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Feel the Noise – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is back!

The exciting show rolls into Abbotsford Tradex – January 18 – 20 2019

For Immediate Release

December 11, 2018

Abbotsford, BC – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show, which has built its reputation on bringing the best in powersports brands together, is back for its annual three-day bike unveiling at the Tradex in Abbotsford.

From January 18-20, 2019, gearheads and maximum torque lovers will be able to get their fix and find their ride with the newest makes and models of motorcycles as well as the latest accessories and technology featured all under one roof.

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. Group founder and Langley resident Matt Bush says the group of riders, which includes none other than Maple Ridge favorite Bill Hitchon, famous for his ATV one-of-a-kind tricks, will have a new show featuring new surprising stunts.

“No one will want to miss what we have planned,” assures Bush.

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.

“We can’t wait to see these iconic professional stunt riders, who at points in their performances, become human pyramids, all without ropes, props, skyhooks or gimmicks of any kind” says show manager Laurie Paetz.

Vintage Harley lovers will be able to further satisfy their passion inside the Tradex as well as Trev-DeeleyMotorcycles 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. The grand prize draw will take place on Friday evening at 8:30 pm and the winner must be present to win. She will also have to be over 19 years of age and will be required to show valid photo identification upon claiming her prize.

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 and secure environment and in the company of trained and certified instructors. Each riding session is approximately 15 minutes and is limited to eight riders total. The academy is free-of-charge with admission.

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, all while improving and developing fundamental bike-handling skills. Parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to watch their children weave through a course that includes tires, rumble strips and ramps. Regardless of their skill levels, children who participate will have a blast as they either learn new riding skills or advance the ones they already have and make new friends while doing so. 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 $13.00 until Jan 2 2019 at which point, they will go up to $15
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.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

 

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

ENJOY THE RIDE – (Calgary Motorcycle Show 2019)

CALGARY, AB (December 20, 2018) – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is the industry’s premiere event.  The industry leading manufacturers will debut all the new models at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park January 4-6.

“Although there are hundreds of new models on display at the Motorcycle Show – Calgary,” 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 4th from 5:00 -9:00, the Ground n’ Gravity show featuring Kassie Boone, the Tour of Europe vintage motorcycle exhibit, the Strider Adventure Zone (ages 18 months to 5 years), the Yamaha Riding Academy (ages 6-12 years), the AMRA Race Demos, and the Handle Bar by Ill Fated Customs.  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.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca

or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook (https://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 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

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)

SHIFT GEARS IN 2019 – Edmonton Motorcycle Show

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EDMONTON, AB (December 19, 2018) – The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is the place where all the major manufacturers will debut their new 2019 models.  The show takes place January 11-13 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

“If you are a fan of all things on two, three or four wheels there is no better place to kick off the New Year or set your sights on the riding season that lies ahead than at the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton,” says Show Manager, Laurie Paetz.  “Take the opportunity to admire, sit on, touch, and get a feel for the bike of your dreams.”

This is a once a year opportunity when all the major manufacturers will be under one roof. Check out and compare makes and models.  Choose the one that best suits your riding style so you are ready to take to the roads or venture off road the moment the riding season begins.

Although the bikes are definitely the “pièces de résistance” there is so much more for the show goer. Exhibitors will feature a wide range of products and services including after-market accessories, apparel, touring destinations, charity rides and interest groups.

We kick things off with She Rides Night on Friday January 11th by offering ½ price admission after 5:00 pm for all the ladies that come through the door.  The evening celebrates women who ride or want to ride, and will wrap up with a giveaway of a Kawasaki Versys X300, courtesy of Kawasaki.

Starting them young is often the key to creating a life long passion for riding.  The Strider Adventure Zone provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Their mission is to inspire riding and adventure in children.  The area provides two -wheel fun for toddlers.  Future riders as young as 18 months, up to 5 years old can learn to balance and ride on a pedal-less bike. Once they master their balance and technique the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids ages 6-12 is the next step.  Kids will receive professional instruction, get geared up and take to the supervised track to hone their skills and gain confidence on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycles.

Riders of any and all skill levels can always perfect their riding technique.  Clinton Smout, professional instructor will host and demonstrate a variety of “How To” sessions including how to ride over obstacles and riding or successfully stopping on gravel.  Whether you are new to riding, or a seasoned veteran, you are sure to take away some great tips and techniques.

