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Clear skies boost Motorcycle & ATV Show – Moncton attendance

Moncton, NB (February, 2016) – Clear skies led to a successful Motorcycle & ATV Show – Moncton with overall attendance up 9.5% from 2015.  The event was presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance February 12_14 at the Moncton Coliseum.

“I was very happy with the show and crowds this year after three years of heavy snow on the Sunday,” said show manager Neil Fardy. “This year’s show will lead to a strong resurgence for both exhibit sales and attendance in the years to come. It really shows the growing motorcycle and OHV (off highway vehicle) business opportunities in the Atlantic region.”

The show started off with a bang Friday, thanks in large part to an exciting She Rides Nite. The donation of a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 by Canadian Kawasaki and G. Bourque Ltd., of Dieppe, as a grand prize, contributed to an increase in attendance of 18% over the previous year. Sharon Smith, of Moncton, was the lucky winner of the live draw for the Ninja motorcycle on Friday evening.

The Trials demonstrations, by the talented Belanger Family and the ATAQ, wowed the crowds daily with their precision handling and entertaining demonstrations over the weekend. Clinton Smout’s “How To” seminars continued to be a fan favourite, demonstrating riding safety and tips for all types of riders. The always popular Yamaha Riding Academy, was busy all weekend long, giving kids 6 to 12 years old an opportunity to ride a mini bike. For most, this was their first time riding.

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Media Contacts:

 

Moncton Show Media Relations
Rayanne Brennan
Brennan Communications
rayanneb@rogers.com
(506) 961-3633 (mobile)

Milaine Robichaud
(506) 858-6617 (office)
(506) 521-5454 (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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THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW: KICK STANDS UP LADIES!

Montreal, February 16, 2016 – Make no mistake!  In Quebec, motorcycling is no longer just a man’s game!  Since 2009, we’ve seen close to a 30% increase in the number of women who own bikes in the province and this growth is showing no signs of slowing down.

The 2016 Montreal Motorcycle Show will showcase and unite several women – authors, racers, adventures, business owners and their fans – who have all made a name for themselves in the industry. This crew is at the forefront of a riding revolution.

Bianca Kennedy (Show Manager) explains, “Their experience and knowledge make them real trailblazers and their passion and commitment are truly inspiring.  Regardless of your riding style, age or riding level, their stories, missions and accomplishments are impressive and worth a listen.”

Hélène Boyer, a journalist, who has been writing for more than 20 years and riding motorcycles since 1998, heads up the Association des femmes motocyclistes du Québec. In addition to writing columns for some of Quebec’s major newspapers, she has also authored a number of motorcycle touring guides including Nord-est américain à moto, Circuits de longue durée à moto and Québec à moto, just to name a few.  Hélène will be a featured speaker at the Show on Sunday afternoon, where she’ll be talking to conference host Éric Ménard about her publications, including Le Québec à moto, which she co-wrote with Odile Mongeau. The guide outlines 56 different riding trips and itineraries, and suggests stops along the way where riders can eat, stay and take in local points of interest.

Co-owner of Moto-Nation and track instructor Renée Larouche has earned a spot as a high demand riding teacher in a still somewhat male dominated sector of the industry.  She will be at the show all weekend long to talk about her racing school and courses, including her newest track courses that are designed by women, for women.  “Women who enter a man’s domain often feel uncomfortable or under intense pressure to perform and compete. I try to create training programs that offer a relaxed atmosphere where women riders can simply have fun.”

Natalie Catherine Provost, a rider for 20 years and a competitive racer for 12, will also be on site at the Moto-Nation booth to talk about the courses she offers to both men and women.

Rashmi Tambe, founder of the website Global Women Who Ride (www.globalwomenwhoride.com), will also be at the Motorcycle Show all weekend long, sharing her ambitious project that aims to profile one or more women motorcyclists in every country on this planet.  An avid motorcyclist, she has ridden solo across North America, Europe and New Zealand. Her objective: eliminate the stereotype and clichés associated with women riders. To achieve this, she is travelling the world to meet other women who ride and telling their stories on her website. A large mural featuring 20 stunning women from around the world, will be on display at the show to celebrate all the brave and beautiful women who ride and to raise awareness and visibility for this incredible initiative.

