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TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW 2020 IS CONFIRMED FOR FEBRUARY 21-23


2020 TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW IS CONFIRMED FOR FEBRUARY 21-23
WITH CANADA’S TOP BRANDS
AT THE ENERCARE CENTRE, EXHIBITION PLACE

TORONTO (October 30, 2019) – The Toronto Motorcycle Show returns to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 21-23, 2020 with the country’s top brands showcasing their 2020 models and technology for the first time in the GTA.

The line-up includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Presented by NFP, this is the only Ontario stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city show tour, which kicks-off at Calgary in January. The Motorcycle Show is the ultimate get-together for riders and future riders, featuring the newest in motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, along with the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and motorcycle services.

“The 2020 Toronto Motorcycle Show will have the widest range of two-wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel bikes on hand, plus an exciting line-up of exhibitors and features to celebrate the motorcycle lifestyle,” said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “We’ll offer an interactive and engaging experience for seasoned riders and newcomers alike, that’s sure to please riders of all ages, including children. We’ll truly have something for everyone.”

The family-friendly show includes several special features like the Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids, “How To Ride” Skills Demos, motorcycle stunt shows, the OPP’s Golden Helmets precision riding team, and She Rides Night – a Friday evening celebration of women who ride, with half-price admission for females after 5 pm. Friday night parking is free for all after 5 pm.

Show hours are:

  • Friday, February 21 noon – 9 pm
  • Saturday, February 22 10 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday, February 23 10 am – 5 pm

Show admission is:

  • Adults (15+) $20
  • Seniors (65+) $15
  • Youths (6-14 years) $12
  • Family Pass (2 adults, 2 youths)  $48
  • She Rides Night $10 (for women after 5:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 21)
  • Children 5 & under are admitted free with adult paid admission.

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

The Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP, is produced by Power Sport Services.

ABOUT NFP

Our presenting sponsor is NFP, a leading brokerage and advisor throughout North America and across the globe. A part of NFP, Dalton Timmis Insurance Group brings motorcycle insurance expertise and innovative specialty insurance to Canada through its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, and commercial, transportation and personal insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the #1 broker in Canada by Insurance Business in 2016 and 2017 – excellence united with global reach and expanded offerings under the NFP name.

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 in Calgary (Jan. 10-12), Edmonton (Jan. 17-19), Vancouver (Jan. 24-26), Quebec City (Feb. 7-9), Toronto (Feb. 21-23) and Montreal (Feb. 28-Mar.1).

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
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
David Grummett, Director of Communications
dgrummett@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

NOHVCC AND THE CANADIAN OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE DISTRIBUTORS COUNCIL OFFICIALLY CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP FOR FIVE MORE YEARS

At NOHVCC’s Annual Conference in Reno, Nevada NOHVCC Executive Director Duane Taylor and Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) Manager, Rider Federations, Oksana Buhel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formally continue a partnership for the next five years. The MOU states in part that the two organizations will “…work cooperatively to share and distribute existing information, materials, products, and programs the parties have developed to OHV enthusiasts, clubs, associations, individuals, agencies and other interested parties in the United States and Canada.” And, “…develop new information, materials, products, and programs in a manner that optimizes adaptability and usefulness in both the United States and Canada.”

Per the MOU, a representative from each of COHV, the Canadian Quad Council (CQC), and the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) will serve as ex officio members of NOHVCC’s Board of Directors. NOHVCC will continue to participate in the CQC Annual General Meeting.

Taylor said, “our friends from across the Northern border have been fantastic partners over the years and we anticipate that the very fruitful partnership we renewed in Reno will grow even stronger over time. The Canadian contingent who annually participate in NOHVCC conferences as well as throughout the year provide valuable input and are friendly and fun ambassadors for Canada and OHV enthusiasts.”

Len Fitch to be Honoured at Fourteenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion

Toronto ON – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce the Class of 2019.  The first of the inductees to be honoured at the Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, is Len Fitch.

