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SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE AND PASSION AT THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW

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Montreal, January 29, 2020 – Bringing together the world’s largest manufacturers and brands, as well as their latest products and innovations, in one location, the Montreal Motorcycle Show, presented by La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, will delight visitors like never before.

Urban riders, adventure seekers, road trippers, nostalgia lovers—everyone will discover models that allow them to live out their passion. Whether you’re a new rider, a seasoned veteran, a fan of motorcycle travel, a daily commuter or a weekend warrior, you’ll find the bike of your dreams at the Show.

To ride everyday

Your motorcycle is the best way for you to get to work or see friends. You need a bike that’s responsive, offers superb cornering and is ergonomic. You want to weave through narrow streets and passageways on a ride that’s agile and easy to park.  And you want a machine that lets others know exactly who you are.  Your motorcycle is an extension of your personality.  These models are perfect for you.

  • BMW F 900 R     • VESPA PRIMAVERA SEAN WOTHERSPOOON     • PIAGGIO BV 350 TOURER    
  • YAMAHA MT-03     • HONDA REBEL 500

To rack up the kilometres

You’re constantly pushing the boundaries, so you need maximum comfort to command the road. You want a motorcycle that will give you that intense feeling of freedom every time.  The bike has to deliver both handling and power with no compromises.  At every corner, sportiness and performance are the order of the day with these motorcycles.

  • BMW F 900 XR     • TRIUMPH ROCKET 3R     • CAN-AM SPYDER RT     • HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD GLIDE    
  • INDIAN CHALLENGER DARK HORSE            

To electrify your world

Electric motorcycles appeal to you because of your concern for the environment. They allow you to contribute to the fight against noise and air pollution. They’re also easy to maintain because they don’t require regular oil changes.  They are your preference because they are more efficient and consume less energy.  Here are a few to choose from.

  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON LIVEWIRE     • KTM SX-E 5     • VESPA ELETTRICA 70 km/h

To head out for adventure

You love adventure, but you don’t like trouble. Reliability is paramount, and you demand impeccable handling and performance. Since you often take the road less traveled, you need a machine that combines smooth manoeuvrability with great responsiveness.  In short, you’re looking for a bike that offers a unique experience on and off the road.

  • KTM 390 ADVENTURE     • YAMAHA TÉNÉRÉ 700     • MOTO GUZZI TT TRAVEL    
  • SUZUKI V-STROM 1050 XA     • TRIUMPH TIGER 900     • HONDA AFRICA TWIN

To slice through the air

You want a machine with style that delivers impressive performance. Technological innovations add to your passion. There’s no limit to your riding pleasure, and your motorcycle delivers a thrill every time you ride. If a top performing engine gives you an adrenaline rush, you’ll yearn for these models.

  • DUCATI STREETFGHTER V4     • HONDA CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP     • KAWASAKI Z H2
  • SUZUKI KATANA     • KTM SUPER DUKE R     • YAMAHA YZF-R1M

To feel timeless

For you, motorcycling is a lifestyle.  It’s an experience that gives you greater and greater pleasure every time you take to the road.  Your passion is insatiable and you are fascinated by the details:  parts, technology, materials and finish.  You long for iconic and legendary brands, classic styles and timeless designs.  Here are a few brands to tempt you next season.

  • DUCATI SCRAMBLER ICON DARK     • KAWASAKI W800     • TRIUMPH BOBBER FACTORY CUSTOM

From February 28 to March 1, at the Palais des congrès (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle), the Montreal Motorcycle Show will allow you to meet the world’s leading manufacturers and discover their latest models and accessories.

Friday, February 28: noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 29: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 1: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Admission (taxes included)
Adults (15 and over): $17
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $13.50
Juniors (6-14): $11
Children (under 6): Free if accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $42
Friday after 5 p.m. (women only): $8.50

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

GET HANDS ON AT THE TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW NEXT MONTH

JUST FOUR WEEKS UNTIL THE TOP MOTORCYCLE BRANDS RIDE INTO TORONTO
TO SHOWCASE THEIR NEW MODELS AND CELEBRATE THE MOTORCYCLE LIFESTYLE

TORONTO (January 23, 2020) – Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ event – the Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP – rides into the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23,  giving enthusiasts their first chance to get hands on with the new 2020 models and a wide-range of motorcycle lifestyle features.

