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2020 Motorcycle and OHV Shows

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THE CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE AND OHV SHOWS 2020
Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Quebec City, Toronto and Montreal

Coming soon to a city near you!  Canada’s only traveling motorcycle show with stops in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Quebec City, Toronto and Montreal.

Come see the new 2020 models, from the major manufacturers, all under one roof.  Find everything you need for the season ahead, including bikes, aftermarket parts, gear, accessories and more!  Talk to experts, join a riding club, plan your next motorcycle trip and meet awesome people who share your passion.

Whether you’re a hardcore rider, a newbie to the sport, thinking of getting your license or just a fan of the motorcycle lifestyle, we’ve got you covered!  And with activities and entertainment for the whole family, we guarantee riders and future riders, of all ages, will have a blast!  So grab your best pals and come get your fix of 2, 3 and 4-wheel action and interaction at The Motorcycle Shows!

January 10 – 12, 2020
www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca

January 17 – 19, 2020
www.edmontonmotorcycleshow.ca

January 24 – 26, 2020

www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca

February 7 – 9, 2020

www.quebecmotorcycleshow.ca

February 21 – 23, 2020

www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca

February 28 – March 1, 2020

www.montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

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For general information about the shows please visit www.motorcycleshows.ca.

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MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW: 34 000 STRONG: RIDERS FROM ACROSS QUEBEC ARE GEARED UP FOR ANOTHER GREAT RIDING SEASON!

Montreal, March 2 2016 – The 2016 edition of The Montreal Motorcycle Show, presented by La Capitale General Insurance, finished strong on Sunday, boasting a 1.7% increase in attendance and welcoming 34,000 visitors from across the province.  “With close to 200 exhibitors, the Montreal Motorcycle Show is always a great get-together and celebration!” says Bianca Kennedy, Show Manager.  “The Show is the first real indication that spring is on its way!  It’s the perfect way to kick-off another great riding season.  The countdown to March 15th – the first official riding day in Quebec – is now on!”

In addition to all the new 2016 models unveiled by the major manufacturers, a number of local builders were also on-hand, showing off their latest projects and designs.  Their bobbers, cafe racers, choppers and vintage rebuilds definitely caught the crowds’ attention and brought a new wave of riders through the show’s doors.  In total, over 500 vehicles were on display – no shortage of eye-candy for riders of all levels, styles and categories, and of course, all the latest gear, apparel and equipment to outfit riders from head to toe.  The conferences hosted by Eric Menard, were well attended and the new motorized trials demos were a real crowd pleaser.  Eye Ride, a virtual reality test ride at the BMW Motorrad booth, was also a very popular attraction.

With more and more women discovering the fun, excitement, freedom and camaraderie of riding, it’s no surprise that this year’s She Rides Nite was such a success.  The highlight of the night was a ladies-only motorcycle draw for a 2016 Ninja 300, courtesy of Kawasaki Canada and Excel Moto.  “Ladies Night is a celebration of women who ride, and the perfect opportunity for motorcycle-curious ladies to take the first step or the next step in their riding adventure” states Bianca Kennedy.  “We are thrilled to see so many women embracing the sport.”  More than 1000 women attended She Rides Nite – a 13% increase over last year!

As always, the Yamaha Riding Academy was also a popular activity for kids of all ages.  More than 200 of the show’s pint-sized visitors got suited up in the latest motocross gear and took a few smile-inducing laps around the youth-friendly track.

The next edition of the Montreal Motorcycle Show is confirmed for February 24-26, 2017 at the Palais des congres!  See you next year!

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Source :
Bianca Kennedy, Manager, Montreal Motorcycle Show
514 375-1974 x 101 – bkennedy@powersportservices.ca

 

Public Relations :
Julie Gagnon, 514 713-4381 – julie@juliegagnon.ca
Isabelle Fafard, 514 865-8157 – isabelle.fafard@180deux.ca

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NO SHORTAGE OF EXCITEMENT AT THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW SPRING IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!

Montreal, February 17, 2016 – Running February 26 to February 28 at the Palais des congres, the Montreal Motorcycle Show promises to channel spring and the start of the 2016 riding season.

