07.–11.10.2020

#INTERMOT2020

THE INTERMOT CUSTOM BIKE ON TOUR!

"WE MADE HISTORY IN 2016, AND WE DID IT AGAIN IN 2018!"

With the spectacular conversion of a Ducati Scrambler and INTERMOT customized in October 2016, we broke new ground and made a real impression on the customizing scene. Together we wrote the next chapter of the INTERMOT customized story in 2018.

On this occasion, Marcus Walz and his team worked on a Yamaha XV 950b R and built a completely new bike in two months. The result was something to be seen: Walz stripped away, slimmed down and tuned the original to produce a real drag bike.

His creation has already made its first appearances: the bike was among the starting line-up at the Essenza Sprint Series at the festival in Montlhéry, France, and at the Glemseck 101 Sprint Festival. The bike also appeared at INTERMOT 2018 in the hotly anticipated sprint races on the outdoor area where INTERMOT CUSTOMIZED has been hosted.

DREAMTEAM: MARCUS WALZ & THE INTERMOT CUSTOM-BIKE

A BEST-IN-CLASS COLLABORATION

Marcus Walz is considered one of the best known German customizers. Based on a Yamaha 950 XV, in 2017 he created a spectacular drag custom-build that packs a mean punch.

The fuel tank has been handcrafted from steel and the team formed the all-important tail section entirely from a single piece of aluminium sheet. A specially designed, lightweight titanium exhaust system from SC-Project ensures an appropriate sound. And whilst we’re on the subject of custom-made parts, both of the rear shock absorbers were also one-offs, made by Touratech Suspension. And instead of 60 hp, it can now draw on 70.

INTERMOT CUSTOM-BIKE: A STRONG PERFORMANCE!

The first ESSENZA sprint event took place at the Café Racer Festival in Montlhéry (near Paris) on 10 and 11 June 2017. The drag bike made its second big appearance in the sprint event at the Glemseck 101 Festival in September 2017 and at ACE Cafe Reunion in London and Brighton.

GLEMSECK 101 "ROUND 13"

The INTERMOT Custom Bike on canvas

Makoto Endo

Endo, born in Japan, is a painter whose primary subject is motorcycles.

But he isn’t just any painter. Endo uses a one-of-a-kind technique to create his master pieces—he flings Indian ink on canvas using chopsticks.

No paint brushes or other traditional painting tools are in his paint box - Endo sticks to his chopsticks, bamboo chopsticks chosen for their strength and flexibility, to be exact.