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Motorcycle and ATV Sales Strong Rebound

Toronto : June 11, 2020

After a tough start, motorcycles, scooters and ATVs are suddenly hot items recognized as the prescription for cabin fever and inexpensive travel. Motorcycles and scooters have always allowed riders to achieve physical distancing and, these days, that is a much higher consideration for many people.

Off road vehicles have led the resurgence. Some category sales were up over 100% in May versus 2019 and that have left dealers scrambling for stock. May sales have been so good that they have wiped out the decrease in sales from a horrible March and April.

The resurgence of street bikes is following hot on the heels of off-road bikes and quads. The closure of license offices and training facilities have caused a bit of a delay but sales statistics show a dramatic climb as the restrictions are eased. Physical distancing on a motorcycle continues to be one of the best experiences to escape from the stresses of the home office or just get away for a short ride to freedom.

2020 has been a reset year for most people. Although there have been many bad stories there have been a few positives. The rush of the rat race has been replaced with a calmer lifestyle. Rural kids are getting outside, getting exercise riding mini bikes and youth-sized ATVs around the farm. Moms and dads have dusted off their bikes and quads and renewed their love for the open road or forest trail.

Going forward motorcycles and scooters can offer a great alternative to the concern associated with crowded public transit. In some provinces car license holders are permitted to ride a limited speed scooter (70kmh max speed) without having to have a specific motorcycle license. Scooters and motorcycles offer the following advantages;
• Extremely fuel efficient
• Built in physical distancing
• Excellent manoeuvrability eases traffic congestion
• Ease of parking for space and cost free in some cities
• Less expensive to purchase and operate

For more information on the resurgence of powersports in 2020 please contact David Grummett at dgrummett@mmic.ca or 416-491-4449.

Download this press release as a PDF.

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Regional COVID-19 Measures and Updates MMIC\COHV

This morning, Prime Minister Trudeau provided important details on the government’s commitment to provide a 75% wage subsidy for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy details include:

  • Will cover 75% of salary on the first $58,700 earned, back dated to March 15
  • Any business with at least a 30% revenue decrease because of COVID-19 qualifies
  • Number of employees does not matter
  • It applies to non-profits, charities and companies big and small

The Prime Minister warned that there will be serious consequences for any business that improperly uses this benefit.

Mr. Trudeau also indicated that Minister of Finance, Hon. Bill Morneau, and Minister of Small Business, Hon. Mary Ng, will provide a detailed briefing tomorrow with additional information.

For information, please read the federal government’s full program. https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/advocacy/federal-government-banks-small-business-relief-measures-covid-19

Additionally, Ottawa has stated that while the Canada-U.S. border is closed to non-essential traffic, shipments, trade and commerce will not be affected by the new restrictions.

Québec

The government of Québec has an excellent site with regards to what should stay open or closed.  If a dealership has any kind of questions about if they can stay open, they can access this link.  https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019/fermeture-endroits-publics-commerces-services-covid19/

The new deadline to pay taxes (without penalties or fees) will be July 31 to pay any corporate taxes or make any scheduled installment payments.

Alberta

Alberta has followed the same as Québec and Ontario where motor vehicle, auto-supply, auto and motor-vehicle-repair, including bicycle repair, aircraft repair, heavy equipment repair, watercraft/marine craft repairs, car and truck dealerships and related facilities are deemed essential with a message of avoiding gatherings to conduct business.

Corporate income tax balances and instalment payments will be deferred from March 19 until August 31, 2020.

Private-sector employers can defer WCB premiums until 2021. For small and medium businesses, the government will also cover 50% of the 2020 premium.

https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-support-for-employers.aspx

BC

Business and light and major industry property classes will have their school property tax cut in half for the 2020 tax year, providing cash flow relief for businesses that own their property and for tenants on triple-net leases.  Also, B.C. business tax filings have been deferred to September 30, 2020, including PST, employers health tax, and municipal and regional district taxes, among others.