It gives me great pride and pleasure to welcome Len Fitch to the 2019 Class of Inductees, says Paul Germain, Chairman. Len has been active as both a competitor and contributor and 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 he so rightly deserves in the Hall of Fame. All the directors, contributors and volunteers of the CMHoF as well as myself, join together in welcoming Len to the Class of 2019. Congratulations.

Len has been involved in motorcycle racing since the day he was born. He started out racing on a Suzuki Hustler at local tracks around Windsor as well as Harewood Acres but then left to compete in the USA. Len competed as a privateer from 1971 to 1976 including six years at Daytona. Len retired from racing but soon joined the Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA) and continued racing as an amateur. He competed on 125, 250, and 350cc GP Yamaha with consistent wins but retired in 2010 after a life-threatening crash in turn two at Mosport.

During his time with the VRRA, Len has promoted Canadian road racing in so many ways. He has always been an active volunteer with the club. He has served on the tech committee providing insight and information for refining the VRRA rulebook.  He has spent hours in the pits checking bikes for safe condition before they go on track. However, there is another area of promotion where Len’s efforts are nothing short of amazing. Since his retirement, Len has selflessly sponsored other riders on his own motorcycles at entirely his own cost. On any given race weekend, Len will have three or four different riders on his machinery. He does all the preparation and tuning and the racers basically just show up and ride. To date, he has sponsored 25 riders including an entire season for Stacey Nesbitt in her professional career. Although Len is well into his 70’s, he spends a lot of time on his back or knees wrenching on his bikes.

Len Fitch was the difference maker throughout a year of planning for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Canadian Grand Prix held at the VRRA Vintage Festival in 2017. Along with Don Gosen and Domenic Aubrey, they worked tirelessly to obtain sponsors and put together the biggest event in VRRA history.

Tickets for the 14th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available here.

Report from the SG Nesbitt Community Centre in Minden: The closure of the “Scotch Pine Trail (SPT)”

Minden, March 13, 2019 – On March 13th the SG Nesbitt Community Centre in Minden was packed with OHV enthusiasts. The meeting was initiated to address parking concerns but when the notice of the closure of the “Scotch Pine Trail (SPT)” slipped out the OHV gang was quick to react. The talk of parking was completely overshadowed by the trail closure. The local mayor, two of the town councilors and the Park Superintendent were in attendance. COHV was represented by Paul Demers and David Grummett.

The Scotch Pine Trail skirts the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park. By the way, this park is the second largest park in the province only out sized by the mighty Algonquin. However Algonquin is a managed park and the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Park is unmanaged. This is probably why a lot of us have never heard of it.

Topography dictates that the Scotch Pine Trail dips into the park for short distances in 3 places. Locals say the trail is approximately 75 years old as it allowed access to remote hunt camps. The area was declared a park in the late 90’s. Therefore the park was built around the trail.

Park Superintendent Jason Dwyer made a presentation at the meeting and took full responsibility for the trail closure. Reason given was proximity to species at risk. No data was given to support this. No consultation was made with the user groups that use the trail.

The interesting point was the majority of the trail is outside the park and therefore outside the jurisdiction of the Park Superintendent. Jason mentioned more than a few times that the decision has been made for 2019. His decision! The groups decided the best response was to basically go over Jason’s head. The mayor and councilors said they would meet with the local MPP & Minister of the Environment & Parks Rod Phillips to try to resolve the closure.

The Scotch Pine Trail is a very popular trail serving the ATV, Side by Side and 4WD enthusiasts. It’s popularity brings a significant economic impact to the area. The 4WD group mentioned that they had raised $75k for the Minden Hospital this year alone. In addition to its recreational value it also provides access to many hunt camps in the park. The closure of the trail is unacceptable without some consultation with the user groups to define and address the issues.