Sylvie Brisebois will also be at the show, representing her all-female ride – La Ride de fillesan annual fundraiser that benefits La Fondation du Cancer du sein du Québec. Last year’s ride raised an impressive $58,222, and in July 2016, 225 participants will ride 230 km through the Eastern Townships to support the cause. Sylvie herself took up riding at the age of 45 – living proof that discovering the joys of riding has nothing to do with age.  Last summer, she spent 22 days riding solo to California.

Another woman involved in the fight against breast cancer is Lisa Touchette who, in 2013, founded Les Nuances de roses, a not-for-profit fundraising organisation. This group of women riders from Quebec, 180 members strong, are all driven by the same passion:  the fight to end breast cancer.  Among the many activities they hold each year, their mixed relay is the largest.  They have raised close to $70,000 for La Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec, with $28,056 collected last year alone.

She Rides Nite Returns

Back by popular demand, She Rides Nite is once again on the show’s agenda, scheduled for Friday, February 26.  Starting at 5 p.m., women will benefit from ½ price admission.  In addition to a range of activities designed just for women, the evening will feature a ladies-only bike draw, for a stunning 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Excel Moto of Montreal.

Great visit!

The Show will also be welcoming a special guest from the Harley-Davidson family.  Karen Davidsonis the Creative Director of Harley-Davidson’s General Merchandise Department. In this role, Karen shapes the creative direction for Harley-Davidson General Merchandise apparel and accessory division. Karen has a strong natural instinct about the mystique of Harley-Davidson from a lifetime of living the Harley-Davidson experience. Karen, the great-granddaughter of the company’s co-founder, William A. Davidson, began riding at the age of nine. She officially joined the Harley-Davidson Motor Company in 1989 and was one of the original co-creators of the branded line of apparel and accessories – Harley-Davidson MotorClothes. Karen will be present on Friday, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

The Montreal Motorcycle Show: February 26 to 28, 2016, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)

Friday, February 26: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 27: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets (taxes included)

Adults (15 and over): $15
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $11
Juniors (6-14): $10
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $39
Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

https://www.facebook.com/LeSalondelamotodeMontreal

www.twitter.com/@thebikeshows

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Media relations:

Julie Gagnon, 514-713-4381 – julie@juliegagnon.ca

Isabelle Fafard, 514-865-8157 – isabelle.fafard@180deux.ca

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MORE THAN 19,000 VISITORS IN 3 DAYS! THE QUEBEC CITY MOTORCYCLE AND ATV SHOW IS AS POPULAR AS EVER AND SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN!

Quebec, Friday February 12th, 2016 – The riding community came out in full force this past weekend for the Quebec City Motorcycle and ATV Show.  Close to 19,500 visitors attended the very popular event that took place from February 5-7, 2016 at the Centre de foires, Expocite.  “The mild winter weather we’ve been having over the last few months has definitely got everyone feeling optimistic about an early start to the 2016 riding season” said Bianca Kennedy, Show Manager.  “You could really feel the enthusiasm, excitement and anticipation throughout the halls of the show.  Spring is just around the corner and the countdown to March 15th – the first official riding day in Quebec – is now on”.

There was a real fervour and eagerness on the show floor, both among exhibitors and visitors.  The quantity of new motorcycles and ATVs on display was impressive, and the selection of new gear and technology had visitors buzzing.  Riders of all skill levels and styles were thrilled with the quality and variety of products from the show’s 100+ exhibitors.

She Rides Nite on Friday February 5th, was a huge success!  Close to 900 women benefited from 1/2 price admission after 5 pm – a 20% increase in participation compared to 2015.  One of these ladies, Claudia from Quebec, left the show Friday night, the proud owner of a new 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300, courtesy of Kawasaki Canada and Moto Vanier.

There was certainly no shortage of eye-candy on display.  At the show’s main entrance, The Rolling Stones bikes by Premont Harley-Davidson had heads turning and cameras flashing.  Everyone stopped at the exhibit to take a closer look at these one-of-a-kind motorcycles.  At BMW’s booth, Eye Ride – a virtual reality test ride where you can experience all of the fabulous reasons to ride – was also a popular attraction.

