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Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame to Induct Miguel Duhamel as final member of the Class of 2016

MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT ELEVENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

Toronto, ON – February 13, 2017 – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the final member of the Class of 2016. Miguel Duhamel will be honoured at the 11th annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place February 25, 2017 at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel in Montreal.

Montreal’s Miguel Duhamel, now based in Las Vegas, is certainly one of the best road racers ever produced in Canada. He is central in the discussion surrounding Canada’s top ever International competitor, along with earlier stars like Mike Duff as well as Miguel’s legendary father, Yvon.

Miguel, along with older brother Mario and sister Gina, learned to ride on mini bikes at an early age, in public, at race events where father Yvon was working. From there, Miguel climbed the dirt bike competition ladder, eventually winding up in Super Cross.

Duhamel stepped up to Pro, earning Top Rookie Honors in 1988 aboard a wide selection of Monette Sport Kawasakis, backed by Pepsi with support from the family motorhome. He won his first career Pro Superbike National at the end of his rookie season, in the rain, beating Michel Mercier at Shannonville.

Duhamel teamed up with Manager Alan Labrosse, signing with Suzuki Canada for 1989 to ride for the works team run by George Morin and constructed by legendary tuner Mike Crompton.

When the Canadian National season opened, Duhamel won Sanair and round two at Shubenacadie, dramatically edging first Steve Crevier and then Rueben McMurter. At Mosport in June, Duhamel made his World Superbike debut, charging into the lead past Fred Merkel only to fall in the first leg.

Duhamel became the winningest Super Sports rider in history in 1996, with his 28th career win on his way to the title – Miguel remains the most successful racer in the history of the Super Sport category.

Perhaps Duhamel’s most impressive career stat are his five Daytona 200 wins, tied atop the all-time victory list with former rival Scott Russell.

The Chair of the Board and the Directors are pleased and honoured to welcome Miguel Duhamel to the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and recognize his most successful career both in Canada and the U.S.

Tickets for the 11th Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. Sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 100 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, the Roll of Honour and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW FOR THE MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

TORONTO (February 9, 2017) – Toronto will be center-stage for Canada’s motorcycle industry, Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19, as the world’s top brands showcase their newest products to enthusiasts at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, during the 2017 Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance.

This is the 30th edition of Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ show, and much like the auto show, will showcase the industry’s latest technical innovations for motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters, along with riding gear, accessories and travel destinations. In addition to the more than 500 bikes on display, there will be thrilling stunt shows, beginner riding lessons for children, a special night for female riders, and draws to win a new motorcycle and a European riding vacation.

We are hosting an exclusive media preview on the morning of the show opening, with access to tour the manufacturers’ exhibits, take photos and videos of the new models, and meet with company representatives.

Here are the details:

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Location: Enercare Centre, Hall B, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Blvd., Toronto, ON
Schedule:
 9:30 am Media Registration (Media Centre, Salon 107)
10:00 am – 11:55 am Exclusive Media Show Preview
10:00 am – 11:00 am Harley-Davidson Canada announcement & media availability with Managing Director, Ignacio Isusi
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ducati North America Presentation with CEO, Jason Chinnock, and the Canadian debut of the 1299 Superleggera – the fastest production motorcycle in the company’s 91-year history
12:00 pm Show Opens to Public

(Please note: Media Credentials required for access to preview and company announcements)

For media credentials and show information: 

Jerry Priddle Accelerate Marketing & Communications
(E) jerrypriddle@accelmc.com (O) 905-554-9491 (C) 416-312-9491

 

For industry related information:

Jo-Anne Farquhar Motorcycle & Moped Industry CouncilPower Sport Services
(E) jfarquhar@mmic.ca (O) 416-491-4449  (C ) 416-996-9207

 

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Show Details: Show hours are: Friday, February 17 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 18 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 19 (10 am – 5 pm). For Show features, ticket prices, and info visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca. Discounted advance tickets are on sale now through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers.

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 2017 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.

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.

