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GRAB LIFE BY THE HANDLBARS

CALGARY, AB (December 28, 2016) – The 2017 Motorcycle Show – Calgary presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance kicks off the new year. The Show takes place at the BMO Centre and runs from noon on Friday, January 6th until 5:00 Sunday, January 8th. This is the only opportunity to check out all the new models of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides from the biggest names in the industry, before they hit the showroom floor.

BMW will be showcasing the G310R, the first product offering in the sub-500 cc category. It is ultra-modern, light and extremely economical 313cc single-cylinder Roadster with superb handling and ergonomics. The R nineT Scrambler is tough, unconventional, and against established standards, it empowers you to do your own thing. The R1200GS range continues to evolve with a new Rallye and Exclusive versions. There are changes in design as well as technically with new Ride Mode Pro options, “Next Generation” Dynamic ESA with a fully automatic self-leveling suspension function.

The 2017 Honda CBR1000RR takes Total Control to the next level with over 90% of the major components being new. The focus has always been power to weight, with the focus on handling, cornering and acceleration. This year Honda is featuring the all-new Rebel 300 and 500. These progressive custom bobbers fuse tradition with groundbreaking new ideas. They are a mix of old and new school style and are engaging and fun to ride. The CRF250 RALLY is ready for weekend adventure, long distance touring as well as daily commuting.

The all-new Bonneville Bobber is the latest edition to the Triumph line-up. It perfectly encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine bobber. The Street Scrambler shares the same contemporary custom styling as the Street Twin and the iconic Bonneville silhouette combined with clean lines, minimal bodywork and modern finishes.

KTM is introducing the 300 XC-W at this years Show. The combination of massive 2-stroke performance, unrivaled torque and a super agile chassis make it the first choice when the going gets really difficult. The 125 Duck is up to date with the finest motorcycle technologies, usually reserved for larger capacities. The refined four-stroke single cylinder with fuel injection and six-speed transmission provides more than adequate propulsion.

Yamaha has got you covered whether on the road or on the dirt, with their new FZ-09, YZF-R6, and SCR950 releases for 2017. The FZ-09 is a naked sports roadster with ABS brakes and all new super aggressive “twin eye” LED headlights and a revised fully adjustable 41mm inverted fork. The SCR950 is for riders who are looking for a rugged vintage design but want the reliability of today’s motorcycles. Its distinct scrambler style, modern technology, and pulsating 942 cc V-twin, blurs the line between past and present. Finally the YZF-R6 with performance enhancements including 6-mode traction control system, improved front suspension and brakes, aluminum fuel tank, slimmer magnesium rear subframe, and optional Quick Shift System.

Be sure to check out the new line-up of 2017 BRP’s in the Bow Cycle booth. The Can-Am Spyder family has been expanded offering a F3 for everyone. The F3 Limited s designed for ultimate, two-up cruiser touring comfort, the F3-T is aimed at “bagger” enthusiasts who enjoy weekend getaways, and the Spyder F3-S is designed for the sportier riders featuring the exhilarating SPORT Mode that unleashes a whole new level of adrenaline.

Kawasaki has an impressive line-up in 2017. The Versys X-300, powered by the liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 296cc parallel twin from the Ninja 300 boasts a 19-inch front wheel. The X-300 should be the ideal fuel-sipping commuter, relaxed-pace tourer or light-duty off-road explorer. The 2017 Z650 is a performance bike made for everyday riding, it will satisfy a range of motorcyclists, whether they are looking for performance or a streetfighter that’s fun and easy to ride. Last but not least is the Z900 – it has a balance of power and handling and is lighter weight which makes it easy to ride. It is what the ideal supernaked bike should be.

The new Indian Scout Sixty is a midsize cruiser that is expertly balanced and lightweight, easy to ride, yet affordable. The 2017 Roadmaster is the ultimate luxury-touring bike built for comfort, with its 2-up seat and adjustable passenger floorboards. It is outfitted with some great ergonomic innovations for both the rider and passenger.

