smaller than the Spyder
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Can-Am Ryker: much smaller than the Spyder
A fully decked out Africa Twin in front of the Kriega stand
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A fully decked out Africa Twin in front of the Kriega stand
A wicked custom bike built by Wrenchmonkees for Rev'It
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A wicked custom bike built by Wrenchmonkees for Rev'It
Suzuki brought along some spare MotoGP bikes...
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Suzuki brought along some spare MotoGP bikes...
Suzuki's much-anticipated Katana 3.0 was one of the standout production bikes of the show
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Suzuki's much-anticipated Katana 3.0 was one of the standout production bikes of the show
The inspiration: the original 1981 Suzuki Katana 1100
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The inspiration: the original 1981 Suzuki Katana 1100
Royal Enfield has just launched its twin-cylinder 650s, and was able to bring them out for Intermot
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Royal Enfield has just launched its twin-cylinder 650s, and was able to bring them out for Intermot
Doohan Motors brought its iTank out - a tilting 3-wheeled electric getabout scooter
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Doohan Motors brought its iTank out - a tilting 3-wheeled electric getabout scooter
Doohan's iTank: an unusual form of transport
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Doohan's iTank: an unusual form of transport
The UK's Brixton Motorcycles made an appearance
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The UK's Brixton Motorcycles made an appearance
Brixton Motors' Glanville 250X
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Brixton Motors' Glanville 250X
Nice little wooden detail on the Glanville 250X tank
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Nice little wooden detail on the Glanville 250X tank
Sur-Ron's Light Bee is a powerful, fast and above all very cheap electric dirt bike that's making a big impact among e-bike enthusiasts
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Sur-Ron's Light Bee is a powerful, fast and above all very cheap electric dirt bike that's making a big impact among e-bike enthusiasts
The lightweight Light Bee from Sur-Ron
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The lightweight Light Bee from Sur-Ron
Energica's EVA electric sports naked bikes have got some flair to them!
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Energica's EVA electric sports naked bikes have got some flair to them!
The Energica range: good looking, Italian-designed electric motorcycles with serious power and decent range, but high price tags
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The Energica range: good looking, Italian-designed electric motorcycles with serious power and decent range, but high price tags
Energica's MotoE bikes on display
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Energica's MotoE bikes on display
Energica will provide bikes for the MotoE race championship next year
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Energica will provide bikes for the MotoE race championship next year
Aprilia's Tuono 1100 - an apex predator among naked sportsbikes - got itself active suspension this year
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Aprilia's Tuono 1100 - an apex predator among naked sportsbikes - got itself active suspension this year
Moto Guzzi California 1400 with friends
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Moto Guzzi California 1400 with friends
Intermot marked the World Premiere of Moto Guzzi's adventure-ready V85 TT
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Intermot marked the World Premiere of Moto Guzzi's adventure-ready V85 TT
Moto Guzzi V85 TT dash, with navigation
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Moto Guzzi V85 TT dash, with navigation
Moto Guzzi V85 TT, done up with hard luggage
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Moto Guzzi V85 TT, done up with hard luggage
Super Soco's cute electric scoots and mini-motorcycles
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Super Soco's cute electric scoots and mini-motorcycles
Super Soco T5 200R
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Super Soco T5 200R
The pleasantly retro Super Soco TC
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The pleasantly retro Super Soco TC
That familiar shape of Gas Gas trials bike seats
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That familiar shape of Gas Gas trials bike seats
The 40-horsepower RCE E-Max electric motorcycle
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The 40-horsepower RCE E-Max electric motorcycle
RCE E-Max swingarm and rear wheel detail
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RCE E-Max swingarm and rear wheel detail
RCE E-Max electric motorcycle
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RCE E-Max electric motorcycle
Check out the hub motor on the RCE E-Max!
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Check out the hub motor on the RCE E-Max!
New electric motorcycle companies seem to be springing up everywhere
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New electric motorcycle companies seem to be springing up everywhere
The Kollter ES1-S
