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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

 

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THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS ON OFFER AT 2020 VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW

 

Vancouver, B.C. (January 14, 2020) – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is returning to once again showcase the best new motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides of the year. The 2020 lineup, featuring some of the industry’s best and most exciting products, will be on display January 24th-26th at Tradex in Abbotsford.

“This year’s models are just as exciting and diverse as the riders who circle the Vancouver Motorcycle Show on their calendar every year,” says Show Manager Laurie Paetz. “Whether it’s style preference, brand loyalty, or a search for the latest and greatest model, motorcycle fans’ ride of choice reflects what drives them.”

The wide variety of bikes is sure to please any and all enthusiasts. Here are some highlights of the most anticipated new releases in 2020.

Electric Bikes
Motorcyclists from beginners to experts will get a charge out of the electric bikes on display at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show. Electric bikes come in a range of styles and sizes, from smaller, off-road rides for youngsters to super bikes manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry. Fans will be able to check out the incredible Harley-Davidson Livewire™, the award winning Canadian made Damon Hypersport, the Vespa Elettrica scooter and the kid-sized KTM SX-E motocross bike for themselves and catch a glimpse of what the future holds.

Sport Bikes
If adrenaline is your friend and you have a need for speed you will want a super sport bike in your garage.  They are light weight, nimble, and optimized for acceleration, speed, and cornering on pavement.  These bikes are at home on the street or can be taken to the track for the ultimate rush. The 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX, and Yamaha YZF-R1M are some the supersport bikes on the show floor.  For those that seek exhilaration and a thrilling ride of a supersport bike but want a little more upright ergos you will want to check out the naked sport bikes or “streetfighters”. They offer many of the same qualities of a supersport bike but tamed a little for the street.  Imagine owning Italy’s Ducati Streetfighter V4, England’s Triumph Street Triple RS, Austria’s KTM Super Duke R, Germany’s BMW F900 R, America’s Indian FTR1200 or Japan’s Suzuki Katana 1000 as you tour the world of the Vancouver Motorcycle Show.

If you are just starting your motorcycle experience the show has something for you too. You can check out smaller, easier to handle bikes like the Yamaha MT-03, BMW G310R, KTM 390 Duke, Suzuki TU250X or the Honda CB500F.

Dual Sport & Adventure Bikes
Whether you travel on the highways, venture off road or just need to get around town dual sport bikes are the true all-purpose machine.  If you have always dreamed of riding to Alaska or Tuktoyaktuk this is the type of bike you want. They have an upright riding position and comfortable ergos plus their long travel suspension provides a super smooth ride on super slab, back roads or off road. For those that are in the market for something that fits their adventurous lifestyle the new Suzuki V-Strom 1050, Honda Africa Twin 1100, Triumph Tiger 900, BMW F 900 XR and Yamaha Ténéré 700 will provide ample opportunities to explore. If you are looking for something a little smaller and easy to handle, check out the new KTM 390 Adventure or the Kawasaki KLX230 & KLX230 ABS.

Three Wheelers
The Can-Am Spyder RT’s modern design and premium comfort are indicative of why Three Wheelers are quickly gaining in popularity. They offer all the excitement and enjoyment of a standard two-wheel motorcycle with added comfort and accessibility. Three Wheelers have proven to be especially popular with baby boomers thanks to riding stability and storage capacity. The Can-Am Spyder RT should be near the top of the list for anyone looking for three-wheel enjoyment.

Cruisers
Fans of the iconic 60’s film Easy Rider need no explanation of why Cruiser Bikes are among the most revered and sought after on the market. Their lower seat height, higher handlebars and a more laid back riding position lend themselves to long easy rides on the open road in both style and comfort. These bikes are a true reflection of those who ride them and there is an excellent selection at the show to choose from including the Honda Rebel 500, the Indian Scout, the Harley-Davidson Low Rider™ & the 2500cc Triumph Rocket 3.

Scooters
City slickers across Canada are already familiar with the enjoyment, stylishness and eco-friendly nature of scooters that make them a popular choice for riding in an urban environment.  The 2020 Piaggio BV 350 Touring and the Vespa Primavera Sean Wotherspoon highlight why these easy-to-drive, easy-to-park, easy-to-love and economical vehicles are the ride of choice for many.

