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GET YOUR FIX At the Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows Returning this February 2018!

Quebec City, December 7th, 2017 – The very popular Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows, presented by La Capitale General Insurance, will roar back into the province from February 2 to February 4, 2018, at the Centre de foires in Quebec City and from February 23 to February 25, 2018, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.  Widely considered as the best showcase of the latest models, accessories and riding gear, The Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows promise to be THE ultimate get-together for powersport fans, because passion does not stop!  Not for winter!  Not for anything!  New riders, expert riders and everyone in between are invited to kick off the 2018 riding season at the shows.  In addition to all the experts on hand that are ready to help you plan your next adventure, there will also be activities for the entire family and entertainment for riders of all styles, levels and ages.  In fact, attendees will be thrilled to hear that for the first time ever, they can enter a draw for a chance to win a new 2018 Kawasaki Z125.

First and foremost, The Motorcycle Shows offer riders and enthusiasts the very first opportunity to see ALL the new 2018 models under one roof.  Each and every year, The Motorcycle Shows feature an impressive selection of exhibitors!  No other shows compare when it comes to quality and quantity of products and services.  All the major manufacturers will be exhibiting at the show:  ApriliaBMW Motorrad CanadaCan-Am Spyder BRPDucati, Harley-DavidsonHondaIndian MotorcycleKTMKawasakiMoto GuzziPiaggioPolarisSuzukiTriumphYamaha and Vespa.  In addition to providing visitors with a sneak peek at all the latest models, the Shows also offer anyone who’s avid about motorcycles, ATVs, four-wheelers, scooters and the like, a wide range of parts, gear, apparel and accessories, as well as information and entertainment for the whole family.  Also front and centre, are dozens of riding clubs, associations and federations.  All are on-hand to answer your riding related questions and help you kick start the next riding season.  New to the Quebec City Show this year, and returning to the Montreal Show after it’s successfully inauguration last year, is Hangar 17, a one-of-a-kind collective of motorcycle builders, artists, riders and independent lifestyle brands.  Hangar 17 is the place to refuel with friends, connect with craftsmen and experience custom motorcycle culture at its best.

The shows will once again host the always popular She Rides Night (including a ladies-only motorcycle draw, at each show, for a 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300!), as well as the return of the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids.  A visit to one of the Motorcycle Shows is the best way to shake off the winter blues and start dreaming about those spring and summer rides!  All motorcyclists are invited to come and discover the latest models, new travel ideas, gear, equipment, as well as expert advice from the pros.   And if that’s not reason enough to attend, this year, The Motorcycle Shows are giving away a total of 4 Kawasaki Z125s, two at each of the Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS), producer and promoter of the Quebec Motorcycle Shows, presents six major Shows across Canada. These Shows are supported by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV), two national not-for-profit organizations whose members include many of the shows’ exhibitors.

ABOUT LA CAPITALE GENERAL INSURANCE

A subsidiary of La Capitale Civil Service Mutual, is experiencing impressive growth and as a result now ranks third among property and casualty insurers in Quebec. It also owns other insurance companies, including L’Unique General Insurance in Quebec and Unica Insurance in Ontario. It employs over 1,000 individuals and generates some $859.8 million in written premiums.

 

Tickets for the Motorcycle Shows are available online now at

www.quebecmotorcycleshow.ca and  www.montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

MEDIA RELATIONS
Quebec:  brouillard / 418.682.6111 / equipe@brouillardcomm.com
Montreal: Julie Gagnon / 514.713.4281 / julie@juliegagnon.ca

Bianca Kennedy, Manager
Motorcycle and ATV Shows
514.375.1974 /  
bkennedy@powersportservices.ca                

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THREE KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLES TO BE WON AT THE 2018 MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO

TORONTO (December 6, 2017) – Enthusiasts attending the Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance in February will see the largest collection of new 2018 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in Ontario, all under one roof at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. And now, thanks to Canadian Kawasaki Motors, they will also have the chance to enter to win one of three motorcycles at the show.