The record number of new models on display wowed the crowds and had everyone dreaming about their next two, three or four wheeled adventures.  Close to 500 vehicles, including off-road motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-sides, decorated the show floor.

The trials demonstrations proved once again to be a very entertaining activity for the whole family, and our pint-sized attendees had a ton of fun at the Yamaha Riding Academy.  More than 200 kids between the ages of 6 and 12 got all suited up in the latest motorcross gear and took to the youth riding circuit for a few smile-inducing laps around the kid-friendly course.

The Quebec City Motorcycle and ATV Show will be rolling back into town in 2017, from February 3-5, at the Centre de foires.  For anyone who missed the Quebec City stop last weekend, or for anyone looking for another dose of powersport action and interaction, be sure to check out The Montreal Motorcycle Show from February 26-28, 2016 at the Palais des congres de Montreal.

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

Power Sport Services (PSS), producer and promoter of the Quebec Motorcycle Shows, presents seven major Shows across Canada each year. 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 most of the manufacturers, distributors and retailers involved in the Motorcycle and ATV Shows.

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Public Relations, BROUILLARD
418.682.6111
equipe@brouillardcomm.com
Bianca Kennedy, SHOW MANAGER
514.375.1974, ext. 101
bkennedy@powersportservices.ca

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The Motorcycle & ATV Show Moncton Media Advisory

Event Description : The 2016 Motorcycle & ATV Show – Moncton is Atlantic Canada’s largest Motorcycle & ATV Show, showcasing the industry’s new 2016 makes and models. The show kicks off Friday, February 12 with She Rides Nite, featuring a draw for a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ES300 and half price admission for ladies after 5 p.m. The show is action packed with all kinds of exciting exhibits and entertainment that will run through the weekend including: the Yamaha Riding Academy where kids aged 6-12 can try riding right at the show; trials demonstrations; seminars as well as a diverse variety of exhibitors featuring the newest in apparel, accessories and touring destinations.

Date : Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14, 2016
Emplacement : Moncton Coliseum Complex, Moncton, NB
Hours: Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Noon – 9:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Media Interviews: The show presenter welcomes media interviews and tours before, during and after the event. Contact Rayanne, Milaine or Jo-Anne to arrange. (See contact information below.)

Media Passes: Media passes will be available at the show office. To confirm your attendance in advance at the show, contact Rayanne, Milaine or Jo-Anne.

Media Contacts:     

Rayanne Brennan, Show Publicist
T: 506-961-3633
E: rayanneb@rogers.com
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications MMIC/COHV/Power Sport Services
T: 416-491-4449 C: 416-996-9207 Toll Free:  877-470-6642
E: jfarquhar@mmic.ca
Milaine Robichaud
T: (506) 521-5454
E: Milaine.robichaud@icloud.com
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COUNTDOWN ON FOR ATLANTIC CANADA’S LARGEST MOTORCYCLE SHOW MOTORCYCLE & ATV SHOW TO FILL MONCTON COLISEUM, FEB. 12-14

MONCTON, NB (February 4, 2016) – Excitement is building as motorcycle enthusiasts start counting down the days to when the Motorcycle & ATV Show Moncton takes over the Moncton Coliseum, February 12-14. The Moncton Motorcycle & ATV Show is the biggest manufacturers’ show in Atlantic Canada, with a wide-ranging and exciting line-up of exhibitors that celebrates the motorcycle and off-road vehicle lifestyle. From the open road, to the track and to the trail, this is your chance to see the newest models from the big names, plus the latest in apparel, accessories and touring destinations – all under one roof. The show is jam-packed with special features and events that are sure to please riders of all ages, including the kids.

Among the main attractions at this year’s show in Moncton will be a draw for a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja EX300, donated by Canadian Kawasaki and its dealership G. Bourque Ltd. of Dieppe, at She Rides Nite on Friday, February 12. In addition to a chance to win a new bike – a first for the Moncton event – female motorcycle enthusiasts will receive half-price admission after 5 p.m.

Other highlights will include: the Yamaha Riding Academy, which introduces kids to the sport in a safe, supervised environment; trials demonstrations by the Bélanger family from Quebec; and various “how to” riding sessions led by Clinton Smout.