Motorcycle fans are about to make their yearly pilgrimage to the show, whether they’re admiring the newest models on display, checking out this year’s clothing and accessories, viewing custom bikes, attending conferences or simply chatting with others who share their passion for riding. This show isn’t just for experienced riders – plenty of activities are planned that will appeal to the entire family. Here are a few of the attractions you won’t want to miss:

Start them Young!

At the Yamaha Riding Academy, children ages 6 to 12 can test their riding skills at no cost to mom and dad. Suited up in the latest motocross protective gear, young riders are sure to enjoy their free 15-minute session on a Yamaha TT-R off-road minibike in an environment that’s both fun and totally safe, under the watchful eye of certified instructors.

Eye Ride, a genuine BMW experience

Virtual reality rolls into the Show with the new and innovative Eye Ride technology. Stop by the BMW Motorrad Canada booth for a chance to experience this first ever virtual test ride. Wearing specially designed goggles, you’ll discover (or rediscover) the sights, sounds and sensations that make riding so much fun – on-road, off-road or on the race track. Eye Ride does not use 3D animation but rather actual footage captured from eight GoPro cameras.

The “satisfaction” of viewing Rolling Stones motorcycles from Prémont Harley-Davidson

Making their debut in Montreal, will be five of nine jaw-dropping custom Harley-Davidsons that pay tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones. Selected from the private collection of Quebec City’s Laurent Prémont, these bikes are true works of art and have been custom-painted by renowned artist Yves Thibault. The artist spent a full year on the project that masterfully portrays the unique character, personality and energy of each member of the Stones.

Vintage, restored, on-trend, custom … you name it!

There’s a new wave of riders of the custom motorcycle scene and this year’s show is going to have plenty of eye-candy for them to feast their eyes on.  Starting with the featured builders of the highly-anticipated documentary Les Vagabonds sur Deux Roues, directed by Youssef Berrouard.  All the builders from the documentary, including Clockwork Motorcycles, Hardcore Cycle and Speedbird Motorcycles, as well as clothing brands Teaspoon and Les Loups MC, will be at the Show with their latest builds, design and collections.

The 2016 Show will also welcome a number of other talented motorcycle builders from Quebec, including Garage Sheriff, LétoMoto, MR Motorcycles Renaud, Diosa Customs andRoquechop Design who will all be showing off their new projects as well.

In partnership with BMW Motorrad Canada, Purebreed Cycles will introduce the Brooklyn Project to the show’s visitors.  This inaugural collaboration, limited to just 40 custom café racers world-wide, is based on the beloved BMW S1000R roadster.   While these bikes will all be the same “under the hood”, each will be crafted according to the individual tastes and preferences of its owner.

Torch Motorcycles will also be in Montreal to showcase Revv-olution, an educational program where women design, engineer and craft their first motorcycles based on their unique needs, body diversity and ride styles.

Simpson helmets by Gastown Supply Co. and the Freedom 5000 simulator

Don’t miss this special opportunity, normally available online only, to see and buy a new Simpson Motorcycle Helmet.  Come and see their coveted retro styling and cutting edge technology for yourself.  Gastown Supply Co. has another treat: its Freedom 5000 simulatorSaddle up on this “chopper”, twist the throttle, and you’ll quickly understand why life is better in the wind!

Talk-Show de Moto – ask the experts!

Journalist and television host Éric Ménard will be sharing his insider’s perspective at the seminar stage with motorcycle enthusiasts all weekend long.  Joined by experts, friends and special guests, Éric will be hosting a series of talk-shows on subjects ranging from the newest models and gadgets, to all-terrain, track and adventure riding.

Trials demonstrations

The Association des trialistes amateurs du Québec will be front and centre again this year, but for the first time in Montreal, the demonstrations will be conducted on gas powered bikes.  Throughout the weekend, visitors will be treated to a series of thrilling performances that will have audiences all revved up for the start of riding season.

A motorcycle legacy

The Montreal Motorcycle Show is delighted to welcome a very special guest and a representative of the legendary Harley-Davidson brand, Karen Davidson, Creative Director of Harley-Davidson’s General Merchandise Department. Great-granddaughter of the company’s co-founder William A. Davidson, Ms. Davidson has been riding since she was nine. She will be at the Show on Friday,from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The Montreal Motorcycle Show: February 26 to 28, 2016, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)

Friday, February 26: noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, February 27: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, February 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets (taxes included)

Adults (15 and over): $15
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $11
Juniors (6-14): $10
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $39
Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

https://www.facebook.com/LeSalondelamotodeMontreal

www.twitter.com/@thebikeshows

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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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THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW: KICK STANDS UP LADIES!