This is the province’s only stop on the six-city national show tour for new model motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, and it features the top motorcycle brands: Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Along with the 500+ new, vintage, racing and custom bikes on display, attendees will find the latest in riding gear, accessories and touring destinations.

New this year is a major lifestyle feature called Clutch Society, which celebrates the best of the custom indie motorcycle culture with some of the GTA’s most respected custom bike builders and lifestyle brands.

Produced by Dan Lim of The Moto Foto (https://www.themotofoto.com), a professional fashion and lifestyle photographer and avid member of the Toronto moto community, Clutch Society will have more than 20 one-of-a-kind bikes on display, as well as a great mix of events that showcase some of the very best of what the custom motorcycle scene has to offer.

It will be THE gathering place at the show, where riders of all levels, riding styles and backgrounds can refuel and hang out with friends, order a drink, talk bikes and get revved up for the next riding season.

Other highlights of this family-friendly show (all included with the price of admission) are:

  • She Rides Night (Friday, February 21)  Women make up the fastest-growing segment of motorcycling, and 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 the $2,000 “Shop The Show” prize draw. There’s also free parking for all on Friday night after 5pm.
  • Yamaha Riding Academy For Kids introduces children, ages 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 street bike freestyle stunt-riding talents with wheelies, stoppies, head stands, and burnouts (plus the occasional high-fives with the fans cheering them on).
  • Kawasaki’s “Own The Street” Motorcycle Giveaway  On Saturday afternoon (February 22) show-goers can enter a draw to win a Kawasaki Z400 – ideal for rider-friendly, nimble street riding.
  • 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, safely pick-up a fallen motorcycle, and slow-speed riding techniques.
  • 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.

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. [www.nfp.com/Canada]

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).[www.motorcycleshows.ca/about-motorcycle-shows]

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)

GET YOUR HANDS ON YOUR NEW RIDE

CALGARY, AB (January 2, 2020) – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary presented by NFP is fast approaching.  It will showcase the new line-up of 2020 models of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides.  The Show runs January 10-12th at the BMO Centre.

“Motorcycle enthusiasts are an extremely diverse group of individuals,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “they vary a great deal in age, riding style, why they ride, manufacturer preference, and what they choose to ride is often more of a reflection of their personality and lifestyle than anything else.”

With so many bikes to choose from, the following highlights some of the most anticipated new releases in 2020.

Three Wheelers

Three wheelers are the industry’s response to the shifting tastes of riders.  They are extremely popular among the baby boomers due to the fact that they are super steady and provide more storage.  They offer the exhilaration of a standard motorcycle without the physical strain that can come with riding two wheels.  The Can-Am Spyder RT, the Harley-Davidson® Tri Glide Ultra and the Piaggio MP3 are excellent options for those considering something on three wheels.

Dual Sport & Adventure Bikes

Whether you travel on the highways, venture off road or just need to get around town dual sport bikes are the true all-purpose machine.  If you have always dreamed of riding to Alaska or Tuktoyaktuk this is the type of bike you want. They have an upright riding position and comfortable ergos plus their long travel suspension provides a super smooth ride on super slab, back roads or off road. For those that are in the market for something that fits their adventurous lifestyle the new 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050, Honda Africa Twin 1100, Triumph Tiger 900, BMW F 900 XR and Yamaha Ténéré 700 will provide ample opportunities to explore. If you are looking for something a little smaller to handle, check out the new KTM 390 Adventure, Moto Guzzi V85TT Travel, or the Kawasaki KLX230 & KLX230 ABS.

Electric Bikes

Although still in the infancy stages, the electric bike category is extremely broad.  Ranging from pint sized off-road motorcycles for children to high end super bikes, and everything in between.  Electric bikes are gaining popularity and will continue to grow in the years to come. The Harley-Davidson LiveWire™ and the KTM SX-E 5 are two of the electric bikes that will be displayed at the Show.

Cruisers

There is a definite nostalgic feeling when it comes to cruisers.  Their lower seat height, higher handlebars and a more laid back riding position lend themselves to long rides on the open road in both style and comfort. These bikes are a true reflection of those who ride them and there is an excellent selection at the show to choose from including the Honda Rebel 500, the Indian Scout, the Harley-Davidson Low Rider™ & the 2500cc Triumph Rocket 3.

Sport Bikes

If adrenaline is your friend and you have a need for speed you will want a super sport bike in your garage.  They are light weight, nimble, and optimized for acceleration, speed, and cornering on pavement.  These bikes are at home on the street or can be taken to the track for the ultimate rush. The 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX, and Yamaha YZF-R1M are some the sport bikes on the show floor.