Victory’s new Magnum features a 21 inch front wheel – the biggest wheel ever fit to a product bagger and LED headlight and high performance audio. It is available in new muscle colors that are sure to demand attention. And it’s powered by the air-cooled, 106 cubic inch Freedom V-twin with a 6-speed transmission and belt final drive.

The Harley- Davidson 2017 Road Glide has a modern, streamline outer fairing and narrow profile with comfortable rider and passenger seating, spacious saddlebags and electronic cruise control and a connected infotainment system. The 6-gallon fuel tank allows riders the ability to go longer between fuel stops. The new Street Glide® model is where highway meets the streets. It sets the standard for the stripped-down hot rod look. Its all-new Milwaukee-Eight ™ 107 engine backs up the look with massive torque. Equipped with Reflex Linked Brembo® brakes and all new suspension provides a ride than can’t be matched. The Roadster™ is shaped by 60 years of heritage and stripped to the essential elements of pure riding machine. In 2016 the Roadster™ joined the Dark custom lineup with a minimalist design inspired by classic racing motorcycles and current trends in stripped-down, naked custom bikes.

The Panigale S Anniversario represents the real essence of Ducati’s passion and performance. The twin cylinder Superquadro features Engine Brake Control, which optimizes vehicle stability under extreme turn-in conditions. This ensures the highest level of riding precision, offering the thrills that only a Ducati Superbike can provide. The new Monster 797 finally brings the iconic Monster spirit and Ducati values within everyone’s reach. Sporty, compact, essential but also sophisticated and contemporary, the Monster 797 provides a gateway to the Ducati world for those looking for an easy, intuitive ride as well as sheer sports enjoyment. For those who seek comfort and style and want superior performance the new Multistrada 950 is for you. It guarantees comfortable, enjoyable riding on all terrain, as well as during the daily commute. Low running costs and long service intervals are definitely an added bonus.

The new model showcase is just the beginning, there are lots of exhibits, displays and features to take in including loads of aftermarket accessories, apparel, Ground n’ Gravity Freestyle Show, the Yamaha Riding Academy, Torch Motorcycle, Team Zeus, the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle “Superbikes of the Decades” display, She Rides, handbuilts and customs.

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

 

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty Insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions.  Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.  Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle Division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton Motorcycle Shows.
ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES
Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver

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

Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 238-3309 (office)
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)

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

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GROUND N’ GRAVITY – IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR

The Motorcycle Show – Calgary will kick start the 2017 riding season. This is the industry’s premiere event showcasing the line-up of all the new motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides. The Show takes place at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, January 6-8th.

“The freestyle show has always been a crowd pleaser and it is definitely one of my personal favorites,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager “it is always action packed as well as entertaining, and this year the Show will incorporate three disciplines; freestyle, stunt riding, and Observed Trials.”

The 2017 Ground n’ Gravity Show is family entertainment at its best, with ramp to ramp high flying action by some of Canada’s best freestylers, street stunts on the arena floor by none other than Craig Latimer, and this year Jordan Szoke will demonstrate the control and focus necessary to maneuver obstacles on his Trial bike. With a little encouragement Wolfgang, Jordan’s four year old son may hop on his bike and give it a try, making this a true family affair.

A highlight for the younger members of the family is the Yamaha Riding Academy. Kids between the ages of 6 and 12 can sign up to participate in a session that begins with expert instruction on riding technique and safety, and then has them gear up and take to the track to practice their skills, all in a controlled supervised environment.

If your kids have a genuine interest in riding, stop by and chat with Jonathan Finn who began riding at the age of five and started competing in Mini Road Racing when he was only six. He travels the world racing and has 24 podium finishes and 14 race wins. His Dad will also be on hand to provide interested families with a parent’s perspective.

Clinton Smout’s “How to Sessions” are extremely informative and provide practical advice and technique to some very common riding issues like the proper technique to picking up a fallen bike or riding on loose gravel. These tips and techniques are invaluable for riders of any level.