Hours are: Friday, February 12, 12-9 p.m.; Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission prices are: Family (2 adults, 2 youth) – $33; Adults (15+) – $12.50 ; Youth (6-14 years) – $8; Seniors (65+) -$9; Ladies Night – $6.25 (after 5 p.m Friday only); Children (under 6) – free when accompanied by an adult; online (in advance) $1.50 discount on an adult admission (if purchased prior to Feb. 10). All prices include HST. Presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance and produced by Power Sport Services, the Moncton event is the only Atlantic stop on its Canada-wide, seven-city motorcycle show tour. For more information on the 2016 show, visit the Moncton show website at www.monctonmotorcycleshow.ca.

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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 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:

Moncton Show Media Relations

Rayanne Brennan
Brennan Communications
rayanneb@rogers.com
(506) 858-6617 (office)
(506) 961-3633 (mobile)

Milaine Robichaud
Brennan Communications
(506) 858-6617 (office)
(506) 521-5454 (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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MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO WILL GET ONTARIO’S MOTOR RUNNING

TORONTO (Feb. 4, 2016) – For Ontario’s riding enthusiasts, it’s not groundhogs on a cloudy day that signifies spring is just around the corner. What gets their motor running is the arrival of the Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, riding into the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 19-21.

The 29th edition of the Show is Toronto’s stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national seven-city tour, which kicked off earlier this year in Western Canada. It showcases the industry’s biggest brands, their newest models, and the latest technical innovations for motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters, along with riding gear, accessories and travel destinations.

In additional to the more than 500 bikes on display, there are thrilling stunt shows, beginner riding lessons for children, a special night for female riders, and two big draws for new motorcycles.

This year’s highlights include:

2016 Triumph Street Twin Grand Prize Draw: One lucky Toronto Motorcycle Show-goer will win a new 2016 Triumph Street Twin, with the keys awarded on the third and final day of the Show.

She Rides Nite: Women are taking to motorcycle riding at a record pace and we’ll celebrate that on the Friday evening of the Show (Feb. 19). She Rides Nite features half-price Show admission for ladies after 5 pm, and industry experts will be on hand to provide information and advice specific to the needs of the female rider. There’s a ladies-only draw that night to win a new 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300.

Friday night parking is free for show-goers after 5pm.

Team Empire Freestyle Stunt Team: Team Empire features American freestyle riders Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “EDub” Vigil, who travel the world showcasing their motorcycle stunt-riding prowess before live audiences. They have built a large online following, where their popular chase adventure videos have totaled over 100 million YouTube hits.

Yamaha Riding Academy For Kids: This popular feature introduces children, aged 6-12, to the wonderful world of riding in 15-minute sessions with certified instructors and riding gear provided.

The Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience: JUMPSTART combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially designed stationary support stand that allows participants to fire up the engine, give the throttle a twist, and hear that unforgettable Harley sound – under the watchful eye of trained personnel – without turning a wheel.

Yamaha’s “How To” Demos: One of Canada’s leading motorcycle training authorities, Clinton Smout, brings his expertise to Toronto in the Yamaha “How To” demos with informative sessions educating riders on how to safely navigate challenges like riding on gravel roads and over obstacles.

Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets: The OPP’s Motorcycle Precision Team has been performing across the province for over 50 years, and they will showcase their superb riding skills aboard their fleet of Harley-Davidson Police Specials.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services. This is the Show where enthusiasts will get their first live look at the new 2016 models set in impressive displays from the biggest brands in the business, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am BRP, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory, and Yamaha.

Show hours are: Friday, February 19 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 20 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 21 (10 am – 5 pm). For Show features, ticket prices, and info visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca.

Discounted advance tickets are now on sale through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario motorcycle dealers.

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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 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
(416) 491-4449 (office)
(877) 470-6642 (toll-free)
(416) 996-9207 (mobile)

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ENTHUSIASM FOR RIDING STILL STRONG

EDMONTON, AB (January 28, 2016) – The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance took place January 15th  -17th,, 2016.

