Energy, know-how, passion: Being a federal association, IVM represents the concerns of the motorcycle industry at a national and international level. Unerringly, we support our members' interests, in political bodies, at a professional level and in the general public. In Germany, in Europe, worldwide.


The German Motorcycle Industry Association e.V. represents the German motorcycle industry: manufacturers and importers of motorcycles and scooters, as well as manufacturers and importers of motorcycle gear and motorcycle equipment.

The 52 members associated in IVM represent 95 per cent of the German motorcycle market. IVM advocates the experience of motorcycle and scooter riding. "Lobby work for powered two-wheelers" is the most important function of the association that participates and co-decides in politics and society, in numerous committees and in dialogues with decision-makers.


  • 2014-10-06 | Cologne

    Final Report INTERMOT 2014: yet again more than 200,000 enthusiastic motorcycle fans

    Strong growth in European trade visitor numbers

    INTERMOT Cologne, which ended on Saturday 5 October 2014 after five action-packed trade fair days, reconfirmed its reputation as an international industry and public event. With around 960 suppliers, the motorcycle spectacle wowed more than 200,000 trade visitors, motorcycle fans and media representatives from 105 countries with a string of world firsts and not least by showcasing the entire product range covering the full gamut of the motorised two-wheeler world.

  • 2014-09-30 | Cologne

    INTERMOT Cologne 2014 - Statement Reiner Brendicke

    IVM General Executive Manager Reiner Brendicke
    Opening Press Conference INTERMOT Cologne 2014

    In May 2013 an important impulse for more mobility in the Federal Republic of Germany was activated. This impulse came from the eastern federal states. From Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia. Politicians there dared to implement more mobility in a model test called “Moped Führerschein mit 15” (Driving license for mopeds at 15).

    The state secretary in the Saxon Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment and Transport, Roland Werner, one of the “fathers” of this model test, was in permanent contact with IVM in this matter. When I will meet him on the premises later this morning, I will congratulate him on his success as regards this model test. As a matter of fact, DEKRA, that advised the project, is praising the driving license AM at age 15. According to DEKRA, adolescents living in rural areas show considerable interest in passing the driving license category AM at 15.

  • 2014-09-30 | Cologne

    INTERMOT Cologne 2014 - Statement Heiner Faust

    IVM President Heiner Faust
    Opening Press Conference INTERMOT Cologne 2014

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    what has boosted our market? Which impulse brought a plus of 8.4 for powered two-wheelers and even so 6.3 per cent for the total market? Was it the ‘economic automat’ Germany, which let “Newsweek” announce a “German Century”, giving hope to the business for a “German Bike Century” or better a “European Bike Century”?