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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the third member of the Class of 2018. Al Perrett will be honoured at the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 17th at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby.

From the day that Al Perrett was offered a ride on a 250 BSA, he was hooked. He was only 14 but thought that motorcycles were awesome. Motorcycles however, would have to wait as his love of skiing got in the way. He competed from the age of 16 until he was 22, even trying out for the Olympics in 1961.

In 1966, he borrowed $4000 from the bank, bought five Suzukis and opened a small shop in Richmond. It didn’t take long before he moved to larger quarters selling Yamahas. Money was tight but Al bought out Tyne Side Repairs, a long-time established dealership. This purchase saved his bacon as he had truck loads of parts for sale and was soon able to pay off the bank as well as Deeleys for the Yamahas. He was even able to move to a larger location.

In 1972, Al sold his Yamaha shop and moved to Kamloops starting Kamloops Honda.  Now he was able to compete more and won his first cross country race. Dan Amor talked Al into going to the Six Days Trials in Italy in 1974 and over the next decade he won several medals. In 1990, Al rode his first Baja 1000 and finished! He was hooked! He has competed in 17 Baja races with different team mates over the years winning class 50 and 60 numerous times.

One of Al’s best business decisions was taking on a Harley-Davidson franchise in 1977 and developed a successful business in spite of a devastating fire in 1986. Their HOG chapter raised huge funds for Muscular Dystrophy and the dealership donated many gifts and cash to charities in the community.

The Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Board and all the Directors, are pleased and honoured to include Al Perrett in the Class of 2018.

For information about past inductees, event sponsorship, Roll of Honour, tax-deductible donations as well as Tickets for the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion, visit the web site at –   www.canmoto.ca,

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the first Members of the Class of 2018.   Joseph & Vera Godsall will be honoured at the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 17th, 2018 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby B. C.

When you say Motocross to an enthusiast in British Columbia, they will automatically think – Joe Godsall.  Being a competitive motocross racer, Joe understands the value the sport brings to the younger participants and their families as well as encouraging the competitive drive in the older generation and has promoted the sport for many years.

But perhaps their major claim to fame is as the saviours, more than once, of motocross activity in BC.

When the sport was suffering under harsh economic pressures, they gathered together interested parties and formed a not for profit club who were permitted to run events at the CMA Agassiz track until they obtained use of a track at Mission.

When we were losing clubs due to financial pressures, Vera organized a race herself to fill the void. She also formed a group, Hi-Tech Racing to organize CMA motocross events in BC. Both Joe and Vera were very active in producing the CMA Super Series, one of the most successful motocross series, with events taking place at all tracks in the Province.

They are both involved with the CMA and attained the status of CMA National Referee, overseeing many events, positions they still occupy to this day. Joe became the BC board member for CMA National and served as Vice President and then President from 1989 to 1997 and from 2001 to present time. Joe holds FIM official’s credentials in Environment and Trials. Vera and Joe are CMA lifetime members.

The Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Board and all the Directors, are pleased and honoured to welcome Joe  & Vera Godsall to the Class of 2018.

For information about past inductees, event sponsorship, Roll of Honour, tax-deductible donations as well as Tickets for the 13th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion, visit the web site at –   www.canmoto.ca,

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

Toronto ON – May 12, 2018 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce the induction of the Class of 2018.  This year, 8 legends and champions will be honoured at the Thirteenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 17th, 2018 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre in Burnaby BC.

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is returning to Western Canada for its 2018 induction ceremony this November. It gives me great pride and pleasure to announce the 2018 Class of Inductees, says Paul Germain, Chairman. These individuals, comprising competitors, contributors and volunteers have shown passion and skills as well as sacrificed to make a positive impact on the world of motorcycling and will now receive the respect and recognition they so rightly deserve in the Hall of Fame.

All the directors, contributors and volunteers of the CMHoF as well as myself, join together in welcoming the Class of 2018 inductees into the CMHoF. Congratulations to all!!

The 2018 inductees to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame are:

  • Dan Amor – Competitor, Deceased
  • Steve Crevier  – Competitor
  • Allan Dyck – Competitor
  • Joe & Vera – Godsall Contributor
  • Rick Hobbs – Team Member
  • Wally Klammer – Contributor/Competitor, Deceased
  • Al Perrett – Contributor/Competitor
  • Dave Rhodes – Contributor

Historical Inductees

The Shanks Family – Competitor/Contributor, Deceased

Tickets for the Thirteenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion will soon be available at www.canmoto.ca.

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca

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The COHV, its members and its partners would like to recognize the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada “May is Motorcycle Safety Month Campaign”.

The COHV, its members and its partners would like to recognize the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada “May is Motorcycle Safety Month Campaign”. The official campaign begins May 1st across Canada. Unofficially safety is a concern 365 days a year.