We encourage you to politely support this cause with emails to the following;
MPP (Local) Laurie Scott laurie.scott@pc.ola.org
MPP (Special Advisor for Parks) Dave Smith dave.smith@pc.ola.org
MPP (Minister of the Environment & Parks) Rod Phillips rod.phillips@pc.ola.org
Mayor Brent Devolin bdevolin@mindenhills.ca

 

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Contact:
David Grummett
Director of Communications
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV)
Office – 416-491-4449 ext 105
Toll Free – 1-877-470-6642
Cell: 416-996-9207
E-mail David Grummett

THE COMMUNITY IS GROWING! ALMOST 19% MORE RIDERS WILL BE TRAVELLING QUEBEC ROADS THIS SUMMER

Montreal, February 18, 2019 – The passion for motorbikes is as strong as ever.  Following the implementation of new Highway Safety Code rules last year, the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec has seen an increase of nearly 19 per cent in the number of learners’ licences (Class 6A) issued. Over a five-year period, this represents a 6.6 per cent increase in learners’ licences. Several thousand new bike enthusiasts are already looking forward to heading out for adventure as soon as the weather improves. For these new and seasoned riders, the Montreal Motorcycle Show, presented by La Capitale General Insurance, is the perfect opportunity to plan and prepare for an exciting and safe season.

“This is great news for all riders. Interest in the sport is growing and this will drive the industry to keep innovating in terms of safety, comfort and pleasure,” explained Bianca Kennedy, Manager of the Montreal Motorcycle Show.

The Quebec government used to require learners to be accompanied by experienced riders on their own bikes. According to Stéphane Guertin, Marketing Manager for Tecnic, the rule change should have a positive impact on road safety. “In fact, some were ignoring the rule. Others waited until the 11-month learning phase was over, which meant they delayed applying all the knowledge and skills acquired during the driving course. Now this knowledge will be fresh in their memories and can be more readily applied, allowing new riders to rapidly gain experience.

“We’ve noticed a more diverse clientele in our schools across the province,” said Mr. Guertin. “People who register more spontaneously and an increase in the number of women and young people. It’s hard to evaluate the recent data, but it will be interesting to see how the market changes in the short to medium term.”

The season revs up at the Motorcycle Show

Here are the attractions you won’t want to miss:

A demonstration unit will allow visitors to test Honda’s flagship Gold Wing, which offers a seven-speed DCT transmission and the ultimate in motorcycle luxury. The unit has been specially designed to highlight the benefits and ease of using Honda’s advanced dual clutch transmission. Whether you shift manually with the handlebar buttons or use the fully automatic mode, the DCT offers the efficiency of a manual gearbox with the advantage of smooth gear shifting performance (up and down). This will be the perfect opportunity to try it out!

The Show is also bringing back several always popular attractions, including the She Rides night on Friday, February 22.  In addition to ½ price admission for women after 5 pm, ladies also have a chance to win a Kawasaki Versys-X 300. The Yamaha Riding Academy is always a hit with kids 6 to 12 years old, and all ages will enjoy the Trials Demos featuring four-time Canadian trials champion Jordan Szoke and his family. Be sure to stop by Hangar 17, produced in collaboration with ONELAND. Even larger and more varied this year, it brings together motorcycle builders, artists and riders who share a passion for everything two-wheels and the open road.

All the major brands, new products, destinations, accessories and innovative technology under one roof. Be there!

February 22 to 24, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)
Friday, February 22: noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 23: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 24: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission (taxes included)

Adults (15 and over): $16.50
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $13.50
Juniors (6-14): $11
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family pass (two adults and two juniors): $40
Friday after 5 p.m. (women only): $8.25

Buy your tickets at a dealership and save $3 per ticket (adult admission only).

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

 

MEDIA ADVISORY: MEDIA PREVIEW FOR THE TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Toronto Motorcycle Show 2019TORONTO (February 6, 2019) – Riding enthusiasts can get their motor running when the Toronto Motorcycle Show rides into the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 17 – a show dedicated to the motorcycle lifestyle and the hottest new models coming this spring.

We are hosting an exclusive media preview on the show’s opening day (10 am to 12 noon), with access to tour the manufacturers’ exhibits, take photos and videos of the new models, and meet with company representatives.

There will also be new product introductions.

