June 26 2015.

Customizing is passion. Nothing beats one's own, individual bike. This also applies for INTERMOT. That is why Marcus Walz is building a self-designed custom bike based on a Ducati Scrambler into a Roadster for the 2016 trade fair.

The bike will be competing for the first time in the International Sprint at the Glemseck 101 Motorcycle Festival in September and will subsequently go on tour.

"INTERMOT stands for the latest bikes and trends. So, it was high time to get our own bike on the road and become one of the front-runners. It is important for us to appoint one of our team members as a driver in Glemseck. It is already being hotly discussed, who is allowed to take part in the Sprint", said Ingo Riedeberger, Project Manager of INTERMOT, pleased about the motorized new addition. Customizing is and remains to be a big theme for INTERMOT even beyond one's own bike: The trade fair will once again in 2016 host the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building.

A Scrambler, Roadster or Cafe Racer - what should the new INTERMOT Custom Bike look like? INTERMOT posed this question to the motorcycle community at the beginning of May in the scope of a Facebook voting. The decision was a close race between the design of the Cafe Racer and the Roadster. Ultimately, the Roadster claimed the most votes. The harmonious design of the purist, sporty machine convinced the community. The design differs most from the original of the Ducati Scrambler and thus presents Marcus Walz with the biggest challenges. "There is hardly any part of the Roadster that doesn't have to be completely redesigned or changed. We will also elaborately overhaul the engine and improve its performance”, is how Walz explains the task that lies ahead of him. The community can follow the construction of the INTERMOT Custom Bike via Facebook and on the homepage of INTERMOT at The Roadster will then make its first big appearance at the Glemseck 101 Festival in September 2015.

Even more impressive world-class level custom bikes will be on show at INTERMOT 2016. For the second time, the trade fair will be hosting the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. In 2014, 69 customizers from 22 countries competed with 81 bikes. The World Championship title went to Freddie 'Krugger' Betrand (Belgium) for his exclusive bike, 'Nurb's'.

The customizing area is becoming increasingly more important in the industry and on the motorcycle scene. The high standards in design, technology and craftsmanship have meanwhile reached the broad masses. INTERMOT thus offers the scene an ideal presentation platform for reaching new target groups and enthusing people for customizing.

The next INTERMOT will take place from October the 5th to the 9th 2016.