Kawasaki has been a long-time supporter of She Rides Night, with motorcycle giveaways. The show’s opening- night feature celebrates women who ride or are considering taking up the sport.  Friday evening has half-price show admission for women after 5:00 pm, free parking for all, with activities and prizes that appeal to women riders. The highlight of the night will be a ladies-only* draw for a 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS.

Show attendees* can enter a draw Saturday afternoon for their chance to win one of two Kawasaki Z125 PRO motorcycles that will be up for grabs in the Kawasaki Double Take Giveaway later that afternoon from the show floor.

“Canadian Kawasaki has really upped their game at the Motorcycle Show-Toronto with these three bike giveaways, and there’s going to be a good buzz at the Enercare Centre on the Friday and Saturday of the show when the draws take place,” said Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “These Kawasaki models highlight the joys of riding and are sure to put big smiles on the faces of the lucky show-goers who win them.”

The Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS has a compact and responsive, ninja-derived 296cc twin cylinder engine that makes it one of a kind. Sporty and nimble handling comes thanks to a lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension. Whether commuting, long distance riding, or exploring unpaved roads the Versys-X 300 ABS is your ticket to adventure.

Small in size and big on fun, the all-new Kawasaki Z125 PRO is a nimble streetfighter that’s designed to defy what a lightweight motorcycle can be. With radical Kawasaki “Z” styling, the Z125 PRO is your invitation to the rebellious side of fun.

In addition to prize giveaways and new model debuts, the family-friendly Motorcycle Show-Toronto has special features that appeal to riders of all ages and experience levels, including Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids (ages 6-12), How To Riding Skills Demo’s with expert Clinton Smout, and motorcycle stunt shows starring Canadian star Craig Latimer.

Show hours are: Friday, February 16 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 17 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 18 (10 am – 5 pm).

For Show features, ticket prices, and info visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca. Discounted advance tickets are on sale now through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services. This is the Show where enthusiasts will get their first live look at the new 2018 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and side-by-side models set in impressive displays from the biggest brands in the business, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

 

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.

(* must be 19 year of age and up to enter)

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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TOP BRANDS CONFIRMED TO SHOWCASE THEIR NEW MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE 2018 MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO IN FEBRUARY

Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ show has something for riders of all ages

 

TORONTO (November 7, 2017) – Canada’s top motorcycle manufacturers have confirmed their participation at the 2018 Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, returning to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 16-18.

This is Ontario’s only stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city show tour, which kicks-off in Calgary in early January. For enthusiasts, this will be their first chance get up close and see the 2018 line-up of new motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides before they arrive in dealers’ showrooms next spring.

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

In addition to new bikes, enthusiasts can check-out the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and many other exciting exhibits all under one roof.

The family-friendly show has several special features that appeal to riders of all ages and experience levels, including Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids and their Riding Skills Demo’s with expert Clinton Smout, She Rides Night (a celebration of women who ride) and motorcycle stunt shows featuring Canadian star Craig Latimer.

“Our show theme is ‘Passion does not take the winter off’ and riders will have plenty to see and do to feed their passion here next February at the Enercare Centre”, said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy.  “Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, and ride on two, three or four wheels, we’ve got you covered with the biggest and widest-range of new models you’ll see anywhere in Ontario.”

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

For Show hours, features, ticket prices and info, visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca.

Discounted advance tickets are on sale now through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers.

 

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)

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

The Bar & Hedy Hodgson Award encourages preservation of our Canadian motorcycling heritage by honouring a person, group or organization making a significant contribution to the preservation of that heritage.

The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that JOHN COOPER has been selected as recipient of the award for 2017. The Banquet and Reunion will take place November 4th, 2017 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.

John’s name is widely recognized from his articles in Cycle Canada, especially his regular column, “Vintage View” where he continuously provided stories of heroes and legends of the past. He was one of the founders of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group and is an Honourary Lifetime Member.

