31st August 2004. The industry is preparing for Europe's largest motorcycle show, INTERMOT, due to take place in Munich, Germany, from September 14th to 19th 2004. All the major manufacturers, plus thousands of industry professionals and enthusiasts will descend on Munich, aiming to market new and existing products, and to glean information about the latest news and developments within the motorcycling world.

Each major model range will be on display, including many new 2005 bikes. There will also be a huge range of trade stalls, events and demonstrations.

The organisers have released details of the opening press conference. It will take place on Monday, September 13th 2004 at 10:00am in the International Congress Centre (ICM), in Hall 4 (West Entrance, New Munich Trade Fair Centre).
The speakers will be Reiner Brendicke, Principal Managing Director of the German motorcycle industry association, and Norbert Bargmann, Managing Director of Messe Munchen.

Anyone wishing to attend this press conference should fax: +49 (0)89 949 20689. The deadline for replies is Monday, September 6th 2004.