The IDM Superbike – Showcasing the diversity of motorcycle racing
The International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) is an amalgamation of six different classes of motorbike races. As well as the Superbike class – with 1,000 cc, the most powerful motorcycle racing class in Germany – the IDM also consists of 125 cc, Moto3, Supersport, Superstock and Sidecar championships. Experienced and youthful drivers go head to head on renowned racetracks throughout Germany and abroad. DEKRA supports the IDM at its eight race events as Series Partner. The green DEKRA logo adorns every bike and can also be seen trackside.
The IDM was held for the first time in 1924, when it was known as the German Motorcycle Road Championship. Back then, only German riders were permitted to race. Nowadays, foreign riders may also line up in the IDM. The Superbike class made its debut in 1983.
The IDM is hugely popular, primarily due to its production-based bikes. The technical regulations allow cost-efficient racing and great strength in depth. Well-known manufacturers including Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha and BMW are represented in the IDM.