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/news-events/announcements/2020/March/covid-19-situation-your-reporting-payment-deadline?_cldee=a21hbmludHZlbGRAcmV0YWlsY291bmNpbC5vcmc%3d&recipientid=contact-d0bfd9f7cac5e811a976000d3af3d397-feb649020cab47908cb223664ec53661&utm_source=ClickDimensions&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=coronavirus-daily-bulletin&esid=ca75ff75-5d70-ea11-a811-000d3af3a7a7

Manitoba

The government has informed RCC that they are in the process of finalizing an “essential services” list, that could be issued in the next few days. The government is sensitive to the impacts this would have on businesses in the province, and has indicated that it would align with Ontario.  Support for small and medium sized retailers will be available, providing businesses with the ability to defer payment of payroll taxes and provincial PST remittance up to $10,000 for 60 days. The Minister noted that they will work with all sized businesses regarding flexible repayment options above the $10,000 cap. Application information available here.  https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=47161&posted=2020-03-22

New Brunswick

All businesses in retail sales will stop admitting patrons, except for grocery stores, pharmacies, repair garages, post offices, financial and lending institutions, retailers of fuel, hardware, automotive parts and office supplies, convenience stores, animal and fish feed providers, and corporate and agency stores of NB Liquor and Cannabis NB. All businesses required to stop admitting patrons are permitted to sell online or over the phone and to arrange delivery or pick-up of purchases.  https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/gateways/for_business/covid19/guideline.html

Newfoundland and Labrador

WorkplaceNL is temporarily deferring the collection of employer premiums until June 30, 2020 and waiving interest charges or penalties. The deferral will be applied to all existing payment plans and post-dated cheques. Employers do not need to contact WorkplaceNL and will be able to revise their payroll estimates, used to calculate their assessment payable, prior to their payments being reinstated.  Anyone arriving to the province from outside of Newfoundland and Labrador on or after March 20, 2020 is required to self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival.

https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2020/exec/0326n03/

Nova Scotia

Retail businesses can still operate but must continue to practice social distancing.  Social gatherings of more than 5 people are restricted and retail business are still allowed to operate but must adhere to the five person rule inside their stores.

The province has announced that $161 million will be made available to address cash flow and provide access to credit for small- and medium-sized business’. Effective immediately, the province will defer several fees and payments including: payments & interest for government loans; business related fees (until June 30) and loan payments under the small business loan guarantee program.  https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200320003

WCB employer premium payments have been deferred for three months; interest and late payment fees will be waived until further notice.

Certain taxes and utilities are offering deferred payment programs. View more information on RCC’s municipal measures resource tool.

Retail and commercial landlords who defer lease payments for the next three months for businesses that had to close directly due to the public health order will be able to claim losses of up to $5,000 per month, if the renting business does not continue operating. Landlords are not permitted to change locks or seize property of businesses who cannot pay rent, if the business closed directly because of COVID-19 public health orders.

Ontario

If you sell one essential product, you may continue operations. An operating store is allowed to sell non-essential products in addition to essential ones.  Retailers not considered essential are still permitted to sell to customers via e-commerce (phrased by the government as “either online, by telephone, or by mail/delivery”).

https://www.ontario.ca/page/list-essential-workplaces

There will be deferrals in place on all 10 of the provincial business taxes, including the Employer Health Tax, the provincial portion of property tax, as well as on all WSIB payments. The current package includes the following:

  • All 10 Provincial Business Taxes will be deferred until at least Aug 31st, interest & penalty free including the Employer Health Tax, all fuel taxes, beer and wine taxes.
  • For the Employer Health Tax, the minimum payroll amount of $490,000 will be increased to $1,000,000 for 2020. That means businesses with payrolls less than a million will not have to pay any EHT. For eligible private-sector employers with payrolls up to $5 million, the first $1 million of total Ontario remuneration is exempt, increasing the exemption to $19,500 for 2020.
  • All WSIB premium payments will be deferred for 6 months. In the interim, the Province will cover all employee claims.
  • The Provincial portion of Property Tax will be deferred for 90 days (Education payments).
  • Finally, Ontario is postponing property tax reassessment for 1 year (reassessments were to start in May – this has been delayed until May, 2021).

PEI

Dealers who provide repair and services are allowed to stay open.  https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/essential-and-non-essential-services-covid-19

WCB employer premiums have been deferred until June 30. All new employer payroll audits have been deferred.

PEI Broadband Fund has been expanded to support equipment and installation of Mi-Fi units and Wi-Fi Signal Boosters for businesses and the self-employed.

