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The bike that we all wanted to see, the new Ducati scrambler.
Plenty more to see also on the Ducati stand including the Moto GP racer.
Souvenire hunters are well catered for by Ducati with an ever expanding range of accessories and gifts.
The true ducatisti still has enough to keep him or herself interested.
However, one of the most special and valuable Ducatis on the show is surely this 750SS square case bevel on the Motorrad magazine stand,
along with a nice Benelli 750 Sei six cylinder, and . .
the chance to meet Holger Aue, who draws the Moto Mania comic strip for Motorrad.
He himself a visitor to THECRANKCASE.COM after we presented a clip of him riding his Moto Guzzi racer at Oscherleben Biketoberfest.
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An overview of the Motorrad magazine readers 'dream bikes' poll results.
The newly launched Kawasaki ZX10R celebrating 30 years of Kawasaki Ninjas.
The next generation of Kawasaki riders in training.
And the future as the brand sees it.
Which can't be too far wrong as Yamaha have a pretty similar idea, if however more production realistic, called the GEN01.
Yamaha also keeping close to the trends with a display of customised cafe racers from Deus and Roland Sands.
Yamaha also showed a superb collection of their classics bike marking the company's 50th anniversary.
Some classics also utilizing Yamaha engines were the collection of MuZ Scorpion Supermono racers.
Classic racers or at least the basis of were the Honda VFR750Rs shown on the RC30 owners club stand.
More modern Hondas were not far away, here visitors could try out their hanging off or more aptly hanging on skills as a display RC212V would be automatically tilted over to 'racing' lean angles.
A skill that few have more than Dani Pedrosa who was on hand to meet and sign autographs.
Honda also showed its updated CB1100 with spoked wheels.
Maybe some of which will be destined for cafe racer modifications along the lines of this cafed CB750 on the Metzeler stand.
Hondas vision of the future shown with the NM4 Vulius futuristic 'feet foward' cruiser.
High technology in the form of the BMW C evolution electric scooter as a cut away model.
Plenty more to see on the enormous BMW stand,
such as a small display of classic bikes to promote their classic parts supply programme,
and several of the recent custom versions based on the R nineT.
A more classic BMW cafe racer shown on the Metzeler tires stand opposite based on the R90S air cooled boxer.
This K1600 six cylinder BMW custom modified by Fred Krugger was only just unveiled 2 weeks before in Paris and was luckily on show at Intermot in the custom display,
alongside a favourite from the Lucky Cat garage, which we saw at the last 2 Glemseck cafe racer sprint events giving its all in the sprint races.
Not quite a BMW but an equally original custom build.
One of our favourites was this sweet Ducati cafe racer complete with drum brakes.
A great chance to see the Thunderbikes 'unbreakable' close up.
You have to really stretch your imagination to come up with a tranverse Harley Davidson engine mated to a BMW transmission with a leading arm front suspension, and then build it.
The Recidivist by Game Over Cycles complete with leather application on the tires.
A more conventional Harley Bobber beautifully built up.
Maybe these Street 750s will be material for future Harley custom bikes,
Victory also put on a good display with several of their new models,
slightly over shadowed by the new Indian brand and models sharing the stand such as the new Scout mid sized cruisers.
Brigitte was interested to find THE CRANKCASE. cut away model.
A modified Indian Scout showing some ideas to customise their bikes.
Indian, India ?
weak link to Royal Enfield showing further versions of the classic single.
A Royal Enfield Cafe racer with chrome tank.
This must be the end !
but we will be back for the next Intermot in 2016, a great way to round off the season with a few days touring, taking in a couple of our favourite local destinations and enjoying the autumn sunshine.