She Rides takes place on Friday and is dedicated to the female riders. Admission is half price after 5:00 pm. Check out Torch Motorcycles where some local ladies are building their own café racers, taking the female riding experience to a whole new level. Don’t miss the chance to enter to win a brand new Ninja 300 courtesy of Blackfoot Motosports and Canadian Kawasaki Motors.

The 2017 Show will feature a variety of exhibitors representing clubs, associations, aftermarket accessories, riding apparel and touring destinations. One of the clubs that continues to offer something different every year is the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Club. This year they will have an impressive exhibit of Superbikes of the Decades. The bikes on display have been maintained by their owners, who are always happy to chat with other enthusiasts.

Williams Custom Bikes will be showcasing their first Canadian production model – the Irv 100 at the Motorcycle Show – Calgary. In addition there will be a variety of attention getting custom bikes on display for all to admire.

No one really knows what the future will hold but Team Zeus , an engineering club from the University of Calgary might just be able to provide a little insight. They build and race electric motorcycles. The Zephyr, which was their first race ready model will be on display. Members of the club are eager to discuss their vision with other bike enthusiasts.

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

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty Insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions.  Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.  Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle Division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton Motorcycle Shows.
ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES
Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

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

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

Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 238-3309 (office)
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)

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THAT’S HOW WE ROLL

(December 22, 2016) – The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton returns to the Expo Centre, Northlands January 13-15, 2017. This is Central Albertans first opportunity of the season to check out hundreds of 2017 motorcycles, side-by-sides, ATVS and scooters from the industry’s major manufacturers.

“The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton is the second stop on the seven city Canadian tour and is a highly anticipated event among the riding community,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, ”this Show is a riding enthusiasts playground, offering all things bike related no matter what the age of the rider.”

Opening night is a salute to the ladies, whether she be a seasoned rider or one that is considering taking up the sport. She Rides kicks off the Show on Friday, January 13th, all women will receive half price admission after 5:00 pm. The evening will wrap up with one lucky lady riding away on a brand new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Echo Cycle.

The Yamaha Riding acadamy provides an opportunity for children ages 6-12 to receive instruction, gear up and take to the track to give off-road riding a try, free of charge. Sessions run throughout the weekend, but space is limited so we encourage you to sign up early to reserve a spot

The action packed Ground n’ Gravity show will feature some of Canada’s best MX Freestylers, as well as Keith Sayers and Nick Dunne from south of the border. Not only will there be the exciting ramp to ramp aerial action, but Craig Latimer will be performing jaw dropping stunts on the arena floor. As if that weren’t enough, Jordan Szoke will be demonstrating the dexterity and agility of Observed Trials, one of his many disciplines. With some encouragement, Jordan’s four year old son, may just join his Dad on the course.

If old school styling is up your alley, check out the Vintage display put on by NORAL and the MX Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association. These bikes span decades and and have been restored and maintained by local collectors.

If you have every considered taking your riding a little more seriously and getting into competition, we have a few racers on hand that are more than eager to tell their stories and encourage other riders to take it to the next level. Ethan Barkley the 16 time Canadian Motorcycle Drag Racing Champion and the up and coming Mini Road Racing superstar, 13 year old Jonathan Finn, will be on site throughout the weekend.

No motorcyce Show would be complete without representation from all the clubs and associations, charity rides as well as touring destinations that cater to specifically to two, three and four wheel riders.

For further information including Show hours, ticket prices, features, and list of exhibitors please visitwww.edmontonmotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton’s online community by liking us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/motorcycleandatvshowedmonton or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line athttps://www.ticketmaster.ca/motorcycle-show-edmonton-alberta/event/11005134B810BFDE?artistid=920101&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=105&tm_link=search_msg-0_11005134B810BFDE

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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 seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty Insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions.  Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.  Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:

 

 

Show Manager
Laurie Paetz
Power Sport Services
lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
(403) 457-1080(office)
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)
Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
jfarquhar@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (Toll-free)
416-996-9207 (mobile)
Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 238-3309 (office)
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)
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THAT’S HOW WE ROLL

CALGARY, AB (December 15, 2016)  – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary returns to the BMO Centre, Stampede Park January 6-8, 2017.  This is Southern Albertans first opportunity of the season to check out hundreds of 2017 motorcycles, side-by-sides, ATVS and scooters from the industry’s major manufacturers.