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The Kollter ES1-S
Nolan displayed its brand new X903 touring helmets
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Nolan displayed its brand new X903 touring helmets
Nolan's new N702X adventure helmet
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Nolan's new N702X adventure helmet
Bikes from different brands lined up along the "Boulevard of Touring"
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Bikes from different brands lined up along the "Boulevard of Touring"
Triumph's retro bikes remain very popular
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Triumph's retro bikes remain very popular
Custom Triumph Thruxton R
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Custom Triumph Thruxton R
Triumph's Moto2 bike, using the 765cc street triple engine as a basis
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Triumph's Moto2 bike, using the 765cc street triple engine as a basis
Triumph debuted its new Street Twin...
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Triumph debuted its new Street Twin...
...and Street Scrambler
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...and Street Scrambler
The Street Scrambler's cheeky high-mount exhausts
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The Street Scrambler's cheeky high-mount exhausts
Triumph's stand drew a fine crowd
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Triumph's stand drew a fine crowd
But it was elbow to elbow next door at KTM
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But it was elbow to elbow next door at KTM
The new KTM Super Duke 1290 GT - far more barrel-chested than you might expect
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The new KTM Super Duke 1290 GT - far more barrel-chested than you might expect
KTM Super Duke 1290 GT: a 175-horsepower tourer with full luggage. Crazy!
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KTM Super Duke 1290 GT: a 175-horsepower tourer with full luggage. Crazy!
The Super Duke 1290R itself got some new colors
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The Super Duke 1290R itself got some new colors
Custom Harley at the Ohlins stand
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Custom Harley at the Ohlins stand
All that Swedish gold...
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All that Swedish gold...
Ohlins FGR forks
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Ohlins FGR forks
China's Skyteam brought some quirky bikes
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China's Skyteam brought some quirky bikes
...including a sweet looking fat wheel monkey bike
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...including a sweet looking fat wheel monkey bike
The Benda motorcycle company is tied for worst name against "Yamasaki"
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The Benda motorcycle company is tied for worst name against "Yamasaki"
Have you got what it takes to ride a Benda?
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Have you got what it takes to ride a Benda?
Klaxon Mobility's Klick "electric monsta" attaches to the front of a wheelchair to turn it into an electric powered vehicle
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Klaxon Mobility's Klick "electric monsta" attaches to the front of a wheelchair to turn it into an electric powered vehicle
Honda's NC750X: this must be one of those "nicest people" we keep hearing about
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Honda's NC750X: this must be one of those "nicest people" we keep hearing about
Glemseck's custom CB1000R features a wickedly stretched swingarm
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Glemseck's custom CB1000R features a wickedly stretched swingarm
While Neo Daemon went for something more understated
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While Neo Daemon went for something more understated
The colossal 2019 Honda Goldwing with its impressive color dash
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The colossal 2019 Honda Goldwing with its impressive color dash
We've seen up to seven people on a 110cc scooter in Vietnam, we wonder how many folk would fit on a 2019 Honda Goldwing?
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We've seen up to seven people on a 110cc scooter in Vietnam, we wonder how many folk would fit on a 2019 Honda Goldwing?
Two generations of Honda Monkey bikes
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Two generations of Honda Monkey bikes
The Honda Monkey puts smiles on dials, period
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The Honda Monkey puts smiles on dials, period
Roland Sands design stand, complete with custom cruiser
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Roland Sands design stand, complete with custom cruiser
Custom bikes at the back of the Harley-Davidson stand
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Custom bikes at the back of the Harley-Davidson stand
They might look halfway to a motorcycle, but these things use 250-watt pedal assist drives
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They might look halfway to a motorcycle, but these things use 250-watt pedal assist drives
Ruff Cycles makes some super neat-looking board track-inspired pedelecs
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Ruff Cycles makes some super neat-looking board track-inspired pedelecs