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Pascal Picotte To Be Inducted Into Canadian Motorcycle Hall Of Fame

MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT ELEVENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

Toronto ON – The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the eighth member of the Class of 2016. Pascal Picotte will be honoured at the 11th annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place February 25, 2017 at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel in Montreal.

Pascal Picotte grew up just south of Montreal in Granby, Quebec, near one of the more popular race track of the 1970s and 1980s, Sanair International. Pascal’s initiation into motorcycle racing came via Michel Mercier’s FAST Racing School and by the time he was 18, Picotte was the top ranked Amateur road racer in Canada.

1991 was a break-through year for Picotte, leading the Yamaha Canada effort early in the season and then joining Fast By Ferracci Ducati in the U.S. He won three Pro Twin races for Ducati in the U.S., and was fourth in the Superbike race in Miami. His abbreviated campaign in Canada included wins at Race City in Calgary and the World Superbike round at Mosport.

For 1992, Picotte focused on the U.S., taking eight of nine victories to earn the Pro Twins Championship, as well as a couple of Superbike podiums on his way to fifth in Superbike points. Picotte also took the works Ducati to Canada for a couple of races, edging arch-rival Steve Crevier at the Shannonville finale.

In 1998, Picotte started his famous four-year tenure with the beleaguered works Harley-Davidson superbike, showing considerable promise working with Canadian chassis guru Dale Rathwell. He dazzled at Daytona, and was fourth at Pike’s Peak and Las Vegas. In 2000 Picotte managed to get the VR1000 a first-ever finish in the Daytona 200, winding up ninth. Picotte’s success continued in 2005, although injuries limited him to wins at Mosport and Shannonville. By 2007 he opted to focus on team-management, running Francis Martin, Matt McBride and Chris Peris for Blackfoot-Suzuki.

“Pascal Picotte’s competition career is indicative of the high level of success for entry into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The Chair of the Board and the Directors are pleased and honoured to welcome Pascal to the Class of 2016.”

Tickets for the Eleventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. Sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status. It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 100 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, the Roll of Honour and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca.

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MOTORCYCLING LEGENDS AND CHAMPIONS TO BE HONOURED AT ELEVENTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the fourth Member of the Class of 2016. Buddy Ford Sr. will be honoured at the 11th annual Induction Banquet and Reunion which takes place February 25, 2017 at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel in Montreal.

Back in the fifties, everyone knew the name of Buddy Ford in Canada. In his home town of Trois Rivières, he was the local hero, the man that every kid in the street wanted to be when he grew up. He was an outstanding performer in almost every aspect of Canadian motorcycling.

‘’Edward Buddy Ford’’ was 1954 Canadian National Champion in Road Race & earned many National Karting titles as well. Buddy was also the king of Dirt Track in Quebec. During his best years, he won the Trois Rivières Dirt Track and others on many occasions. He was very well known in the US and had a factory ride with Triumph motorcycles.

Buddy Sr raced all around Quebec, Ontario and the Eastern US, competed in the Daytona Beach 200 mile race on the Beach and also ran on the Speedway the 1st year it opened for motorcycles.

During son, Buddy Jr`s career in motocross, dirt, ice and supermoto, Dad was his best sponsor and full time mechanic and there was never a race that Buddy Jr did not finish. As his son`s mechanic he received the Mechanic of the Year title on the circuit.

In 1985, Senior helped Junior start as an event promoter. They worked night and day to put on the first of many shows. Recognized as one of the best in the business of promoting dirt bike events, the Fords continue trying to give back to the sport, a little piece of what they had.

The Chair of the Board and the Directors are pleased and honoured to welcome Buddy Ford Sr. to the Class of 2016

Tickets for the Eleventh Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available at www.canmoto.ca.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public.  Sponsored in part by the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC), the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame is a non-profit association with charitable status.  It is governed by an independent board of volunteer directors representing every region of the country. Since the first induction banquet in Toronto in 2006, over 100 distinguished motorcyclists and organizations have been inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame. 