“The Motorcycle Show – Calgary is the first stop on the seven city Canadian tour and is a highly anticipated event among the riding community,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, ”this Show is a riding enthusiasts playground, offering all things bike related no matter what the age of the rider.”

Opening night is a salute to the ladies, whether she be a seasoned rider or one that is considering taking up the sport. She Rides kicks off the Show on Friday, January 6th, all women will receive half price admission after 5:00 pm.  The evening will wrap up with one lucky lady riding away on a brand new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Blackfoot Motosports.

The Yamaha Riding acadamy provides an opportunity for children ages 6-12 to receive instruction, gear up and take to the track to give off-road riding a try, free of charge. Sessions run throughout the weekend, but space is limited so we encourage you to sign up early to reserve a spot.

The action packed Ground n’ Gravity show will feature some of Canada’s best MX Freestylers, as well as Keith Sayers and Nick Dunne from south of the border.  Not only will there be the exciting ramp to ramp aerial action, but Craig Latimer will be performing jaw dropping stunts on the arena floor.  As if that weren’t enough, Jordan Szoke will be demonstrating the dexterity and agility of Observed Trials, one of his many disciplines.  With some encouragement, Jordan’s four year old son, may just join his Dad on the course.

The concourse of the Corral is a must stop, check out the one of a kind customs that are certain to stop you in your tracks.

If you are a superbike fan or just appreciate the classic styling of vintage bikes, ensure you set aside some time to take in the “Super Bikes of the Decades” display. Superbikes dating back as early as the 1970s will be featured.

New to the Show is Team Zeus, a group of U of C students that build and race electric motorcycles.  There first ever race ready model will be on display.  Stop by and find out what the future may hold.

No motorcyce Show would be complete with out representation from all the clubs and associations, charity rides as well as touring destinations that cater to specifically to two, three and four wheel riders.

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 https://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+-+Calgary

 

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty Insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions.  Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.  Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

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

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Show Manager
Laurie Paetz
Power Sport Services
lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
(403) 457-1080 (office)
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)
Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
jfarquhar@mmic.ca
(905) 752-1158 (office)
1-855-794-7487 (Toll-free)
416-996-9207 (mobile)

Show Publicist

Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 238-3309 (office)
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)
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REV YOUR ENGINES – THE VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW IS BACK! THE EXCITING SHOW ROLLS INTO ABBOTSFORD TRADEX JANUARY 20TH – 22ND

Abbotsford, BC – Back for another exciting year, The Vancouver Motorcycle Show is a one-stop shop for motorcycle lovers to buy, learn and explore all things motorcycle. From January 20th to the 22nd, the Tradex in Abbotsford will be home to hundreds of motorcycles, exhibits and unique special guests.

Visitors can meet 13-year-old honour student Jonathan Finn, who in his 7 years of racing has amassed 4 Canadian National Championships as well as multiple regional Championships in Mini Road Racing. He has also experienced success racing abroad in the United States and Europe.

Riding is a family activity for Canada’s most talented Motorsport Champion Jordan Szoke. Jordan will be part of the action packed Ground N’ Gravity Show demonstrating the disciplined sport of Observed Trials. His wife Amy, an experienced rider herself and their four-year-old son Wolfgang who is also very comfortable on a bike, will be there to show their support.

We are bringing back SHE Rides night on Friday where entry for ladies is half off after 5:00pm. Excitingly, one lucky lady on this night will walk away with a Brand New 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Motorcycle courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki. Of course, Yamaha will be back with their “how-to” sessions and their Riding Academy for Kids ages 6 – 12.

New to this year’s show, Trev Deeley Motorcycles and the Deeley Exhibition will be displaying some classic Harley-Davidsons spanning 1920 thru to the Seventies; you will not want to miss this.