Saskatchewan

Effective March 26, all non-essential retailers must close. A comprehensive list of allowable retailers is available and the full Government announcement includes what they have determined to be non-allowable businesses. Essential services include food, pharmacy, convenience, hardware, appliances, pet stores, liquor and fuel among others. All businesses will continue to be able to sell online  or provide pick-up and delivery services View our guide to what is considered an essential service and the full list of allowable Saskatchewan services.  Business that conduct repairs for motor vehicles (including motorcycles) are allowed to provide services.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-for-businesses-and-workers/support-for-businesses

The 3 territories have some info but nothing out of the ordinary from other provinces.  If you need info for the Northwest Territories, Nunavut or the Yukon, please don`t hesitate to contact me.

As this situation continues to evolve, we will keep you updated.  Stay safe, stay positive!!

Paul J. Demers

Manager of Policy and Government Relations
Directeur des politiques et des relations gouvernementales
Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC)
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV)
3000 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 201 | Markham, ON L3R 4T9
Office – 416-491-4449 / Toll-Free – 1-877-470-6642
pdemers@mmic.ca
pdemers@cohv.ca

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Important Note from the Motorcycle and OHV Industry

The Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (MMIC) wants to assure you that in these very challenging times, we are still working hard on behalf of the motorcycle and off-highway vehicle industry, aftermarket suppliers, dealers and riding community.

We are focusing on those issues that are most critical to the continued health of riding in Canada and the men and women who are employed, directly and indirectly, by the dealers, aftermarket products and service providers and the distributors and manufacturers of motorcycles, scooters, and off-highway vehicles.

We urge you to follow best practises for the containment of this serious threat to our health and lifestyle.

Please adopt the best cleaning and hygiene practises that will ensure those still in the workplace are as safe as possible from the COVID-19 virus. Please also have patience when dealing with people that may be operating understaffed and from temporary work places.  And please support your local businesses when it is safe to do so.

As we all know, motorcycling and off-road riding are great ways to relieve stress. Please ensure, however, that you are complying with all municipal, provincial and national policies and maintain two meters physical distance between people when you are in public.

On behalf of the men and women of MMIC, COHV and PSS, we wish you all a very safe, happy and healthy spring and summer.

Best Regards,

Bob Ramsay

President

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CLOSE TO 33,000 ENTHUSIASTS AT THE 2020 MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW!

Montreal, March 2, 2020 – The Montreal Motorcycle Show, presented by La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, welcomed close to 33,000 riders and future riders to the Palais des congrès this past weekend.  This represents a 3% increase in attendance compared to the previous year.

“In addition to all those riders who come out to the show each and every year, we were especially thrilled to see so many new faces in 2020, said Show Manager, Bianca Kennedy.  We welcomed more families through our doors, as well as lots of younger visitors and female attendees.  We seem to really be connecting with a new generation of riders who are excited and motivated to discover the sport!”

The Show’s main attractions

The Yamaha Riding Academy was extremely popular with our junior visitors (6 to 12 years old).  More than 300 kids took advantage of this popular feature, with some discovering the joy of riding for the very first time.  Visitors also had the chance to take in trials demonstrations with 4-time trials champion Jordan Szoke, and his family.  And of course, the always popular Hangar 17, presented in collaboration with ONELAND, was a great place for visitors to check out custom bikes, meet local builders and connect with independent brands.

The next edition of the Montreal Motorcycle Show is running from February 26 – 28, 2021.

Until then, have a great riding season!

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

Public Relations:
Isabelle Fafard, Agence 180Deux
514 865-8157 – isabelle.fafard@180deux.ca

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2020 Vancouver Motorcycle Show Draws Over 31,000 Fans

Anticipation already building for 40th anniversary show

For Immediate Release
February 5, 2020

Greater Vancouver, B.C. – More than 31,000 (31,914) fans came out to Tradex in Abbotsford for the Vancouver Motorcycle Show January 24-26. The annual event—showcasing the latest and greatest motorcycles, ATV’s, scooters and three-wheelers from the industry’s leading manufacturers—lived up to its reputation of being British Columbia’s premier motorcycle show.

“It’s always such a joy to see so many different people from all walks of life at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show,” says Show Manager Laurie Paetz. “Whether they’re from Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Pacific Northwest, Vancouver Island or the interior, the show really brings together peoplefrom all over the region,” she added.On top of the hundreds of bikes that lined the floor of Tradex in Abbotsford, attendees were entertained by stunt riding teams the Seattle Cossacks and the Vancity Stunters. Professional riding coach Clinton Smout, the Yamaha Riding Academy and two-prize giveaways also helped make this
year’s show a memorable one.

