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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)

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TORONTO TO HOST SHE RIDES NITE IN FEBRUARY

Female Riders Will Celebrate Opening Night of Motorcycle Show-Toronto
With Half-Price Admission and Exclusive Kawasaki Ninja ES300 Giveaway

TORONTO, ON – Although the riding season is still a few months away, female motorcycle enthusiasts from across Southern Ontario will gather in Toronto next month when the Motorcycle Show-Toronto celebrates She Rides Nite on Friday, February 19.  The festivities are part of the motorcycle manufacturers’ national show tour which makes its only Ontario stop, February 19-21, at the Enercare Centre (formerly the Direct Energy Centre), Exhibition Place.

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. Add to that a 2013 study commissioned by Harley-Davidson, which concluded that women who ride are noticeably happier; it’s no wonder more females are discovering the thrill of motorcycles.

At She Rides Nite, women will receive half-price admission after 5:00 pm, and can enter a ladies-only draw to win a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ES300. This bike boasts nimble handling, balanced suspension, and a silky-smooth ride that is irresistible to experienced track riders as well as novice road riders looking to sharpen their skills.

“She Rides Nite is all about encouraging women who ride, or are considering the sport, to gather up their girlfriends for 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. Friday night parking is free for everyone, so we’re looking forward to a great turnout again this year.”

New to the Motorcycle Show–Toronto is the Torch Motorcycles Revv-olution. Torch is a community of female moto-enthusiasts who build new bikes, components, and apparel specifically designed with the female rider in mind. Their exhibit runs throughout the weekend and encompasses various aspects of riding that will be of interest to all enthusiasts.

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 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and side-by-side 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 visitwww.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.

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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LEGENDARY VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW FEATURING THE BEST IN BIKES JANUARY 22 – 24, 2016 AT TRADEX

VANCOUVER, BC (January 6, 2016) – Almost 50 years have passed since Easy Rider, arguably the best biker movie of all time, roared onto the silver screen. Yet the film’s legendary status and mass appeal continues to live on today at events like the annual Vancouver Motorcycle Show.

Running January 22 to 24 2016 at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, the show has consistently attracted riders and rider wanna-bes of all ages and ability. Show producer Laurie Paetz says the show’s diversity and massive selection of bikes and line-up of entertainment is what fans keep coming back for.

“They really appreciate that there is so much to see – from entertainment and giveaways to classic and newly introduced bike models,” she says.

Featuring the latest gear, live demonstrations, motorcycle giveaways, local musical entertainment, a brand new line-up of 2016 motorcycles, ATVs and scooters as well as the classics, the show once again is a family-friendly event no one should miss.

2016 Vancouver Motorcycle Show Bike Highlights:

  • New to the show this year is Indian Motorcycle who is proud to introduce their new line-up which includes a middle-weight cruiser the  Indian® Scout™ ABS, their touring motorcycle the Indian ® Roadmaster™ and their Indian Chief Dark Horse featuring a matte black finish from end-to-end.
  • Honda’s fleet will include their brand new Honda CRFL1000L Africa Twin, described as a blend of advanced technology and multi-terrain durability. Spectators will also see Honda’s  two new full-size models for 2016 –the Pioneer 1000 and 1000S, what critics are saying  are the ideal answer to those looking for vehicles that work well in both work and recreation applications.
  • Harley Davidson Canada is set to introduce its sleek Road Glide Ultra with its touring esstenials and newly styled Forty-Eight® which features a bold new front end, burly Dark Custom™ styling, and big comfort improvements.
  • BMW Motorrad is debuting their 2016 S1000XR.  Based on the hugely successful S platform, the XR features great performance, agility, upright riding position and sporty advenure riding.  BMW has also modified their F700GS and F800GS models for this year, with new tank covers, ignition lock covers and electroplated fairing pieces and an updated paint finish.
  • In 2016 Triumph has introduced the next generation of Bonneville with five exciting new motorcycles.
  • Each model is  considered to be a stunning evolution of the iconic Bonneville styling, all featuring an all-new Bonneville engine family.
  • Kawasaki promises to up the wow factor with its Ninja ZX-14R bike which features advanced electronics, an innovative frame and ultra-powerful 1,441cc inline four-cylinder engine. Not to be outclassed by the Ninja, Kawasaki’s 2016 Vulcan® S ABS Café should excite show fans as well with its adjustable cruising features and Ninja®-derived power.
  • Yamaha is bringing out its Y2450F model which has a modified engine and launch control system for those riders who need faster starts.  And if riders are looking for the ultimate in suburban commuter comfort, they can check out Yamaha’s BWs 125 which has been given a stylish makeover for the new year.
  • The name Ducati may be synonymous with speed but in 2016, that could be challenged now that the brand has joined the cruiser world with its bike the X Diavel. Called “low-speed excitement”, their newest model maintains typical Ducati high performance and sleek style with ergonomic design and cutting-edge technology. Ducati is also featuring its new Multistrada 1200 Enduro, equipped with adapting power and suspension as well as ABS and traction control that ensures the operator can tackle any kind of terrain.
  • BRP is also rolling out its cruiser line 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 said to be loaded with comfort and convenience features, offering greater freedom, flexibility, and extra cargo space.
  • Suzuki has plans to showcase its newest retro cruiser, the TU250X. This classically styled, fuel efficient motorcycle comes with spoked wheels, a round headlight and low-slung tapered muffler.
  • For those looking to find a crossover bike, Victory has rolled out its 2016 Cross Country 8-Ball featuring creature comforts such as spacious lockable saddlebags, a sound system that can handle wind and engine rumble and a 106ci Freedom V-Twin.
  • KTM is bringing the new Freeride 250R to the show – a bike that reportedly bridges the gap between a full-size enduro and trials. As its name suggests, the Freeride is supposed to give riders confidence to navigate difficult and trials-type terrain and also provide the comfort needed for all-day riding.
  • Finally, Italian manufacturer Piaggio is featuring its Fly 50, a light and easy-to-handle bike for those riders looking for those features. Considered sleek nd stylish, the Fly 50 comes with a four 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.

Spectators can expect to see their favorites at the show like Team Empire who is back by popular demand, She Rides Night, running Friday from 5 pm to 9 pm where those in attendance can enter the draw for a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300, the Yamaha Riding Academy which is an exclusive feature at the Vancouver show, and the grand prize giveaway – a 2016 Bonneville 800 Street Twin provided by Triumph Motorcycles and valued at $12,000.

To buy tickets today  visit: Vancouver Motorcycle Show. For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit or become part of the Motorcycle – Vancouver’s online community by liking the show on Facebook or following 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.

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)
mmicadmin

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)
mmicadmin

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)
mmicadmin

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