Here are the details:

Date:                    Friday, February 15, 2019

Location:             Enercare Centre, Hall B, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
Schedule

9:15 am                                           Media Registration (Media Centre, Salon 107)
10:00 am – 10:15 am                       Honda, Dual Clutch Transmission simulator
10:20 am – 10:35 am                       Yamaha, NIKEN GT overview & demonstration
10:45 am – 11:00 am                       Piaggio, new model overview
11:05 am – 11:20 am                       Harley-Davidson, new model overview
11:30 am – 11:45 am                       Kawasaki, new model overview
11:50 am – 12:05 pm                       Ducati, Jason Chinnock, CEO, Ducati North America

(Media passes are required for access to the media preview and show. Please make your requests to jerrypriddle@accelmc.com by Wed., Feb. 13)

The brand line-up includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Slingshot, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Show hours are: Friday, February 15 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 16 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 17 (10 am – 5 pm).
Adult tickets are $20 ($2.50 off online until Feb. 12 and $3.00 off at participating dealers).
Family Passes are available for $45 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) and children 5 and under are admitted free.

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

The Toronto Motorcycle Show, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, is produced by Power Sport Services.

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 in Calgary (Jan. 4-6), Edmonton (Jan. 11-13), Vancouver (Jan. 18-20), Quebec City (Feb. 1-3), Toronto (Feb. 15-17) and Montreal (Feb. 22-24).

CONTACTS:

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
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
David Grummett, Director of Communications
dgrummett@mmic.ca
(416)491-4449(office)
1-877-470-6642(toll-free)

ONE-MONTH COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR THE TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW

 

New 2019 Models Will Be Debuted and Motorcycle Lifestyle Celebrated

TORONTO (January 15, 2019) – The one-month countdown has started for Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ event of the year, the Toronto Motorcycle Show, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, February 15-17 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

This is the only show to see the 2019 new model introductions of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides from the world’s top brands, along with the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and other exciting motorcycle lifestyle exhibits. There’s a wide-range of special features for riders of all ages and experience levels, and those interested in learning to ride.

One of the special features is She Rides Night, Friday, Feb. 15 – a celebration of women who ride, and the perfect opportunity for any motorcycle-curious ladies to take the first step in their riding adventure. A recent survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council in the U.S. found that nearly one in five motorcycle owners are female, and that’s almost doubled in the last decade. At She Rides Night, ladies will get ½ price admission after 5:00 pm, the chance to enter to win a Kawasaki Versys X300, and the opportunity to connect with other female riders.

The show falls on the Family Day weekend and there will be lots for children to see and do at the three-day show. The Yamaha Riding Academy For Kids introduces children aged 6-12 to the 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.

Kids of all ages will be wowed by the Stunt Shows featuring Canadian star Craig Latimer, and the precision riding skills of the Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets aboard their Harley-Davidson Police Specials.

Riders of all levels can learn some great tips and techniques like riding over obstacles and on gravel roads at the “How To” Sessions hosted by Clinton Smout, one of the country’s leading motorcycle training experts.

Saturday show-goers can enter for a chance to win one of two Kawasaki Z125 PROs as part of the Kawasaki Double-Take Giveaway.

“This year’s theme ‘Your Show. Your Way’ celebrates the variety of rides and riders in the sport, and all aspects of the motorcycle lifestyle,” said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “We’ll also showcase the latest innovations and technology on two, three and four-wheels with the biggest line-up of 2019 new models from the best in the business. It’s the perfect place to get your motorcycle fix before the new riding season begins.”

The brand line-up includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Slingshot, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Show hours are: Friday, February 15 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 16 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 17 (10 am – 5 pm). Discounted tickets are available online through the website’s box office and at selected dealerships. They are $2.50 off online and $3.00 off at the dealers. Family Passes are available for $45 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors) and children 5 and under are admitted free.

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

The Toronto Motorcycle Show, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, is produced by Power Sport Services.

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 in Calgary (Jan. 4-6), Edmonton (Jan. 11-13), Vancouver (Jan. 18-20), Quebec City (Feb. 1-3), Toronto (Feb. 15-17) and Montreal (Feb. 22-24).