Fans and show staff alike are already eagerly anticipating next year’s installment of the Vancouver Motorcycle—the show will be celebrating its 40 th anniversary.

Become part of the Motorcycle Show’s online community by following on Twitter (@thebikeshows) using the hashtag #bikeshowYVR and by liking The Motorcycle Show – Vancouver on Facebook.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle and 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 Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Ben Ronald
Show Publicist
C: 604.970.2919
E: bronald@lbmg.ca

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

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MEDIA PREVIEW FOR THE 2020 TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

TORONTO (February 6, 2020) – Riding enthusiasts will get their motor running when the Toronto Motorcycle Show rolls into the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23 – a show dedicated to the motorcycle lifestyle and the hottest new 2020 models from the biggest brands.

Once again, we are hosting an exclusive media preview on the show’s opening day, from 9:30 am to 12 noon, featuring new model introductions from several manufacturers.

We are still finalizing the schedule and expect to have that available by early show week, if not sooner. Please note the earlier 9:30 am start time vs previous previews.

Date:                   Friday, February 21, 2020

Location:            Enercare Centre, Hall B, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON

Schedule:

9:15 am – Media Registration (Media Centre, Salon 107) – 9:30 am to 12 noon Manufacturer New Product Intros (schedule TBD) – 12 noon  Show Opens To The Public

HAVE YOU REQUESTED YOUR MEDIA PASSES?

Media passes are required for access to Friday’s Media Preview and all three days of the show.

If you haven’t made arrangements yet, please send your requests to Jerry Priddle (jerrypriddle@accelmc.com ) by Friday, Feb. 14.

For those that have, confirmations and related details will be sent shortly.

A reminder that the Media Room will be operational all three days of the show, with a work area/lounge, phone recharging station, coat rack and light refreshments.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

The Toronto Motorcycle Show features the largest display of 2020 new model motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, the show’s brand line-up includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Enthusiasts will also find the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and other exciting motorcycle lifestyle features like the all-new Clutch Society (with the best of the custom indie motorcycle scene), Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids, “How To Ride” Skills Demos, motorcycle stunt shows, the OPP’s Golden Helmets precision riding team, and She Rides Night – a Friday evening celebration of women who ride, with half-price admission for females after 5 pm.

Show hours are: Friday, February 21 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 22 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 23 (10 am – 5 pm).

Show admission is: Adults (15+) $20; Seniors (65+) $15; Youths (6-14 years) $12; Family Pass (2 adults, 2 youths) $48; She Rides Night $10 (for women after 5:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 21). Children 5 & under are admitted free with adult paid admission.

The Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP, is produced by Power Sport Services.

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

ABOUT NFP

Our presenting sponsor is NFP, a leading brokerage and advisor throughout North America and across the globe. A part of NFP, Dalton Timmis Insurance Group brings motorcycle insurance expertise and innovative specialty insurance to Canada through its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, and commercial, transportation and personal insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the #1 broker in Canada by Insurance Business in 2016 and 2017 – excellence united with global reach and expanded offerings under the NFP name. [NFP Canada]

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. 10-12), Edmonton (Jan. 17-19), Vancouver (Jan. 24-26), Quebec City (Feb. 7-9), Toronto (Feb. 21-23) and Montreal (Feb. 28-Mar.1). [Power Sport Services]

CONTACTS:
Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
(905) 554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)
Toronto Show Manager
Neil Fardy
905-752-1158 (office)
Power Sport Services
Motorcycle Moped Industry Council
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
David Grummett,
Director of Communications
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)
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SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE AND PASSION AT THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW

RELEASE – For immediate distribution

Montreal, January 29, 2020 – Bringing together the world’s largest manufacturers and brands, as well as their latest products and innovations, in one location, the Montreal Motorcycle Show, presented by La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, will delight visitors like never before.

Urban riders, adventure seekers, road trippers, nostalgia lovers—everyone will discover models that allow them to live out their passion. Whether you’re a new rider, a seasoned veteran, a fan of motorcycle travel, a daily commuter or a weekend warrior, you’ll find the bike of your dreams at the Show.

To ride everyday

Your motorcycle is the best way for you to get to work or see friends. You need a bike that’s responsive, offers superb cornering and is ergonomic. You want to weave through narrow streets and passageways on a ride that’s agile and easy to park.  And you want a machine that lets others know exactly who you are.  Your motorcycle is an extension of your personality.  These models are perfect for you.