The Ground n’ Gravity Show features a team of fearless freestylers, lead by legend Keith Sayers.  For the first time ever the team includes female rider Kassie Boone.  The Show is an exhibition of aerial maneuvers and tricks that will have audiences on the edge of their seats and adrenaline pumping.  Craig Latimer will join in on the action and perform stunts on the arena floor.

Take the time to chill out in the Handle Bar, sponsored by Heritage Harley Davidson and Rig Hand Distillery, catch up with friends and admire the bikes on display.

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

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group – NORAL, Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association and Vintage MX Alberta will put on an impressive display of vintage bikes dating back decades.  The proud owners like nothing more than to share their passion for restoration and history with interested show goers.

No matter what your age or riding ability there is something that will appeal to every member of the family at the 2019 Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton.

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 (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

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)

SHIFT GEARS IN 2019 – Calgary Motorcycle Show

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CALGARY, AB (December 13, 2018) – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is the place where all the major manufacturers will debut their new 2019 models.  The show takes place January 4-6 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park.

“If you are a fan of all things on two, three or four wheels there is no better place to kick off the New Year or set your sights on the riding season that lies ahead than at the Motorcycle Show – Calgary,” says Show Manager, Laurie Paetz.  “Take the opportunity to admire, sit on, touch, and get a feel for bike of your dreams.”

This is a once a year opportunity when all the major manufacturers will be under one roof. Check out and compare makes and models.  Choose the one that best suits your riding style so you are ready to take to the roads or venture off road the moment the riding season begins.

Although the bikes are definitely the “pièces de résistance” there is so much more for the show goer. Exhibitors will feature a wide range of products and services including after-market accessories, apparel, touring destinations, charity rides and interest groups.

We kick things off with She Rides Night on Friday January 4th by offering ½ price admission after 5:00 pm for all the ladies that come through the door.  The evening celebrates women who ride or want to ride, and will wrap up with a giveaway of a Kawasaki Versys X300, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki.

Starting them young is often the key to creating a life long passion for riding.  The Strider Adventure Zone provides the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Their mission is to inspire riding and adventure in children.  The area provides two -wheel fun for toddlers.  Future riders as young as 18 months, up to 5 years old can learn to balance and ride on a pedal-less bike. Once they master their balance and technique the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids ages 6-12 is the next step.  Kids will receive professional instruction, get geared up and take to the supervised track to hone their skills and gain confidence on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycles.

Riders of any and all skill levels can always perfect their riding technique.  Clinton Smout, professional instructor will host and demonstrate a variety of “How To” sessions including how to ride over obstacles and riding or successfully stopping on gravel.  Whether you are new to riding, or a seasoned veteran, you are sure to take away some great tips and techniques.

The Ground n’ Gravity Show features a team of fearless freestylers, led by legend Keith Sayers.  For the first time ever the team includes female rider Kassie Boone.  The Show is an exhibition of aerial maneuvers and tricks that will have audiences on the edge of their seats and adrenaline pumping.  Craig Latimer will join in on the action and perform stunts on the arena floor.

Take the time to chill out in the Handle Bar, catch up with friends and admire the one of a kind custom bikes provided by Ill Fated Kustoms.

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

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group will be presenting a “Tour of Europe” exhibit showcasing models dating back decades.  The proud owners like nothing more than to share their passion for restoration and history with interested show goers.

No matter what your age or riding ability there is something that will appeal to every member of the family at the 2019 Motorcycle Show – Calgary.

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 (https://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 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 

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)

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

Calgary - 2nd releaseCALGARY, AB (December 17, 2018) – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance takes place January 4-6 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park. 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 Show – Calgary. 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 4th after 5:00 pm will receive ½ price admission, and can enter to win a Kawasaki Versys X300, courtesy of Canadian 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.

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 Groups “Tour of Europe” display.  Dozens of bikes that represent the European 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.  This is particularly true when it comes to custom bikes.  If you crave something unique, creative or one of a kind, the Ill Fated Kustoms Handle Bar is the place to be. Check out the custom bikes on display or chill out with friends and those who share your passion in a relaxing atmosphere.

Get in on the “Double Take” draw for two Kawasaki Z125’s, courtesy of Canadian 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.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook (https://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 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

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)

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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COHV Wheels and Water Don’t Mix (Facebook)COHV Website

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)

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)

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. 

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. 

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,