For information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, the Roll of Honour and tax-deductible donations, visit www.canmoto.ca.

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Atlantic Canada’s largest motorcycle show at Moncton Coliseum, Feb. 10-12 Event leads off with She Rides Nite for female enthusiasts

MONCTON, NB (February 7, 2017) – The Motorcycle & ATV Show-Moncton is just days away from rolling into the Moncton Coliseum to give enthusiasts their first live look at the new 2017 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and side-by-side models from the biggest brands in the business.

The event is the only Atlantic stop on Power Sport Services’ Canada-wide, seven-city motorcycle show tour. “It’s an ideal opportunity to take a look at newest models of open road, track and trail vehicles, hop on, compare models and talk to industry experts,” says show manager Neil Fardy.

This year’s event will again lead off with She Rides Nite on Friday, February 10, featuring a draw for a two-night getaway to White Point beach resort in Nova Scotia and half-price admission after 5:00 p.m. for the female riding enthusiasts.

Throughout the weekend, there will be other prize draws, exciting exhibits and entertainment for riders of all ages. This includes 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 from Yamaha, get geared up in the latest safety equipment and then take to the track to test their skills and practice.

Clinton Smout will also be back to give “how to” sessions on riding over obstacles and gravel roads, picking up a fallen motorcycle and slow speed riding techniques.

For more information on the Motorcycle & ATV Show-Moncton hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors, visit the Moncton show website at www.monctonmotorcycleshow.ca where advance tickets can be purchased.

While you’re at the show find out how you can enter the Ride Canada 150 contest. You could be the lucky winner of a $10,000 voucher towards the purchase of a new motorcycle. It’s easy — just post a photo to the Ride Canada! Motosaic. Not a rider yet, you can still enter the contest.  For more information visit: www.ridecanada150.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 RelationsRayanne Brennan
Brennan Communications
rayanneb@rogers.com
(506) 961-3633 (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)
Chris LeBlanc
(506) 875-8475 (mobile)
 chris.leb90@gmail.com
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THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW: DISCOVER TOMORROW’S BIKES TODAY!

Montreal, January 31, 2017 – This year promises to be a standout for the Montreal Motorcycle Show, with an exceptional number of new products being featured from around the globe. The 35,000 visitors expected to pass through the turnstiles at the Palais des congrès de Montréal between Friday, February 24 and Sunday, February 26 are sure to be blown away by the more than 500 bikes on display.

Whatever your riding needs or style, we know you’ll enjoy this preview of just a few of the many new models being presented by the major manufacturers at this year’s Show.

Small displacement bikes 500 cc and under

BMW G310R: Riding pleasure for all
Manoeuvrable, sporty and powerful (with its 313 cc engine), the safe and reliable G310R will get you to work or out of the city with ease, while its high quality and extraordinary technology will ramp up the pleasure of the ride. As lightweight as it is robust, this machine’s gold anodized fork, brake calipers and aluminum swing arm are a testament to its superior workmanship. Its cutouts reduce weight, its struts offer stability, and its wide tires improve road adhesion.

Honda Rebel 500 / 300: An authentic cruiser
These machines make their mark with strong low-end torque, a wonderfully smooth power band and an ear-pleasing sound, not to mention 16-inch oversize tires. Honda engineers have designed the engine and exhaust system to perfectly suit cruiser riding. With an accent on lifestyle and attitude, the Rebel is all about expressing individuality. Sportbike elements combine with a distinctly contemporary look for an overall style that’s completely in the present.

Kawasaki Z125 Pro: Nimble yet robust
Following the lead of the popular Z800 and Z1000, the Kawasaki Z125 Pro features a 125 cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine. With its high-quality suspension that easily supports 350 pounds, it’s a fun and comfortable ride for two. Its compact size and 30.7-inch seat height make it a breeze to manoeuvre, even for those new to the fold.