  • BMW F 900 R     • VESPA PRIMAVERA SEAN WOTHERSPOOON     • PIAGGIO BV 350 TOURER    
  • YAMAHA MT-03     • HONDA REBEL 500

To rack up the kilometres

You’re constantly pushing the boundaries, so you need maximum comfort to command the road. You want a motorcycle that will give you that intense feeling of freedom every time.  The bike has to deliver both handling and power with no compromises.  At every corner, sportiness and performance are the order of the day with these motorcycles.

  • BMW F 900 XR     • TRIUMPH ROCKET 3R     • CAN-AM SPYDER RT     • HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD GLIDE    
  • INDIAN CHALLENGER DARK HORSE            

To electrify your world

Electric motorcycles appeal to you because of your concern for the environment. They allow you to contribute to the fight against noise and air pollution. They’re also easy to maintain because they don’t require regular oil changes.  They are your preference because they are more efficient and consume less energy.  Here are a few to choose from.

  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON LIVEWIRE     • KTM SX-E 5     • VESPA ELETTRICA 70 km/h

To head out for adventure

You love adventure, but you don’t like trouble. Reliability is paramount, and you demand impeccable handling and performance. Since you often take the road less traveled, you need a machine that combines smooth manoeuvrability with great responsiveness.  In short, you’re looking for a bike that offers a unique experience on and off the road.

  • KTM 390 ADVENTURE     • YAMAHA TÉNÉRÉ 700     • MOTO GUZZI TT TRAVEL    
  • SUZUKI V-STROM 1050 XA     • TRIUMPH TIGER 900     • HONDA AFRICA TWIN

To slice through the air

You want a machine with style that delivers impressive performance. Technological innovations add to your passion. There’s no limit to your riding pleasure, and your motorcycle delivers a thrill every time you ride. If a top performing engine gives you an adrenaline rush, you’ll yearn for these models.

  • DUCATI STREETFGHTER V4     • HONDA CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP     • KAWASAKI Z H2
  • SUZUKI KATANA     • KTM SUPER DUKE R     • YAMAHA YZF-R1M

To feel timeless

For you, motorcycling is a lifestyle.  It’s an experience that gives you greater and greater pleasure every time you take to the road.  Your passion is insatiable and you are fascinated by the details:  parts, technology, materials and finish.  You long for iconic and legendary brands, classic styles and timeless designs.  Here are a few brands to tempt you next season.

  • DUCATI SCRAMBLER ICON DARK     • KAWASAKI W800     • TRIUMPH BOBBER FACTORY CUSTOM

From February 28 to March 1, at the Palais des congrès (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle), the Montreal Motorcycle Show will allow you to meet the world’s leading manufacturers and discover their latest models and accessories.

Friday, February 28: noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 29: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 1: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Admission (taxes included)
Adults (15 and over): $17
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $13.50
Juniors (6-14): $11
Children (under 6): Free if accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $42
Friday after 5 p.m. (women only): $8.50

Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

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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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La moto, un passe-temps qui fait du bien

SELON UNE NOUVELLE ÉTUDE UNIVERSITAIRE

Québec, le lundi 27 janvier 2020 – Juste à temps pour le Salon de la Moto et du VTT de Québec, présenté par La Capitale Assurance et services financiers, qui s’arrêtera au Centre de foires d’Expocité du vendredi 7 au dimanche 9 février prochain, une étude menée par le Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior vient de confirmer les nombreux effets de la moto sur la santé psychologique et physique. En effet, trois chercheurs de ce groupe rattaché à l’Université de Californie à Los Angeles (UCLA) ont conclu que les motocyclistes ressentent moins de stress et un plus grand sentiment de satisfaction que leurs homologues à quatre roues.

L’étude qui, à l’origine, visait à savoir si les motocyclistes roulaient constamment dans la peur d’être impliqués dans un accident, a prouvé par inadvertance le contraire! Les résultats se concentrent sur une certaine hormone appelée cortisol qui est libérée dans le cerveau lorsqu’une personne devient anxieuse. Les scientifiques ont découvert que les motocyclistes produiraient 28 % moins de cortisol pendant les tests que les conducteurs sur un même parcours.

