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Atlantic Canada’s largest motorcycle show at Moncton Coliseum, Feb. 12-14 Female motorcycle enthusiasts have chance to win a 2016 Kawasaki

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MONCTON, NB (January 19, 2016) – Although the riding season is still a few months away, there will be no better time to pick out your dream ride for the 2016 season than February 12 to 14 when the Motorcycle & ATV Show Moncton roars into the Moncton Coliseum.

Presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance and produced by Power Sport Services, the event is Atlantic Canada’s largest showcase for new makes and models from the major manufacturers of open road, track and trail vehicles. It’s an ideal opportunity to take a look at the new 2016 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and side-by-side models; hop on and compare models and talk to industry experts.  The Moncton event is the only Atlantic stop on Power Sport Services’ Canada-wide, seven-city motorcycle show tour.

Among the highlights of this year’s show is a ladies-only draw for a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja EX300 motorcycle at She Rides Nite on Friday, February 12. The motorcycle is donated by Canadian Kawasaki and its dealership GBourque of Dieppe. This is a first for the Moncton show, so ladies don’t forget to fill in your ballot while you are at the show. In addition to a chance to win a 2016 Kawasaki, women will receive half-price admission after 5:00 p.m. that night.

According to industry statistics, women account for 14 percent of all motorcycle owners and there’s been a 30 percent increase in the number of female bikers over the past decade.

“She Rides Nite is all about encouraging women who ride, or are considering the sport, to gather up their girlfriends and have a fun night out,” said the show’s manager, Neil Fardy.  ”In addition to the many female-friendly motorcycle models available, there’s riding gear and clothing specially developed for women. We’ll have industry experts on hand to provide information and advice specific to the needs of the female rider.”

Also back by popular demand is the Yamaha Riding Academy, which introduces kids to the sport in a safe, supervised environment. Children 6 to 12 years old receive instruction from the experts, get geared up in the latest safety equipment and then take to the track to test their skills. It’s an excellent way to expose “wannabe” riders to the basics and safety of off road riding.

Another crowd pleaser at Moncton is Trials at the Show, starring the Bélanger family from Quebec. Trials is a non-speed event, done on specialized bikes, where riders demonstration their skills and agility by navigating an obstacle course without ever touching their feet to the ground.

Clinton Smout will also return to this year’s show to give “how to” sessions on riding over obstacles and gravel roads, picking up a fallen motorcycle and other slow speed riding techniques.

For more information on the 2016 show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors, visit the Moncton show website at https://www.monctonmotorcycleshow.ca/ where advance tickets can be purchased.

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 one of eight Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton 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 Calgary, Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Moncton Show Media Relations
Rayanne Brennan
Brennan Communications
rayanneb@rogers.com
(506) 858-6617 (office)
(506) 961-3633 (mobile)

Milaine Robichaud
Brennan Communications
(506) 858-6617 (office)
(506) 521-5454 (mobile)

Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
jfarquhar@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)
416-996-9207 (mobile)

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LEGENDARY VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW FEATURING THE BEST IN BIKES JANUARY 22 – 24, 2016 AT TRADEX

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VANCOUVER, BC (January 6, 2016) – Almost 50 years have passed since Easy Rider, arguably the best biker movie of all time, roared onto the silver screen. Yet the film’s legendary status and mass appeal continues to live on today at events like the annual Vancouver Motorcycle Show.

Running January 22 to 24 2016 at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, the show has consistently attracted riders and rider wanna-bes of all ages and ability. Show producer Laurie Paetz says the show’s diversity and massive selection of bikes and line-up of entertainment is what fans keep coming back for.

“They really appreciate that there is so much to see – from entertainment and giveaways to classic and newly introduced bike models,” she says.

Featuring the latest gear, live demonstrations, motorcycle giveaways, local musical entertainment, a brand new line-up of 2016 motorcycles, ATVs and scooters as well as the classics, the show once again is a family-friendly event no one should miss.