For those that seek exhilaration and a thrilling ride of a super sport bike but want a little more upright ergos you will want to check out the naked sport bikes or “streetfighters”. They offer many of the same qualities of a super sport bike but tamed a little for the street.  You can choose from Italy’s Ducati Streetfighter V4, England’s Triumph Street Triple RS, Austria’s KTM Super Duke R, Germany’s BMW F900 R, America’s Indian FTR1200 or Japan’s Suzuki Katana 1000 as you tour the world of the Motorcycle Show – Calgary.

If you are just starting your motorcycle life you can also check out smaller versions from around the world including the Yamaha MT-03, BMW G310R, KTM 390 Duke, Suzuki TU250X or the Honda CB500F.

Scooters

Scooters are fun, flirty, super stylish, and an efficient motorized mode of transportation offering up to 100 mpg.  Their quiet operation and eco friendliness make them a joy to ride in an urban environment. They are light weight, maneuver easily, have automatic CVT transmission and are a breeze to park. They are a direct reflection of their rider’s sense of style.  New in 2020 are the Piaggio BV 350 Touring and the Vespa Primavera Sean Wotherspoon.

Touring Bikes/Baggers

Considered the equivalent of a luxury car of on two wheels, touring bikes/baggers feature all the practical elements needed for life on the road.  The ability to carry gear and cargo is essential on long distance trips and these bikes can accommodate that. They are ergonomically designed and offer cruise control, stereo sound, heated grips and seats plus communication and navigation systems, for maximum comfort while touring the country.  Check out all the touring bikes including the Indian Challenger, the Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Limited and the Honda Goldwing DCT.

The Motorcycle Show – Calgary offers so much more than the new models.  There is a huge variety of aftermarket parts and accessories, as well as safety and riding gear. Be sure to take in some of or all the other features including; Ladies Night on Friday, January 10th after 5:00 pm, the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle exhibit, Yamaha Riding Academy (ages 6-12 years), Strider Adventure Zone (ages 18 months to 5 years), the Handle Bar by Ill Fated Customs, and the Ground n’ Gravity Show.  Don’t miss your chance to enter to win between noon and 4:00 on Saturday, January 11th for a chance to win a Kawasaki Z400 valued at over $5500.00.  Five qualifiers will be drawn, one of which will be the lucky winner, but you must be present to win.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca

or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary) or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at this link.

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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 annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

PHOTOS:  For new model photos go to:     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/150d2BliHo5dwC1_dhBtYHU_hwggz5oCe?usp=sharing

MEDIA CONTACTS:
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)

YOUR TICKET TO RIDE

EDMONTON, AB (January 2, 2020) – Once again the Edmonton Expo Centre will play host to the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton, January 17-19, 2020.  All the leading manufacturers will debut their new 2020 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides.

“The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton is a true celebration of the riding lifestyle,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “the Show allows you to get hands on a huge selection of models, the newest gear, parts, accessories, as well as riding clubs, charity rides, touring destination and everything and anything related to two, three or four wheels.”

Things get underway with She Rides Night on Friday, January 17th.  All ladies that come through the door receive half price admission after 5:00 pm.

There is something for the enthusiast no matter what their skill level; from novice to seasoned rider.  The Strider Adventure Zone caters to the youngsters ages 18 months to 5 years.  It provides a hands-on area to help develop the fundamentals of balance and handling, in an environment designed specifically for kids.  For those aged 6 to 12 the Yamaha Riding Academy is the next step. Sign your kids up for one of the sessions and they will receive information, instruction and have the chance to experience riding an off-road motorcycle on the track under the watchful eye of certified instructors.

You won’t want to miss out on the ever-popular Ground n’ Gravity Show that runs throughout the weekend. This year’s aerial action is lead by none other than Keith Sayers, and Craig Latimer takes the reins on the arena floor, demonstrating his stunt riding prowess.

Ethan Barkley, the 18-time Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Champion will be in attendance at the Show.  Stop by the Parts Canada booth and chat with him about his latest record set in October of last year; a 6.847 @206.99 mile per hour pass.

Saturday will be an exciting day at the Show for the 18+ crowd, don’t miss out on the chance to enter to win a Kawasaki Z400 ABS valued at over $5500.00.  Fill out the electronic ballot between noon and 4:00 and stick around for the draw which will take place live on site.  Five lucky people will qualify, with one of them taking home a new Kawasaki motorcycle.