Touring Bikes/Baggers
Live in the lap of luxury while taking a road trip on a Touring Bike/Bagger. The generous cargo space allows riders to pack up all the necessities for a long-distance trip. They are ergonomically designed and offer cruise control, stereo sound, heated grips and seats plus communication & navigation systems, for maximum comfort while you are touring the countryside.  Check out all the touring bikes including the Indian Challenger and the Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Limited. You can even try the Honda Goldwing DCT simulator.

Of course, the lineup of amazing new 2020 models is just a slice of the attractions show-goers can expect at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show. A Kawasaki Z400 giveaway, Ladies Night, the incredible VanCity Stunters and Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt & Drill Team and so much more promise to make this year’s show the best yet.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit https://www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca/

or become part of the Vancouver Motorcycle Show’s online community by liking us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheMotorcycleShowVancouver) and following us on Twitter @thebikeshows

Advance tickets can be purchased on-line here

PHOTOS:  For new model photos go to:     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/150d2BliHo5dwC1_dhBtYHU_hwggz5oCe?usp=sharing

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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 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

 

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YOUR TICKET TO RIDE

EDMONTON, AB (January 2, 2020) – Once again the Edmonton Expo Centre will play host to the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton, January 17-19, 2020.  All the leading manufacturers will debut their new 2020 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides.

“The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton is a true celebration of the riding lifestyle,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “the Show allows you to get hands on a huge selection of models, the newest gear, parts, accessories, as well as riding clubs, charity rides, touring destination and everything and anything related to two, three or four wheels.”

Things get underway with She Rides Night on Friday, January 17th.  All ladies that come through the door receive half price admission after 5:00 pm.

There is something for the enthusiast no matter what their skill level; from novice to seasoned rider.  The Strider Adventure Zone caters to the youngsters ages 18 months to 5 years.  It provides a hands-on area to help develop the fundamentals of balance and handling, in an environment designed specifically for kids.  For those aged 6 to 12 the Yamaha Riding Academy is the next step. Sign your kids up for one of the sessions and they will receive information, instruction and have the chance to experience riding an off-road motorcycle on the track under the watchful eye of certified instructors.

You won’t want to miss out on the ever-popular Ground n’ Gravity Show that runs throughout the weekend. This year’s aerial action is lead by none other than Keith Sayers, and Craig Latimer takes the reins on the arena floor, demonstrating his stunt riding prowess.

Ethan Barkley, the 18-time Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Champion will be in attendance at the Show.  Stop by the Parts Canada booth and chat with him about his latest record set in October of last year; a 6.847 @206.99 mile per hour pass.

Saturday will be an exciting day at the Show for the 18+ crowd, don’t miss out on the chance to enter to win a Kawasaki Z400 ABS valued at over $5500.00.  Fill out the electronic ballot between noon and 4:00 and stick around for the draw which will take place live on site.  Five lucky people will qualify, with one of them taking home a new Kawasaki motorcycle.

The Heritage Harley-Davidson® Rig Hand Distillery Handle Bar is a great place to plan to meet up with friends, sip on a beverage, listen to music, and admire some of the stunning and unique custom bikes.

Check out the amateur Flat Tracking racing demos that run throughout the weekend and stop the extensive collection of vintage motorcycles on display courtesy of Vintage Canadian Motorcycle Group, Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association and Vintage MX Alberta.

If you are a rider and looking for people to ride with or just need another reason to ride, there are lots of interest groups, organizations, and charity rides represented.  Chat with members and ride participants to help determine the best fit for you.

The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton is the one opportunity this year to get hands on, shop, research, and explore all facets of the motorcycle lifestyle all under one roof.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.edmontonmotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle – Edmonton’s online community by liking us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowedmonton) or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at https://www.showpass.com/edmonton-motorcycle-show/

 

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ABOUT 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.

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 Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

PHOTOS:  For new model photos go to:     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/150d2BliHo5dwC1_dhBtYHU_hwggz5oCe?usp=sharing

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)

 

 

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GET YOUR HANDS ON YOUR NEW RIDE

CALGARY, AB (January 2, 2020) – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary presented by NFP is fast approaching.  It will showcase the new line-up of 2020 models of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides.  The Show runs January 10-12th at the BMO Centre.