KTM 390 Duke: A classic redesigned
This is a machine designed for the sheer pleasure of riding. It reassures the novice while delivering tons of enjoyment for more experienced riders. Lightweight, powerful and packed with state-of-the-art technology, it guarantees a thrilling ride, whether you’re navigating the urban jungle or a forest of bends. Among its new features are a redesigned, bigger fuel tank, a larger right-side-mounted exhaust system under the engine, and a new inverted fork that’s lighter and less prone to friction.

Retro machines

BMW R nineT Racer: Relive the era of legendary superbikes
This bike sets itself apart through the unmistakeable roar of its engine. Its design is clearly inspired by the motorsports of the 1970s. Its long wheelbase and low-slung handlebars, far to the front, provide a low, sporty seating position, as do the high-set and far-back footrests. It all combines to deliver the sensation of literally lying on the bike. Its powerful air-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine features 1170 cc capacity and 81 kW (110 bhp) of output for a highly dynamic power delivery, even at low speeds.

Suzuki VanVan 200: The fun side of retro
Introducing the bike that puts the FUN in funky. With its distinctive retro look, it is classic cool and ready to groove, whether you’re looking to cruise down the beach, bop around campus, venture outside your campsite, or go anywhere else in between. Its wide and spacious seat provides plenty of room for your plus-one while delivering maximum comfort. Other features include easy push-button starting, an advanced electronic fuel injection system and oversize tires.

Triumph Street Cup: Street racer attitude in a sporty, urban package
Born from the stripped back style of the Street Twin, this bike combines minimal bodywork, a contemporary finish and a host of new urban sport features, such as an authentic bullet seat and removable café racer seat cowl. Its dynamic, urban ergonomics are evident in its dropped handlebars, dedicated rear suspension and two-piston Nissin caliper. Its 900 cc high-torque Bonneville engine is perfectly tuned for either a blast around town or an outing on twisty B-roads. Choose from more than 120 accessories to add even more attitude, style and comfort to this sporty classic.

Yamaha SCR950: Conquer the road
The new SCR950 rises to every challenge. With a distinct scrambler style, leading-edge technology and a pulsating 942 cc V-twin engine, it blurs the line between past and present. In addition to a comfortable upright riding position, it features a 5-speed transmission and belt drive and premium dual shock piggyback rear suspension. It’s perfect for riders who are looking for rugged vintage design but want the reliability of today’s motorcycles.

Guzzi V7III Special: Reinvention meets continuity
This model has been completely reworked to mark its third generation. Offered in three versions (Stone, Special and Racer), it remains true to the other bikes in the V7 line. The Stone features matt black paintwork, the Special puts the emphasis on chrome, and the Racer brandishes the sporty heritage of a brand that’s been on the receiving end of numerous international awards.

Street models

Harley-Davidson Roadster: Power and performance
This bike combines agility, stoplight-to-stoplight power and garage-built custom style to shatter every mold. It is defined by its tucked in, fast back look and corner carving torque. Its refined performance package includes 43 mm inverted front forks, dual disc brakes, adjustable rear suspension and new instrumentation that includes speed and tach. The riding position is aggressive but comfortable, thanks to the new two-up seat, mid-mount controls and lowered bars.

Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special: The road made better than ever
This model features plush, top-end touring technology, a lean bagger style and a state-of-the-art 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated GPS and BOOM audio system. In fact, it has set the world standard for the stripped-down hot rod look. The all new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine backs up the look with massive torque. The ride is unmatched as well, thanks to the new suspension and Reflex Linked Brembo brakes. Other features include standard ABS, a gloss black inner fairing and a colour-matched fairing skirt.

Triumph Bonneville Bobber: A genuine factory custom
Brutally beautiful, this machine perfectly encapsulates minimalistic styling principles and the purposeful attitude of a genuine Bobber: clean lines and a low stance, single seat, wide flat bars, minimalist bodywork and headlight, sculpted tank, wire spoked wheels with a wide rear wheel, and that all important hardtail look. The brand new chassis, suspension and frame deliver a supremely confident, dynamic and comfortable ride. As for performance, the excellent Bonneville 1200 cc engine features a dedicated Bobber tune for even more torque and power low down. The rider is surrounded in pure Bonneville hot rod sound thanks to twin slash cut sawn off peashooter silencers and unique twin airbox and filters.

