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.


  • 2015-03-05 | Essen

    Seasonal figures

    Highest increase in registrations in the new millennium
    With 8.7 percent the German motorcycle and scooter business has recorded the highest increase in registrations for the last 17 years for 2014.

    The parameters for this development are top-class new models, a new passion for motorcycles and scooters seen as guarantors of urban mobility, and the stable German economic policy. The general trust in this policy must have caused the Germans’ urge to consume, as the economic growth amounted to 0.7 per cent which was considerably higher than expected according to Bundesbank (the German central bank).

  • 2015-03-05 | Essen

    Europe in the global market

    In China, India, the Asian states and South America about 52 million of powered two-wheelers are in operation equivalent to 94 percent of the world market. These giant markets are in demand of more and more simple, robust mobility – including a considerably increasing demand for motorcycles powered by electricity. The European share in the world market accounts for around 2 percent only, yet ahead of Africa, North America and Japan. However, Europe is one of the most important markets for the classic motorcycle nations: on the one hand as regards large, powerful engines and on the other, as regards mobility on two-wheels expressing a certain lifestyle.
  • 2015-03-05 | Essen

    Passion noun | pas.sion | \ˈpa-shən\

    - a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something

    A whole lot of things about motorcycles has to do with passion. The riding of a motorcycle itself, the commitment in vehicle care, the joy of assembling - each kilometer that was done, each polished bit and piece shows the rider’s passion for his or her vehicle. And the rider in fact is not necessarily a man, no! – the passion for motorcycles is also a female one.