CONTACTS:

Power Sport Services
Motorcycle Moped Industry Council
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
David Grummett, Director of Communications
dgrummett@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)
Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)
Toronto Show Manager
Neil Fardy
neil@powersportservices.ca
905-752-1158 (office)

The Vancouver Motorcycle Show annual seven-day countdown has started!

Come see the newest makes and models at the Abbotsford Tradex next week

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2019

Abbotsford, BC – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is rolling into the Tradex in Abbotsford next week for its annual three-day bike unveiling.

From January 18-20, 2019, gearheads and torque lovers will be able to get their fix and find their ride with up-close and personal looks at the newest makes and models including those from Yamaha, Suzuki, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Aprilia, Kawasaki, BMW, Honda, Moto Guzzi, Vespa, and Piaggio, just to name a few.

Back by popular demand, local stunt group VanCity Stunters will be generating their usual flurry of smoke-filled excitement with their acrobatic motorcycle maneuvering and high-energy performances their fans have come to expect.

New to the outdoor stage this year will be none other than the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team. Driving up from their hometown in Washington state, the team, who is celebrating their 80th anniversary this year, will be bringing their vintage Harleys – some of which are even older than the team’s official beginning.

Vintage Harley lovers will be able to further satisfy their passion inside the Tradex as well as Trev-Deeley Motorcycles present their highly rare of vintage collection that includes a 1926 JD, 1933 VLE, 1944 EL 1953 K Sport, 1954 FL, 1966 XLH and 1973 SX350.

Seasoned riders attending the Show will not want to miss how-to demonstrations from professional riding instructor Clinton Smout who will demonstrate techniques ranging from clutch control to avoiding obstacles and slow speed maneuvers. Smout’s arsenal of tips and tricks are guaranteed to increase riders’ confidence levels for the riding season ahead.  After visitors are armed with their fill of riding tips, they can relax in the Moto Lifestyle Lounge where they will hear live entertainment and be able to view up-close customized Triumph motorcycles.

SHE Rides is back for its Friday 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 new Kawasaki Versys – X 300 ABS courtesy of Kawasaki.

And for those who don’t win the She Rides prize, the Kawasaki Double-Take Giveaway has returned. Two Kawasaki Z125 PROs will be given away at the Show on Saturday January 19th. The Z125 PRO is fondly referred to as a nimble streetfighter that is designed to defy what a lightweight motorcycle can be. This motorcycle draw is open to all show attendees, over the age of 19.  Show attendees must fill out their electronic ballots at the Kawasaki booth from 12 pm to 3:45 pm on Saturday to be eligible for the draw that will take place at 4 pm in the front hall.

Yamaha Riding Academy is also returning for kids between the ages of six to 12 who want to learn how to ride the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle, in a safe environment and in the company of trained and certified instructors. For the even younger riders is the Show’s Strider Adventure Zone where children as young as 18 months and up to the age of five can take part in test riding a Strider Bike, through a course of tires, rumble strips and ramps. Families are encouraged to visit the adventure zone in the show’s outside feature tent so they can book their children’s riding experience.

EVENT:            
2019 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver

DATES:            
January 18 -20 2019

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: https://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
O: (604) 637-6649
C: (778 989-1469
E: stroughton@lbmg.ca

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

ENJOY THE RIDE (Edmonton Motorcycle & ATV Show)

EDMONTON, AB (January 3, 2019) – The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is the industry’s premiere event.  The industry leading manufacturers will debut all the new models at the Edmonton Expo Centre, January 11-13.

“Although there are hundreds of new models on display at the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “ the following is a sample of some of the must see models for 2019.”

Three Wheelers

The Yamaha Niken GT Revolutionary Leaning Multi Wheel (LMW) chassis provides unparalleled rider confidence over a variety of road conditions. The powerplant is borrowed from the MT/FZ09 platform and offers great power and torque. The Niken comes with advanced electronic rider aids for safety and convenience including cruise control. The GT model comes with hard bags too.