To a rider safety means many things. A pre-ride bike inspection should happen even before you turn the key or load the bike. Getting geared up with the proper protective riding equipment should happen before you thumb the starter button or kick your bike to life. Always dress for the slide, not just the ride! Physical fitness is a huge component of off road riding. Many big get-offs happen as a result of fatigue. Know when to say when and live to fight another day.

To be the best rider you can be, you need to practise your riding skills. The best racers in the world practise so there must be something to it. Take a riding school, you never stop learning. Break down your skills and practise them separately before you put the whole recipe together. Warm up before you attempt to set a new course record or win the long jump contest. Ride responsibly when in the presence of other off road recreational trail users.

When driving to the track or trail please be conscious of other road users you are sharing the road with. Spatial awareness is a great quality to possess. If you have gone into the first corner of a race elbow to elbow you have a high degree of spatial awareness. Make sure you carry it over to your daily driving.

They say it takes 21 days to make something a habit. Let’s make May your new habit for safety and awareness.

 

SAFETY PLEDGE CHALLENGE

  1. Go to http://www.motorcycling.ca/resources/ to print out your copy of the Pledge.
  2. Choose your Pledge and take your picture with the Pledge sheet.
  3. Go to http://www.motorcycling.ca/safety-campaign/ and make it official “Take the Safety Pledge”. Upload your smiley picture and place your pin on the map.
  4. Post your picture on your social media with the hashtag #MotorcycleSafetyPledge and use the @motorcyclistsconfederationofcanada symbol to share on the MCC social media site.
  5. Tag 5 friends in your post and challenge them to take the Pledge and repeat steps 1 through 5.
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WHETHER YOU’RE A TECHNOLOGY FAN OR A VINTAGE ENTHUSIAST, YOU’LL FIND IT ALL AT THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW!

Whether you’re a technology fan or a vintage enthusiast,
you’ll find it all at the Montreal Motorcycle Show!
The season starts here 

Montreal, February 12, 2018 – Some riders love the comfort and ease that technology brings to their touring excursions, while for others there’s nothing like riding a custom bike built from the ground up for (or by) them. Regardless of preference, the Montreal Motorcycle Show, presented by La Capitale Financial Group, guarantees riders a healthy dose of adrenaline to get their season started.

For the minimalists

As Dominic Lalande of First Line Motorcycles sees it, a vintage bike is much more than a way to get around; it’s a way of life. “I don’t go wild over the latest technology,” he says. “Instead, I love to do what no one else is doing, with the least intervention. I’ll never forget the feeling when I climbed onto the very first motorcycle I built, piece by piece, one winter in my living room. When spring arrived, all I had to do was open my patio doors and ride out!”

Samuel Guertin, owner of custom bike shop Clockwork Motorcycles, agrees that this type of bike may come with its challenges, but the payoff is totally worth it. “When you ride a bike that’s 40 or 50 years old, you have to expect the odd problem, and sometimes you’ll need to pack your toolkit for longer rides. But you develop such a bond with your bike. You get to know it inside-out, and it brings you back to basics. You’re the one in control; there’s no anti-skid system or other high-tech add-ons.”

For the techies

When it comes to technology, the biking world has it in abundance! For many riders, technology is the only way to go, and connectivity is critical to the future of riding. “First and foremost, our customers buy Can-Am Spyder models because they’re stable, easy to handle and a pleasure to drive,” states Josée Perreault, Senior Vice President, Can-Am Spyder. What’s more, most Can-Am Spyder models now come with a new fully-digital instrument panel that provides access to smartphone applications via BRP ConnectTM. Bluetooth technology also allows riders to play content from their Bluetooth-enabled devices directly to their bike. It’s a new feature that will enhance every ride while ensuring drivers are able to focus on the road.

Another example is the Power Tuner app on the new 2018 YZ450F, one of Yamaha’s most technologically advanced innovations in recent years. “The free, downloadable Power Tuner app allows owners to make mapping changes wirelessly through their smartphone, based on rider preferences, course layout and track conditions. Users can also monitor data like rpm, throttle percentage and intake air temperature in real time, and they can track ongoing maintenance intervals and running times. Overall, the application significantly improves the efficiency of tuning the 2018 YZ450F, connecting riders more closely with their machine,” explains Graeme Jones, Marketing Coordinator.

Kawasaki is making its own strides forward. “You’d be hard pressed to find a more technologically advanced motorcycle than the new 2018 Ninja H2 SX SE,” says Brad Goodbody, Assistant Manager, Marketing and Public Relations at Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc. “In fact, it’s the industry’s only supercharged sport touring motorcycle with a range of high tech features, including launch control and KQS (Kawasaki Quickshifter) for clutchless up and down shifting.”

Accessories that add convenience and comfort will also abound at the Show. The products in highest demand at Importations Thibault are without question luggage systems, such as the popular Givi models, although communication systems are not far behind. For many riders, being able to talk effortlessly to their passenger or group is worth its weight in gold.

