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Wheels and Water Don’t Mix

Toronto ON – November 23, 2018 – Land access is a growing concern for off-road riders. The back country of Canada has received an influx of visitors trying to escape the stress of city life. Competing activities may seek to use the same areas. Passionate environmental groups may seek to limit recreational activities altogether. The only way to achieve a balance with nature and the other users is for all to practice environmentally sustainable habits and respect each other’s rights.
The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) has created a series of videos to promote environmentally responsible riding practices. The first of the videos titled “Wheels & Water Don’t Mix” relates to minimizing contact with active bodies of water. The motorized off-road riding community is an awesome group of volunteers that have established environmentally sustainable trails across the country. It is important to all riders to be a responsible rider.

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ABOUT CANADIAN OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE DISTRIBUTORS COUNCIL

COHV is a national, nonprofit, trade association representing the responsible interests of the major ATV, off-highway motorcycle and recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets of OHV related products and services. The member companies of the COHV account for over 90 percent of all the new OHVs sold in Canada.


CONTACTS:


Director of Communications

Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council,
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
David Grummett
dgrummett@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
(416) 706-0911 (mobile)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

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MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO CONFIRMS CANADA’S TOP BRANDS AND NEW MODEL DEBUTS COMING TO ENERCARE CENTRE IN FEBRUARY

TORONTO (November 14, 2018) – The Motorcycle Show-Toronto has confirmed that Canada’s top motorcycle manufacturers will be at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, debuting their new 2019 models when the show rides into town February 15-17, 2019.

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

Presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, this is Ontario’s only stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city show tour, which kicks-off in Calgary in early January. This show will be the first chance for enthusiasts to see and touch the new line-up of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides coming to dealers’ showrooms in the spring. In addition, show-goers will find the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and other exciting motorcycle lifestyle exhibits.

The family-friendly show includes a wide-range of special features for riders of all ages and experience levels, like  Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids and their Riding Skills Demo’s with renowned expert Clinton Smout, She Rides Night (a Friday night celebration of women who ride), and motorcycle stunt shows featuring Canadian star Craig Latimer.

“Our show features something for everyone interested in riding and this year’s theme of ‘Your Show. Your Way.’ speaks to that,” said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy.  “When our doors open February 15 at the Enercare Centre you’ll feel the excitement and energy in the air. Everyone wants to get that first look at the new models and maybe fall in love with their next new motorcycle. By then the spring riding season is just six weeks away, so the countdown will be on.“

Show hours are: Friday, February 15 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 16 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 17 (10 am – 5 pm). Discounted advance adult tickets are on sale now for $17.50 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 $45 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors. Children 5 and under admitted free)

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

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto 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)

Director of Communications
Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
David Grummett
dgrummett@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
(416) 706-0911 (mobile)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

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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 fifth member of the Class of 2018. Dave Rhodes 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.

Dave got the bike-bug early, just 15 years old and had become a keen trials enthusiast and accomplished rider. In Calgary, he discovered a different situation: Walt Healy Motorcycles and the Calgary Motorcycle Club. Healys had long been an Indian icon and the Calgary Motorcycle Club dabbled in road rides, hill climbs and scrambles.

The DT1 changed dirt bike world, Walt Healy became a prolific Yamaha dealer and Dave Rhodes was to take the Calgary Motorcycle Club in a new direction. Trials was now the real game and year-round events appeared on the calendar. Not only did Dave organize and lay out events, he was a keen competitor topping the Expert Class often.

Dave became sales rep for Yamaha across Western Canada. This coincided with intro of the Yamaha TY250 Trials.  Dave got the first one out of the crate and became the first to loop a new TY over backwards. Yamaha corporate executives were highly impressed with Dave Rhodes writing $100,000 plus orders on napkins in the back corner of Cafés.

Dave left Airdrie, Alberta in 1981 for the sunny Okanogan and Vernon, BC. Dave left Yamaha in 1984. He partnered a retail dealership first in Vernon and then In Kelowna – OUTLaw Accessories.

The Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Board and all the Directors, are pleased and honoured to include Dave Rhodes 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 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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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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