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Attractions for the whole family at the Montreal motorcycle Show

February 20, 2017 at 10:35 AM

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Montreal, February 20, 2017 In addition to the incredible number of new models and brands on showcase this year, the 2017 edition of The Montreal Motorcycle Show will host a variety of activities for riders of all levels and ages:  expert riders, newcomers to the sport and even … kids!  From motorcycle demo showcases and a riding academy for kids to ladies night, virtual riding and a wheelie simulator, visitors will be treated to several exciting surprises.     

She Rides:  Ladies night reinvented

The show’s attraction-packed weekend gets off the starting line with our She Rides celebrations, beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday February 24th.  On the schedule for that night:  ½ price admission for women, as well as female-focused activities and entertainment, including a ladies'-only motorcycle draw for a brand new 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300, courtesy of Kawasaki Canada and Deshaies Motosport Inc.  “More and more women are discovering the fun, excitement, freedom and camaraderie of motorcycling” says Bianca Kennedy, Show Manager of The Montreal Motorcycle Show. “She Rides is a celebration of these women and the perfect opportunity for any motorcycle-curious ladies to take the first step or the next step in their riding journey.” 

Experience the thrill of motorcycle trials 

The talented Szoke family will be "in the house" all weekend-long wowing the crowds with live trials demonstrations.  Quadruple Canadian Trials Champion Jordan Szoke will be joined by his talented wife Amy, and with a little encouragement little Wolfgang, Jordan and Amy’s 4-year old son, might also throw a leg over his mini bike and join mom and dad on the trials stage. This impressive and adorable family can’t wait to show you some awesome motorcycle tricks and skills!

The Yamaha Riding Academy:  Start ‘em young

Kids 6 to 12 can rejoice.  The always popular Yamaha Riding Academy is back for 2017.  Junior will love getting outfitted in the latest motocross gear and learning how to ride the Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle, in a safe and secure environment, in the company of trained and certified instructors. More than 20,000 children have learned to ride through the YRA which emphasizes safety, proper riding equipment and introductory basics such as braking, balance and throttle control. A great way to introduce kids to an amazing sport that will bring a lifetime of enjoyment, confidence and adventure. 

Eye Ride:  What it feels like to ride

Another highly anticipated attraction is BMW Motorrad’s virtual reality test ride Eye Ride.  Featuring a revolutionary headset with a massive field of vision and real video footage, users can experience all of the fabulous reasons to ride:  the view, the sound, the feeling … on pavement, off-road and at the track.   Eye Ride lets you experience the thrill, excitement and exhilaration of riding. 

Hangar 17: The sights, sounds and smells of freedom and independence

In collaboration with Oneland Magazine, Hangar 17 is a community of builders, craftsmen and motorcycle fanatics, united by a shared passion for the road and a love for everything two-wheels.  Step into Hangar 17 where authenticity, inspiration and creativity rule.  Pull up a stool, connect with builders from the local custom scene and share stories from the road.  Builders and brands include Clockwork Motorcycles, Speedbird Motorcycles, Les Loups MC, Hardcore Cycle, First Line Motorcycles and many more. 

Wheelie Force: Coming of the ground

Fun is on the menu at the Quadpro Motosport booth where you’ll be able to “pop a wheelie” on the wheelie simulator, straddling a 100% electric Zero motorcycle that delivers an impressive amount of power coupled with environmental harmony. 

Montreal Motorcycle Show:  February 24 to 26, 2017 at The Palais des congres de Montreal (1001, place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)

Friday February 24:  12 pm to 10 pm

Saturday February 25:  10 am to 9 pm

Sunday February 26:  10 am to 5 pm

Admission (including taxes)

Adults (15 and over): $15.50 

Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of valid student card): $12.00

Juniors (6-14): $11.00

Kids (Under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult

Family Pass (two adults and two juniors) :  $40.00

 

Information :  www.montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

 

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The Montreal Motorcycle Show: A sneak peek at the latest models in the street/performance, adventure, dual sport/off-road, sport, scooter and three wheeler categories

February 13, 2017 at 10:32 AM

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Montreal, February 13, 2017 With dozens of new models on display this year, the Montreal Motorcycle Show is bound to delight all motorcycle fans, from beginners to seasoned riders. From Friday, February 24 to Sunday, February 26 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Show attendees will discover the latest innovations from the world’s top manufacturers: Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, BMW, Honda, Ducati, Triumph, and many more.

In addition to the categories presented below, the industry’s leading manufacturers will also unveil new models in the small displacement, retro and street groups. Here’s just a taste of the highly anticipated 2017 models featured at this year’s Show.