2016 Vancouver Motorcycle Show Bike Highlights:

  • New to the show this year is Indian Motorcycle who is proud to introduce their new line-up which includes a middle-weight cruiser the  Indian® Scout™ ABS, their touring motorcycle the Indian ® Roadmaster™ and their Indian Chief Dark Horse featuring a matte black finish from end-to-end.
  • Honda’s fleet will include their brand new Honda CRFL1000L Africa Twin, described as a blend of advanced technology and multi-terrain durability. Spectators will also see Honda’s  two new full-size models for 2016 –the Pioneer 1000 and 1000S, what critics are saying  are the ideal answer to those looking for vehicles that work well in both work and recreation applications.
  • Harley Davidson Canada is set to introduce its sleek Road Glide Ultra with its touring esstenials and newly styled Forty-Eight® which features a bold new front end, burly Dark Custom™ styling, and big comfort improvements.
  • BMW Motorrad is debuting their 2016 S1000XR.  Based on the hugely successful S platform, the XR features great performance, agility, upright riding position and sporty advenure riding.  BMW has also modified their F700GS and F800GS models for this year, with new tank covers, ignition lock covers and electroplated fairing pieces and an updated paint finish.
  • In 2016 Triumph has introduced the next generation of Bonneville with five exciting new motorcycles.
  • Each model is  considered to be a stunning evolution of the iconic Bonneville styling, all featuring an all-new Bonneville engine family.
  • Kawasaki promises to up the wow factor with its Ninja ZX-14R bike which features advanced electronics, an innovative frame and ultra-powerful 1,441cc inline four-cylinder engine. Not to be outclassed by the Ninja, Kawasaki’s 2016 Vulcan® S ABS Café should excite show fans as well with its adjustable cruising features and Ninja®-derived power.
  • Yamaha is bringing out its Y2450F model which has a modified engine and launch control system for those riders who need faster starts.  And if riders are looking for the ultimate in suburban commuter comfort, they can check out Yamaha’s BWs 125 which has been given a stylish makeover for the new year.
  • The name Ducati may be synonymous with speed but in 2016, that could be challenged now that the brand has joined the cruiser world with its bike the X Diavel. Called “low-speed excitement”, their newest model maintains typical Ducati high performance and sleek style with ergonomic design and cutting-edge technology. Ducati is also featuring its new Multistrada 1200 Enduro, equipped with adapting power and suspension as well as ABS and traction control that ensures the operator can tackle any kind of terrain.
  • BRP is also rolling out its cruiser line with additions of the F3-T and F3 Limited models to its existing F3, F3-S Special Series vehicles in the Can-Am Spyder F3 line-up.  These new models are said to be loaded with comfort and convenience features, offering greater freedom, flexibility, and extra cargo space.
  • Suzuki has plans to showcase its newest retro cruiser, the TU250X. This classically styled, fuel efficient motorcycle comes with spoked wheels, a round headlight and low-slung tapered muffler.
  • For those looking to find a crossover bike, Victory has rolled out its 2016 Cross Country 8-Ball featuring creature comforts such as spacious lockable saddlebags, a sound system that can handle wind and engine rumble and a 106ci Freedom V-Twin.
  • KTM is bringing the new Freeride 250R to the show – a bike that reportedly bridges the gap between a full-size enduro and trials. As its name suggests, the Freeride is supposed to give riders confidence to navigate difficult and trials-type terrain and also provide the comfort needed for all-day riding.
  • Finally, Italian manufacturer Piaggio is featuring its Fly 50, a light and easy-to-handle bike for those riders looking for those features. Considered sleek nd stylish, the Fly 50 comes with a four stroke HI-PER4 50cc engine for maximum efficiency and impressive economy.  The safety features include a protective shield and rigid steel tube frame.  The Fly 50 is both agile and stable which is great in the city as well as on rougher roads.

Spectators can expect to see their favorites at the show like Team Empire who is back by popular demand, She Rides Night, running Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm where those in attendance can enter the draw for a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300, the Yamaha Riding Academy which is an exclusive feature at the Vancouver show, and the grand prize giveaway – a 2016 Bonneville 800 Street Twin provided by Triumph Motorcycles and valued at $12,000.

To buy tickets today  visit: Vancouver Motorcycle Show. For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit or become part of the Motorcycle – Vancouver’s online community by liking the show on Facebook or following on Twitter @thebikeshows.

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.  Canadian Underwriter Magazine ranked Dalton Timmis Insurance one of eight Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013. Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.

Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle Division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton 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 Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Show Manager – PSS
Laurie Paetz
lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
(403) 457-1080 (office)
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)

 

Vancouver Show Publicist
Steph Troughton
stroughton@lbmg.ca
(604) 637-6649 (office)
(778) 989-1469 (mobile)
PSS – Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
jfarquhar@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (Toll-free)
416 996-9207 (mobile)
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Getting Started into Motorcycling

040708-N-8970J-002 San Diego, Calif. (July 8, 2004) - Motorcycle safety class instructor Chief Aviation Electronics Technician Dan Ganet shows a student where he should have stopped, during motorcycle driver training at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF), Imperial Beach. Drivers use their own motorcycles for the half-day class, which is currently mandatory for active duty personnel who choose to drive motorcycles on military installations. U.S. Navy photo by Deris Jeannette (RELEASED)

The MMIC wants to extend that warm welcome to those who may now be thinking about getting started into motorcycling.

There are a number of practical reasons to ride a motorcycle but there are even more very human ones. As MMIC’s President, Robert Ramsay, puts it: “There is no feeling like experiencing the world on two wheels. Because we love motorcycling so much, we think everyone should have an opportunity to discover for themselves the unrestricted joy of riding.” “And,” adds Mr. Ramsay, “because most motorcyclists tend to regard each other as members of a distinctive group, sharing unique experiences and feelings, the idea of presenting those who ride as a kind of family of individuals, has tremendous appeal to us.

“Our industry wants to send out the message that the world of motorcycling is an inclusive, welcoming one in which just about everyone can participate safely, easily and have an awful lot of fun while they’re doing it.”

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Major Activities

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Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council’s Major Activities

  • serve as a forum to identify and act on issues of importance to the motorcycle and scooter communities;
  • monitor and respond to changes in legislation and regulations affecting the use of on-road and off-road motorcycles and scooters;
  • make representations to the senior levels of government on behalf of its members and affiliate members;
  • act as a statistical gathering base for the industry; and
  • develop and offer group programs to serve dealers and motorcycle and scooter riders.
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Aims and Objectives

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MMIC’s Aims and Objectives

  • To promote the safe and responsible use of motorcycles and scooters.
  • To develop and expand communication and cooperation among all levels of the motorcycle and scooter community.
  • To enhance government relations and public affairs through broad cooperative efforts.
  • To promote the responsible interests of motorcycle and scooter riders and the industry