“Motorcycle enthusiasts are an extremely diverse group of individuals,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “they vary a great deal in age, riding style, why they ride, manufacturer preference, and what they choose to ride is often more of a reflection of their personality and lifestyle than anything else.”

With so many bikes to choose from, the following highlights some of the most anticipated new releases in 2020.

Three Wheelers

Three wheelers are the industry’s response to the shifting tastes of riders.  They are extremely popular among the baby boomers due to the fact that they are super steady and provide more storage.  They offer the exhilaration of a standard motorcycle without the physical strain that can come with riding two wheels.  The Can-Am Spyder RT, the Harley-Davidson® Tri Glide Ultra and the Piaggio MP3 are excellent options for those considering something on three wheels.

Dual Sport & Adventure Bikes

Whether you travel on the highways, venture off road or just need to get around town dual sport bikes are the true all-purpose machine.  If you have always dreamed of riding to Alaska or Tuktoyaktuk this is the type of bike you want. They have an upright riding position and comfortable ergos plus their long travel suspension provides a super smooth ride on super slab, back roads or off road. For those that are in the market for something that fits their adventurous lifestyle the new 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050, Honda Africa Twin 1100, Triumph Tiger 900, BMW F 900 XR and Yamaha Ténéré 700 will provide ample opportunities to explore. If you are looking for something a little smaller to handle, check out the new KTM 390 Adventure, Moto Guzzi V85TT Travel, or the Kawasaki KLX230 & KLX230 ABS.

Electric Bikes

Although still in the infancy stages, the electric bike category is extremely broad.  Ranging from pint sized off-road motorcycles for children to high end super bikes, and everything in between.  Electric bikes are gaining popularity and will continue to grow in the years to come. The Harley-Davidson LiveWire™ and the KTM SX-E 5 are two of the electric bikes that will be displayed at the Show.

Cruisers

There is a definite nostalgic feeling when it comes to cruisers.  Their lower seat height, higher handlebars and a more laid back riding position lend themselves to long rides on the open road in both style and comfort. These bikes are a true reflection of those who ride them and there is an excellent selection at the show to choose from including the Honda Rebel 500, the Indian Scout, the Harley-Davidson Low Rider™ & the 2500cc Triumph Rocket 3.

Sport Bikes

If adrenaline is your friend and you have a need for speed you will want a super sport bike in your garage.  They are light weight, nimble, and optimized for acceleration, speed, and cornering on pavement.  These bikes are at home on the street or can be taken to the track for the ultimate rush. The 2021 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX, and Yamaha YZF-R1M are some the sport bikes on the show floor.

For those that seek exhilaration and a thrilling ride of a super sport bike but want a little more upright ergos you will want to check out the naked sport bikes or “streetfighters”. They offer many of the same qualities of a super sport bike but tamed a little for the street.  You can choose from Italy’s Ducati Streetfighter V4, England’s Triumph Street Triple RS, Austria’s KTM Super Duke R, Germany’s BMW F900 R, America’s Indian FTR1200 or Japan’s Suzuki Katana 1000 as you tour the world of the Motorcycle Show – Calgary.

If you are just starting your motorcycle life you can also check out smaller versions from around the world including the Yamaha MT-03, BMW G310R, KTM 390 Duke, Suzuki TU250X or the Honda CB500F.

Scooters

Scooters are fun, flirty, super stylish, and an efficient motorized mode of transportation offering up to 100 mpg.  Their quiet operation and eco friendliness make them a joy to ride in an urban environment. They are light weight, maneuver easily, have automatic CVT transmission and are a breeze to park. They are a direct reflection of their rider’s sense of style.  New in 2020 are the Piaggio BV 350 Touring and the Vespa Primavera Sean Wotherspoon.

Touring Bikes/Baggers

Considered the equivalent of a luxury car of on two wheels, touring bikes/baggers feature all the practical elements needed for life on the road.  The ability to carry gear and cargo is essential on long distance trips and these bikes can accommodate that. They are ergonomically designed and offer cruise control, stereo sound, heated grips and seats plus communication and navigation systems, for maximum comfort while touring the country.  Check out all the touring bikes including the Indian Challenger, the Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Limited and the Honda Goldwing DCT.

