BMW Motorrad at Intermot 2016.

4 - Oct 9, 2016
Köln, Germany

Two-wheller trade fair in Cologne.

Two-wheller trade fair in Cologne.

Come together, ride now: When talking about a must-attend event in Cologne, keen motorcyclists aren't talking about Carneval, but Intermot. The international two-wheeler trade fair is one of the biggest in the world. BMW Motorrad has been going for ten years and ensures riding pleasure over 1,575 square metres of standing surface.

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Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne
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The dragstrip – a platform for fame.

Deluxe R nine T modified.

Customisers have been preparing for this day for months, tinkering in their workshops at night to be ready on time for Glemseck 101. They'll present the finest custom bikes at the Essenza Sprint. The two-wheeled works of art combine performance and design and encapsulate the very essence of a motorcycle. The rules are quite simple: two wheels, two cylinders, a maximum of 1200 cc. But the implementation is an art in itself.

A murmur goes through the crowd when the 16 custom bikes for the Essenza Sprint are presented to the audience at Glemseck 101. The multitude of visual treats could fill whole picture books. Skilled hands have freed roadsters, cruisers and naked bikes of their standard trim and transformed them into visionary one-offs. Because the creators of the sprint call for motorcycle manufacturers and importers to create the essence of a motorcycle – and to present it not just once at the sprint at Glemseck 101, but also a second time at the Intermot in Cologne.

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