Montreal, February 16, 2016 – Make no mistake!  In Quebec, motorcycling is no longer just a man’s game!  Since 2009, we’ve seen close to a 30% increase in the number of women who own bikes in the province and this growth is showing no signs of slowing down.

The 2016 Montreal Motorcycle Show will showcase and unite several women – authors, racers, adventures, business owners and their fans – who have all made a name for themselves in the industry. This crew is at the forefront of a riding revolution.

Bianca Kennedy (Show Manager) explains, “Their experience and knowledge make them real trailblazers and their passion and commitment are truly inspiring.  Regardless of your riding style, age or riding level, their stories, missions and accomplishments are impressive and worth a listen.”

Hélène Boyer, a journalist, who has been writing for more than 20 years and riding motorcycles since 1998, heads up the Association des femmes motocyclistes du Québec. In addition to writing columns for some of Quebec’s major newspapers, she has also authored a number of motorcycle touring guides including Nord-est américain à moto, Circuits de longue durée à moto and Québec à moto, just to name a few.  Hélène will be a featured speaker at the Show on Sunday afternoon, where she’ll be talking to conference host Éric Ménard about her publications, including Le Québec à moto, which she co-wrote with Odile Mongeau. The guide outlines 56 different riding trips and itineraries, and suggests stops along the way where riders can eat, stay and take in local points of interest.

Co-owner of Moto-Nation and track instructor Renée Larouche has earned a spot as a high demand riding teacher in a still somewhat male dominated sector of the industry.  She will be at the show all weekend long to talk about her racing school and courses, including her newest track courses that are designed by women, for women.  “Women who enter a man’s domain often feel uncomfortable or under intense pressure to perform and compete. I try to create training programs that offer a relaxed atmosphere where women riders can simply have fun.”

Natalie Catherine Provost, a rider for 20 years and a competitive racer for 12, will also be on site at the Moto-Nation booth to talk about the courses she offers to both men and women.

Rashmi Tambe, founder of the website Global Women Who Ride (www.globalwomenwhoride.com), will also be at the Motorcycle Show all weekend long, sharing her ambitious project that aims to profile one or more women motorcyclists in every country on this planet.  An avid motorcyclist, she has ridden solo across North America, Europe and New Zealand. Her objective: eliminate the stereotype and clichés associated with women riders. To achieve this, she is travelling the world to meet other women who ride and telling their stories on her website. A large mural featuring 20 stunning women from around the world, will be on display at the show to celebrate all the brave and beautiful women who ride and to raise awareness and visibility for this incredible initiative.

Sylvie Brisebois will also be at the show, representing her all-female ride – La Ride de fillesan annual fundraiser that benefits La Fondation du Cancer du sein du Québec. Last year’s ride raised an impressive $58,222, and in July 2016, 225 participants will ride 230 km through the Eastern Townships to support the cause. Sylvie herself took up riding at the age of 45 – living proof that discovering the joys of riding has nothing to do with age.  Last summer, she spent 22 days riding solo to California.

Another woman involved in the fight against breast cancer is Lisa Touchette who, in 2013, founded Les Nuances de roses, a not-for-profit fundraising organisation. This group of women riders from Quebec, 180 members strong, are all driven by the same passion:  the fight to end breast cancer.  Among the many activities they hold each year, their mixed relay is the largest.  They have raised close to $70,000 for La Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec, with $28,056 collected last year alone.

She Rides Nite Returns

Back by popular demand, She Rides Nite is once again on the show’s agenda, scheduled for Friday, February 26.  Starting at 5 p.m., women will benefit from ½ price admission.  In addition to a range of activities designed just for women, the evening will feature a ladies-only bike draw, for a stunning 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Excel Moto of Montreal.

Great visit!