Indian Chieftain: The one and only
The Chieftain is powered by a formidable Thunder Stroke 111 engine and packed with features to keep everything – and everyone – in check, including power windshield, 100-watt premium audio system, remote-locking saddlebags, and poised, confident handling. Chieftain owners have clearly earned their bragging rights.

Watch for an upcoming press release on models that include street/performance, adventure, dual sport, off-road, sport, scooters and three wheelers.

All the major brands will be at the Show to unveil the all-new lineup of 2017 models, not to mention the latest accessories and technology. Don’t miss it!

February 24 to 26, 2017, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)

Friday, February 24: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 25: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets (taxes included)
Adults (15 and over): $15.50
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $12
Juniors (6-14): $11
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $40
Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

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Vancouver Motorcycle Show 2017 attracts thousands

VANCOUVER, B.C. (January 26th, 2017) – The Tradex in Abbotsford was transformed into every motorcycle lover’s dream this past weekend, drawing over 31,000 bike enthusiasts to Tradex from January 20th to 22.

Held at the Tradex, Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, 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.

This was a fantastic year”, says Show Manager Laurie Paetz “The consumers that attend the Vancouver Show are so enthusiastic and passionate, it is such an anticipated event in the Fraser Valley with everyone celebrating the new models. For me there is nothing better than when the sun comes out and all I hear is the sound of motorcycles coming and going from the show all day long!

Event highlights included: Trial demonstrations by Jordan Szoke along with his 5-year-old son Wolfgang.  Stunt riders Craig Latimer, Ryan Hawco and “Wild” Bill Hitchon performed motorcycle and ATV stunts in the outdoor feature area for guests. The Pacific Coast Mini Road Racing Association wowed guests with racing both on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Yamaha Riding Academy were back exclusively at the Show, where kids eagerly signed up to learn to ride, and Clinton Smout educated 100’s of people with safe riding tips. Trev Deeley Motorcycles and the Deeley Exhibition displayed some classic Harley-Davidsons spanning 1920 thru to the Seventies. Flat Track Canada, known as the oldest form of motorcycle competition, performed demo racing each day, and of course, SHE-Ride night on Friday drew crowds with one lucky lady winning a brand new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300 motorcycle.

Preparations are now underway for the 2018 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver. For more information, visit https://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.

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

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

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

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

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

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MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST GET REVVED UP FOR THE RIDING SEASON AHEAD

EDMONTON, AB (January 24, 2017) – The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance took place January 13-15 at the Expo Centre, Northlands. It was the second stop on a seven city Canadian tour.

“Despite the highest unemployment rate in 23 years, two, three and four wheel modes of transportation and recreation are ever-popular among Central Albertans,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “ over 25,000 made their way to the recent Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton to check out all the new models, apparel and gear.”

She Rides kicked off the festivities on Friday, January 13th. The highlight of the evening was the draw for the brand new Ninja 300 courtesy of Echo Cycle and Canadian Kawasaki Motors. Irene from Heisler, AB chose the key that ultimately started the Ninja 300. Irene is eagerly awaiting the 2017 riding season so she can road test her new ride.

Children along with their parents flocked to the Yamaha Riding Academy to participate in sessions to learn to off-road ride, while many of their parents took in “How to Sessions” conducted by professional instructor Clinton Smout. He shed light on how to maneuver through common situations and provided audiences with helpful techniques to deal with common situations like picking up a fallen bike and proper braking techniques when riding on loose gravel.

The Ground n’ Gravity Show highlighted three disciplines of riding including Observed Trials, MX Freestyle and stunt riding. In addition to the Pros the Show featured four up and comers all under the age of six. The 30 minute show had many on the edge of their seats and proved to be one of the highlights for those who took it in.