Fighting for space on his property along with his history books and magazines, John maintains a large collection of vintage motorcycles and regularly raced both a Gold Star and Norton Manx.

John was involved with the Hall of Fame from our early beginnings and supported our mission to recognize the legends and champions of the past. He served on the board for many years including as Chair.

“We are delighted to recognize John Cooper for his preservation of Canadian motorcycling history,” noted the Hall of Fame Chair, Dave Munroe. “and his contribution to our heritage and to the history of Canadian motorcycling that past and future generations will continue to enjoy.”

Tickets for the 12th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status.  It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT TWELFTH 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 Historical Members to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for 2017. Roger Beaumont will be honoured at the 12th annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 4th, 2017 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.

It wasn’t long after Roger arrived in Canada from England in 1957, that he acquired an old Norton and hit the tracks – scrambles, ice races and dirt track. Shortly after, he picked up a Velocette and tried Road Racing which quickly became his favourite type of racing.

In 1962, he acquired a Manx Norton which brought him many victories and in 1965, Beaumont won the Canadian National Championship, repeating this effort on a Triumph.

Roger was part of the US-Canada Challenge Scramble team at Copetown and Grafton, Vermont for several years.

Beaumont represented Canada in the Isle of Man TT races and the European Grand Prix circuit in 1966. His most remembered race was in 1967 in the World Championship Grand Prix at Mosport where he diced with another well known Canadian rider, Mike Duff. It was a duel all the way.

In 1968, riding a Raymond Burke Motors sponsored Triumph Bonneville, Roger set a land speed record of 167mph at Bagotville armed forces base in Quebec which stood for many years.

Tickets for the Twelfth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status.  It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. 

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

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

Toronto ON – June 10th, 2017 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce the induction class of 2017.  This year, 10 legends and champions will be honoured at the Twelfth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place on November 4th, 2017 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

“Every era of motorcycling in Canada has its legendary men and women whose passion, voluntarism, organizational skill, competitive drive, bravery and sacrifice has made a positive impact on the world of motorcycling. It is for these individuals that the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame holds this event each year to honour these very special people.” Said Chair, Dave Munroe.  “My fellow Hall of Fame Directors and volunteers join me in welcoming the Class of 2017 to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and honouring them with the consideration and respect that they so rightly deserve.”

The 2017 inductees to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame are:

  • Steve Beattie Competitor
  • Kurt Biegger Competitor
  • Mike Crompton Team Member
  • Pat Gonsalves Contributor
  • Nick Kemp Team Member
  • Mike Konopacki Competitor
  • Lise Sculland Contributor
  • Ted Wilkins Competitor

Historical Inductees

Roger Beaumont Competitor
Sadie Grimm        Competitor

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

Founded by Bar Hodgson Productions Inc. in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public.  Sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status.  It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 120 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. 

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

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TAKE ACTION TODAY! RESPOND TO THE PUBLIC SURVEY – CASTLE PROVINCIAL PARK AND CASTLE WILDLAND PROVINCIAL PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN

We strongly urge you to make your voices heard, complete the Government of Alberta survey – let the Government know what you think – before another riding area is totally lost.

Provide your comments and input to Alberta Environment and Parks at the link included here – deadline is March 20, 2017:

https://talkaep.alberta.ca/CastleManagementPlan/survey_tools/castle-provincial-park-and-castle-wildland-provincial-park-management-plan-survey

NOTE: WHEN DOING THIS SURVEY, PLEASE USE CAUTION WITH QUESTION #4.

4. To what extent do you agree or disagree that a transition period is necessary for the elimination of recreational off-highway vehicle use in Castle Provincial Park and Castle Wildland Provincial Park to adjacent public lands?

Caution: This question is misleading – Strongly Agree means you feel OHV should be banned immediately. Strongly Disagree means you feel it should be banned in 3 years. If you feel OHV access should remain in Castle, answer NEITHER DISAGREE OR AGREE. Then clarify your position in the comment box on Question 7 by referring to Question 4 – and state that you believe OHV access should remain in the Castle Area.

