The numbers are out and it proves that a good show can still draw people. Motobike Istanbul, Turkey’s leading international motorcycle, bicycle, and accessories exhibition held from February 20-23, drew 285 exhibitors from 24 countries and 108,485 visitors from all around the world.
Organized by Messe Frankfurt Istanbul with main sponsor Motul, Motobike Istanbul, the biggest motorcycle and bicycle industry event in the country had the support of the industry’s leading associations - The Motorcycle Industry Association (MOTED) and The Motorcycle Industrialists Association (MOTODER), with a booth area of 12.385 sqm and participation by 285 brands from 24 countries.
New model launches drew lots of attention. Motorcycle fans from Turkey and abroad had the opportunity to get a close look at, obtain information about, and take advantage of sales on new BMW, Brixton, Ducati, Hero, Honda, Harley-Davidson, KTM, Kral, Kuba, CF Moto, Vespa, Volta, SYM, Bajaj, Peugeot, Polaris, Moto Gusto, Mondial, Husqvarna, Triumph, TVS and Yamaha models, as well as many other well-known brands.
Messe Frankfurt Istanbul Managing Director Tayfun Yardõm said, "In Motobike Istanbul's 12th year, we hosted 285 brands from 24 countries. Every year, 40% of all motorcycle sales happen at our fair. We're glad to see that sales go even beyond these figures. We had announced that this year we would take a new groundbreaking step at Motobike Istanbul: to carry out the country's first 'Carbon Neutral Fair' project, to plant trees in the name of all participants, sponsors and visitors, and a record number of visitors supported us.
The 13th Motobike Istanbul will be held between February 25 – 28, 2021.