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THE STARS OF THE SHOW

EDMONTON, AB (January 6, 2016) – The Motorcycle & ATV  Show – Edmonton presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance will roar into town on January 15th, 2016 and run through until 5:00 on January 17th at the Expo Centre, Northlands. This premiere industry event will feature the brand new line-up of 2016 motorcycles, ATVs and scooters.

New to the Honda line-up is the all-new Honda CRFL1000L Africa Twin, a blend of Honda’s proven adventure experience with enhanced performance, advance technology and rally-bred durability to tackle any terrain, featuring Honda’s Dual Clutch Tramsmission. Honda  is also offering two brand new full-size side-by side models for 2016 –the Pioneer 1000 and 1000S, these promise to raise the bar in terms of power, performance and capability in both work and recreation applicatons.  The 2016 VFR1200X is a 1237 cc, V-4 powered machine featuring Selectable Torque Control to fine-tune the bike’s power delivery for different riding conditions.

Harley-Davidson Canada introduces the Road Glide Ultra with its sleek profile and touring esstenials.  The all new Road Glide®Model is back to let riders pile up the miles in highstyle.  The fixed-fairing, ultra-cool bagger offers riders and their passengers the ultimate in wind protection and long haul conveniences, along with all the features of Project RUSHMORE.  The Iron 883™ motorcycle turns up the authentic premium Bobber style, urban practicality, and comfort in 2016.  Visually refreshed, its new dark finishes are better equipped for the urban environment to let riders tear up the asphalt instead of washing paint and polishing chrome.  The newly styled Forty-Eight® is a low-slung urban brawler dripping with attitude.  It features a bold new front end, burly Dark Custom™ styling, and big comfort improvements, this muscular model is initiating an all-out urban assault.

The 2016 Suzuki TU250X revitalizes the retro cruiser style while matching modern design and efficiency.  This classically styled motorcycle comes with spoked wheels, a round headlight and low-slung tapered muffler.  It matches modern conveniences and reliable performance with a fuel-efficient ride.  The 2016 V-Strom 650X ABS is built to get you there with more enjoyment and excitement, in greater comfort.  Suzuki expands its versatility with wire-spoke aluminum wheels, more adventurous sytling and stardard ABS.

BMW Motorrad continues to bolster their presence in the adventure sport touring segment with the debut of the 2016 S1000XR.  Based on the hugely successful S platform, the XR features great performance, agility, upright riding position and sporty advenure riding.  BMW has refreshed their F700GS and F800GS models for this year, with new tank covers, ignition lock covers and electroplated fairing pieces and an updated paint finish.  These bikes are suitabile for both day-to-day riding and travel.  The BMW has made some key updates to  the C650GT include a newly redesigned CVT and clutch which results in more pulling capability.  Additional tweaks were made to the chassis,  suspesion, center-stand mechanism and exhaust silencer ensuring modern good looks and great sound.

The 2016 Yamaha YZ450F features a “reversed” rear slanted engine design to achieve unmatched mass centralization. The YZ450F offers class leading power in a 250 chassis.  Its engine has been revised and launch control system has been added for faster starts.  This motorcrosser corners easily and is lighweight and compact.   The Yamaha BWs  125 has undergone a significant makeoever, with all new styling and increased under seat storage capacity, making it a great urban or suburban commuter.

The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R ultra-powerful 1,441cc inline four-cyclinder engine puts it at the top of its class.  Advanced electronics, an innovataive monocoque frame and stunning bodywork makes the Ninja ZX-14R a sensation you have to see and feel to be believe.  The 2016 Vulcan® S ABS Café is unlike any other cruiser, it is geared to fit a wide range of riders.  With its stylish features this bike takes comfort, adjustability, Ninja®-derived power and performance to a whole new level.  The rugged and tough KLR650 is built for adventure, whether on pavement or off-road.  It boasts phenomenal fuel range and dual-purpose capabilities. With its 651cc motor it is extremely reliable.

The Ducati Hypermotard 939 combines handling, horsepower,  and provides 100% enjoyment to every ride.  It is powered by the new Testastretta 11º 113 hp engine and Riding Mode technology, Power Modes and Ducati Safety Pack with ABS and traction control.  The new Multistrada 1200 Enduro is the first Ducati designed to take you anywhere on any type of terrain.  Equipped with the sport, touring, urban and Enduro Ducati riding modes, adapting power, suspension, ABS and traction control specific to your riding style.  Ducati enters the cruiser world in its own way with a cruiser that boasts the design, technical content and performance typical of Ducati.  The X Diavel is “low speed excitement.”  Merging performance, ergonomics, style and cutting-edge technology it is the true Tecnocruiser.

The new Triumph Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R take the legacy of the first factory street fighter to a completely new level in terms of performance, agility, power, handling and capability.  With its new 1050cc triple engine, the naked performance roadster has been redinfined.  With over 100 new engine features this bike is well worth a second look.  In 2016 Triumph introduces the next generation of Bonneville with five exciting new motorcycles.  Each model is a beautiful evolution of the iconic Bonneville styling, all featuring a class-defining level of performance, capability and qualilty, driven by an all-new Bonneville engine family.