Interested in Stunt Riding? Craig Latimer and Ryan Hawco will perform stunts such as Stoppies, Wheelies, Highchair Wheelies, Head Stands, Churros and Circle Wheelies and maybe a Burnout in the outdoor feature area.

EVENT: 2017 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver
DATES: January 20nd-22th, 2017
LOCATION: Tradex – Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford
HOURS: NEW Friday opening hours Friday 12:00pm-9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
ADMISSION:
Adults $15.00
Juniors (6-14) $12.00
Seniors (65+) $11.00
Children (5 and under) FREE with adult purchase
Family Pass $40.00 (2 adult & 2 junior passes)
SHE Rides Night ½ price ladies only after 5:00pm on Friday Night

To buy tickets today or find more information on features and a list of exhibitors visit: Vancouver Motorcycle Show at: https://www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca.  Tickets can also be purchased on site during event days. And become part of the Motorcycle – Vancouver’s online community and like the Show on Facebook or follow on Twitter @thebikeshows.

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE
Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty Insurance products and programs.  Canadian Underwriter Magazine ranked Dalton Timmis Insurance one of eight Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013. Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.

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

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES
Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Stacey Cheverie
scheverie@lbmg.ca
(604) 637-6654 (office)
(604) 805-4821 (mobile)

Jo-Anne Farquhar
jfarquhar@mmic.ca
MMIC/COHV/PSS
416-996-9207 (mobile)

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2017 KAWASAKI NINJA 300 UP FOR GRABS TO FEMALE RIDERS ON SHE RIDES NIGHT AT THE MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO IN FEBRUARY All major manufacturers confirm participation at the Enercare Centre show

TORONTO (December 7, 2016) – When the doors close on the opening day of the 2017 Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, which runs at Exhibition Place’s Enercare Centre February 17-19, one lucky woman will walk away with the keys to a new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300.

Awarded by Canadian Kawasaki Motors, the prize is the highlight of She Rides Night, a celebration of women who ride or are considering taking up the sport. This motorcycle boasts nimble handling, balanced suspension, and a silky-smooth ride that is irresistible to experienced track riders as well as novice road riders looking to sharpen their skills.

In addition to the ladies-only draw for the Ninja 300, She Rides Night will feature half-price admission for women after 5:00 pm, plus an entertaining evening of programming, with demos, celebrities and other activities that appeal to women riders.

“We’re delighted to have Canadian Kawasaki back with us a sponsor of She Rides Night and know the Ninja 300 prize will generate a lot of excitement and anticipation at the show Friday night,” said the Show’s Manager, Neil Fardy. “She Rides Night is all about encouraging women who ride, or are thinking about it, to bring along their girlfriends for a fun night out. Friday night parking is free for everyone, so we’re expecting another great turnout.”

In other news, all of the major motorcycle manufacturers have confirmed their participation at the 2017 Toronto Show. The brand line-up of 2017 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and side-by-side models includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am BRP, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha.

This is Ontario’s only stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ official national seven-city show tour, which kicks-off in Calgary in early January. In addition to new bikes, enthusiasts can check-out the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and many other exciting exhibits all under one roof.

The family-friendly show has several special features that appeal to riders of all ages and experience levels, including Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids and their Riding Skills Demo’s with expert Clinton Smout,  motorcycle stunt shows with Canadian star Craig Latimer, and Jordan Szoke’s Extreme Show, featuring the Hall-of-Famer’s trials demos. The Ontario Provincial Police’s Golden Helmets precision riding team has just confirmed they will be back at the show in February.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services.

For Show hours, features, ticket prices and info, visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca. Discounted advance tickets are on sale now through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers.

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of eight Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton Motorcycle Shows.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Calgary, Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)
Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
jfarquhar@mmic.ca
(905) 752-1158 (office)
1-855-794-7487 (Toll-free)
416-996-9207 (mobile)
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… Ready for the 2017 riding season? The Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows are back! BECAUSE PASSION DOES NOT TAKE THE WINTER OFF!