L’étude a été menée par le Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior de manière contrôlée, avec 50 motocyclistes et 50 automobilistes se déplaçant sur un circuit fermé pendant 20 minutes. Pendant ce temps, l’équipe a mesuré la fréquence cardiaque, les niveaux de cortisol et d’adrénaline, ainsi que l’activité cérébrale de l’utilisateur. Les résultats ont révélé que lors de la conduite, les sujets ressentaient une concentration sensorielle ainsi qu’une résistance à la distraction accrues. La conduite a également entraîné une augmentation des niveaux d’adrénaline et de la fréquence cardiaque, ainsi qu’une diminution des niveaux de cortisol. De tels résultats sont généralement observés après une séance d’exercices légers.

Les personnes souhaitant profiter des nombreux bénéfices de la moto, en plus de connaître les sensations grisantes qui accompagnent toujours cette activité, seront comblées lors de la prochaine présentation du Salon de la Moto et du VTT de Québec, présenté du 7 au 9 février 2020, au Centre de foires d’ExpoCité. Cet événement permettra aux amateurs de motos de rencontrer les plus grands fabricants au monde et de découvrir leurs plus récents modèles, de même que les accessoires qui leur permettront de vivre à fond leur passion.

LES BILLETS POUR LE SALON DE LA MOTO SONT DISPONIBLES EN LIGNE DÈS MAINTENANT :

www.salonmotoquebec.ca

 

Sur la photo : Bianca Kennedy, directrice du Salon de la moto et du VTT

Crédit : Randy Kennedy

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GET HANDS ON AT THE TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW NEXT MONTH

JUST FOUR WEEKS UNTIL THE TOP MOTORCYCLE BRANDS RIDE INTO TORONTO
TO SHOWCASE THEIR NEW MODELS AND CELEBRATE THE MOTORCYCLE LIFESTYLE

TORONTO (January 23, 2020) – Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ event – the Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP – rides into the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23,  giving enthusiasts their first chance to get hands on with the new 2020 models and a wide-range of motorcycle lifestyle features.

This is the province’s only stop on the six-city national show tour for new model motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, and it features the top motorcycle brands: Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Along with the 500+ new, vintage, racing and custom bikes on display, attendees will find the latest in riding gear, accessories and touring destinations.

New this year is a major lifestyle feature called Clutch Society, which celebrates the best of the custom indie motorcycle culture with some of the GTA’s most respected custom bike builders and lifestyle brands.

Produced by Dan Lim of The Moto Foto (https://www.themotofoto.com), a professional fashion and lifestyle photographer and avid member of the Toronto moto community, Clutch Society will have more than 20 one-of-a-kind bikes on display, as well as a great mix of events that showcase some of the very best of what the custom motorcycle scene has to offer.

It will be THE gathering place at the show, where riders of all levels, riding styles and backgrounds can refuel and hang out with friends, order a drink, talk bikes and get revved up for the next riding season.

Other highlights of this family-friendly show (all included with the price of admission) are:

  • She Rides Night (Friday, February 21)  Women make up the fastest-growing segment of motorcycling, and this is an evening of celebration for women who ride and those considering the sport. In addition to information and advice specific to the needs of the female rider, ladies will get half-price admission to the Show after 5 pm and be eligible to enter the $2,000 “Shop The Show” prize draw. There’s also free parking for all on Friday night after 5pm.
  • Yamaha Riding Academy For Kids introduces children, ages 6-12, to the wonderful world of riding, with hands-on certified instruction and riding gear provided in a 15-minute riding session on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle
  • Stunt Shows  Canadian stunt riding star Craig Latimer and Toronto’s Cesare Costantini will showcase their street bike freestyle stunt-riding talents with wheelies, stoppies, head stands, and burnouts (plus the occasional high-fives with the fans cheering them on).
  • Kawasaki’s “Own The Street” Motorcycle Giveaway  On Saturday afternoon (February 22) show-goers can enter a draw to win a Kawasaki Z400 – ideal for rider-friendly, nimble street riding.
  • Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets  The OPP’s precision motorcycle riding team will perform exhibitions of their superb riding skills aboard their fleet of Harley-Davidson Police Specials.
  • Yamaha’s “How To” Demos  Clinton Smout, one of the country’s leading motorcycle training experts, will demonstrate to riders how to safely navigate challenges like riding over obstacles and gravel roads, safely pick-up a fallen motorcycle, and slow-speed riding techniques.
  • Vintage Motorcycles – Take a trip down memory lane and see how motorcycles, scooters and side cars have evolved over the decades with exhibits from the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group and Vintage Road Racing Association.

Show hours are: Friday, February 21 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 22 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 23 (10 am – 5 pm).