Devotees, contests and attractions

In addition to meeting hundreds of other motorcycle enthusiasts and discovering the latest models and accessories, visitors to the Montreal Motorcycle Show will have the chance to enter the ultimate contest. For the first time, visitors to the Kawasaki Canada booth on Saturday, February 24 between noon and 4 p.m. can enter to win one of two Kawasaki Z125 PRO bikes!

The Show is also bringing back its most popular attractions, including She Rides night on Friday, February 23, when women enjoy half off the admission price after 5 p.m. and could even win a 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300; the Yamaha Riding Academya huge favourite of kids ages 6 to 12; and Hangar 17. Held in collaboration with ONELAND, the “Hangar” brings together builders, craftspeople and motorcycle fanatics with a shared passion of the road and their machines. Here, visitors will be able to meet some of the top builders from near and far, enjoy a drink, and chat about their road trips, the custom motorcycle culture and the freedom that only a bike can deliver. Come meet the folks from Clockwork Motorcycles, First Line Motorcycles, Hardcore Cycle, Lay Loo Moto Company and many more.

Montreal Motorcycle Show: February 23 to 25, 2017, at Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)
Friday, February 23: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 24: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 25: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets (taxes included)
Adults (15 and over): $16
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $13
Juniors (6-14): $11
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $40
Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

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Media relations
Julie Gagnon, 514 713-4381 – julie@juliegagnon.ca
Isabelle Fafard, 514 865-8157 – isabelle.fafard@180deux.ca

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20 MUST-SEE MODELS AT THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW Get your fix!

Montreal, January 30, 2018 – Once again this year, the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers will be at Palais des congrès de Montréal to unveil their latest products at the Montreal Motorcycle Show. From Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, the Show’s estimated 34,000 visitors—from novices to seasoned riders—will discover the hottest bikes and accessories of 2018. Here’s a sneak peek at 20 new must-see models.

Sport bikes

APRILIA – RSV4 RF: Undisputed champion

This machine continues to evolve as the best superbike ever. Building on its success and experience on the track, it has trimmed an average of one second per lap off its time over previous versions. The RSV4 RF notably includes a new Öhlins front fork with NIX technology, a new Brembo braking system and a new dynamic control suite. Its chassis is also now paired with a Euro 4 210 HP engine.

BMW – H4P RACE: Pure emotion

With just 750 of these limited-edition, numbered machines produced, the H4P RACE is the world’s first motorcycle to offer a fully carbon frame and fully carbon wheels. Its frame is made from a continuous component, from the steering head to the swing arm pivot. Hand-built exclusively for the track, it has a self-supporting carbon front that devours the headwind, with its aggressive splitface camouflaging the ram air behind. A 2D recorder allows data to be saved and read out, while a button-operated dynamic traction control (DTC) offers optimal traction for every racing situation.

DUCATI – PANIGALE V4: Maximizing power and performance

The first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cyclinder engine, closely derived from the Desmosedici of MotoGP fame, the Panigale V4 turns power and excellence into sheer pleasure. Voted “Most Beautiful Bike of the Show” at EICMA 2017, it is defined by its state-of-the-art chassis and innovative electronics. Its design is elegant, muscular and technological, its large, soft surfaces punctuated by a few bold features. The bike’s dominant elements of style—component integration, functionality and a sense of power—extend across the entire machine.

Retro machines

DUCATI – SCRAMBLER 1100: Escape artist

This high displacement bike with its seat height of 810 mm is perfect for taller drivers. Its frame retains the steel lattice form of previous generations, and its swingarm is still double-sided. It offers three ride modes:

Active, Journey and City. Its standard black or yellow version includes Kayaba suspension, adjustable shocks and standard finish. The Special version comes in custom matte grey, with aluminum mud guards and chrome finish on the exhausts and a number of other parts. With its unique tones, Öhlins shocks and machine-finished spokes, the Sport version has a distinct monster bike look and feel. It’s as sporty as they come, while remaining a contemporary step ahead.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE – SCOUT FTR750: Racing in its DNA

The Scout FTR750 combines form and function to push the boundaries of speed, maximize efficiency and redefine control. Its race-tuned Öhlins 43 mm conventional front suspension and Öhlins fully adjustable rear monoshock are designed for traction and cornering. The goal is to keep the bike relatively stable or flat, so the rear wheel is hooked up and delivers full traction as the bike exits a corner. Power is supplied by an all-new 750 cc, 53-degree V-twin engine.

KAWASAKI – Z900RS: Heir to a legend

This bike’s traditional In-Line Four configuration engine is backed by Kawasaki’s latest rider support technology. Its exhausts, with their rich sound, are a delight to the eyes and ears. With a look that pays homage to the original Z1, every detail on the Z900RS has been meticulously thought out, right down to the caps on the cylinder heads and polished cylinder fins. It comes in Candytone Brown/Candytone Orange or Metallic Flat Spark Black.