This sparkling red custom, called "Caty M. Glam," started out life as a KTM 1290 Super Duke R
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This sparkling red custom, called "Caty M. Glam," started out life as a KTM 1290 Super Duke R
Custom Yamaha XJR1300
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Custom Yamaha XJR1300
Nice chunky Mikuni carbs - a sight that's becoming rare
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Nice chunky Mikuni carbs - a sight that's becoming rare
This remarkable bagger from Big Boy's Cycles uses an extremely strange black plastic finish
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This remarkable bagger from Big Boy's Cycles uses an extremely strange black plastic finish
Bumpy, matte random plastic bodywork gives this thing a really unique feel
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Bumpy, matte random plastic bodywork gives this thing a really unique feel
It doesn't matter how many times you've seen a Boss Hoss, with its outrageous 6.2-liter V8 engine - they don't lose their ability to surprise and delight
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It doesn't matter how many times you've seen a Boss Hoss, with its outrageous 6.2-liter V8 engine - they don't lose their ability to surprise and delight
What a whopper: the Boss Hoss V8
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What a whopper: the Boss Hoss V8
Frank Ohle's outrageous Red Baron ready for take off at Intermot 2018, with all eyes on that nine-cylinder Rotec Radial R3600 aircraft engine
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Frank Ohle's outrageous Red Baron ready for take off at Intermot 2018, with all eyes on that nine-cylinder Rotec Radial R3600 aircraft engine
The Kawasaki stand: for folks whose blood runs green
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The Kawasaki stand: for folks whose blood runs green
The Mondial Sport Classic 125i: it's cheap, it's small, and it looks like a million dollars. Very nicely executed!
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The Mondial Sport Classic 125i: it's cheap, it's small, and it looks like a million dollars. Very nicely executed!
The Quadro Qooder: a horrible name for this tilting 4-wheeler
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The Quadro Qooder: a horrible name for this tilting 4-wheeler
The Quadro Qooder Steinbock edition, complete with top box
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The Quadro Qooder Steinbock edition, complete with top box
Intermot: hall after hall after hall of the latest and greatest in motorcycling
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Intermot: hall after hall after hall of the latest and greatest in motorcycling
Tens of thousands of bikers descend on Intermot each day
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Tens of thousands of bikers descend on Intermot each day
Intermot is BMW Motorrad's home expo - but the trip across from Munich still takes a while!
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Intermot is BMW Motorrad's home expo - but the trip across from Munich still takes a while!
The future of our sport: plenty of nice moments like this one from the motorcyclists of tomorrow
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The future of our sport: plenty of nice moments like this one from the motorcyclists of tomorrow
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Ducati's Panigale V4 Speciale. Truly Speciale.
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Ducati's Panigale V4 Speciale. Truly Speciale.
Ducati's MotoGP bikes: if the current trend holds, you'll be able to buy something just as fast and powerful off the shelf in 5 or 10 years
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Ducati's MotoGP bikes: if the current trend holds, you'll be able to buy something just as fast and powerful off the shelf in 5 or 10 years
The Panigale V4 Speciale's full color dash is one of a ton of exceptionally nice motorcycle dash screens we're starting to see now
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The Panigale V4 Speciale's full color dash is one of a ton of exceptionally nice motorcycle dash screens we're starting to see now
Dainese launched its Antarctica suit at Intermot, complete with tough abrasion resistance on the shoulders
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Dainese launched its Antarctica suit at Intermot, complete with tough abrasion resistance on the shoulders
The Dainese Antarctica suit is about the most technical and warm suit Dainese has ever made, coming with its own zip-out down jacket
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The Dainese Antarctica suit is about the most technical and warm suit Dainese has ever made, coming with its own zip-out down jacket
Dainese Antarctica pants: for serious adventure touring in places where it gets cold
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Dainese Antarctica pants: for serious adventure touring in places where it gets cold
AGV had its featherweight Sportmodular helmet out in force, with all sizes available to try on
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AGV had its featherweight Sportmodular helmet out in force, with all sizes available to try on
A lightly modified Ducati Scrambler 1100
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A lightly modified Ducati Scrambler 1100