Show admission is: Adults (15+) $20; Seniors (65+) $15; Youths (6-14 years) $12; Family Pass (2 adults, 2 youths)  $48; She Rides Night $10 (for women after 5:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 21). Children 5 & under are admitted free with adult paid admission.

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

The Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP, is produced by Power Sport Services.

ABOUT NFP

Our presenting sponsor is NFP, a leading brokerage and advisor throughout North America and across the globe. A part of NFP, Dalton Timmis Insurance Group brings motorcycle insurance expertise and innovative specialty insurance to Canada through its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, and commercial, transportation and personal insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the #1 broker in Canada by Insurance Business in 2016 and 2017 – excellence united with global reach and expanded offerings under the NFP name. [www.nfp.com/Canada]

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. 10-12), Edmonton (Jan. 17-19), Vancouver (Jan. 24-26), Quebec City (Feb. 7-9), Toronto (Feb. 21-23) and Montreal (Feb. 28-Mar.1).[www.motorcycleshows.ca/about-motorcycle-shows]

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)

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

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VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW OPENS FRIDAY

Greater Vancouver, BC (January 20, 2020) – The 2020 Vancouver Motorcycle Show is showcasing the industry’s newest and most-anticipated bikes, three-wheelers and scooters January 24-26 at Tradex in Abbotsford. The Show also features world-class entertainment, interactive and family-friendly activities, safety demos, and much more. Here’s a small taste of what’s on offer this year.

Innovative, Industry-leading, beautiful bikes

Motorcycle maniacs and tech junkies will be in awe of the cutting-edge, zero-emission technology bikes on display at this year’s Show. Harley-Davidson’s Livewire™ bike, the Vespa Elettrica scooter and the kid-sized KTM SX-E motocross bike will all offer a glimpse of what the future holds for two-wheel riding.

A a very special customized 2014 military-themed Harley Davidson™ Street Bob® motorcycle, presented by Konquer® Motorcycles will be on display at the Parts Canada Drag Specialities booth for the first time this year. This work of art is produced in collaboration with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry Foundation (PPCLI) and the Heroes Hockey Challenge (HHC). The bike will be auctioned off via live stream at the Heroes Hockey Challenge Gala at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in March, with proceeds going to support the PPCLI Foundation and HHC initiatives to support the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families.

NEW to the show this year is the Vintage & Café Racer Show N’ Shine sponsored by Class6Cycles and the West Coast Classics and Café Racers riding club. Owners of these classic Café-style racers will have a chance to put their pride-and-joy on display for all to see. What’s more, attendees will be able to check out these beauties and vote for their favourite bike for the title of Peoples’ Choice!

Entertainment

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 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.

Also returning to the Show this year to thrill, excite and amaze crowds are the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill Team. This team of riders have brought their spectacular shows to crowds all over the world since 1938 and have been featured on popular network shows like America’s Got Talent, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Real People. Now into their eighth decade of performances, these feature riders are sure to be a highlight of the Vancouver Motorcycle Show.

Ladies looking to get their fill of motorcycle excitement can look forward to SHE Ride Night on Friday evening. Women can score half-price admission after 5:00pm and enter to win the She Rides Night grand prize. The lucky winner will earn a $2,000 voucher to spend at any and all of the exciting exhibitor booths at the Show. The draw takes place at 8:15 and the winner must be present at time of draw to receive the prize.

Family-friendly fun

Riders attending the Show will be sure to check out professional riding instructor Clinton Smout lend his expertise and offer demonstrations ranging from obstacle avoidance to clutch control and slow speed maneuvers. Seasoned, novice and intermediate level riders can learn something new to help maximize their 2020 riding season. And those wanting to kick back, relax and let it all soak in can head to the Moto Lifestyle Lounge afterwards to hang out with fellow riders and check out custom Triumphs.

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.

Even younger riders can experience the 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. Families are encouraged to visit the adventure zone in the show’s outside feature tent so they can book their children’s riding experience.

And much more!

EVENT: 2020 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver
DATES: January 24 -26 2020
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                                                                 $15.00
Youth (6-14)                                                       $11.00
Seniors (65+)                                                     $12.00
Children (5 and under)                                       FREE with adult purchase
Family Pass                                                        $42.00 (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: http://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. 

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Ben Ronald
Publicist
(604) 970-2919 (mobile)
E: bronald@lbmg.ca

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