TRIUMPH – BONNEVILLE SPEEDMASTER: Beautifully authentic

The Speedmaster’s 1200 cc high-torque engine with Triumph’s signature Bobber is designed to deliver more torque and power low down and across the rev range when you need it most. A twin-chamber air box and exclusive chrome exhaust system generate a distinctive rich and raw sound. Its swept-back beach bars, forward footpegs and superb handling provide exceptional driving quality. The high specification brakes and suspension along with the sculpted rider seat and removable passenger seat enhance the riding experience.

Street bikes

HARLEY-DAVIDSON CANADA – FAT BOB®: Intense performance, unapologetic styling

The Fat Bob’s inverted front forks deliver astonishing handling and a comfortable, sporty ride. Its new front suspension technology provides the performance of a racing-style cartridge fork for reduced weight with linear damping characteristics. With its all-new easily adjustable monoshock rear suspension, the Fat Bob displays dynamic cornering capability while preserving the classic hard tail look. Its Milwaukee-Eight Big Twin 107 or 114 displacement engine is powerful yet smooth-running, while delivering a soul-satisfying rumble.

HONDA – CB300R: The performance advantage

The 286 cc single-cylinder engine boasts dual overhead camshafts driven by a Hy-Vo-type silent chain and forked roller rocker arms. Compact and lightweight, the engine enhances the bike’s agile steering, intuitive and natural handling and impressive power-to-weight ratio. Honda’s programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) constantly monitors a range of parameters to ensure the right air-fuel mix for the atmospheric and riding conditions.

SUZUKI – SV650X: The power of a V-twin engine

The new SV650X ABS offers a refined 4-stroke 645 cc V-twin liquid-cooled engine and more than 60 new parts. Its redesigned chassis is both lightweight and durable, delivering a sporty, exhilarating ride. Of note are its EFI system and low rpm assist feature, which seamlessly adjust the engine speed during take-off and low-speed riding to even out the power delivery. Its streamlined chassis is a joy to behold and puts the emphasis squarely on comfort and handling.

Touring bikes

BMW – K1600 B: Unmistakeably Bagger

This machine’s maximum torque of 175 Nm and 160 HP (118 kW) produce an incomparable and effortless push force. The chopped windscreen, sloping line of the silhouette and striking rear section with integrated LED indicators and brake lights define a unique style that’s sleek and tapered. Behind its good looks is plenty of innovative technology and a high level of comfort. Its Blackstorm Metallic colour complement its various black tones to accentuate the Bagger’s imposing and confident shape.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON CANADA – SPORT GLIDE™: Wander lustier 

Built on the completely redesigned Softail frame, the all-new Sport Glide boasts internal counterbalancing that allows for a smooth and agile ride without sacrificing the Harley feel. Inverted front forks and a new rear monoshock with external preload adjustment give riders the ability to customize their handling profile for any situation, including extra cargo and/or passenger. The Sport Glide is stealthy, bold and versatile. It features a blacked-out engine, new black and silver cast wheels and black exhausts. It’s as exciting a ride for short touring excursions as it is for the daily commute and long trips, featuring the quick-detach front mini-fairing along with detachable locking saddlebags .

HONDA – GOLD WING: Let the road unfurl before you

Featuring a lower, swept-back touring design and a strong shoulder line, the new Gold Wing is a complete re-invention, with premium styling and an all-new frame. Touring riders will appreciate the extra wind and weather protection with the integrated and fully adjustable electric-powered windshield whose height can be easily changed. Its new wheel design connects to the road with a wide 200 series rear tire equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system. The 2018 Gold Wing is driven by a flat 6-cylinder engine with 4 valve heads.

YAMAHA – STAR VENTURE TC: Conquer the road

Its powerful 1854 cc V-twin engine combines with an overdrive 6-gear transmission. Its 17.8 cm display comes complete with audio, navigation, communication vehicle status and equipment controls. The Star Venture TC offers a host of enhancements, including traction control, ABS/UBS braking, smart key technology, and the brand new Sure-Park system, which uses a dedicated electric motor that allows the bike to move forward or backward slowly for precision parking.

Adventure bikes

HONDA – CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORT: Exhilaration plus

With a steel 24-litre fuel tank guaranteeing a 500 km range, its longer travel suspension and new engine management electronics, the Africa Twin is ready for 2018. The riding position has been raised by some 30 mm, the rider’s footpegs widened, the handlebars lifted, and the passenger footpeg hangers redesigned. To celebrate the model’s 30th anniversary, Honda has also introduced a new paint scheme reminiscent of the Africa’s illustrious past. With new fuel management electronics and engine mapping, riders can now choose from three shift patterns and engine braking as well as seven traction control levels.

KTM – 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S: Muscle meets mellow

Weighing in at just 238 kg, the KTM packs 160 HP and 140 Nm of torque—108 of which is available at 2500 rpm. Its transmission, spread on the primary wheel, transfers the power to the clutch basket with no backlash. The resonator chamber has been redesigned to polish the torque output in the lower to mid-range rpm. The bike’s ergonomics can be adjusted to suit the preferences and stature of the rider: two seat heights, two handlebar clamping positions, two footpeg positions, and five reach settings.