Despite the current economic climate and cool temperatures over 30,000 Central Albertans made their way to the Expo Centre over the course of the three-day Show.  Enthusiasts checked out all the new two, three and four-wheel models from all the major manufacturers.

The annual SHE Rides Nite was held on Friday, January 15th.   When the qualifiers names were drawn and announced the excitement mounted, as there was a one in five chance of winning a brand new Kawasaki.  Nan from Edmonton chose the key that started the 2016 Ninja EX300 courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Blackfoot Motosports.

The Motor Madness and Mayhem Show drew big crowds throughout the weekend and those that took in the show were treated to some amazing stunt riding, aerial action including Heath Frisby flipping a sled.

The Yamaha Riding Academy was extremely popular and the sessions filled up fast.  Dozens of kids took the opportunity to learn from the professionals in a positive, controlled, supervised environment.  The kids and parents were all smiles when they left the track after completing their riding session.

Eighteen qualifiers gathered late Sunday afternoon for their chance to win the grand prize, a 2016 Bonneville 800 Street Twin valued at $12,000, graciously provided by Triumph Motorcycles and Blackfoot Motosports.  Ryan from St. Albert ended up the lucky winner and is eager to take out his brand new bike this Spring.

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 Facebookhttps://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-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.

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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ENTHUSIASM FOR RIDING STILL STRONG

CALGARY, AB (January 28, 2016) – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance took place at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park from January 8th – 10th, 2016.

Despite the current economic climate and cool temperatures over 30,000 Southern Albertans made their way to the BMO Centre over the course of the three-day Show.  Enthusiasts checked out all the new two, three and four-wheel models from all the major manufacturers.

The annual SHE Rides Nite was held on Friday, January 9th.   When the qualifiers names were drawn and announced the excitement mounted, as there was a one in five chance of winning a brand new Kawasaki.  Denise from Calgary chose the key that started the 2016 Ninja EX300 courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Blackfoot Motosports.

The Motor Madness and Mayhem Show drew big crowds throughout the weekend and those that took in the show were treated to some amazing stunt riding, aerial action including Heath Frisby flipping a sled.

The Yamaha Riding Academy was extremely popular and the sessions filled up fast.  Dozens of kids took the opportunity to learn from the professionals in a positive, controlled, supervised environment.  The kids and parents were all smiles when they left the track after completing their riding session.

Twenty seven qualifiers gathered late Sunday afternoon for their chance to win the grand prize, a 2016 Bonneville 800 Street Twin valued at $12,000, graciously provided by Triumph Motorcycles and Blackfoot Motosports.  Andy from Calgary ended up the lucky winner and is eager to take out his brand new bike this Spring.

Produced by Power Sport Services (PSS), the Motorcycle Show – Calgary 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 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 at

https://motorcycleshow.streamintickets.com/purchaseProductSP.aro?sum=The+Motorcycle+Show+%2D+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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VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW 2016 CONTINUES TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS OVER 30,000 ATTENDED 35TH ANNUAL SHOW HELD AT TRADEX JAN 22 – 24 2016

VANCOUVER, B.C. (January 26) – The 35th annual Vancouver Motorcycle Show drew in31,873 bike enthusiasts this past weekend.

Held at the Tradex, Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford from January 22 to 24, the three-day manufacturers’ showcase featured hundreds of new motorcycles, scooters, ATV’s and performances ranging from safety demonstrations to jaw-dropping bike and ATV stunts.

“Not only did we see a strong attendance to launch the 2016 motorcycling season in British Columbia, exhibitors reported their sales figures were up from last year,” said Show Manager Laurie Paetz. “Right from the show’s opening day on Friday, fans of the sport were incredibly excited to see the visually stunning new models and amazing performances at this year’s show.”

Event highlights included: motorcycle stunts by Team Empire’s world-renowned Nick “Apex” Brocha & Ernie “EDub” Vigil; ATV stunts by local hero Bill Hitchon; rock and roll mini-road racing with rockabilly band The Vicious Cycles; demonstrations from the Pacific Coast Mini RoadRacing Club; and lessons for riders ages six to 12 conducted by the Yamaha Riding Academy.