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Attractions for the whole family at the Montreal motorcycle Show A simulator, the riding academy, virtual reality and more

Montreal, February 20, 2017 – In addition to the incredible number of new models and brands on showcase this year, the 2017 edition of The Montreal Motorcycle Show will host a variety of activities for riders of all levels and ages:  expert riders, newcomers to the sport and even … kids!  From motorcycle demo showcases and a riding academy for kids to ladies night, virtual riding and a wheelie simulator, visitors will be treated to several exciting surprises.

She Rides:  Ladies night reinvented

The show’s attraction-packed weekend gets off the starting line with our She Rides celebrations, beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday February 24th.  On the schedule for that night:  ½ price admission for women, as well as female-focused activities and entertainment, including a ladies’-only motorcycle draw for a brand new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300, courtesy of Kawasaki Canada and Deshaies Motosport Inc.  “More and more women are discovering the fun, excitement, freedom and camaraderie of motorcycling” says Bianca Kennedy, Show Manager of The Montreal Motorcycle Show. “She Rides is a celebration of these women and the perfect opportunity for any motorcycle-curious ladies to take the first step or the next step in their riding journey.”

Experience the thrill of motorcycle trials 

The talented Szoke family will be “in the house” all weekend-long wowing the crowds with live trials demonstrations.  Quadruple Canadian Trials Champion Jordan Szoke will be joined by his talented wife Amy, and with a little encouragement little Wolfgang, Jordan and Amy’s 4-year old son, might also throw a leg over his mini bike and join mom and dad on the trials stage. This impressive and adorable family can’t wait to show you some awesome motorcycle tricks and skills!

The Yamaha Riding Academy:  Start ‘em young

Kids 6 to 12 can rejoice.  The always popular Yamaha Riding Academy is back for 2017.  Junior will love getting outfitted in the latest motocross gear and learning how to ride the Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle, in a safe and secure environment, in the company of trained and certified instructors. More than 20,000 children have learned to ride through the YRA which emphasizes safety, proper riding equipment and introductory basics such as braking, balance and throttle control. A great way to introduce kids to an amazing sport that will bring a lifetime of enjoyment, confidence and adventure.

Eye Ride:  What it feels like to ride

Another highly anticipated attraction is BMW Motorrad’s virtual reality test ride Eye Ride.  Featuring a revolutionary headset with a massive field of vision and real video footage, users can experience all of the fabulous reasons to ride:  the view, the sound, the feeling … on pavement, off-road and at the track.   Eye Ride lets you experience the thrill, excitement and exhilaration of riding.

Hangar 17: The sights, sounds and smells of freedom and independence

In collaboration with Oneland Magazine, Hangar 17 is a community of builders, craftsmen and motorcycle fanatics, united by a shared passion for the road and a love for everything two-wheels.  Step into Hangar 17 where authenticity, inspiration and creativity rule.  Pull up a stool, connect with builders from the local custom scene and share stories from the road.  Builders and brands include Clockwork Motorcycles, Speedbird Motorcycles, Les Loups MC, Hardcore Cycle, First Line Motorcycles and many more.

Wheelie Force: Coming of the ground

Fun is on the menu at the Quadpro Motosport booth where you’ll be able to “pop a wheelie” on the wheelie simulator, straddling a 100% electric Zero motorcycle that delivers an impressive amount of power coupled with environmental harmony.