TRIUMPH – TIGER 800: 200 upgrades for the ultimate riding experience

The new Tiger 800 XC and XR family takes this celebrated range to new heights. With 200 upgrades, including the highest ever level of state-of-the-art technology, enhanced rider ergonomics, increased capability and a more responsive delivery from the latest-generation Triple engine, the new Tigers offer a shorter ratio first gear for improved off-road traction and all-road acceleration. Other upgrades include full-colour TFT instruments, a more distinctive Tiger look, and premium finish and detailing.

Three wheelers

SLINGSHOT SLR LE: For the devil on both shoulders

The Slingshot’s lightweight design and 173 HP engine provide an impressive power-to-weight ratio. Its 18 cm-wide multi-touch Slingshot Ride Command display gives riders quick access to whatever they need: Bluetooth and USB audio and even turn-by-turn directions. And with the customizable split-screen display, advanced vehicle info is literally at the driver’s fingertips, allowing for the monitoring of individual tire pressure, fuel range, distance to the next oil change, current altitude, average fuel economy, heading and much more.

SPYDER RT Limited: Touring comfort

Spyder enthusiasts will enhance their ride thanks to the new 19.8 cm-wide LCD colour display with BRP Connect, allowing the integration of vehicle-optimized smartphone apps. A new, intuitive joystick gives riders access to all of this technology while keeping their hands on the handlebar. The heated grips keep hands warm, while the electrically adjustable windscreen can be adapted to the changing weather. The high-end touring saddle with lumbar support and passenger backrest makes for an ultra-comfortable ride regardless of distance.

Scooters

VESPA GTS 300: Where great looks meet great performance

With its elegant and refined lines, the Vespa GTS is an exclusive vehicle, unique in today’s competitive scenario. Its style and elegance are evident in its design and range of colours. Its LED lighting enhances an instrument panel that puts an emphasis on clarity with its white-on-black display. Its saddle includes materials common to Italian sports cars, and its aesthetics are complemented by the safety of two-channel ABS braking and the Piaggio ASR traction control system.

All the major brands will be at the Show to unveil more the 2018 machines, not to mention the latest accessories and technology. Come get your fix!

February 23 to 25, 2017, at Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)
Friday, February 23: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 24: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 25: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Tickets (taxes included)

Adults (15 and over): $16
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $13
Juniors (6-14): $11
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $40
Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca
Images of the different models can be found here.

 

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Media relations

Julie Gagnon, 514-713-4381 – julie@juliegagnon.ca
Isabelle Fafard, 514-865-8157 – isabelle.fafard@180deux.ca

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WORLD’S TOP MOTORCYCLE BRANDS GATHER IN TORONTO FEBRUARY 16-18 TO SHOWCASE THEIR 2018 MODELS AND CELEBRATE THE MOTORCYCLE LIFESTYLE

NEW MODELS, STUNT SHOWS, KID’S RIDING ACADEMY AND
SHE RIDES NIGHT 
HIGHLIGHT NEXT MONTH’S MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO

WORLD’S TOP MOTORCYCLE BRANDS GATHER IN TORONTO FEBRUARY 16-18 TO
SHOWCASE THEIR 2018 MODELS AND CELEBRATE THE MOTORCYCLE LIFESTYLE

TORONTO (January 16, 2018) – The one-month countdown is on for Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ event of the year. Toronto will be center-stage as the world’s top brands showcase their newest products and technology to enthusiasts at the Motorcycle Show-Toronto, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, February 16-18 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

This celebration of the motorcycle lifestyle will be the first opportunity for Ontario’s riding enthusiasts to see the new 2018 motorcycle, ATV, side-by-side and scooter models that will be on sale at dealerships when the spring riding season rolls around. Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha will all be participating at the province’s only stop on the six-city national show tour.

In addition to the 500+ bikes on display and the latest in apparel, accessories and touring destinations, there’s a wide-range of exciting family-friendly features that will appeal to riders of all ages and experience levels:

  • She Rides Night (Friday, February 16)  Women make up the fastest-growing segment of motorcycling. This is an evening of celebration for women who ride and those considering the sport. In addition to information and advice specific to the needs of the female rider, ladies will get half-price admission to the Show after 5 pm and be eligible to enter a draw that night to win a 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS. There’s also free parking for all on Friday night after 5pm.
  • Yamaha Riding Academy For Kids introduces children, aged 6-12, to the wonderful world of riding, with hands-on certified instruction and riding gear provided in a 15-minute riding session on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle
  • Stunt Shows  Canadian stunt riding star Craig Latimer and Toronto’s Cesare Costantini will showcase their streetbike freestyle stunt-riding prowess during all three days of the Show.
  • Kawasaki Double Take Giveaway  Saturday afternoon, show-goers can enter to win one of two Kawasaki Z125 PRO motorcycles up for grabs in the Kawasaki Double Take Giveaway later that day.
  • Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets  The OPP’s precision motorcycle riding team will perform exhibitions of their superb riding skills aboard their fleet of Harley-Davidson Police Specials.
  • Yamaha’s “How To” Demos  Clinton Smout, one of the country’s leading motorcycle training experts, will demonstrate to riders how to safely navigate challenges like riding over obstacles and gravel roads.
  • Vintage Motorcycles – Take a trip down memory lane and see how motorcycles, scooters and side cars have evolved over the decades with exhibits from the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group and Vintage Road Racing Association.
  • Bike Life Lounge is a gathering place for show-goers to rest their feet, enjoy a refreshment and take-in moto lifestyle presentations and booths.