The Intermot expo, held every year just across the Rhine from the gargantuan gothic cathedral in Cologne, Germany, is a key date on the international motorcycling calendar. Motorcycle manufacturers, parts suppliers, clothing and accessory makers, stunt riders, custom builders and an ever-increasing tide of electric two and three wheelers from all over the world – they're all here, making deals, creating alliances and showing off the best of their new gear as thousands of bikers storm the halls.

The big launches on press day this year included the Indian Motorcycles team, there to launch the new FTR1200. This flat track-inspired streetbike is not only one of the sauciest pieces of production metal we've ever seen, it's also the first step in an entirely new direction for an Indian brand that has focused on cruisers up to this point.

The FTR750 flat track racer, and behind it, the FTR1200 streetbike
The FTR750 flat track racer, and behind it, the FTR1200 streetbike

To say these guys were excited about this launch is a huge understatement. And the reaction of the crowd was clear as well: the FTR is the belle of the ball this year, and an awesome start to this new chapter.

The FTR's main competition in terms of brand new production bikes came from Japan. Suzuki's revered Katana was a defining motorcycle of the early 1980s, and the company has brought it back as the Katana 3.0 for 2019. The new Kat looks terrific, if a little more comfort-focused than its grand-daddy, and it's built on the proven GSX-S1000 platform, so it'll go like the clappers.

Suzuki's top brass get familiar with the new Katana
Suzuki's top brass get familiar with the new Katana

Other notable new bike launches included Kawasaki's new H2, which ups the ante to a ram air-assisted 240 horsepower, making it officially the most powerful series production bike ever. Ducati pulled the covers off some sexy new Scrambler variants for 2019 as part of its Joyvolution update, Moto Guzzi unveiled its new V85 TT adventure machine, BMW brought in the new 1250 boxer bikes, KTM announced a thoroughly unnecessary but very welcome power upgrade on its barnstorming Super Duke 1290 GT light-speed tourer, and Royal Enfield displayed its new twin-cylinder 650cc Interceptors.

Can-Am rolled out its new Ryker trike, a much smaller version of the Spyder roadster, and it drew a surprisingly enthusiastic crowd.

The Ryker brings the Can-Am three wheeler back down towards the size of a motorcycle
The Ryker brings the Can-Am three wheeler back down towards the size of a motorcycle

It's not all about brand new bikes, of course. Intermot's gigantic halls allow all kinds of opportunities to get your backside onto just about any bike on the market, from the sublime – like the new Aprilia Tuono 1100 pictured below...

Aprilia's Tuono 1100 - an apex predator among naked sportsbikes - got itself active suspension this year
Aprilia's Tuono 1100 - an apex predator among naked sportsbikes - got itself active suspension this year

To the ridiculous, such as the 2019 Honda Monkey below – which might have been the most efficient and effective smile producing machine at the whole show.

The Honda Monkey puts smiles on dials, period
The Honda Monkey puts smiles on dials, period

Stunt shows every 15 minutes outside showed what's possible when you push the limits of technique and skill.

Totally hands-free quadbike wheelie!
Totally hands-free quadbike wheelie!

E-bikes were a strong and growing presence at Intermot this year, with dozens of new brands showing their wares. But nobody's really interested in e-bikes until they get a chance to ride one and feel what they're all about. So Intermot built several "e-motion" testing zones where people could jump on a range of different electric cycles and take them across some varying terrain.

...including some mild obstacles
...including some mild obstacles

In fact, the range of e-bikes and electric motorcycles (and many things that live somewhere in between) was truly impressive. We particularly liked this electric fat-wheel tilting three wheeled drift monster (below) that came screeching past us somewhere in Hall 8, but we couldn't keep up with it to find out what it was called!

...but it drifts like crazy on the polished floors
...but it drifts like crazy on the polished floors

Naturally, there was also a ton of awesome custom bikes on site, some built to advertise certain products, and others to compete in the 2018 AMC World Custom Bike Championships down in Hall 10. We've split those off into a separate gallery here, don't miss them!

Jump into the gallery to see what else caught our eye at Intermot 2018!

6 comments
fb36
IMHO, motorcycles are the past, (electric hub-motor) scooters are the future!
jd_dunerider
fb36 IMHO, your future doesn't sound like a place I would want to live!
Daishi
The Can-Am Ryker is $7,500 cheaper than the Spyder so I could see how it would have some appeal. I'm not sure if the CVT will help or hurt sales though.
fb36
jd_dunerider, IMHO, you will not have a choice on that! :-)
guzmanchinky
I can't wait for the electric bike that charges in 5 minutes and goes 300 miles.
ljaques
The Kollter ES1 is the closest to my sweet spot ever. Sur Ron is close, too. Like Guz, I want something to putt on and off road with superb mileage. Give me a Harley, Kaw, or Ducati and I'd trade it for more solar panels, controller, and a Kollter.