Two victorious fans once again went home with brand new motorcycles. Courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki, a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 was drawn on Friday night as a part of SHE Rides Night,and the weekend’s grand prize, a 2016 Bonneville 800 Street Twin, provided by Triumph Motorcycles and valued at $12,000, was drawn Sunday night.

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show – Vancouver features some of the biggest names in motorcycle production, including BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson Canada, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha and many more.

Preparations are now underway for the 2017 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver. For more information, visit www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca. Become part of the Motorcycle Show’s online community by following on Twitter (@thebikeshows) using the hashtag #bikeshowYVR and by liking The Motorcycle Show – Vancouver on Facebook.

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

Vancouver Show Publicist

Steph Troughton
stroughton@lbmg.ca
(604) 637-6649 (office)
(778) 989-1469 (mobile)

PSS – 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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THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW: A NEW RIDE FOR EVERYONE THIS YEAR! The new 2016 model line-up is all about variety and choice

Montreal, January 25, 2016 – In addition to the always impressive number of new models unveiled at the show each and every year, the standout feature of the 2016 Montreal Motorcycle Show will be the unparalleled variety and selection of motorcycles on display.  The Show’s 150 exhibitors, including the industry’s 20 largest manufacturers, will all be coming together to showcase an unrivaled collection of new models and innovations for 2016.  From short distance urban machines and new category introductions to cutting-edge technology and retro inspired designs, this year’s line-up offers unprecedented range and choice, for every style and level of rider.

The following are just a few of the new model highlights that await the 33,000 expected visitors who will be taking over the Palais des congrès from February 26 to 28, 2016.

BMW: ADVENTURE CALLS!

BMW Motorrad continues to bolster its presence in the adventure sport touring segment with its2016 S1000XR. Based on the hugely successful S platform, the XR offers great performance, agility and an upright riding position for comfortable and sporty adventure riding. Also new for 2016 are refreshed versions of the F700GS and F800GS models. Among their new features are a unique updated paint finish and the option of a lowered suspension kit. BMW also continues to set the pace in urban mobility with key updates to its popular C650GT. Central to the changes are a fully redesigned CVT and clutch, which results in more pulling capability, particularly when the light turns green or when accelerating from low speeds.

CAN-AM BRP SPYDER: BRING ON THE CRUISERS

BRP is expanding its presence in the cruiser segment, adding the F3-T and F3 Limited models to its existing F3, F3-S and F3 Special Series vehicles. These new models are loaded with comfort and convenience – features that offer greater freedom, flexibility, and cargo space.  All Spyder F3 models are equipped with BRP’s exclusive UFit system, allowing riders to adjust their ride position and find a truly customized fit, feel and riding experience.

DUCATI: TAKING THE MARKET BY STORM

More than 10 new Ducati models will be on display at this year’s Show.  Starting with the all-newXDiavel, Ducati makes its entrance into the cruiser world and does so in its very own way.  Relaxed, low-speed riding, combined with the excitement and adrenaline of sports riding, perfectly sums up the “low speed excitement” of the XDiavel.  Also new for 2016, is the Multistrada 1200 Enduro.  Built to stand up to the stresses and strains of off-road riding, it has the ability to travel across continents, allowing riders the freedom to explore the globe on two wheels.  Also featured among Ducati’s new models are the Scrambler Sixty2, inspired by the youth culture of skateboarding, surfing and pop music, the Scrambler Flat Track Pro, a tribute to America dirt track racing, and the Scrambler Italian Independent, a limited edition model that takes a turn in a more fashionable and glamourous direction. Rounding out the company’s 2016 line-up are theHypermotard 939, Hyperstrada 939, Monster 1200, Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak, and 959 Panigale.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON: THE MOST POWERFUL CRUISER LINE-UP

For 2016, Harley-Davidson is introducing one of its broadest lineups in a single model year. There isn’t a cruiser that hasn’t been improved in some way through style, power or accessibility. For 2016, the Iron 883 gets an all new suspension, a new rolled leather seat and jaw-dropping new pipes and wheels. No need to shine this machine, just get on and tear up the nearest street. In addition to a better seat and suspension, the Forty-Eight offers new lightweight mag wheels and awesome brakes. On top of that, its tank now sports ’70s inspired graphics. After a two-year absence, the Road Glide Ultra is back for 2016. Enhanced style, better aerodynamics, and improved long-distance ergonomics mean riders can now pile up the miles in high style. The Road Glide Ultra delivers a mind-blowingly comfortable ride built around an aggressive look. Finally, cruisers Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S are now equipped with a Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B engine, offering performance that was once the exclusive domain of Custom Vehicle Operationsmodels.