Montreal Motorcycle Show:  February 24 to 26, 2017 at The Palais des congres de Montreal (1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)

Friday February 24:  12 pm to 10 pm

Saturday February 25:  10 am to 9 pm

Sunday February 26:  10 am to 5 pm

Admission (including taxes)

Adults (15 and over): $15.50

Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of valid student card): $12.00

Juniors (6-14): $11.00

Kids (Under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult

Family Pass (two adults and two juniors) :  $40.00

 

Information :  www.montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

 

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THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW: A SNEAK PEEK AT THE LATEST MODELS IN THE STREET/PERFORMANCE, ADVENTURE, DUAL SPORT/OFF-ROAD, SPORT, SCOOTER AND THREE WHEELER CATEGORIES

Montreal, February 13, 2017 – With dozens of new models on display this year, the Montreal Motorcycle Show is bound to delight all motorcycle fans, from beginners to seasoned riders. From Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Show attendees will discover the latest innovations from the world’s top manufacturers: Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Honda, Ducati, Triumph, and many more.

In addition to the categories presented below, the industry’s leading manufacturers will also unveil new models in the small displacement, retro and street groups. Here’s just a taste of the highly anticipated 2017 models featured at this year’s Show.

Street/performance

Ducati Monster 797: An icon within everyone’s reach

Sporty, compact and minimalist, yet sophisticated and contemporary, this bike is the gateway to the Ducati world for those looking for an easy, intuitive ride and sheer sports enjoyment.  Its elegant, muscular and quintessential Monster design, perfectly integrates the wide handlebar, tank, trellis frame, engine and double-sided swingarm. Its clean, slim line enhances the designer elements that are in fact structural components, such as the traditional Ducati trellis frame created as a single piece. Every element expresses a high level of stylistic and technical research.

Kawasaki Z900: Ultimate supernaked performance

Each twist of the throttle is rewarded with crisp, exhilarating acceleration and a sublime balance of power and dynamism. Its ultra-light chassis lends itself to spirited sport riding and maximum pleasure. With its Horizontal Back-link suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal, and because it’s also very close to the bike’s centre of gravity, the shock unit greatly contributes to mass centralization and improved handling.

Suzuki GSX250R: The urban sportbike

Whether in town or on the open road, this fully faired street machine brings the excitement and satisfaction of Suzuki’s sportbike heritage to a broader audience. Featuring athletic good looks, responsive yet easy-to-control performance, a broad power band, nimble handling, class leading fuel efficiency and a comfortable riding position, the GSX250R is as at home on the daily commute as well as touring long distances. Every aspect related is optimized to tap the bike’s full potential and deliver pure delight.

Yamaha FZ-10: Calling all thrill-seekers

Power, agility and ease of handling: this bike offers all this and much more thanks to its R1-derived engine, chassis and fully adjustable suspension. Experienced riders will appreciate its comfortable, upright riding position, torquey power delivery and corner-carving precision. The lights, intake ports, combustion chamber and camshafts have all been redesigned to achieve outstanding “rideability” in a wide variety of conditions. Its distinctive exterior style is defined by a dynamic mass-forward silhouette.

Adventure

BMW R 1200 GS Rallye and Exclusive: Perfection meets passion

The GS is second to none, as amply evidenced by its multiple awards and outstanding road tests by the trade press. Its latest model goes a step further in terms of touring and off-road performance. Its 125 HP (92 kW) flat twin boxer engine, at once high-torque and economical, guarantees riding pleasure no matter where you’re headed. Its reliability is legendary, as is its responsiveness. And with new electronic assistance features that include electronic suspension adjustment, the R 1200 GS has once again become the benchmark for the ultimate in riding – at the push of a button.

KTM 1090 Adventure R: The world at your fingertips

Its suspension, off-road wheels and tough, fuel-efficient engine are ready to rumble. Decades of rally victories roar within. This model offers the same state-of-the-art technology as the celebrated KTM 1290 Adventure R, and even though its engine capacity is somewhat smaller, with 125 hp, it’s still big on power.

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS: Your ticket to adventure

Designed as the ideal travel partner, the Versys-X 300 is built for adventure. Its 296 cc twin-cylinder engine makes it a one of a kind machine. Its lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension provide sporty and nimble handling, whether for commuting or long-distance riding.