Street/performance

Ducati Monster 797: An icon within everyone’s reach

Sporty, compact and minimalist, yet sophisticated and contemporary, this bike is the gateway to the Ducati world for those looking for an easy, intuitive ride and sheer sports enjoyment.  Its elegant, muscular and quintessential Monster design, perfectly integrates the wide handlebar, tank, trellis frame, engine and double-sided swingarm. Its clean, slim line enhances the designer elements that are in fact structural components, such as the traditional Ducati trellis frame created as a single piece. Every element expresses a high level of stylistic and technical research.

Kawasaki Z900: Ultimate supernaked performance

Each twist of the throttle is rewarded with crisp, exhilarating acceleration and a sublime balance of power and dynamism. Its ultra-light chassis lends itself to spirited sport riding and maximum pleasure. With its Horizontal Back-link suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal, and because it’s also very close to the bike’s centre of gravity, the shock unit greatly contributes to mass centralization and improved handling.

Suzuki GSX250R: The urban sportbike

Whether in town or on the open road, this fully faired street machine brings the excitement and satisfaction of Suzuki’s sportbike heritage to a broader audience. Featuring athletic good looks, responsive yet easy-to-control performance, a broad power band, nimble handling, class leading fuel efficiency and a comfortable riding position, the GSX250R is as at home on the daily commute as well as touring long distances. Every aspect related is optimized to tap the bike’s full potential and deliver pure delight.

Yamaha FZ-10: Calling all thrill-seekers

Power, agility and ease of handling: this bike offers all this and much more thanks to its R1-derived engine, chassis and fully adjustable suspension. Experienced riders will appreciate its comfortable, upright riding position, torquey power delivery and corner-carving precision. The lights, intake ports, combustion chamber and camshafts have all been redesigned to achieve outstanding “rideability” in a wide variety of conditions. Its distinctive exterior style is defined by a dynamic mass-forward silhouette. 

Adventure

BMW R 1200 GS Rallye and Exclusive: Perfection meets passion

The GS is second to none, as amply evidenced by its multiple awards and outstanding road tests by the trade press. Its latest model goes a step further in terms of touring and off-road performance. Its 125 HP (92 kW) flat twin boxer engine, at once high-torque and economical, guarantees riding pleasure no matter where you’re headed. Its reliability is legendary, as is its responsiveness. And with new electronic assistance features that include electronic suspension adjustment, the R 1200 GS has once again become the benchmark for the ultimate in riding – at the push of a button.

KTM 1090 Adventure R: The world at your fingertips

Its suspension, off-road wheels and tough, fuel-efficient engine are ready to rumble. Decades of rally victories roar within. This model offers the same state-of-the-art technology as the celebrated KTM 1290 Adventure R, and even though its engine capacity is somewhat smaller, with 125 hp, it’s still big on power.

Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS: Your ticket to adventure

Designed as the ideal travel partner, the Versys-X 300 is built for adventure. Its 296 cc twin-cylinder engine makes it a one of a kind machine. Its lightweight chassis and long-travel suspension provide sporty and nimble handling, whether for commuting or long-distance riding.

Dual sport/off-road

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled: Straight out of the California desert and mountains

The Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled is an enduro version, inspired by the world of off-road motorcycles that made history in the United States in the 60s and 70s. Its name refers to standard motorcycles over 500 cc that were modified by riders for use in the California desert. Its strong off-road character is present throughout its design, from the higher seat and reinforced frame to the fully adjustable suspension, front headlight grid and engine protection plates. Rounding out the Scrambler Desert Sled are new Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires on spoked 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels.

Honda CRF250 Rally: Adventure calls

A compact and sophisticated liquid-cooled DOHC 249 cc single-cylinder 4-stroke engine produces smooth and consistent torque at low rpm, plus excellent high rpm performance. The engine’s wide spread of power makes the CRF250 easy and confidence-inspiring to ride, while delivering impressive fuel economy. Enhancements to the engine’s intake and exhaust systems boost horsepower by a full 10% over the 2016 model.

Suzuki RMX 450Z: Hit the trails

Descended from the World Championship winning RM-Z450, the RMX 450Z is rewriting the rules for serious off-road riders. Key features include a powerful 449 cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine and a slim, aggressive frame and body. Also setting it apart are its electric starter, full function dual-mode instrument cluster, enduro lighting and added protection for its chassis.

Sport

Suzuki GSX-R1000R: The king of sportbikes

The Suzuki GSX-R1000R is redefining what it means to be the ultimate sportbike. Its chassis makes it the lightest, most compact, most aerodynamic and best handling GSX-R1000 ever. Cradled in the new aluminum frame is an all-new engine that uses an exclusive variable valve timing system and ride-by-wire throttle bodies for a wide spread of power, while delivering smooth and precise throttle response. Its advanced electronics package includes selectable performance modes, with the motorcycle enhancing and fine tuning rider inputs.