The Heritage Harley-Davidson® Rig Hand Distillery Handle Bar is a great place to plan to meet up with friends, sip on a beverage, listen to music, and admire some of the stunning and unique custom bikes.

Check out the amateur Flat Tracking racing demos that run throughout the weekend and stop the extensive collection of vintage motorcycles on display courtesy of Vintage Canadian Motorcycle Group, Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association and Vintage MX Alberta.

If you are a rider and looking for people to ride with or just need another reason to ride, there are lots of interest groups, organizations, and charity rides represented.  Chat with members and ride participants to help determine the best fit for you.

The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton is the one opportunity this year to get hands on, shop, research, and explore all facets of the motorcycle lifestyle all under one roof.

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 – Edmonton’s online community by liking us on Facebook (http://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 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 annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

PHOTOS:  For new model photos go to:     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/150d2BliHo5dwC1_dhBtYHU_hwggz5oCe?usp=sharing

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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)

 

 

RAMPING UP THE ACTION

CALGARY, AB (December 27, 2019) – The 2020 Motorcycle Show – Calgary is the industry’s premier showcase of all the new models of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, and side-by-sides from the leading manufacturers.  The Show takes place January 10-12 at the BMO Centre.

Although all the new models, gear and accessories are definitely the highlight of the Show,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “there is so much more to see and do at the Show, and it is all included in the price of admission.”

The Show stopper is the Ground n’ Gravity MX Freestyle and Stunt Show.  It truly is entertaining for every member of the family.  It features some of North America’s top ranked MX Freestylers and stunt rider.  It is action packed, gravity defying, fun presentation.  The high-flying antics will get your heart pounding, adrenaline pumping and have you perched on the edge of your seat.   Canadian Champion stunt rider Craig Latimer will wow the audience with his own unique brand of stunt riding.  Year after year he continues to push the limits of man and machine to appreciative audiences.

Friday night we celebrate women riders, one of the fastest growing segments of the riding market.  All women entering the Show after 5:00 pm will receive half price admission. Come check out the models that are specific to the stature of female riders, sign up for a riding course or investigate the many riding groups or charity rides that are always looking for new participants.  Ladies can enter to win between 5:00 – 8:00 pm for a $2000.00 Show the Show grand prize.  The draw takes place at 8:15 pm, the lucky lady will get to spend her winnings with on site exhibitors.

Throughout the weekend Clinton Smout, professional riding instructor will be conducting “How To” sessions.  He will be sharing and demonstrating tips and tricks for riding over obstacles, riding on gravel roads, as well as how to properly pick up a fallen motorcycle.

There are two areas that cater specifically to the young enthusiasts.  The Strider Adventure Zone gives those 18 months to 5 years old an opportunity to experience the basics of handling a pedal less bike and learn the fundaments of riding.  They will maneuver through tires, over rumble strips, and up and down ramps all in a safe, supervised environment.  Once they have mastered the basics and they are between the ages of 6 and 12 years old the Yamaha Riding Academy is the natural progression.  Sessions run throughout the weekend and participants will get geared up

in the latest safety equipment, receive instruction and then take to the track to practice and perfect what they have learned.  This is a great place to develop the next generation of riders.

If nostalgia and history are more up your alley, the Canadian Motorcycle Group will have a stunning display of vintage bikes dating back decades.  These cherished pieces of history are on loan by the club’s members for all to enjoy.

If you are feeling lucky, don’t miss the chance to enter to win a Kawasaki Z400 ABS.  Enter on site Saturday, January 11th between noon and 4:00 and be sure to stick around for the live draw that will follow.  Five qualifiers will be drawn and one of those five will ride away on a new bike.

Calgary has a dynamic and active motorcycle community.  Join a riding group or sign up to participate in one or more of the many charity rides that take place every year. Stop in at the Handle Bar for a refreshment, meet up with friends and marvel at some of the custom bikes on display courtesy of Ill Fated, they are genuine works of art.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary) or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at
https://motorcycleshow.streamintickets.com/purchaseProductSP.aro?sum=The+Motorcycle+Show+%2D+Calgary

 

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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 annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

PHOTOS:  For new model photos go to:     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/150d2BliHo5dwC1_dhBtYHU_hwggz5oCe?usp=sharing

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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)

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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