Piaggio debuted the world’s first three-wheel scooter in 2006 and the new 2019 MP3 500 HPE features a number of innovations since that time.  Piaggio has reinvented urban mobility.  Its liquid cooled 4 stroke single puts out 44 hp, has an automatic transmission (no clutch) and comes standard with ABS and traction control systems. Braking is done with either/or hand and foot controls. Manual lock and auto unlock means you can stop at traffic lights and never have to put your feet down yet it leans into corners like any two wheel scooter or motorcycle.

The Can-Am Ryker is designed for fun.  With its optimized center-of gravity it ensures you are always in complete control.  The innovative UFit System™ has adjustable ergonomic features, like footpegs, brake and handlebars you can position according to your build, allowing you to match your ride to your riding style.  The Ryker comes with either a Rotax 600 or 900 cc ACE engine offering performance-minded drivers and novices alike an exciting new Sport Mode.

Adventure

The 2019 BMW F850GS is new and improved over its predecessor – the F800GS.  2019 brings 95 hp, spoked wheels (a 21” front) and Rallye styling to make the new GS at home in the dirt. It’s also comfortable on the road with a 6.5’ TFT display and typical GS ergonomics. Options include adjustable seat height plus navigation and connectivity.

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure is new from the ground up but it’s still based on traditional Italian 90 degree transverse V-twin with shaft drive. Simple, light and practical.  The TT acronym, meaning “tutto terreno”, or all-terrain, it identifies a motorcycle dedicated to travel in its purest and most original form. Moto Guzzi V85 TT combines style features reminiscent of the golden age of motorcycle adventures with the content and functionality of a modern touring enduro.

The KTM 790 Adventure and Adventure R arrive in Canada just in time for the motorcycle shows.  Both bikes are high performance, lightweight sporty travel bikes with off-road genes. The parallel twin motor has 94 hp and is tuned to deliver its torque lower down in the rev range to fit the specific requirements of adventure riding. With a predicted fuel range of over 400 km your fun won’t stop for hours and your routes won’t be determined by gas stations.

ATV/Side-by-sides

Honda – Honda’s brand new Talon sport Side by Side is performance driven. Honda durability comes from the 999cc parallel twin also used in the Pioneer and Africa Twin. It boasts the industry’s only gear driven transmission offering full auto or full manual shifting via the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. It has Intelligent 4 WD and hill start assist all wrapped in a beautiful sport chassis.

Suzuki – From the company that invented the 4 wheel ATV comes the new 2019 Suzuki King Quad 500 & 750. The new “King” boast increased performance and class leading towing capacity. New suspension and chassis provide better turning and stability while new bodywork and mag wheels provide the bling.

Can-Am has redesigned the Outlander to increase performance and perfect handling.  It’s new intelligent Throttle Control with three driving modes supplies precise skillfulness in unpredictable terrain.  Featuring more than a dozen updates including a refreshed appearance and industry-leading towing rate will heighten any off-road adventure.

Cruisers

Harley-Davidson® FXDR™ 114 is designed with a number of alloy and composite components to reduce overall weight. Its inverted race-style forks with single-cartridge technology improves response to steering input and braking and handling performance.  It features loads of torque for blasting off from stoplights, hitting entrance ramps, and rolling on the passing power.

Indian Motorcycles is releasing the Chief Dark Horse®.  It is defined by its matte finish paint and contrasting gloss black details.  New features include ride modes and rear cylinder deactivation.  Other key features include ABS, cruise control, keyless ignition and unrivaled performance from the Thunder Stroke® 111 V-twin engine.

Dual Sport/Off Road

New to the Honda CRF family is the street legal CRF450L. This bike is definitely closely related to the 450R & 450X models. The transmission has added a gear and is now a 6 speed. Increased crank mass, revised valve timing and fueling make it trail and street friendly. It even shares the same bore & stroke as the 450R but the piston is now 3 ring for increased durability.

The 2019 Yamaha YZ250F has an all new engine, new frame, new bodywork and electric start.  With the world’s first production 250 cc motocross bike with a wireless smartphone-based engine tuner, allowing riders to adjust fuel and ignition mapping based on conditions.

