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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)

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Get your motor runnin’ – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is back

 

Get your motor runnin’ – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is back
The Seattle Cossacks, VanCity Stunters, electric Harleys and much more will be on display at Tradex January 24-26

For Immediate Release
December 17, 2019

Greater Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is bringing the best and newest motorcycles, scooters, ATV’s and side-by-sides to Tradex in Abbotsford January 24-26. Powersports fans from across BC and the Pacific Northwest have long considered the Vancouver Motorcycle Show to be a can’t-miss event thanks to its reputation of showcasing the industry’s best vehicles, accessories, technology and expertise.

Back again 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.

Vancouver Motorcycle Show attendees will have the opportunity to see a very special customized 2014 military-themed Harley Davidson™ Street Bob® motorcycle, presented by Konquer® Motorcycles, on display at the Parts Canada Drag Specialities booth for the first time this year. This work of art has been 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 HHC 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!

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 their 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.

It’s no surprise to regular show-goers that the Vancouver Motorcycle Show features some of the latest cutting-edge technology in racing and safety – and this year is no exception. On display this year is Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) demo featuring the latest technology of Honda’s Goldwing with cruise control. Honda’s DCT technology lets riders focus on the thrills of accelerating, turning and breaking rather than gear shifting, meaning you’re one less worry away from enjoying the ride.

Speaking of technology, Harley Davidson’s fully electric 2020 Livewire™ bikes will be on display to let attendees and riding fans catch a glimpse of the future of powersports. Not only will individuals have a chance to marvel at these beautiful works of art, two bikes will be on display for fans to hop on and feel the impressive performance and acceleration offered by the Livewire bikes.

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.

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.

But it’s not just the girls who have a chance to come away with a killer prize, attendees can enter to win a Kawasaki Z400 ABS Motorcycle! This nimble and ultralight handling bike – valued at $5549 – is perfect for navigating city streets and will be sure to thrill riders of all levels. Visit the Kawasaki booth from 12-4pm on Saturday, January 25th to fill out an electronic ballot for a chance to win. Five names will be called and one lucky qualifier wins! Must be 19 years of age or older to enter.

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.

 

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 an under) FREE with adult purchase
Family Pass (2 adult, 2 junior) $42.00
SHE Rides Night half-price for ladies after 5pm 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.

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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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TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW – DECEMBER NOTEBOOK

TORONTO (December 17, 2019) – The Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP opens at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place in less than 10 weeks. Here are a few show news updates before we break for the holidays.

KAWASAKI Z400 ABS UP FOR GRABS
Canadian Kawasaki is back at the Toronto Show with a chance for enthusiasts to win a new motorcycle.

One lucky person will win an all-new Kawasaki Z400 ABS in the Kawasaki “Own The Street” Giveaway. The Z400 delivers ultralight handling with strong low-end power ideal for rider-friendly, nimble street riding. Whether confidently navigating the city streets or parked strikingly on a street corner, this bike is sure to turn heads.

This motorcycle draw is open to all show attendees (over the age of 18) by visiting Kawasaki’s booth from 12 pm to 4 pm on Saturday February 22nd, 2020 and completing an electronic ballot.  The draw will take place live at the show that day at 4:15 pm.

LATIMER TO STRUT HIS STUNT TALENTS AT SHOW
Canadian stunt riding star Craig Latimer – master of Wheelies, Stoppies, Head Stands and Burnouts – has been confirmed for this year’s show, marking the fourth appearance for the Alberta-based performer at the Enercare Centre. He’ll be joined by Toronto’s Cesare Costantini for their street bike freestyle stunt-riding shows all three days of the event.

CLUTCH SOCIETY REVVING UP THE TORONTO MOTO SCENE
Last month we announced Clutch Society – an all-new “show-within-the-show” that will celebrate the best of custom motorcycle culture and will be the gathering place at the show where riders can refuel with friends while checking out amazing custom bikes, indie brands and artists.

The Moto Foto’s Dan Lim is producing this major feature in collaboration with the show, and he reports that response from the community has been strong and encouraging. “Since announcing Clutch Society, I’ve been blown away by the excited anticipation about the show from the GTA moto scene,” Lim said.