Quebec City, December 6th, 2016 – The very popular Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows, presented by La Capitale General Insurance, will roar back into the province from February 3 to February 5, 2017, at the Centre de foires in Quebec City and from February 24 to February 26, 2017, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.  Considered by riders of every style and level as THE ultimate showcase of the latest models, accessories and riding gear, The Quebec City and Montreal Motorcycle Shows always deliver a heavy dose of all things powersports.  And this year’s editions will be no exception, offering even more activities and attractions to entice and entertain riders of all ages, styles and levels.

First and foremost, The Motorcycle Shows offer riders and motorcycle enthusiasts the very first opportunity to see ALL the new 2017 models under one roof.  Each and every year, The Motorcycle Shows feature an impressive selection of exhibitors!  No other show in the province compares when it comes to quality of quantity of products and services.  All the major manufacturers will be exhibiting at the show, with lots of new eye candy on display:  Arctic Cat, Aprilia, BMW Motorrad Canada, Can-Am Spyder BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Indian Motorcycle, KTM, Kawasaki, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha and Vespa. 

In addition to providing visitors with a sneak peek at all the latest models, the Shows also offer anyone who’s avid about motorcycles, ATVs, four-wheelers, scooters and the like, a wide range of parts, gear, apparel and accessories, as well as information and entertainment for the whole family.  Also front and centre, are dozens of riding clubs, associations and federations.  All are on-hand to answer your riding related questions and help you kick start the next riding season.

The shows will once again host the always popular She Rides Nite (including a ladies-only motorcycle draw for a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja!), as well as the return of the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids.  Also being unveiled, is a new motorcycle lifestyle area.  In collaboration with local builders, brands and artists from the riding community, this new feature area will showcase and celebrate motorcycle travel, riding culture and the new wave custom scene.  A visit to one of the Motorcycle Shows is the best way to shake off the winter blues and start dreaming about those spring and summer rides!  Because passion doesn’t stop!  Not for winter, not for anything!

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS), producer and promoter of the Quebec Motorcycle Shows, presents seven major Shows across Canada. These Shows are supported by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV), two national not-for-profit organizations whose members include many of the shows’ exhibitors.

ABOUT LA CAPITALE GENERAL INSURANCE

A subsidiary of La Capitale Civil Service Mutual, is experiencing impressive growth and as a result now ranks third among property and casualty insurers in Quebec. It also owns other insurance companies, including L’Unique General Insurance in Quebec and Unica Insurance in Ontario. It employs over 1,000 individuals and generates some $859.8 million in written premiums.

 

Tickets for the Motorcycle Shows are available online now at

www.quebecmotorcycleshow.ca and  www.montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

 

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Quebec:  brouillard / 418.682.6111 / equipe@brouillardcomm.com
Montreal:  Julie Gagnon / 514.713.4281 /
julie@juliegagnon.ca

Bianca Kennedy, Manager
Motorcycle and ATV Shows
514.375.1974 /  bkennedy@powersportservices.ca

 

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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR OF ELEVENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

Toronto, ON – November 30, 2016 – The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is proud to announce Husqvarna Motorcycles as the title sponsor of its annual Induction Banquet and Reunion, which takes place February 25th, 2017 at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel.

“Returning as the title sponsor for the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor that allows us to support and recognize our Canadian pioneers and hero’s.” said Victoria Hett, Canadian Marketing Specialist with Husqvarna Motorcycles. “We’re proud to play a leading role in supporting the Hall of Fame for the benefit of everyone in the Canadian Motorcycle Industry.”

The Board of Directors & Banquet Committee are excited to have Husqvarna Motorcycles as our title sponsor for the third year, “The Husqvarna Motorcycles claim, “Pioneering since 1903” reflects their long tradition of excellence and innovation in the motorcycle industry.”

