The annual Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, this year held October 1-5, is one of the leading international fairs for motorcycles, scooters and e-bikes. This year, Intermot will be the host of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building 2014. After the European premiere at the Big Bike Europe last year, the event shall now be firmly established in Cologne.

For ten years, the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building has been the industry’s main international event. The competition will be held in five different categories, the official World Championship title will be awarded in the “FreeStyle” category. Manufacturers can qualify to take part in the World Championship through national championships around the globe. Until 2012, the final took place annually in the USA, among others at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, one of the biggest motorcycle events in the world. In 2013, the competition was held outside of the USA for the first time. From October 2014, the World Championship shall be a fixed component of the INTERMOT Cologne.

Robin Bradley, organizer of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building, sites the reason for the change as one of exposure. He says Intermot “provides excellent numbers of visitors and the possibility of addressing the industry directly.” He continues, “This is helping us to promote the custom bike scene and the industry.”

“We are pleased to host the AMD World Championship 2014 and to be able to provide another added value with this cooperation to visitors and exhibitors alike”, adds Christoph Werner, Vice President of the Koelnmesse Trade Fair management team. “We are hence managing to exhibit a new communication and business platform as well as other incentives.” Detailed information on the classes and the time schedule of the competition will be announced in February.