“Some of the GTA’s most respected custom bike builders and lifestyle brands have now confirmed their participation in Clutch Society.  There will be more than 20 one-of-a-kind bikes on display for visitors to soak up and enjoy, as well as a great mix of community events that showcase some of the very best of what the custom motorcycle scene can offer.  I’m so stoked and can’t wait to share the passion with you all.  Stay tuned for more details in the new year.”

T.O. MOTO SHOW TICKETS FOR STOCKING STUFFERS
Anyone looking for an affordable last minute gift for the motorcycle enthusiast on their list, the Toronto Motorcycle Show has them covered. The show’s special holiday season sale on admission tickets runs until January 2, 2020 and will save online buyers $3 off the regular price. Simply go to the online box office to purchase by clicking here http://bit.ly/2PwlcP4 , and then enter the promo code: HOLIDAY.

They can also save $3 on tickets by shopping in person at one of nine participating southern Ontario dealers, and that discount is good through to mid-February, or while supplies last. The list of dealers is here,  http://bit.ly/36cw3Dt with more being added early in the new year.

SEASON’S GREETINGS
On behalf of everyone at the Toronto Motorcycle Show, we wish you Happy Holidays and all the best in 2020. We appreciate your support of the riding community, the industry and our show!

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, 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 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.

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. 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

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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THE QUEBEC CITY AND MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS RETURN IN 2020

TWO OPPORTUNITIES TO “GET HANDS ON “!

Quebec City, Monday, December 9, 2019 Quebec’s two largest events for motorsport enthusiasts, the Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows, presented by La Capitale General Insurance, will come roaring back to the Centre de foires in Quebec City from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9, 2020 and the Palais des congrès de Montréal from Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 1, 2020. For new and seasoned riders, the shows are a perfect opportunity to get hands on and discover the latest in new models, accessories and equipment.

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Shows offer the widest range of exhibitors in the industry. Visitors will be able to check out the latest bikes from the world’s top manufacturers, meet accessory distributors and shop for their next ride from the different dealers on site.  In addition to all the motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and three-wheelers, the events also offer a wide range of equipment, motorcycle clubs and federations, as well as activities and workshops. Hangar 17, in collaboration with Oneland, will be back at the Montreal Show and, for the first time, in its full version in Quebec City! This 5,000 sq. ft. space offers exclusive access to the heart of Quebec’s custom motorcycle scene, bringing together various builders and independent brands that celebrate the culture and lifestyle of riding.

SHE RIDES will roll out on Friday evening at both Shows. With more and more women learning to ride, this special event is a great opportunity to take the first step or the next step into the awesome world of riding.  On the program for that night: half-price admission for women after 5 p.m. and a women’s only draw for an exciting prize.

A family-favourite, the Yamaha Riding Academy, will be back at both shows, giving kids aged 6 to 12 the opportunity to learn how to ride in a safe environment, under the supervision of trained and certified instructors. Participation is limited to eight riders at a time, and each session lasts 15 minutes. The Yamaha Riding Academy is a great way to get kids started in an exciting sport and help them develop a real passion for riding.

“A visit to the Motorcycle Shows is the best way to forget about Quebec’s harsh winter and to start dreaming and planning next summer’s adventures!  Riders of all ages, styles and levels are invited to attend the Motorcycle Shows to discover new bikes, travel ideas, the latest equipment and a host of tips and advice from experts and others who are passionate about the lifestyle.  The two shows also offer visitors a chance to win big. There will be a draw for Kawasaki Z400 motorcycle at each of the shows,” says Bianca Kennedy, Manager of the Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES
Power Sport Services, owner of the Motorcycle Shows, produces six Shows across Canada.  The Shows are presented by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council, two national not-for-profit associations whose members include most of the manufacturers and distributors that exhibit in the Motorcycle and ATV Shows.