The Motorcycle Show – Calgary offers so much more than the new models.  There is a huge variety of aftermarket parts and accessories, as well as safety and riding gear. Be sure to take in some of or all the other features including; Ladies Night on Friday, January 10th after 5:00 pm, the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle exhibit, Yamaha Riding Academy (ages 6-12 years), Strider Adventure Zone (ages 18 months to 5 years), the Handle Bar by Ill Fated Customs, and the Ground n’ Gravity Show.  Don’t miss your chance to enter to win between noon and 4:00 on Saturday, January 11th for a chance to win a Kawasaki Z400 valued at over $5500.00.  Five qualifiers will be drawn, one of which will be the lucky winner, but you must be present to win.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca

or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary) or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at this link.

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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.

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 Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

PHOTOS:  For new model photos go to:     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/150d2BliHo5dwC1_dhBtYHU_hwggz5oCe?usp=sharing

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Show Manager
Laurie Paetz
lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
(403) 457-1080 (office)
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)

Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)

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RAMPING UP THE ACTION

CALGARY, AB (December 27, 2019) – The 2020 Motorcycle Show – Calgary is the industry’s premier showcase of all the new models of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, and side-by-sides from the leading manufacturers.  The Show takes place January 10-12 at the BMO Centre.

Although all the new models, gear and accessories are definitely the highlight of the Show,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “there is so much more to see and do at the Show, and it is all included in the price of admission.”

The Show stopper is the Ground n’ Gravity MX Freestyle and Stunt Show.  It truly is entertaining for every member of the family.  It features some of North America’s top ranked MX Freestylers and stunt rider.  It is action packed, gravity defying, fun presentation.  The high-flying antics will get your heart pounding, adrenaline pumping and have you perched on the edge of your seat.   Canadian Champion stunt rider Craig Latimer will wow the audience with his own unique brand of stunt riding.  Year after year he continues to push the limits of man and machine to appreciative audiences.

Friday night we celebrate women riders, one of the fastest growing segments of the riding market.  All women entering the Show after 5:00 pm will receive half price admission. Come check out the models that are specific to the stature of female riders, sign up for a riding course or investigate the many riding groups or charity rides that are always looking for new participants.  Ladies can enter to win between 5:00 – 8:00 pm for a $2000.00 Show the Show grand prize.  The draw takes place at 8:15 pm, the lucky lady will get to spend her winnings with on site exhibitors.

Throughout the weekend Clinton Smout, professional riding instructor will be conducting “How To” sessions.  He will be sharing and demonstrating tips and tricks for riding over obstacles, riding on gravel roads, as well as how to properly pick up a fallen motorcycle.

There are two areas that cater specifically to the young enthusiasts.  The Strider Adventure Zone gives those 18 months to 5 years old an opportunity to experience the basics of handling a pedal less bike and learn the fundaments of riding.  They will maneuver through tires, over rumble strips, and up and down ramps all in a safe, supervised environment.  Once they have mastered the basics and they are between the ages of 6 and 12 years old the Yamaha Riding Academy is the natural progression.  Sessions run throughout the weekend and participants will get geared up

in the latest safety equipment, receive instruction and then take to the track to practice and perfect what they have learned.  This is a great place to develop the next generation of riders.

If nostalgia and history are more up your alley, the Canadian Motorcycle Group will have a stunning display of vintage bikes dating back decades.  These cherished pieces of history are on loan by the club’s members for all to enjoy.

If you are feeling lucky, don’t miss the chance to enter to win a Kawasaki Z400 ABS.  Enter on site Saturday, January 11th between noon and 4:00 and be sure to stick around for the live draw that will follow.  Five qualifiers will be drawn and one of those five will ride away on a new bike.

Calgary has a dynamic and active motorcycle community.  Join a riding group or sign up to participate in one or more of the many charity rides that take place every year. Stop in at the Handle Bar for a refreshment, meet up with friends and marvel at some of the custom bikes on display courtesy of Ill Fated, they are genuine works of art.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary) or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at
https://motorcycleshow.streamintickets.com/purchaseProductSP.aro?sum=The+Motorcycle+Show+%2D+Calgary

 

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ABOUT 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.

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 Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

PHOTOS:  For new model photos go to:     https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/150d2BliHo5dwC1_dhBtYHU_hwggz5oCe?usp=sharing

MEDIA CONTACTS:

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

Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)