When Intermot is staged every second year, manufacturers tend to divide their new model releases evenly across the two European shows.
However, Japanese, German and Italian manufacturers tend to prefer their home shows to unveil new models.
While we are not sure which show they will choose to launch their new models, we know that the following companies have scheduled press launches next week at Intermot: BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, Kymco, Suzuki, Horex, Indian, SYM, Piaggio, Triumph, Harley-Davidson and Energica.
2018 show season
Here is what we expect from the major manufacturers (in alphabetical order) over the next couple of months of show season.
Almost every year Aprilia updates its magnificent RSV4. But it’s usually incremental and a bit of a yawn unless you race them.
There is also talk of a 600cc super sport, despite the fact that this niche is almost dead to the world.
Expect some new scooter models, most likely at EICMA.
The German company recently released details of its R 1250 GS and RT, so they will definitely be on show at Intermot.
But the company says it has nine new models to unveil this show season.
Among them will be the new S 1000 RR which is expected to feature a counter-rotating crankshaft, variable valve timing, cosmetic updates and Euro5 emissions compliance.
We also expect an Adventure version of the F850 launched last year.
The R nineT range is also due for some updates and possibly another model.