Show hours are: Friday, February 16 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 17 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 18 (10 am – 5 pm). Discounted advance adult tickets are on sale now for $16 through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers.  The show falls on the Family Day weekend and special Family Passes are available for $42 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors. Children 5 and under admitted free)

Visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca for more info and to order tickets.

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces six premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)

Toronto Show Manager
Neil Fardy
neil@powersportservices.ca
905-752-1158 (office)

Power Sport Services
Motorcycle Moped Industry Council
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Tim Stover
tstover@powersportservices.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)
(289) 259-4112 (mobile)

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EXPERIENCE LIFE BEHIND BARS

EDMONTON, AB (January 2, 2018)  – Canada’s major manufacturers will showcase their latest models at The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance.  This is the first chance for riders and enthusiasts to see the 2018 line-up of motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters.  This year’s show takes place January 12-14 at the Expo Centre, Northlands.

“If you are a fan of anything on two, three or four wheels, you won’t want to miss the 2018 Motorcycle  & ATV Show – Edmonton,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manger, “whether you are a wannabe rider, new to the sport or a seasoned vet, there is something for every level and style of rider.”

Here is just a small sample of some of the new 2018 models that will be featured at this year’s Show.

Adventure

KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure will make its Canadian debut at the Motorcycle Show – Calgary.  This bike is touted as groundbreaking, with its powerful engine along with advanced safety and electronics package.  It comes with extensive standard equipment making for smooth cruising. It is the perfect ride for any journey.

Triumph’s line-up includes the Tiger 800.  It sports a host of rider-focused technology including Triumph Traction Control and switchable ABS.  The 800 is more powerful and fuel efficient than ever before.  It offers sharper styling and a much more handsome design with new LED lighting creating clear views in front and behind.

Touring

The BMW K1600B was developed specifically with American riders and great open American roads in mind.  It has a low, streamlined silhouette, and with six cylinders, it delivers an incredibly smooth ride with impressive power.  The K1600B features an impressive level of comfort as well as innovative technology.

The new 2018 Honda Gold Wing takes the iconic touring machine to a whole new level. It is lighter weight, more compact and significantly more technologically advanced than previous models. Its six-speed manual transmission with multiple riding modes and electronically adjustable suspension is certain to enhance the riding experience.

Street/Performance

The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS has been a highly anticipated entry into the retro category.  The engine and the chassis are meticulously designed to not be too quick, making it easier to feel at one with the bike.  Its carefully crafted styling elements are complemented by High-tech features like LED lighting and digital instrumentation.

The new Suzuki SV650X ABS boasts lower emissions, increased performance and outstanding fuel economy. The benefits of its lighter weight and stream-lined design include more responsive acceleration, nimble handling and greater confidence in maneuvering.  It delivers a sporty, exciting ride.

The 2018 Yamaha XSR700 addresses consumers demand for a classically styled machine with performance that meets today’s sporting standards.  The bike design allows for a natural riding position with solid riding comfort while the short swingarm and lightweight design highlights the more serious sport side.  Its timeless styling combined with latest technology is guaranteed to provide a fun, exciting ride.

Cruisers

Indian Motorcycle® is introducing a new member to the Scout® family.  The Scout® Bobber pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of the post war era.  Its blacked-out wheels, knobby tires and lowered rear suspension keeps the rider grounded.  It is no frills, all attitude.

The all-new Fat Bob® from Harley-Davidson® features aggressive, unapologetic styling with mind-blowing performance and handling.  The Fat Bob® is the most powerful, agile and responsive cruiser in the Harley-Davidson® line-up.  With its stiffer frame, lighter weight and never before seen asymmetrical tank graphic, it remains true to the Harley-Davidson® roots and offers a thrilling riding experience.

ATV/Side-by-sides

Can-Am is introducing the 2018 Maverick Trail giving trail enthusiasts’ new levels of control, convenience, comfort and versatility.  The sturdy 800cc Rotax V-Twin engine provides ample performance for recreational endeavors.  With optimal weight distribution, predictable handling and abundant ground clearance it is perfect for technical terrain.

The 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000 is designed for rugged outdoor adventures and makes quick work of tough tasks.  Its best-in-class 999 cc engine, an industry first 6-speed Dual-Clutch transmission, plus over one full foot of ground clearance provides legendary off-road performance.