The Show will also be welcoming a special guest from the Harley-Davidson family.  Karen Davidsonis the Creative Director of Harley-Davidson’s General Merchandise Department. In this role, Karen shapes the creative direction for Harley-Davidson General Merchandise apparel and accessory division. Karen has a strong natural instinct about the mystique of Harley-Davidson from a lifetime of living the Harley-Davidson experience. Karen, the great-granddaughter of the company’s co-founder, William A. Davidson, began riding at the age of nine. She officially joined the Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 1989 and was one of the original co-creators of the branded line of apparel and accessories – Harley-Davidson MotorClothes. Karen will be present on Friday, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

The Montreal Motorcycle Show: February 26 to 28, 2016, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)

Friday, February 26: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 27: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets (taxes included)

Adults (15 and over): $15
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $11
Juniors (6-14): $10
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $39
Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

https://www.facebook.com/LeSalondelamotodeMontreal

www.twitter.com/@thebikeshows

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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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THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW: A NEW RIDE FOR EVERYONE THIS YEAR! The new 2016 model line-up is all about variety and choice

Montreal, January 25, 2016 – In addition to the always impressive number of new models unveiled at the show each and every year, the standout feature of the 2016 Montreal Motorcycle Show will be the unparalleled variety and selection of motorcycles on display.  The Show’s 150 exhibitors, including the industry’s 20 largest manufacturers, will all be coming together to showcase an unrivaled collection of new models and innovations for 2016.  From short distance urban machines and new category introductions to cutting-edge technology and retro inspired designs, this year’s line-up offers unprecedented range and choice, for every style and level of rider.

The following are just a few of the new model highlights that await the 33,000 expected visitors who will be taking over the Palais des congrès from February 26 to 28, 2016.

BMW: ADVENTURE CALLS!

BMW Motorrad continues to bolster its presence in the adventure sport touring segment with its2016 S1000XR. Based on the hugely successful S platform, the XR offers great performance, agility and an upright riding position for comfortable and sporty adventure riding. Also new for 2016 are refreshed versions of the F700GS and F800GS models. Among their new features are a unique updated paint finish and the option of a lowered suspension kit. BMW also continues to set the pace in urban mobility with key updates to its popular C650GT. Central to the changes are a fully redesigned CVT and clutch, which results in more pulling capability, particularly when the light turns green or when accelerating from low speeds.

CAN-AM BRP SPYDER: BRING ON THE CRUISERS

BRP is expanding its presence in the cruiser segment, adding the F3-T and F3 Limited models to its existing F3, F3-S and F3 Special Series vehicles. These new models are loaded with comfort and convenience – features that offer greater freedom, flexibility, and cargo space.  All Spyder F3 models are equipped with BRP’s exclusive UFit system, allowing riders to adjust their ride position and find a truly customized fit, feel and riding experience.

DUCATI: TAKING THE MARKET BY STORM

More than 10 new Ducati models will be on display at this year’s Show.  Starting with the all-newXDiavel, Ducati makes its entrance into the cruiser world and does so in its very own way.  Relaxed, low-speed riding, combined with the excitement and adrenaline of sports riding, perfectly sums up the “low speed excitement” of the XDiavel.  Also new for 2016, is the Multistrada 1200 Enduro.  Built to stand up to the stresses and strains of off-road riding, it has the ability to travel across continents, allowing riders the freedom to explore the globe on two wheels.  Also featured among Ducati’s new models are the Scrambler Sixty2, inspired by the youth culture of skateboarding, surfing and pop music, the Scrambler Flat Track Pro, a tribute to America dirt track racing, and the Scrambler Italian Independent, a limited edition model that takes a turn in a more fashionable and glamourous direction. Rounding out the company’s 2016 line-up are theHypermotard 939, Hyperstrada 939, Monster 1200, Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak, and 959 Panigale.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON: THE MOST POWERFUL CRUISER LINE-UP

For 2016, Harley-Davidson is introducing one of its broadest lineups in a single model year. There isn’t a cruiser that hasn’t been improved in some way through style, power or accessibility. For 2016, the Iron 883 gets an all new suspension, a new rolled leather seat and jaw-dropping new pipes and wheels. No need to shine this machine, just get on and tear up the nearest street. In addition to a better seat and suspension, the Forty-Eight offers new lightweight mag wheels and awesome brakes. On top of that, its tank now sports ’70s inspired graphics. After a two-year absence, the Road Glide Ultra is back for 2016. Enhanced style, better aerodynamics, and improved long-distance ergonomics mean riders can now pile up the miles in high style. The Road Glide Ultra delivers a mind-blowingly comfortable ride built around an aggressive look. Finally, cruisers Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S are now equipped with a Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B engine, offering performance that was once the exclusive domain of Custom Vehicle Operationsmodels.