Tickets for the banquet are available on the EventBrite web site . More information is available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. The Hall of Fame, currently chaired by Mike Harwood, is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, almost 100 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

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CANADIANS SPENT $6.9 BILLION ON DIRECT ACTIVITIES INVOLVING ATVs and ROVs IN 2015

For Immediate Release
November 9, 2016

CANADIANS SPENT $6.9 BILLION ON DIRECT ACTIVITIES
INVOLVING ATVs and ROVs IN 2015

Toronto –An independent economic impact study completed by Smith Gunther Associates Ltd., reported that in 2015, Canadians spent $6.9 billion on activities directly involving All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Recreational Off- Highway Vehicles (ROVs) also known as side-by-sides.

“The purpose of the study was to comprehensively determine the economic impact of not only the purchase of ATVs and ROVs but also related economic activities for Canada and each of its provinces and territories,” stated Bob Ramsay, President of the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). “The study encompassed ATV and ROV activities that included riding gear, clothing, insurance and travel related to ATV and ROV use. Together these purchases and activities constitute the direct and indirect expenditures involving ATV and ROV participation.” added Ramsay.

Excluding imports, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a better measure of economic activity. National estimates of total direct and indirect GDP is calculated at $4.5 to $5.7 billion, which includes labour force income of $2.7 to $3.4 billion with related employment measured as  47,929 to 61,213 full time equivalents (FTEs) total including those employed directly, indirectly and in induced activities. This activity generates revenues of $1.5 to $1.9 billion to all levels of government combined in the form of various direct and indirect taxes on goods and services.  The higher results reflect an attrition rate suggested by nearly 3,000 respondent owners to a questionnaire and the lower estimates a higher attrition rate consistent with those on personal water craft and snowmobiles.

In 2015, annual investments in the economy, such as new purchases of equipment and machinery, including ATVs, ROVs and related enhancements to vehicles reached $1.2 billion before depreciation.  Further, annual operating expenditures amounted to an additional $6.7 billion bringing 2015 direct investment and operating expenditures to $7.9 billion.

Through data retrieved from Statistics Canada and the COHV’s current and historical data on sales of ATVs and OHVs in each province and territory, it has been identified that economic multiplier effects are strongest in provinces which are net beneficiaries of interprovincial trade and where industrial linkages within the province are the strongest.

Ontario has the strongest overall multipliers at 2.51 followed by British Columbia at 2.36. Alberta benefits from strong value shipped and GDP multipliers and Quebec has above national employment and labour force income multipliers as well as strong market shares due mostly to its high participation rates in off-road riding and excellent trails.

“Managing the responsible use of ATVs and ROVs is a subject of current interest for many governments. It is also of great interest to the COHV and the not-for-profit rider federations that have developed across the country,” stated Bob Ramsay. “This report confirms the scope and scale of the contribution that ATV and ROV use makes to provincial economies.  Especially in rural and northern areas, which the industry points out, is an important aspect that needs to be recognized and considered when discussion is focused on the responsible management of off-highway vehicle (OHV) activity across Canada.

The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV), originally founded in 1984, is a national, non-profit, trade association that represents the responsible interests of the major ATV and ROV distributors, as well as the manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets of OHV related products and services.

The member companies of the COHV account for over 90 percent of all the new ATVs and ROVs sold in Canada. More information related to the COHV is available at: www.cohv.ca

 

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Contact:
Jo-Anne Farquhar
Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV)
Office – 416-491-4449 ext 105
Toll Free – 1-877-470-6642
Cell: 416-996-9207
jfarquhar@cohv.ca

 

Peter Gunther, President
Smith Gunther Associates Ltd.
(613) 823-0513 – W
(613) 302-2814 – C
pgunther@bellnet.ca

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY – FACT SHEET

 