ABOUT LA CAPITALE
La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, created in 1940, has a strong presence across Quebec and throughout Canada. With over 2,700 employees and guided by the values of mutualism on which it was founded, La Capitale works with clients to build, protect and value what they feel counts for their financial security. It offers insurance products and financial services to the general public as well as to Quebec public service employees. With assets of more than $7 billion, La Capitale occupies a choice position among leading insurers in Canada.

TICKETS FOR THE MOTORCYCLE SHOWS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW!
quebecmotorcycleshow.ca | montrealmotorcycleshow.ca
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MEDIA RELATIONS:
QUEBEC CITY: Brouillard | equipe@brouillardcomm.com | 418-682-6111
MONTREAL: Julie Gagnon | julie@juliegagnon.ca | 514-713-4381

INFORMATION:
Bianca Kennedy, Show Manager, Motorcycle Shows
514-375-1974, ext. 101 | bkennedy@powersportservices.ca

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TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW ‘CLUTCH SOCIETY’ TO CELEBRATE CUSTOM MOTO CULTURE

NEW ‘CLUTCH SOCIETY’ WILL CELEBRATE THE CUSTOM MOTO

CULTURE AT 2020 TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Show Partners with Moto Community Leader Dan Lim of The Moto Foto

TORONTO (November 27, 2019) – The Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP, today announced a new major feature called Clutch Society, that will celebrate the best of the indie custom motorcycle culture when the show rides into the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 21-23.

Inspired by the distinct gritty, rugged and raw feel of the home garage, Clutch Society will be THE gathering place at the show, where riders of all levels, riding styles and backgrounds can refuel with friends, while checking out amazing custom bikes and connecting with builders, indie brands and artists. In true custom-style, it will reflect the “built by hand and bought with pride” philosophy, with an authentic and grassroots approach that enthusiasts can experience together, while they hang out, order a drink, talk bikes and get revved up for the next riding season.

The GTA is one of the main hubs for this new wave of riders in Canada, and the Toronto Motorcycle Show has partnered with one of the community’s leaders to bring Clutch Society to life – Dan Lim of The Moto Foto.
A professional fashion and lifestyle photographer, and avid member of the Toronto moto scene, Lim will bring his spirit and passion for the culture and community to this new show-within-a-show concept.

“Clutch Society will be a motorcycle culture gathering place. We want to introduce and share our vibrant, inclusive, and friendly moto community with other GTA and Southern Ontario motorcycle enthusiasts who may not know about it,” said Lim, who has traveled the world capturing the essence of motorcyclists, and their authenticity, love for the community and their bikes. “We’re going to create a social experience that highlights some of the best of this lifestyle in a welcoming, fun, chill and engaging environment. It’s going to be something very different, and you’ll know it when you walk into Clutch Society.”

The custom motorcycle scene is trending across Canada and its popularity shows no signs of slowing down. Manufacturers, independent builders, lifestyle brands and artists are all introducing new bikes, new concepts, new gear and new accessories to this growing demographic of riders, who don’t mind getting their hands dirty in order to build a special kind of ride, suited to their unique tastes and preferences.

“The Toronto Motorcycle Show has earned its reputation as the only manufacturers’ show in Ontario, showcasing the new models and features for riders of all ages and experience. But at the same time, we recognize that the market is hungry for even more, and this desire for change and evolution is the driving force behind this new initiative,” said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “Clutch Society will expand our reach and appeal to an even broader audience of enthusiasts. We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Dan Lim and The Moto Foto to create this unique urban Toronto concept for the GTA riding community. His vision, creativity, professionalism, and connections make him the perfect fit and ideal partner to bring Clutch Society to life.”

Featuring 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, 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 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. Friday night parking is free for all 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.

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

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

PDF format news release, Clutch Society logo and photos are available on Google Drive here: http://bit.ly/2QXmKD4 )
Photo credits:  The Moto Foto | Dan Lim

ABOUT DAN LIM AND THE MOTO FOTO

Dan Lim, the man behind The Moto Foto, utilizes years of experience as a professional photographer to share a unique insight through his lens and into the moto life. Being an avid member of the Toronto moto scene, he showcases the spirit, culture and community of those he shares the road with. From the builders to the riders, the shared passion for the lifestyle is what brings them together and this is what The Moto Foto portrays.