Ducati SuperSport: A new concept of sport

Always at ease, whether in the big city or out on the highway, this bike is decisive when faced with out-of-town hairpin turns. The SuperSport balances comfort and versatility with no compromise made to its sport profile. Excitement and riding pleasure are guaranteed. This road-going sportbike allows one and all to indulge their sport instincts anywhere, anytime. Its lines create dynamic shapes that are visually compact and light. Its design integrates elements typical of Ducati sportbikes, such as the single-sided swingarm, sculpted tank and compact lateral silencer with two overlapping exists, which leave the rear wheel, with its “Y” spoke design, fully visible.

Honda CBR 1000RR: Total control, total enjoyment

This model is lighter, more powerful and easier to handle. Its 16-valve DOHC engine has received an impressive array of improvements for 2017, resulting in a 10 hp increase and contributing to a significant overall weight reduction. Yet even with a 14% advance in power-to-weight ratio (between comparable ABS models), the new CBR maintains its user-friendly character, due in large part to its cutting-edge electronics package, a key feature of the bike’s Next Stage Total Control design concept.

Yamaha YZF-R6: Innovation that leaves the competition in the dust

Since its debut in 1999, the R6 has been the bike of choice for serious 600 class riders and racers. For 2017, it features a host of improvements, including new ABS brakes with larger front rotors, new 43 mm fully adjustable inverted forks, and an R1 inspired body design that’s sure to turn heads. The R6 is full of innovation and technology you won’t find anywhere else.


Scooters

Vespa 946 RED: Back from the future

Vespa 946 is renewing its mythic status by celebrating its traditional values, from the handle grips and fairing proportions to the classic curve of its saddle. It also offers ABS braking and ASR traction control. The 4-stroke 125 cc single cylinder engine is a pre-emptive strike at requirements that may by on the horizon.  And it guarantees the best performance in its category. Electronic injection, three-valve distribution, reduced friction and improved fluid dynamics sharply lower consumption and emissions, establishing a new benchmark.

Piaggio Liberty 150: Evolution and rebirth

Its 16-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels deliver excellent stability and the sensation of climbing onto a motorcycle. With ABS technology and LED lights, the Liberty 150 is stylish, lightweight and easy to ride. It offers great performance while remaining environmentally friendly. It may be new, but it remains faithful to the values that have made the Piaggio brand such a success.

Three wheelers

Spyder F3 Limited: Comfort defined

The F3 Limited offers a relaxed riding position, ultimate cruising comfort and lots of storage to get you through the city or out on the open road. Additional cargo capacity and improved wind protection make it ready for extended adventures. Its unique UFit system lets riders precisely position the pegs and choose the handlebar based on their preferred riding style. Its smooth-riding rear suspension features manual air preload adjustment to optimize rider, passenger and cargo performance.

Polaris Slingshot SLR: Bolder than ever

Under the Slingshot hood: SLR branded exhaust manifold cover and open air intake. With its two-tone paint and colour frame accents, full body graphics, wind deflector and composite brake rotors, it makes quite the statement. The cockpit features cut & sew sport seats, a Sparco steering wheel and an interior LED lighting kit.

Harley-Davidson Freewheeler: The devil’s in the details

Stripped down hot rod style on an easy-handling frame that lets you roll with the confidence of three wheels. You get classic cruiser lines and styling details, such as bobtail rear fenders, slash cut pipes, chrome headlight nacelle, 12-inch mini ape hangers and Enforcer aluminum wheels. The acceleration is instant, thanks to the low-end torque of the all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. And the 49 mm front forks and adjustable rear suspension ensure an ultra-smooth ride.

Campagna Motors V13R: The roadster with character

Its 1,150 pounds of muscle contain a new mono swingarm, a belt-driven no mess, no maintenance driveline, and an aftermarket ready exhaust system. It also comes in 12 colours. The critics report that it accelerates like a motorcycle and brakes like a car.

All the major brands will be at the Show to unveil the all-new lineup of 2017 models, as well as 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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MEDIA ADVISORY: EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW FOR THE MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

February 9, 2017 at 1:23 PM

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TORONTO (February 9, 2017) - Toronto will be centre-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 Council
Power 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.

Media Centre

Welcome to The  Motorcycle Shows online Media Centre

Here you’ll find information and resources to assist you with your coverage of this year’s Shows, along with details on credentials and on-site media services. Please check the local show site for show information and show times.

If you have any questions or require media-related Show information, please contact us.

Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council.

For general show information please contact:

 

 

Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications:

Toll Free:
1-855-794-7487

Office:
1-905-752-1158

Fax:
1- 416-493-1985

Mobile
1-416-996-9207

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