FAMILY DAY WEEKEND EVENT SHOWCASES NEW MODELS AND THE MOTO LIFESTYLE
FOR RIDERS OF ALL AGES AND EXPERIENCE – INCLUDING THOSE WHO WANT TO LEARN TO RIDE
TORONTO (Feb. 10, 2023) – One week from today, the doors to the Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP will swing open for the first time in three years, marking the return of Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ event to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, from Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19.
For riding enthusiasts, this is their first chance to get hands-on with the newest models of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides from top motorcycle brands, including Aprilia, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Honda, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, and Yamaha.
In addition to the new models, the downtown Toronto show also boasts a wide variety of motorcycle lifestyle activities designed to appeal to riders of all ages, experience levels and styles.
Two new features perfectly illustrate that range of appeal: The Moto Intro for the riding curious and the ExPLR Adventure Zone for those who want to combine their passion for riding with exploring the road or trail less travelled.
Moto Intro powered by Canada Safety Council Gear Up gives adult attendees who have never ridden a motorcycle a personalized introduction to riding with a CSC-certified motorcycle instructor. The sessions run 30 minutes using two-wheel, and three-wheel motorcycles, with riding gear supplied by Joe Rocket.
The only requirements are to be able to balance on a bike, wear jean-style pants and boots that cover your ankles, and, most of all, be excited to take that first ride!
We also have the kids covered on Family Day weekend with three learn-to-ride experiences.
The Strider Adventure Zone is the perfect introduction to two-wheel riding on push bikes for kids 18 months to 5 years old, and the STACYC Kids Demos provide kids ages 3-12 with an electric-powered riding experience. The Yamaha Riding Academy is for 6 to 12-year-olds with some bicycle proficiency. Kids ride Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycles in a 15-minute session, with hands-on certified instructors and riding gear supplied.
The thrill of venturing into the unknown on two wheels is a big reason why adventure riding has boomed in recent years. Our new ExPLR Adventure Zone will cater to riders interested in getting started and the most experienced ADV riders looking for the latest in gear and destinations.
Partnering with expert Marc Chartrand of RidAventure, there’s a full schedule of tech talks and seminars on the ExPLR Stage (see the line-up here), along with adventure-focused vendors and amazing new products to prepare riders for their next adventure ride.
“We’ve put together a strong line-up of features and displays to showcase many different aspects of the riding life for all types of riders this year,” said Landon French, CEO of Power Sport Services. “There’s no other show in Ontario where you’ll find this collection of the newest and most anticipated models for 2023 all under one roof. Above all, the Toronto Motorcycle Show is a place for riders to re-unite, get hands-on and get excited for the upcoming riding season.”
Other highlights of this family-friendly show (all included with the price of admission) are:
- She Rides Night (Friday, February 17) – Women make up one of the fastest-growing segments of motorcycling. This is an evening of celebration for women who ride and the riding curious to check out the culture and lifestyle. Show admission that evening after 5 pm is ½ price for women, and parking is free to all on Friday night after 5 pm.
- Clutch Society returns to celebrate the best of the custom indie motorcycle culture with some of the GTA’s most respected bike builders and lifestyle brands, along with some skateboard culture added to the mix this year. Produced in collaboration with Dan Lim of The Moto Foto (themotofoto.com), Clutch Society will be THE gathering place at the show, where riders of all levels, riding styles and backgrounds can refuel and hang out with friends, order a drink, talk bikes and get revved up for the upcoming riding season.
- The Original Garage (OG) Moto Performance V-Twin Zone is a must-see for every motorcycle enthusiast and Harley-Davidson fan who appreciates a high level of craftsmanship and performance. OG will present eight all-out Harley bike builds from their well-respected builders and customers, highlighted by two Harley AMA Bagger Racing League Race Bikes coming to Canada for the first time.
- Take a trip down memory lane with the Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA) and their line-up of classic and vintage road racing motorcycles, and learn more about their 2023 racing season.
The Toronto Motorcycle Show will feature a selection of vendors with motorcycle parts, gear, apparel, accessories, riding clubs, training schools, destinations, and charity rides, ready to answer all your riding-related questions and help you kick-start the next riding season.
Show hours are: Friday, February 17 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 18 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 19 (10 am – 5 pm).
Show admission is:
- Adults (15+) $20; Seniors (65+) $15
- Youths (6-14 years) $11
- Family Pass (2 adults, 2 youths) $48;
- She Rides Night $10 (for women after 5:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 17).
- Children 5 & under are admitted free with adult paid admission.
Visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca for more info and to order tickets.
The Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP is produced by Power Sport Services™.
ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES
Power Sport Services™ is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council. Power Sport Services™ focuses on innovation and leading-edge management of the motorcycle, OHV and power sport vehicle shows and the Open Road Motorcycle Insurance program.
Toronto Show Public Relations
(905) 554-9491 (office)
(416) 312-9491 (mobile)
Toronto Show Manager
Power Sport Services
Motorcycle Moped Industry Council
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
David Grummett, Director of Communications
(416) 491-4449 (office)