May 18 2016.

At this year's INTERMOT, from the 5th to the 9th of October, the customizing scene will present a standalone “show-within-a-show” segment for the first time.

In addition to the V2 custom scene, the new wave custom scene of café racers and modern adaptations will also be showcased. Furthermore, a central element of INTERMOT customized will be the AMD Championship of Custom Bike Building. Here the “who’s who” of customizers will be present with some spectacular models. The world championship focuses mainly on the category of V2-customs, but also addresses the new custom scene with the category of café racers. A great opportunity awaits creative customizers who would like to take part in the AMD Championship of Custom Bike Building. The custom bike show at the Harley Dome Cologne on 18 and 19 June 2016 is also a qualification competition for the World Championship in October during INTERMOT. The three best bikes will then be able to present themselves to a large audience.

The new home of the Harley Dome Cologne is located along the more than one kilometre long Alfred-Schütte-Allee on the banks of the river Rhine. Here thousands of Harley Davidson fans, motorcycle enthusiasts, families and adventure seekers, all granted free entry, will stroll and cruise along the asphalt of the Deutz Industrial Harbour during the weekend of 18 and 19 June. At this third edition of the spectacle, everything again revolves around heavy machines and the outlook on life associated with them: freedom, individuality and non-conformism. Equally spectacular as the many thousands of motorbikes on tour will be the legendary Custom Bike Show, presented by INTERMOT customized. Under the direction of Frank “Thunder” Sander and Volker Wolf, prizes will be awarded in seven categories as well as a trophy for Best of Show and “Best of Biker Voting” (audience award). The three most outstanding bikes will qualify immediately for the AMD Championship of Custom Bike Building, taking place at the INTERMOT fair in October in Cologne. INTERMOT will be present at the Harley Dome Cologne with a photo event and an information stand.

Customizing is now a massive trend in the motorcycle industry and accordingly an ever-increasing business sector. In addition to international business, INTERMOT customized will offer professional expertise on site as a stable feature of the supporting programme. The customized stage with expert talks, interviews and music will be at the heart of INTERMOT customized. The “Garage Area,” an open workshop for live modifications, which was first introduced at the 2014 event, will likewise become more centre-stage, to create more room for even more modifications.