The Victory Empulse TT’s battery fully charges its 10.4kWh battery in just over three hours, with a 65 mile range.  Victory® doesn’t just prove performance, they advance technology.  It comes with fully adjustable suspension, dual brake discs on the front wheel and has a new lightweight cast aluminum wheels.  The 2016 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball has a classic custom look.  It features huge lockable saddlebags, an amazing sound system, 106ci Freedom V-Twin and many other creature comforts.

Indian Motorcycle is proud to introduce the 2016 Indian® Scout™ ABS.  This middle-weight crusier weighs in at 558 lbs., and extends its decades-long legacy of superb balance, precise handling and potent performance.  The 2016 Indian Chief Dark Horse is the most striking cruiser on the road.  Featuring matte black finish from end-to-end and only a flash of chrome, this bike makes a statement even before you fire it up.  The 2016 Indian ® Roadmaster™ is the industy’s most luxurious and anticipated touring motorcycle, it is the epitome of comfort in long distance cruising.  With the peace-of-mind and reliability of the Thunder Stroke 111 engine and nearly 38 gallons of premium storage, it delivers luxury features like power-adjustable windscreen, heated grips, dual heated seats, ABS, tire pressure monitoring system, keyless ignition , electronic cruise control and an advanced infotainment system.

KTM has bridged the gap between a full-size enduro and a trials bike with the new Freeride 250R.  The Freeride gives the rider confidence to navigate difficult and trials type terrain that would not be possibe on a tradition enduro bike, yet it has the comfort and ergonics for all-day riding.  The 500 EXC is the ultimate machine when you want to ride your bike to the off-road trails.  It is compact with a powerful 510.4 cc SOHC engine, with perfectly tuned suspension.  This machine masters each and every tough spot in off-road riding with ease.  The KTM 250XC-W has an unbeatable power to wieight ratio and is the prime choice for extreme enduro racing.  The cutting-edge engine starts effortlessly and is considered the most successful 2-stroke power plant on the market.  New updates for 2016 include a new front axle, new seat cover and robust skidplate.

Husqvarna has made updates that aren’t major but a few key tweaks to ensure they remain competitive.  The updates to all models include new front and rear brake discs, lighter spokes, blue anodized Supersprox 2K rear sprockets, gripper seat covers, and updated graphics.

The Piaggio Fly 50 is light, easy to handle, as well as sleek and stylish.  It comes with a 4 stroke HI-PER4 50cc engine for maximum efficiency and impressive economy.  The safety features include a protective shield and rigid steel tube frame.  The Fly 50 is both agile and stable which is great in the city as well as on rougher roads.  The compact size and flat footrest of the sleekly styled Typhoon 50 gets 61 km/l and reaches speeds up to 40 mph.  A dynamic solid vehicle with a four stroke – four-valve engine the Typhoon delivers impressive performance.  The Piaggio BV 350’s innovative technology  provides agility, efficiency and riding pleasure.  It features a state-of-the-art, single cylinder 350cc engine, with the power of a 400cc and its compact dimensions makes it one of the most powerful scooters in its class.

BRP will expand its presence in the largest segment of the motorcycle industry, the cruiser segment, with additions of the F3-T and F3 Limited models to its existing F3, F3-S Special Series vehicles in the Can-Am Spyder F3 line-up.  These new models are loaded with comfort and convenience features, offering greater freedom, flexibility, and extra cargo space.  All spyder F3 models are equipped with BRP’s exclusive Ufit system that allows riders to adjust their riding position to find truly customized fit, feel and riding experience.

If this impressive showcase of new models weren’t enough, there is much more to take in at this year’s Show.  She Rides Nite on Friday, January 15th, the Yamaha Riding Academy for children between the ages of 6 and 12, the Motor Madness and Mayhem Freestyle Show, vintage display, and so much more.

Don’t miss the chance to enter to qualify to win the grand prize of a 2016 Bonneville 800 Street Twin provided by Triumph Motorcycles.  This amazing bike is valued at $12,000.00.

Produced by Power Sport Services (PSS), the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton boasts an impressive line-up of manufacturers including  Arctic Cat, BMW Motorrad, BRP-CanAM, Harley-Davidson Canada, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha, just to name a few.

For further information including Show hours, ticket prices, features, and list of exhibitors please visit www.edmontonmotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton’s online community by liking us on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/motorcycleandatvshowedmonton or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows.  Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/2015-edmonton-motorcycle-atv-showedmontonalberta/event/11004D38A4ADA9A#? 920101&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=105&tm_link=search_msg-0_11004D38A4ADA9A3

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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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THIS ONE’S FOR THE GIRLS

EDMONTON, AB (January 4, 2016) – The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance takes over the Expo Centre, Northlands from January 15th – 17th, 2016.  The doors open at noon on Friday and remain open until 5:00 pm on Sunday.

As we start to turn our thoughts to warm weather and clear roads there is no better time to pick out your dream ride for the 2016 season than at the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton. This is Edmonton’s only showcase for all the new makes and models from all the major manufacturers.  Talk to the experts, and hop on and compare models.  If a new bike isn’t what you are after there is an enormous selection of aftermarket accessories, gear, apparel, destination travel locations, clubs and associations and charity rides to check out.