Kids will love the new Suzuki’s. Little brother or sister will enjoy the new DRZ50 with its low seat height, auto clutch and 3 speed transmission. Big brother or sister will love the new 2019 RM85. This bike is a proven winner on the motocross track with its lightweight 2 stroke engine and class leading handling.

SuperSport

Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory boasts exceptional performance combined with a racing frame and suspension and an electronic controls package.  It is the lightest, most powerful and fastest RSV4 every created, delivering 217 hp and race-championship pedigree. The limited edition has aero wings just like its MotoGP cousin.

Ducati counters with the Panigale V4. Touted as Ducati’s maximum expression of their racing DNA, This bike provides pure racing adrenaline under control from its 1000 cc dry clutch, 221 HP V4 motor. The Panigale has state of the art Moto GP inspired electronics to make sure the power gets to the ground while the bike remains stable.

Not to be outdone, BMW adds to the mix with their new S1000RR. This is an inline 4 cylinder powerplant boasting 207 HP with a torque curve above 100 NM from 5500 RPM all the way up to 14,500 RPM. It’s lighter, more powerful and more than its predecessors and has an ergonomically perfect seating position. Want more, add the infamous BMW “M” package to make the ultimate race machine.

Street/Performance

One of the most anticipated bikes of 2019 has to be the Indian FTR1200. Inspired by the championship-winning FTR750 race bike, the flat tracker for the street is here. Fast, agile and thrilling, the all-new FTR 1200 sets a new standard in American motorcycling.

The Ducati Monster 821 Stealth has a more streamlined, agile look with fully redesign tank and tail, an all-new silencer and a headlight that is both classic and contemporary.  The liquid-cooled engine delivers a maximum power of 109 hp at 9250 rpm offering exciting performance, easy riding and unmatched fun.

Triumph Scrambler brings a whole new dimension of performance with a significant step-up in power, technology and an even higher level of finish and detailing.  With a significantly updated 900cc twin Bonneville engine for more power delivering higher revs makes for a thrilling, agile and responsive ride.  There are five riding modes to choose from; road, rain, off-road, sport and rider configurable.

Kawasaki – With class-redefining weight and performance, the all-new 2019 Z400 leads of pack of lightweight naked street bikes.  Its strong low-end power is rider friendly.  The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox which comes with a slipper clutch.  The news chassis features a race inspired short-wheelbase/long swing arm design, complemented by a steep caster angle that aims to deliver light, natural handling and stability at speed.

Scooters/Urban Transport

The Vespa Elettrica is a work of art with a technological heart.  No fossil fuel required, this baby is all electric. Its advanced connectivity and quiet operation, customization and accessibility, respect for the environment and unique style are second to none.  The Vespa Elettrica is the most modern icon of Italian technology.

BMW’s new C 400 X is a mid-size scooter that overcomes all the urban challenges.  It was designed for high efficiency; low revs, high speeds, efficient combustion and minimal friction.  This machine was made for the city – light and maneuverable.  The trim components don’t just highlight its urban coolness but also protect you from wind and bad weather.

Touring

The all-new 2019 Versys 1000 LT has a ton of upgrades.  The styling has been updated with new cowl and fairings provides.  Sport bike power, hard bags and ergonomics that are second to none will keep a smile on your face for days of travelling. Engine performance is managed by way of four ride modes, Sport, Road, Rain or Rider offering either full or low power options.

Honda’s 2019 Gold Wing brings its iconic style to Canada in two versions, the 6 speed manual transmission for the traditional rider and the new 7 speed DCT automatic.  The DCT is clutchless but has different automatic modes and thumb/forefinger manual shifting.  Adjustable electric windshield, advanced LED lighting, Bluetooth connectivity, Apple Carplay and integrated self-cancelling LED turn signals are just a few of the features.  A stationary demo will be available at the Show to test out the DCT transmission.