HONDA: UNSTOPPABLE

Honda’s new CRFL1000L Africa Twin is the perfect travel companion. Thoroughly equipped for true adventure, with potent engine and dynamic chassis, this bike is ready to cover continents on or off-road. The VFR1200X also joins the 2016 line-up of adventure and touring motorcycles. Launched in Europe in 2012, it’s a machine that gives its rider a rare sense of challenge and the facility to explore. But the real difference lies in the addictive power and sound produced by its soulful V4 engine, something unique in its class. Rounding out the 2016 lineup of adventure bikes are the NC750X and CB500X, which, regardless of distance, terrain or weather, are equipped to get you to your destination and back effortlessly.

HUSQVARNA: POWER, STYLE, TECHNOLOGY

For 2016, Husqvarna is rewriting history with its new generation of motocross bikes. The FC 250,350 and 450 models have been fully redesigned from the frame up. Think engine enhancements designed to increase overall power, updated suspension, improved brake discs, and a new frame and subframe. Exclusive to the Montreal Show, the manufacturer will present its 701 Enduro. This machine, built from the ground up to lead in terms of power, weight, technology and performance, produces 67 hp and combines state-of-the-art equipment with unique bodywork.  With its crisp throttle response the 701 Enduro allows riders of all levels to confidently tackle both their next offroad adventure, as well as the daily commute.

KAWASAKI: LIVING THE DREAM!

The versatile Z1000 has been a hit for Kawasaki, and the streetfighter is now getting a sibling: the new 2016 Z800 ABS. This mid-level streetfighter has the attitude and aggressive style of its bigger brother but is fitted with a smaller four-cylinder engine displacing 806cc. Streetfighter fans will love the exposed engine with black covers, the attractive bends in the exhaust and the uncluttered rear. For its part, the new ZX-10R is a bike supersport fans have definitely been waiting for. And while it might look a lot like the previous version, Kawasaki has left barely a bolt untouched on the new 2016 model. Changes have been made to the engine, chassis, suspension, electronics and brakes. Designed to enable a greater number of riders to experience the thrill of riding a superbike, the new Ninja ZX-10R is the closest thing to a highly-advanced factory superbike from Kawasaki.

TRIUMPH: MODERN CLASSICS REBORN

This year, Triumph is launching a record number of new models. The all-new Bonneville Familyfeatures 5 new bikes including the T120 and T120 Black, Thruxton and Thruxton R, along with the exciting new 900cc Street Twin. Redeveloped from the ground up with three new Bonneville engines and all-new chassis and suspensions, these bikes provide the optimal modern classic riding experience. Also new for 2016 are the Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R. Centered around a new 1050cc triple engine, these bikes take performance, agility, power, handling and capability to a completely new level. Finally, the new Tiger Explorer will also be on display. Packed full of advanced rider-focused technology, this bike lets you get the most out of your ride, whether on road, trail or byway.

“Whether you’re a hardcore rider or a recreational enthusiast, a curious fan or just thinking of taking up the sport, the 2016 Montreal Motorcycle Show is a must-attend event” says Bianca Kennedy, Show Manager. “You’ll discover absolutely everything that the manufacturers have in store, from this year’s models to the latest industry innovations. Visitors are in for a real treat this year and will leave the show all revved up and well equipped to start their next riding season, on the roads and trails.”

Of course, plenty of other major brands will also be represented at the Show, including companies like Aprilia, Indian Motorcycle, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha who are all looking forward to unveiling their latest models just in time for the start of riding season.

The Montreal Motorcycle Show: February 26 to 28, 2016, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle).

Friday, February 26: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 27: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 28: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Tickets (taxes included)

Adults (15 and over): $15
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $11
Juniors (6-14): $10
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $39

Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca
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