With his contagious enthusiasm and passionate contribution to the Canadian motorcycle community, Dan’s involvement goes far beyond the click of his shutter. [The Moto Foto]

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 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).

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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TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW 2020 IS CONFIRMED FOR FEBRUARY 21-23

Toronto Motorcycle Show 2020 Header Image2020 TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW IS CONFIRMED FOR FEBRUARY 21-23
WITH CANADA’S TOP BRANDS
AT THE ENERCARE CENTRE, EXHIBITION PLACE

TORONTO (October 30, 2019) – The Toronto Motorcycle Show returns to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 21-23, 2020 with the country’s top brands showcasing their 2020 models and technology for the first time in the GTA.

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

Presented by NFP, this is the only Ontario stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city show tour, which kicks-off at Calgary in January. The Motorcycle Show is the ultimate get-together for riders and future riders, featuring the newest in motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, along with the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and motorcycle services.

“The 2020 Toronto Motorcycle Show will have the widest range of two-wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel bikes on hand, plus an exciting line-up of exhibitors and features to celebrate the motorcycle lifestyle,” said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “We’ll offer an interactive and engaging experience for seasoned riders and newcomers alike, that’s sure to please riders of all ages, including children. We’ll truly have something for everyone.”

The family-friendly show includes several special features like the 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. Friday night parking is free for all 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.

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.

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).

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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YAMAHA CANADA & BETA CANADA SPONSORS OF THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

Toronto ON – October, 2019 –The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is proud to announce Yamaha Canada & Beta Canada as sponsors for the 14th Annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place November 2nd, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto.

“The Board of the Hall of Fame is very pleased to welcome these companies back to our event,” said Paul Germain, Chair of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. “We appreciate their continued support over the past years for our effort to preserve the long history of motorcycling in Canada.”

Yamaha Canada has supported the Hall of Fame for several years and is also very involved in sponsoring Amateur riders with their bLU cRU Factory Ride Award.

Beta is one of our newer sponsors and we are pleased that they are back again, possibly also in support of one the inductees, dealer Dave “Woody” Percival.

Eight legends and champions including one Historical Inductee will be honoured at the Fourteenth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion. The Bar & Hedy Hodgson Award will also be presented.

Tickets for our 14th annual event are available from the web site – canmoto.ca

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

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

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PERCY A. MCBRIDE TO BE HONOURED AS AN HISTORICAL INDUCTEE AT THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

Toronto ON – October 18, 2019 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce that Percy A. McBride will be honoured at the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Percy A. McBride as an Historical Inductee, says Paul Germain, Chairman. Percy A. was one of the founding fathers of motorcycle business in Canada and a supporter of the early competition events. All the directors, contributors and volunteers of the CMHoF as well as myself, join together in welcoming Percy A. to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Congratulations.

Percy A. was born in 1882 and opened his first store in 1909 on Yonge Street in Toronto. He became the largest importer, distributor and retailer of many British and American motorcycles and their accessories with stores in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg. Percy A. travelled throughout North America and British Isles to find new product to sell in his stores. He founded a dealer network that was copied by many distributors. They wanted to ensure the health of the dealer network would survive by only selling in their territory. He was the first with a financing plan for dealerships. At this time the banks were not in the personal or business loan business but Percy A. was.

Percy A. was responsible for setting several people up in their own dealerships. At this time, he also had agents that would sell from the catalogue he had produced, thus becoming the first catalogue shopping business.

Percy A. was involved in Montreal rallies, hill climbs and racing at places like the CNE and beach races at Wasaga Beach. He was an avid sponsor and supporter of all aspects of motorcycle racing and the racers.

Tickets for the 14th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

Bar and Hedy Hodgson established Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation in 1999 and when Dave Lloyd came to them with the idea of a Motorcycle Hall of Fame, they gifted the Foundation to the people. In 2006, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was created to preserve and promote Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public and since then, over 130 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association with charitable status governed by an independent board of volunteer directors from across Canada. 

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