  • In 2015, there were an estimated 705,264 ATVs and 432,219 ROVs in operation.  This estimate is based on an 8.6% attrition rate of the current stock of ATVs from 1994 onward when annual sales data were available or could be estimated. Similar adjustments were calculated on ROV purchased after 2006 when they started being used for recreational purposes.  From those provinces where licensing data were available this rate is supported by that data.
  • This comprehensive study updates an earlier 2006 study, also conducted by Smith Gunther, which examined the economic impact of ATVs specifically.  Both of these reports are a snapshot in time of the economic impacts of ATV and Side-by-Side or Recreational Off-Road Vehicles (ROVs) recreational activities.  Since the 2006 study, ROVs have become a significant factor and both data sources and geographic information systems have improved facilitating increased direct expenditures and availability of data to analyze the impacts.
  • Other expenditures include upkeep and operations of the entire stock of all ATVs and ROVs that is the surviving stock of ATVs and ROVs sold in all years dating back to 1994 for ATVs and 2006 for ROV, enhancements of any on-highway vehicles to facilitate ATV or ROV recreational activities, paid repair and maintenance, gasoline for ATVs and ROVs, membership fees, licensing costs, attendance at events and off-highway vehicle shows and related travel, e.g. mileage charges, food and beverages and accommodation as well as related entertainment.
  • Foreign spending is not considered in the report, but would increase economic impact further. Volunteer time is not considered since it is outside of Stats Canada’s Input/Output range (because no funds are exchanged). Smith Gunther, nevertheless value volunteer time at $554 million to $858 million annually. Licensing fees are also not considered because they are usually recycled back into the general government revenues where their subsequent use will no longer impact ATVs or ROVs. Smith Gunther estimates their impact at $99 million to $123 million.

COHV BACKGROUNDER

  • The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council, originally founded in 1984, is a national, non-profit, trade association, which represents the responsible interests of the major ATV distributors, as well as the manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets of OHV-related products and services, and individual owners and riders of off-highway vehicles in Canada.
  • Member companies such as; Arctic Cat; Can-Am-BRP; Honda; John Deere, Kawasaki; KTM; Polaris; Suzuki and Yamaha are committed to the integrity of the ATV and ROV industry.
  • COHV’s mission is the ongoing education and training of the general public on the safe and responsible use of all-terrain vehicles and off-road motorcycles as well as to promote the responsible interests of riders and the industry.
  • As an industry COHV and its member companies believe that it is important to work with government and the public in our mutual goal of creating balanced legislation that works, is enforceable and includes the very important component of public education and training.
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ATLANTIC CANADA’S LARGEST MOTORCYCLE & ATV SHOW ROLLS INTO MONCTON, FEBRUARY 10 TO 12, 2017

Moncton, NB (November 15, 2016) – The Motorcycle& ATV Show Moncton will roll into the Moncton Coliseum, February 10 to 12, 2017, to debut the industry’s 2017 makes and models to Atlantic Canadian riders.

The show is the largest of its kind in the Atlantic Canada and offers riders their first, up-close look at all the new motorcycle, scooter, ATV and side-by-side models available from the major manufacturers.

“The Motorcycle& ATV Show Moncton is guaranteed to create excitement for the 2017 riding season, “ says Neil Fardy, show manager, “It’s a great opportunity to check out what’s new and hot on two, three and four wheels and to chat with the many manufacturer reps who will be on hand to answer their questions.”

Exhibits will showcase the latest and greatest things related to riding including new industry innovations, technologies and developments, plus the most current apparel, accessories and touring destinations.

Again this year, the show will feature a fun-filled, action-packed line-up of entertainment and information sessions, leading off with She Rides Nite for the growing number of women embracing the sport.  Clinton Smout will return to the show to deliver his “Learn to Ride” sessions and The Yamaha Riding Academy will be back to give youngsters ages 6 through 12 free riding lessons on the coliseum floor.

Presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance and produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle & ATV Show-Moncton is the only Atlantic Canada stop on its national seven-city tour.

For more information on the 2017 show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors, visit the Moncton show website at www.monctonmotorcycleshow.ca.  Regular updates are also posted the show’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMotorcycleATVShowMoncton.

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty Insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions.  Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.  Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

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

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES:

Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PPS owns and produces seven premier motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped

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

 

Show Publicist

Rayanne Brennan
rayanneb@rogers.com
(506) 961-3633 (mobile)

Chris LeBlanc
(506) 875-8475
chris.leb90@gmail.com