In addition to all the new 2019 models be sure to check out some of the features including; Ladies Night on Friday, January 11th from 5:00 -9:00, the Ground n’ Gravity show featuring Kassie Boone, the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group – NORAL, Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association, and Vintage MX Alberta motorcycle exhibit, the Strider Adventure Zone (ages 18 months to 5 years), the Yamaha Riding Academy (ages 6-12 years), the Flat Track Race Demos, and the Handle Bar courtesy of Heritage Harley-Davidson and Rig Hand Distillery.  Don’t miss your chance to enter to win a Kawasaki Versys X300 on Friday or one of two Kawasaki Z125’s on Saturday, all courtesy of Kawasaki.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a 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 (https://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowedmonton or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at https://www.showpass.com/edmonton-motorcycle-show/

 

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Our presenting sponsor is 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 seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

For new model photos go to: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Y9OhqpaoTVkH11uAlvwGjD9e-tijnstP?usp=sharing

 

 

RIDE NOT TO ESCAPE LIFE, BUT SO LIFE DOESN’T ESCAPE YOU (Edmonton)

EDMONTON, AB (December 21, 2018) – The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance takes place January 11-13 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. This is your chance to see the new models of ATV’s, motorcycles, scooters and side-by-sides from the major manufacturers all in one place.

“This year’s theme Your Show, Your Way speaks to the diversity, uniqueness, variety of rides and riders”, says Show Manager, Laurie Paetz. “What you ride and why you ride is different for everyone. The Show is a celebration of every aspect of the lifestyle.”

Whether you prefer to hit the highway, cruise the streets, venture off-road or tackle the track, you will find it all at the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton. Get a jump on the season and admire the shiny chrome, soft leather seats and latest riding technology.  Dare to dream, or choose the bike that will be parked in your garage and ready to roll once the snow melts.

No matter whether you are a die-hard rider, a relative beginner, or considering experiencing the thrill of riding for the first time the Show has you covered.  There is plenty of safety gear, riding apparel, training schools, aftermarket accessories, clubs and associations to choose from.

In addition there are features, activities and events geared to riders of all ages.  She Rides Night will appeal specifically to the female riding enthusiast.  Ladies that come to the Show on Friday, January 11th after 5:00 pm will receive ½ price admission, and can enter to win a Kawasaki Versys X300, courtesy of Kawasaki.

There is something for everyone, even those that have never been on a bike.  The Strider Riding Zone focuses on those aged 18 months to 5 years, while the Yamaha Riding Academy (YRA) caters to children ages 6-12, and the Ground n’ Gravity Show appeals to an all ages crowd, it is sure to entertain and captivate every member of the audience.  Throughout the weekend we are hosting Flat Track racing in Hall D.  Come out and cheer on your favorite racer.

For those more well seasoned riders the “How to Sessions” address specific riding techniques proven effective in difficult situations.

If you are looking for another excuse to hop on your bike you can sign up to participate in variety of rides that help support local charities.  For the adventurous riders who want to satiate their wanderlust and explore, the travel and

tourism area is a must see.  Destinations both near and far that cater to riders will be represented in the travel and tourism area.

Going old school has taken on a whole new meaning with the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group – NORAL, Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association, and Vintage MX Alberta exhibit.  Dozens of bikes representing manufacturers of yore will be on display.  The owners of these classics take great pride in restoring and maintaining these treasures and are happy to share the history and unique stories.

It is said that what you ride is a direct reflection of your personality. If you crave something unique, creative or one of a kind, the “Rock n’ Roll themed Handle Bar presented by Heritage Harley Davidson and Rig Hand Distillery is the place to be. Check out the bikes, custom build, one of a kind guitars, live music and chill out with friends or those who share your passion in a truly unique atmosphere.

Get in on the “Double Take” draw for two Kawasaki Z125’s, courtesy of Kawasaki on Saturday.  Enter to win on site from noon to 3:45.  The draw takes place at 4:00 at the Show.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a 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 (https://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowedmonton or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at https://www.showpass.com/edmonton-motorcycle-show/

 

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Our presenting sponsor is 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 seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

For new model photos go to: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Y9OhqpaoTVkH11uAlvwGjD9e-tijnstP

Show Manager

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

 

Show Publicist

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