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.


  • 2014-03-11 | Essen

    Fresh impetus by a new class

    Small motorcycles are enjoying strong demand and more and more young riders turn to light motorcycles. It is above all the new European license regulation for the class of 48PS motorcycles, implemented on January 19th 2013, which has provided a new impetus for the business thus meaning a true growing market.
  • 2014-03-11 | Essen

    Springtime feelings

    Winter without hibernation – the motorcycle and scooter business is facing springtime awakening. Motorcycles normally had to be sculpted from ice in the month of February nearly everywhere; this year’s February however, sparks hopes for a really good year:
  • 2014-03-11 | Essen

    April 5th is Start2Ride-Day 2014

    Start2Ride-Day is the day of powered two-wheelers. It is a day of celebration for motorcycle and scooter fans, for brands, traders and consumers. Since 2012 this unique multi-brand start into the new motorcycle season brings party mood to all the participating brands and business is going well. The motorcycle trade is keen on taking part and consumers benefit from this opportunity to check out the brands.