Dual sport/off-road

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled: Straight out of the California desert and mountains

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is an enduro version, inspired by the world of off-road motorcycles that made history in the United States in the 60s and 70s. Its name refers to standard motorcycles over 500 cc that were modified by riders for use in the California desert. Its strong off-road character is present throughout its design, from the higher seat and reinforced frame to the fully adjustable suspension, front headlight grid and engine protection plates. Rounding out the Scrambler Desert Sled are new Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires on spoked 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels.

Honda CRF250 Rally: Adventure calls

A compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 249 cc single-cylinder 4-stroke engine produces smooth and consistent torque at low rpm, plus excellent high rpm performance. The engine’s wide spread of power makes the CRF250 easy and confidence-inspiring to ride, while delivering impressive fuel economy. Enhancements to the engine’s intake and exhaust systems boost horsepower by a full 10% over the 2016 model.

Suzuki RMX 450Z: Hit the trails

Descended from the World Championship winning RM-Z450, the RMX 450Z is rewriting the rules for serious off-road riders. Key features include a powerful 449 cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine and a slim, aggressive frame and body. Also setting it apart are its electric starter, full function dual-mode instrument cluster, enduro lighting and added protection for its chassis.

Sport

Suzuki GSX-R1000R: The king of sportbikes

The Suzuki GSX-R1000R is redefining what it means to be the ultimate sportbike. Its chassis makes it the lightest, most compact, most aerodynamic and best handling GSX-R1000 ever. Cradled in the new aluminum frame is an all-new engine that uses an exclusive variable valve timing system and ride-by-wire throttle bodies for a wide spread of power, while delivering smooth and precise throttle response. Its advanced electronics package includes selectable performance modes, with the motorcycle enhancing and fine tuning rider inputs.

Ducati SuperSport: A new concept of sport

Always at ease, whether in the big city or out on the highway, this bike is decisive when faced with out-of-town hairpin turns. The SuperSport balances comfort and versatility with no compromise made to its sport profile. Excitement and riding pleasure are guaranteed. This road-going sportbike allows one and all to indulge their sport instincts anywhere, anytime. Its lines create dynamic shapes that are visually compact and light. Its design integrates elements typical of Ducati sportbikes, such as the single-sided swingarm, sculpted tank and compact lateral silencer with two overlapping exists, which leave the rear wheel, with its “Y” spoke design, fully visible.

Honda CBR 1000RR: Total control, total enjoyment

This model is lighter, more powerful and easier to handle. Its 16-valve DOHC engine has received an impressive array of improvements for 2017, resulting in a 10 hp increase and contributing to a significant overall weight reduction. Yet even with a 14% advance in power-to-weight ratio (between comparable ABS models), the new CBR maintains its user-friendly character, due in large part to its cutting-edge electronics package, a key feature of the bike’s Next Stage Total Control design concept.

Yamaha YZF-R6: Innovation that leaves the competition in the dust

Since its debut in 1999, the R6 has been the bike of choice for serious 600 class riders and racers. For 2017, it features a host of improvements, including new ABS brakes with larger front rotors, new 43 mm fully adjustable inverted forks, and an R1 inspired body design that’s sure to turn heads. The R6 is full of innovation and technology you won’t find anywhere else.

Scooters

Vespa 946 RED: Back from the future

Vespa 946 is renewing its mythic status by celebrating its traditional values, from the handle grips and fairing proportions to the classic curve of its saddle. It also offers ABS braking and ASR traction control. The 4-stroke 125 cc single cylinder engine is a pre-emptive strike at requirements that may by on the horizon.  And it guarantees the best performance in its category. Electronic injection, three-valve distribution, reduced friction and improved fluid dynamics sharply lower consumption and emissions, establishing a new benchmark.

Piaggio Liberty 150: Evolution and rebirth

Its 16-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels deliver excellent stability and the sensation of climbing onto a motorcycle. With ABS technology and LED lights, the Liberty 150 is stylish, lightweight and easy to ride. It offers great performance while remaining environmentally friendly. It may be new, but it remains faithful to the values that have made the Piaggio brand such a success.

