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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 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.

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 (http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary) or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at

https://motorcycleshow.streamintickets.com/purchaseProductSP.aro?sum=The+Motorcycle+Show+%2D+Calgary

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ABOUT 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
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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2016 MOTORCYCLE SHOW – VANCOUVER OPENS TODAY Best in Bikes, Stunts, Gear at Abbotsford Tradex, January 22 – 24, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC (January 22, 2016) – Start your engines! Beginning today until January 24th, the 2016 Vancouver Motorcycle Show will bring the newest bikes, most breathtaking stunts, and latest gear to Abbotsford’s Tradex, Trade and Exhibition Centre. Drawing thousands of fans every year, the Show presents hundreds of the latest makes and models of motorcycles, ATVs and scooters that are sure to thrill every rider.

Tonight is also SHE RIDES NITE, celebrating women of all ages and abilities who ride motorcycles. After 5 pm, all females will have half-price admission, while women over 18 can enter a draw to win a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300. Vancouver-based racing champion Spero Benias, who ranked number one in all of last season’s classes and is a WMRC champion, will be on-site to sign autographs Saturday from 6 pm to 7 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 2 pm, while fan-favourite “Wild Bill” Hitchon will be returning to wow with stunts on four wheels on opening day at 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 6 pm, Saturday at 11:45 am and 1:45 pm and Sunday at 12 pm, 1:45 pm and 3:30 pm.

Other highlights include demonstrations from the Pacific Coast Mini RoadRacing Club, introductory lessons from the Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids, the back-by-popular-demand team, Team Empire, the first-ever Vancouver display from Indian Motorcycle, and a chance to win the ultimate grand prize, a brand-new 2016 Bonneville 800 Street Twin, provided by Triumph Motorcycles and valued at $12,000.

EVENT:
2016 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver

DATES:
January 22nd-24th, 2016

LOCATION:
Tradex – Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford

HOURS:
Friday 10:00am-9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

ADMISSION:  

Adults      $15.00
Juniors (6-14)   $10.00
Seniors (65+)  $11.00
Children (5 and under) FREE with adult purchase
Family Pass $39.00 (2 adult & 2 junior passes)
SHE Rides Night   ½ price after 5:00pm on Friday night ONLY

To buy tickets today or find more information on features and a list of exhibitors visit: Vancouver Motorcycle Show at: http://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:

 

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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VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW GOES FULL-THROTTLE STARTING FRIDAY JANUARY 22 – 24, 2016 AT TRADEX

VANCOUVER, BC (January 19, 2016) – Beginning this Friday, Abbotsford’s Tradex, Trade and Exhibition Centre will be filled with hundreds of the latest and top-of-the-line motorcycles for the 35th annual Vancouver Motorcycle Show, running from January 22nd to 24th. With top-of-the-line technology, thrilling stunts, and legendary bikes, the Show offers new and exciting features for both returning fans and new spectators.

Highlights include daily performances from breathtaking stunt group Team Empire as well as ATV stuntman “Wild Bill” Hitchon, demonstrations from the Pacific Coast Mini RoadRacing Club, introductory lessons from the Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids, and a chance to win the ultimate grand prize, a brand-new 2016 Bonneville 800 Street Twin, provided by Triumph Motorcycles and valued at $12,000. The Show will once again put a spotlight on women in the industry during SHE RIDES NITE on Friday, January 22nd, which includes a giveaway for a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300. For the first time ever, Indian Motorcycle will also be showcasing their all-new line of bikes at the Show, along with other returning brand favourites, including Harley Davidson Canada, BMW Motorrad, Honda, Triumph, Ducati, and more.

With the latest gear, coolest features, and newest bikes, ATVs and scooters, the Vancouver Motorcycle Show is a not-to-miss event the whole family can enjoy.

EVENT:           
2016 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver

DATES:           
January 22nd-24th, 2016

LOCATION:    
Tradex – Fraser Valley Trade & Exhibition Centre, Abbotsford

HOURS:          
Friday 10:00am-9:00pm; Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm

ADMISSION:  

Adults      $15.00
Juniors (6-14)   $10.00
Seniors (65+)  $11.00
Children (5 and under) FREE with adult purchase
Family Pass $39.00 (2 adult & 2 junior passes)
SHE Rides Night   ½ price after 5:00pm on Friday night ONLY

To buy tickets today or find more information on features and a list of exhibitors visit: Vancouver Motorcycle Show at: http://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:

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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Atlantic Canada’s largest motorcycle show at Moncton Coliseum, Feb. 12-14 Female motorcycle enthusiasts have chance to win a 2016 Kawasaki

MONCTON, NB (January 19, 2016) – Although the riding season is still a few months away, there will be no better time to pick out your dream ride for the 2016 season than February 12 to 14 when the Motorcycle & ATV Show Moncton roars into the Moncton Coliseum.

Presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance and produced by Power Sport Services, the event is Atlantic Canada’s largest showcase for new makes and models from the major manufacturers of open road, track and trail vehicles. It’s an ideal opportunity to take a look at the new 2016 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and side-by-side models; hop on and compare models and talk to industry experts.  The Moncton event is the only Atlantic stop on Power Sport Services’ Canada-wide, seven-city motorcycle show tour.

Among the highlights of this year’s show is a ladies-only draw for a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja EX300 motorcycle at She Rides Nite on Friday, February 12. The motorcycle is donated by Canadian Kawasaki and its dealership GBourque of Dieppe. This is a first for the Moncton show, so ladies don’t forget to fill in your ballot while you are at the show. In addition to a chance to win a 2016 Kawasaki, women will receive half-price admission after 5:00 p.m. that night.

According to industry statistics, women account for 14 percent of all motorcycle owners and there’s been a 30 percent increase in the number of female bikers over the past decade.

“She Rides Nite is all about encouraging women who ride, or are considering the sport, to gather up their girlfriends and have a fun night out,” said the show’s manager, Neil Fardy.  ”In addition to the many female-friendly motorcycle models available, there’s riding gear and clothing specially developed for women. We’ll have industry experts on hand to provide information and advice specific to the needs of the female rider.”

Also back by popular demand is the Yamaha Riding Academy, which introduces kids to the sport in a safe, supervised environment. Children 6 to 12 years old receive instruction from the experts, get geared up in the latest safety equipment and then take to the track to test their skills. It’s an excellent way to expose “wannabe” riders to the basics and safety of off road riding.

Another crowd pleaser at Moncton is Trials at the Show, starring the Bélanger family from Quebec. Trials is a non-speed event, done on specialized bikes, where riders demonstration their skills and agility by navigating an obstacle course without ever touching their feet to the ground.

Clinton Smout will also return to this year’s show to give “how to” sessions on riding over obstacles and gravel roads, picking up a fallen motorcycle and other slow speed riding techniques.

For more information on the 2016 show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors, visit the Moncton show website at http://www.monctonmotorcycleshow.ca/ where advance tickets can be purchased.

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)