HONDA: UNSTOPPABLE

Honda’s new CRFL1000L Africa Twin is the perfect travel companion. Thoroughly equipped for true adventure, with potent engine and dynamic chassis, this bike is ready to cover continents on or off-road. The VFR1200X also joins the 2016 line-up of adventure and touring motorcycles. Launched in Europe in 2012, it’s a machine that gives its rider a rare sense of challenge and the facility to explore. But the real difference lies in the addictive power and sound produced by its soulful V4 engine, something unique in its class. Rounding out the 2016 lineup of adventure bikes are the NC750X and CB500X, which, regardless of distance, terrain or weather, are equipped to get you to your destination and back effortlessly.

HUSQVARNA: POWER, STYLE, TECHNOLOGY

For 2016, Husqvarna is rewriting history with its new generation of motocross bikes. The FC 250,350 and 450 models have been fully redesigned from the frame up. Think engine enhancements designed to increase overall power, updated suspension, improved brake discs, and a new frame and subframe. Exclusive to the Montreal Show, the manufacturer will present its 701 Enduro. This machine, built from the ground up to lead in terms of power, weight, technology and performance, produces 67 hp and combines state-of-the-art equipment with unique bodywork.  With its crisp throttle response the 701 Enduro allows riders of all levels to confidently tackle both their next offroad adventure, as well as the daily commute.

KAWASAKI: LIVING THE DREAM!

The versatile Z1000 has been a hit for Kawasaki, and the streetfighter is now getting a sibling: the new 2016 Z800 ABS. This mid-level streetfighter has the attitude and aggressive style of its bigger brother but is fitted with a smaller four-cylinder engine displacing 806cc. Streetfighter fans will love the exposed engine with black covers, the attractive bends in the exhaust and the uncluttered rear. For its part, the new ZX-10R is a bike supersport fans have definitely been waiting for. And while it might look a lot like the previous version, Kawasaki has left barely a bolt untouched on the new 2016 model. Changes have been made to the engine, chassis, suspension, electronics and brakes. Designed to enable a greater number of riders to experience the thrill of riding a superbike, the new Ninja ZX-10R is the closest thing to a highly-advanced factory superbike from Kawasaki.

TRIUMPH: MODERN CLASSICS REBORN

This year, Triumph is launching a record number of new models. The all-new Bonneville Familyfeatures 5 new bikes including the T120 and T120 Black, Thruxton and Thruxton R, along with the exciting new 900cc Street Twin. Redeveloped from the ground up with three new Bonneville engines and all-new chassis and suspensions, these bikes provide the optimal modern classic riding experience. Also new for 2016 are the Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R. Centered around a new 1050cc triple engine, these bikes take performance, agility, power, handling and capability to a completely new level. Finally, the new Tiger Explorer will also be on display. Packed full of advanced rider-focused technology, this bike lets you get the most out of your ride, whether on road, trail or byway.

“Whether you’re a hardcore rider or a recreational enthusiast, a curious fan or just thinking of taking up the sport, the 2016 Montreal Motorcycle Show is a must-attend event” says Bianca Kennedy, Show Manager. “You’ll discover absolutely everything that the manufacturers have in store, from this year’s models to the latest industry innovations. Visitors are in for a real treat this year and will leave the show all revved up and well equipped to start their next riding season, on the roads and trails.”

Of course, plenty of other major brands will also be represented at the Show, including companies like Aprilia, Indian Motorcycle, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha who are all looking forward to unveiling their latest models just in time for the start of riding season.

The Montreal Motorcycle Show: February 26 to 28, 2016, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle).

Friday, February 26: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 27: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Tickets (taxes included)

Adults (15 and over): $15
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $11
Juniors (6-14): $10
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $39

Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca
https://www.facebook.com/LeSalondelamotodeMontreal
www.twitter.com/@thebikeshows

 

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Media relations:

Julie Gagnon, 514-713-4381 – julie@juliegagnon.ca
Isabelle Fafard, 514-865-8157 – isabelle.fafard@180deux.ca