Three wheelers

Spyder F3 Limited: Comfort defined

The F3 Limited offers a relaxed riding position, ultimate cruising comfort and lots of storage to get you through the city or out on the open road. Additional cargo capacity and improved wind protection make it ready for extended adventures. Its unique UFit system lets riders precisely position the pegs and choose the handlebar based on their preferred riding style. Its smooth-riding rear suspension features manual air preload adjustment to optimize rider, passenger and cargo performance.

Polaris Slingshot SLR: Bolder than ever

Under the Slingshot hood: SLR branded exhaust manifold cover and open air intake. With its two-tone paint and colour frame accents, full body graphics, wind deflector and composite brake rotors, it makes quite the statement. The cockpit features cut & sew sport seats, a Sparco steering wheel and an interior LED lighting kit.

Harley-Davidson Freewheeler: The devil’s in the details

Stripped down hot rod style on an easy-handling frame that lets you roll with the confidence of three wheels. You get classic cruiser lines and styling details, such as bobtail rear fenders, slash cut pipes, chrome headlight nacelle, 12-inch mini ape hangers and Enforcer aluminum wheels. The acceleration is instant, thanks to the low-end torque of the all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. And the 49 mm front forks and adjustable rear suspension ensure an ultra-smooth ride.

Campagna Motors V13R: The roadster with character

Its 1,150 pounds of muscle contain a new mono swingarm, a belt-driven no mess, no maintenance driveline, and an aftermarket ready exhaust system. It also comes in 12 colours. The critics report that it accelerates like a motorcycle and brakes like a car.

All the major brands will be at the Show to unveil the all-new lineup of 2017 models, as well as the latest accessories and technology. Don’t miss it!

February 24 to 26, 2017, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)

Friday, February 24: Noon to 10 p.m.

Saturday, February 25: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, February 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Tickets (taxes included)

Adults (15 and over): $15.50

Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $12

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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Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame to Induct Miguel Duhamel as final member of the Class of 2016

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

Toronto, ON – February 13, 2017 – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the final member of the Class of 2016. Miguel Duhamel will be honoured at the 11th annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place February 25, 2017 at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel in Montreal.

Montreal’s Miguel Duhamel, now based in Las Vegas, is certainly one of the best road racers ever produced in Canada. He is central in the discussion surrounding Canada’s top ever International competitor, along with earlier stars like Mike Duff as well as Miguel’s legendary father, Yvon.

Miguel, along with older brother Mario and sister Gina, learned to ride on mini bikes at an early age, in public, at race events where father Yvon was working. From there, Miguel climbed the dirt bike competition ladder, eventually winding up in Super Cross.

Duhamel stepped up to Pro, earning Top Rookie Honors in 1988 aboard a wide selection of Monette Sport Kawasakis, backed by Pepsi with support from the family motorhome. He won his first career Pro Superbike National at the end of his rookie season, in the rain, beating Michel Mercier at Shannonville.

Duhamel teamed up with Manager Alan Labrosse, signing with Suzuki Canada for 1989 to ride for the works team run by George Morin and constructed by legendary tuner Mike Crompton.

When the Canadian National season opened, Duhamel won Sanair and round two at Shubenacadie, dramatically edging first Steve Crevier and then Rueben McMurter. At Mosport in June, Duhamel made his World Superbike debut, charging into the lead past Fred Merkel only to fall in the first leg.

Duhamel became the winningest Super Sports rider in history in 1996, with his 28th career win on his way to the title – Miguel remains the most successful racer in the history of the Super Sport category.

Perhaps Duhamel’s most impressive career stat are his five Daytona 200 wins, tied atop the all-time victory list with former rival Scott Russell.

The Chair of the Board and the Directors are pleased and honoured to welcome Miguel Duhamel to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and recognize his most successful career both in Canada and the U.S.

Tickets for the 11th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. Sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 100 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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