INTERMOT 2008, the international motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany, runs Oct. 8-12. But first, exhibitors and journalists had a chance to walk the 48-acre event for a glimpse of all of the new vehicles, parts, garments and accessories on display.
Here's a sample of some of the companies taking part:
Honda is showcasing its V4 Concept.
Aprilia unveiled its forthcoming RSV4.
Suzuki sponsored the "Night of Jumps" freestyle event the evening of Oct. 7.
Bridgestone is displaying a Yamaha MotoGP Bike.
Troy Lee Designs set up its latest offerings of off-road apparel.
Suzuki is displaying its new GSX-R1000, split down the middle to showcase the new, more compact powerplant.
William G. Davidson appeared to help Harley-Davidson set up its display.
Ducati is showing its recently unveiled Monster 1100.
Dainese unveiled what it's calling the Biosuit, an outfit designed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to protect astronauts who may one day land on Mars.
SYM's stand showcases the GTS300.
Buell's display features the 2009 1125CR.
Yamaha is showing its R1.
Kawasaki's massive display features the VN1700 Classic Tourer.