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ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty Insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine. Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values. Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

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

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

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

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

(403) 998-0447 (cell)

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

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

 

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MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIASTS GET REVVED UP FOR THE RIDING SEASON AHEAD

CALGARY, AB (January 23) – The Motorcycle Show – Calgary presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance took place January 6-8, 2017 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park. It was the first stop on a seven city Canadian tour.

“Despite frigid low temperatures and the highest unemployment rate in 23 years, two, three and four wheel modes of transportation and recreation are ever-popular among Southern Albertans,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “ over 25,000 made their way to the recent Motorcycle Show – Calgary to check out all the new models, apparel and gear.”

She Rides kicked off the festivities on Friday, January 6th. The highlight of the evening was the draw for the brand new Ninja 300 courtesy of Blackfoot Motosports and Canadian Kawasaki Motors. Susana from Calgary draw the key that ultimately started the Ninja 300. Susana is eagerly awaiting the 2017 riding season so she can road test her new ride.

Children along with their parents flocked to the Yamaha Riding Academy to participate in sessions to learn to off-road ride, while many of their parents took in “How to Sessions” conducted by professional instructor Clinton Smout. He shed light on how to maneuver through common situations and provided audiences with helpful techniques to deal with common situations like picking up a fallen bike and proper braking techniques when riding on loose gravel.

The Ground n’ Gravity Show highlighted three disciplines of riding including Observed Trials, MX Freestyle and stunt riding. In addition to the Pros the Show featured four up and comers all under the age of six. The 30 minute show had many on the edge of their seats and proved to be one of the highlights for those who took it in.

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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

 

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NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW TOUR RIDES INTO TORONTO NEXT MONTH – Show Announces Ultimate European Riding Vacation Grand Prize

TORONTO (January 19, 2017) – The 2017 national Motorcycle Show tour is in western Canada this month with shows in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Southern Ontario enthusiasts will have their chance to see the new 2017 motorcycle, ATV, side-by-side and scooter models when the tour visits Toronto’s Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 17-19.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is Ontario’s only stop on the manufacturers’ Canadian seven-city show tour. In addition to new bikes, enthusiasts can check-out the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, riding clinics, stunt shows, and other exciting features and exhibits all under one roof.

It’s not just the new models that will be getting riders’ motors running in February. The Show has announced their   grand prize draw – the Ultimate European Riding Vacation. The grand prize package for two to Portugal is sponsored by Europa Travel and MotoXplorer. The winners will enjoy an outstanding ride in southern Portugal’s Algarve and Alentejo regions touching the Mediterranean, the Monchique Mountains and Portugal’s famed wine country. The package, which will be awarded at the show, Sunday, February 19, includes airfare, accommodations and use of a BMW motorcycle. Draw details are on the Show’s website:  https://bit.ly/2jUHyqX

“For many of us riders, the allure of the sport is travelling the open road and seeing new destinations. A chance to tour the southern region of Portugal on a BMW motorcycle would have to be on any rider’s bucket list – it’s definitely at the top of mine. “said Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “This grand prize will generate lots of excitement and we have to thank our partners at Europa Travel, MotoXplorer and Q107 FM for helping us put the package together.”

In addition to several new model debuts, the family-friendly Motorcycle Show-Toronto has special features that appeal to riders of all ages and experience levels, including Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids (ages 6-12), How To Riding Skills Demo’s with expert Clinton Smout, the Ontario Provincial Police’s Golden Helmets precision riding team, motorcycle stunt shows starring Canadian star Craig Latimer, and Jordan Szoke’s Extreme Show, featuring the Hall-of-Famer’s trials demos.

Show hours are: Friday, February 17 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 18 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 19 (10 am – 5 pm). For Show features, ticket prices, and info visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca. Discounted advance tickets are on sale now through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers.

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 2017 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.

ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE

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

ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)
Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
jfarquhar@mmic.ca
(905) 752-1158 (office)
1-855-794-7487 (Toll-free)
416-996-9207 (mobile)