The Show kicks off on Friday with the annual SHE Rides Night when women receive half price admission after 5:00 pm.  This special evening is all about encouraging females that are into riding or are thinking about riding to grab a few girls friends and make a night of it.  Check out all the female friendly models available.  New at the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton is the Torch Motorcycles Revv-olution.  Their exhibit will encompass various aspects of riding including gear and apparel that is specifically designed for the female rider.  There will be a number of ladies on site with their handbuilts willing and eager to chat with other interested riders.  The research, data collection and development of technology that Torch Motorcycles does will be of interest to all riders.

Once again Canadian Kawasaki has generously provided a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 to be given away to one lucky lady.  The lightweight Kawasaki Ninja is inspired supersport line and provides a thrilling and agile ride, powered by a compact but potent engine.  It boasts nimble handling and balanced suspension and a silky-smooth ride, irresistible to experienced track riders as well as novice road riders looking to sharpen their skills.  Enter to qualify for your chance to win.

The NORAL and Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group’s exhibit will feature a number of bikes dating back to the 1920’s.  These bikes have been maintained by their owners for well over 80 years.  This unique display highlights the pride these owners have for their prized possessions.  It is more than just a hobby, it is a passion.

If you want your kids to get in on the action, the Yamaha Riding Academy is just the ticket. Sign up for a session and expose your “wannabe” rider to the basics and safety of off road riding.  Children 6-12 years old will have the opportunity to receive instruction from the experts from Yamaha, get geared up in the latest safety equipment and then take to the track to test their skills and practice.  This is an excellent opportunity to introduce kids to the sport in a safe, supervised, non-threatening environment

Motor Madness and Mayhem comes to the Hall D throughout the weekend, this MX Freestyle Show will feature two side-by-side ramps which is sure to make for some fierce stunt competition among the members of the team.  This year’s freestyle team includes Keith Sayers, Heath Frisby, Nick Dunne and Albertan Billy Kohut flying through the air, while fellow Canadian Craig Latimer takes to the arena floor to perform burnouts, wheelies and other street style stunts.

There is so much to see and do for every member of the family at the 2016 Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton.

The Show will wrap up on Sunday at 5:00 with one lucky show goer poised to ride away on a 2016 Bonneville 900 Street Twin. This grand prize has been graciously provided by Triumph Motorcycles and is valued at $12,000.

Produced by Power Sport Services (PSS), the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton boasts an impressive line-up of manufacturers including  Arctic Cat, BMW Motorrad, BRP-CanAM, Harley-Davidson Canada, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha, just to name a few.

For further information including Show hours, ticket prices, features, and list of exhibitors please visit www.edmontonmotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton’s online community by liking us on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/motorcycleandatvshowedmonton or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows.  Advance tickets can be purchased on-line athttp://www.ticketmaster.ca/motorcycle-show-edmonton-alberta-01-17-2016/event/11004F2BBD4DBB9B?artistid=920101&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=105

 

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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.

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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Ipsos Poll Findings Show Over Three-Quarters Believe That Gov’t And Power Sport Organizations Should Work Together To Enhance Mutually Beneficial Goals

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ – According to an Ipsos Public Affairs poll 73% of Canadians believe that recreational power sports perform well in contributing to quality of life and leisure. Just over half of Canadians expressed favourable opinions toward ATVing, snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling and 4×4 off-roading with the highest levels of support in Quebec.

These are the findings of an Ipsos poll of 2,006 Canadians conducted in August of this year (http://ipsos-na.com/news-polls/pressrelease.aspx?id=6994). The results were revealed by Ipsos Global CEO, Darrell Bricker at the kick-off to the first ever national power sports industry conference.

Bob Ramsay, President of the COHV was pleased to learn that “Almost one-third of Canadians are interested in participating or watching power sports and that one-quarter would want to join a power sports club.” Ramsay was also interested in poll results that concluded, “The greatest opportunity for expansion appears to be in 4X4, off-road motorcycling and side-by-side ROVs.”

“With so many Canadians expressing favourable impressions of power sports and a willingness to give them a try our industry has a promising future,” said Ed Klim, President of the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association. “It’s clear that manufacturers, retailers and rider organizations have a real opportunity to grow their customer base and membership levels.”

In his presentation, Bricker noted that forty percent of Canadians have participated in at least one power sport activity. Other notable takeaways from the survey results were:

  • Over three-quarters support the use of sport vehicle registration fees to be used to enhance trails for power sports.
  • Over three-quarters believe that Gov’t and power sport organizations should work together to enhance mutually beneficial goals.
  • 40% are interested in participating in the future, including 12% who have never tried
  • Greatest barriers to participating more: affordability and having friends to go with

The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) and its member manufacturers in partnership with the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association (ISMA) are holding this exciting national two day conference where respected leaders from industry, government, media and stakeholders from around the world are gathering together to exchange ideas, discuss best practices, and forge stronger partnerships to help drive the future of Canada’s power sports industry.

SOURCE Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV)

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For further information: Jeff Bangs, 416-571-4013, jeff@pathwaygroup.com