Right from the moment the gates were opened, the Ducati stand was literally swamped by motorcyclists, aficionados and fans, eager to get a look at all the latest from the world of Bologna-built bikes.
Taking centre-stage was the new Multistrada 1200, making its very first public appearance in the three S Touring, GT and S Pikes Peak versions.
Moreover, the show is also celebrating the first 20 years of the Monster, the world's most famous naked bike, first presented right here in Cologne back in 1992.
The "20th Anniversary" version, available right across the Monster range, features details and colour schemes designed to recall that first pioneering first model.
And there's plenty more: new colour schemes for the Diavel, an 848 EVO Corse Special Edition and, for racing devotees, the long-awaited 1199 Panigale RS13, ready to flex its muscles in the next World Superbike Championship.
The International Motorcycle Show in Cologne will remain open to the public until 7th October; the next event on the calendar is the Milan-held International Motorcycle Show, due to be held from 15th to 18th November.