The all-new RANGER XP® 1000 sets a new standard for what a utility side-by-side can do.  Its modern rugged design, improved comfort, industry-leading towing and ground clearance make this machine the hardest working, smoothest-riding side-by-side ever built.

Sport

Ducati’s new Panigale V4 has been highly anticipated.  The first mass-produced Ducati to mount a four-cylinder engine sets a new standard in the supersport production bike segment.  Riders of all skill levels will enjoy the fun and excitement due to the enhanced performance and ridability.

Kawasaki introduces the 2018 Ninja 400 to its line-up.  Clad in sharp new Ninja styling, it delivers greater performance than its predecessors.  The all-new engine and chassis are more powerful and significantly lighter.  The relaxed, sporty riding position and predictable handling make it both fun and easy to ride.

The Aprilia RSV4 has lots more torque, weights over 20 lbs. less with aerodynamic fairings.  The new braking system and the new APRc electronic controls package include Cornering ABS and the Downshifter.  The 201 HP Euro 4 engine combines with champion chassis architecture.

Dual Sport/Off Road

Ducati’s Scrambler 1100 has been streamlined to be “compact yet beefy.”  It has a new air/oil cooled 1079cc L-Twin engine and will output 86 hp at 7,500 rpm. Three ride modes and a full technology package including:  ABS, cornering ABS, and a traction control systems are a few of the notable changes.

The Honda CRF250R is one of the best bikes in the 250 class.  The most significant upgrade is the DOHC engine featuring increased power and higher redline. An electric starter is now standard.  All the improvements are aimed at achieving maximum power and superb handling.   The four-stroke engine features a dual-overhead-cam design with twin exhaust ports.

The completely redesigned Suzuki 2018 RM-Z450 will be featured at this year’s Show.  The sleek race-ready appearance wraps around a stronger engine and a nimble chassis, which delivers exceptionally precise handling.  It has stronger brakes for better stopping power and a wider spread of engine muscle with higher peak power.

Three Wheelers

The Spyder F3 Limited if perfect for an extended cruise; with its additional cargo space, new infotainment system and exclusive UFit system which easily positions the foot pegs according to your height.  Riders can choose the handlebar position based on your preferred riding style.  All this, and self-leveling rear air suspension in addition to heated grips make for a very comfortable ride.

The 2018 Slingshot® with its low stance, open cockpit and side-by-side seating took the industry by storm with its introduction in 2014. The 2018 model boasts industry leading Ride Command® infotainment system and takes style, technology and performance to a whole new level.

After you have checked out all the new models, be sure to take the time to wander through “Drag Alley”, shop the aftermarket accessories and apparel and take in one of the Ground N’ Gravity Shows or Short Track races .  Don’t miss the chance to sign the kids up for the Yamaha Riding Academy, wander through the Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association exhibit, or gather information on touring destinations as well as, clubs and associations.

The show celebrates the motorcycle lifestyle, so come get your fix January 12-14that the Expo Centre

For further information including Show hours, on line ticket purchases, ticket prices, features, and list of exhibitors please visit www.edmontonmotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton’s online community by liking us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleandatvshowedmonton or follow us on Twitter @thebikeshows.

 

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces six motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Show Manager
Laurie Paetz
Power Sport Services
lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
(403) 457-1080 (office)
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)

Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS

EDMONTON, AB (December 21, 2017) – The doors to the 2018 Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance open at noon on January 12th at the Expo Centre, Northlands.  The Show runs until 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 14th.  This is the first opportunity to see all the newest models from the biggest names in the industry, whether it is two wheels, three wheels or four, you will find it all under one roof.

“The Ground N’ Gravity Show is one of the highlights of the Show as it appeals to riders and non-riders alike “ says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “The feats you will see performed in the air and the stunts on the arena floor are sure to take your breath away, as all the laws of gravity seemed to be defied.”

This year’s Ground N’ Gravity Show features an impressive cast of characters including some of the biggest names in Freestyle. Keith Sayers, Jeremy “TwitchThis” Stenberg, Chad Bauman, and Alberta’s own Billy Kohut will be performing aerial stunts while Craig Latimer treats the audience to a demonstration of stunts including versions and variations of burn outs, stoppies and wheelies among other tricks.  New this year we have added Indoor Short Track racing which is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  The racing action and performances are worth the price of admission.

Friday evening after 5:00 pm all ladies will receive half price admission.  SHE Rides Night is a celebration of female riders, or soon to be riders. One lucky lady in attendance will ride away on a brand new 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki.

Treat the youngsters in the family to a one of a kind experience by signing them up for a session at the Yamaha Riding Academy.  They will be outfitted in the latest motocross gear and receive instruction on safety and how to ride and maneuver a motorcycle.  Following the instruction they will have the opportunity to take to the track to hone their skills in a supervised secure environment.

The Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association always provides an impressive exhibit of vintage motorcycles and this year will be no exception.  All the bikes on display have been collected, restored and preserved by their owners and they more than willing to share their stories with other enthusiasts.

Edmonton is very fortunate to have an extremely active and dedicated riding community which hosts a number of charity rides each year to help to raise funds for a variety of local charities.  Many of which will be represented right at the Show.  Choose a cause that is near and dear to you, and sign up to participate in the next fundraiser.

Be sure to check out the new “Drag Alley” presented by Parts Canada.  This area will host the industries’ leading aftermarket parts manufacturers.  Expert brand specialists will be available throughout the Show to share information and provide advice to interested show-goers.

If you are fortunate enough to own the ride of your dreams you will want to check out the full range of aftermarket accessories, gear and apparel, products, services, clubs and associations, or touring destinations that cater specifically to the needs of the motorcycle enthusiast.  Come get your fix at the 2018 Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton.

For further information including Show hours, on line ticket purchases, ticket prices, features, and list of exhibitors please visit www.edmontonmotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton’s online community by liking us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleandatvshowedmonton or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows.

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces six motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Media Contacts

Show Manager

Laurie Paetz
Power Sport Services
lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
(403) 457-1080 (office)
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)

Show Publicist

Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)

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Winter weather no deterrent for motorcyclists from all over B.C

Winter weather no deterrent for motorcyclists from all over B.C. travelling to Vancouver Motorcycle Show annually

The social event of the riding season rolls into Abbotsford Tradex – January 19 – 21, 2018

For immediate release
December 21, 2017

Greater Vancouver, BC: Winter weather in 2018 won’t slow down riders from all over the province who will once again travel by bus loads to the Vancouver Motorcycle Show, happening January 19 to 21, at Tradex – Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford.

Annually clubs and organizations like the Kelowna & District Safety Council (KDSC) send a bus full of dedicated show fans who visit the annual event to not only connect with those sharing the same power sport interests, but also find the newest makes and models of motorcycles as well as the latest products, accessories and technology for the motorcycle lifestyle.

For 13 years, the KDSC has been making the annual pilgrimage to the show with a full bus. KDSC executive director Ayn Lexi says the group they transport often consists of the same faces.

“It’s a great opportunity for people in the Okanagan to head down to the show without having to worry about driving and road conditions and be able to have a fun time with like-minded riders,” she adds.

Show manager Laurie Paetz reports the motorcycle lifestyle is highly social which is likely why the show sees fully-packed buses from places like the Okanagan, Vancouver Island and Kamloops year after year.

“They come from all over to our show. It’s a tradition for so many who understand the Vancouver Motorcycle Show is truly a socially driven experience.”

The Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club is an almost 100-year-old example of the province’s motorcycle fellowship in action. Celebrating their 96th anniversary in 2018, making them one of the longest-running motorcycle clubs in B.C. with active members who joined as far back as 1955, the club takes part in the show regularly as “attendees share the same passion we do – riding for the pure enjoyment of having the wind on our faces,” says club president Phil Blackburn.

Catering to the social scene and new to the show this year is the show’s featured lifestyle area. The Moto Lifestyle Lounge will have a retro feel that includes everything from custom motorcycles to live music performed by local band Bandida.

Also new this year and presented by Parts Canada is Drag Alley, an entire show area dedicated to industry-leading top aftermarket parts manufacturers like Drag Specialties, Custom Dynamics, Hog Tunes, LA Choppers, S&S Cycle and Rinehart Racing. Each company will also have brand experts ready to answer any and all questions.

Everybody’s favorite, SHE Rides is back for its Fright night premier where the entry fee for ladies is cut in half after 5 pm. Excitingly, one lucky lady on this night will walk away with a brand new 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki. The grand prize draw will take place on Friday evening at 8:30 pm and the winner must be present to win. She will also have to be over 19 years of age and will be required to show valid photo identification upon claiming her prize.

EVENT:                    2018 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver
DATES:                    January 19 – 21 2018
LOCATION:             Tradex – Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford
HOURS:                   Friday 12:00pm-9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

ADMISSION:       
Adults                                                    $15.00
Juniors (6-14)                                        $12.00
Seniors (65+)                                         $11.00
Children (5 and under)                          FREE with adult purchase
Family Pass                                           $40.00 (2 adult & 2 junior passes)
SHE Rides Night                                   ½ price ladies only after 5:00pm on Friday Night

Free parking for all motorcycles!

To buy tickets today and avoid lineups at the box office visit: Vancouver Motorcycle Show at: http://www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca.  Tickets can also be purchased on site during event days. And don’t forget to become part of the Motorcycle – Vancouver’s online community and like the Show on Facebook or follow on Twitter @thebikeshows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES
Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Steph Troughton
Publicist
(604) 637-6649 (office)
(778 989-1469 (mobile)
E: stroughton@lbmg.ca

Laurie Paetz
Show Manager
C: 403-998-0447
E:  lpaetz@powersportservices.ca

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