Canada's Premier Motorcycle Shows
February 17 - 19, 2017
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491(office)
(416) 312-9491(mobile)

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

Current Show News

A STRONG 2016 MODEL LINE-UP, POPULAR FEATURES AND GOOD WEATHER RESULTS IN SOLID CROWDS FOR MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO

February 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM

TORONTO, ON (February 29, 2016) – The 2016 Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, took place at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 19 to 21.

The show started with large crowds for the noon opening on Friday. Many enthusiasts took advantage of the good weekend weather to ride their bikes to the show and enjoy the free motorcycle parking. This, plus several popular features, and consumer interest in the strong line-up of new 2016 models resulted in over 29,000 people attending the three-day show - an increase of 5% over 2015.

Friday night featured She Rides Nite, with half-price tickets for ladies after 5:00 PM, free parking for all and highlighted by a prize give-away of a brand new 2016 Kawasaki Ninja, provided by Canadian Kawasaki, Snow City Cycle and Ready Powersports.

In addition to the 500+ motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters on display, there was plenty for show-goers to see and do all weekend long.

Team Empire wowed the crowds with their unique and exciting stunt demonstrations, and the OPP’s precision riding team, The Golden Helmets, drew rave reviews from fans all weekend long.

For the first time at the Toronto show, Harley-Davidson’s “Jumpstart” display revved-up crowds as they were able to feel the engine fire-up and hear that unforgettable sound.

BMW Motorrad debuted their new VR riding experience, Eye Ride,  allowing participants to enjoy all of the fabulous reasons to ride - the view, the sound, the feeling…on-road, off-road and at the race track.

The always popular Yamaha Riding Academy was busy providing kids 6 – 12 years old with an opportunity to ride – a first riding experience for many of the children. It was fully booked and busy throughout the weekend sessions. Clinton Smout’s Yamaha “How To” seminars taught riders how to navigate some of the challenging obstacles they might encounter along the way.

The weekend was capped off with our Grand Prize Draw on Sunday afternoon. Thanks to Triumph Motorcycles, GP Bikes and Sturgess Cycles, as well as Q107, our grand prize winner went home with a new 2016 Triumph Street Twin.

Show Manager, Neil Fardy said “Beautiful weather all weekend long sure did encourage the crowds of people to get out and enjoy the show. I really think that everyone, whether they were experienced or new riders were feeling that “itch” to get out on the road.  I know I was. And the chance to win one of the two new motorcycles being awarded on the weekend was certainly a bonus, and a highlight for those attending the show”.

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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)

MEDIA ADVISORY: EXCLUSIVE MEDIA PREVIEW FOR THE MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

February 10, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Toronto will be centre-stage for Canada’s motorcycle industry, Friday, February 19 to Sunday, February 21, as the world’s top brands showcase their newest products to enthusiasts at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, during the 2016 Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance.

This is the 29th 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 two big draws to win new motorcycles.

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 19, 2016
Location:

Enercare Centre (formerly the Direct Energy Centre), Hall B, Exhibition Place 100 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3

Schedule:

Media Registration (Media Centre, Salon 107)
Exclusive Media Show Preview
Show’s Opening Ceremonies (inside Front Doors)
Show Opens to Public

10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:45 am
11:50 am
12:00 pm
Special Guests:

Harley-Davidson Canada will have members of the founding family - Nancy and Willie G. Davidson, with Karen Davidson and Bill Davidson - on hand at the Harley-Davidson booth (#614 by the main show entrance) to meet the media from 10:30 am to 11 am. The company’s Managing Director, Anoop Prakash, will also be in attendance.

 

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

MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO WILL GET ONTARIO'S MOTOR RUNNING

February 4, 2016 at 8:30 AM

TORONTO (Feb. 4, 2016) – For Ontario’s riding enthusiasts, it’s not groundhogs on a cloudy day that signifies spring is just around the corner. What gets their motor running is the arrival of the Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, riding into the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 19-21.

The 29th edition of the Show is Toronto’s stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national seven-city tour, which kicked off earlier this year in Western Canada. It showcases the industry’s biggest brands, their newest models, and the latest technical innovations for motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters, along with riding gear, accessories and travel destinations.

In additional to the more than 500 bikes on display, there are thrilling stunt shows, beginner riding lessons for children, a special night for female riders, and two big draws for new motorcycles.

This year’s highlights include:

2016 Triumph Street Twin Grand Prize Draw: One lucky Toronto Motorcycle Show-goer will win a new 2016 Triumph Street Twin, with the keys awarded on the third and final day of the Show.

She Rides Nite: Women are taking to motorcycle riding at a record pace and we’ll celebrate that on the Friday evening of the Show (Feb. 19). She Rides Nite features half-price Show admission for ladies after 5 pm, and industry experts will be on hand to provide information and advice specific to the needs of the female rider. There’s a ladies-only draw that night to win a new 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300.

Friday night parking is free for show-goers after 5pm.

Team Empire Freestyle Stunt Team: Team Empire features American freestyle riders Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie "EDub" Vigil, who travel the world showcasing their motorcycle stunt-riding prowess before live audiences. They have built a large online following, where their popular chase adventure videos have totaled over 100 million YouTube hits.

Yamaha Riding Academy For Kids: This popular feature introduces children, aged 6-12, to the wonderful world of riding in 15-minute sessions with certified instructors and riding gear provided.

The Harley-Davidson® JUMPSTART™ Rider Experience: JUMPSTART combines a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a specially designed stationary support stand that allows participants to fire up the engine, give the throttle a twist, and hear that unforgettable Harley sound - under the watchful eye of trained personnel – without turning a wheel.

Yamaha’s “How To” Demos: One of Canada’s leading motorcycle training authorities, Clinton Smout, brings his expertise to Toronto in the Yamaha “How To” demos with informative sessions educating riders on how to safely navigate challenges like riding on gravel roads and over obstacles.

Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets: The OPP’s Motorcycle Precision Team has been performing across the province for over 50 years, and they will showcase their superb riding skills aboard their fleet of Harley-Davidson Police Specials.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services. This is the Show where enthusiasts will get their first live look at the new 2016 models set in impressive displays from the biggest brands in the business, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am BRP, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory, and Yamaha.

Show hours are: Friday, February 19 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 20 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 21 (10 am – 5 pm). For Show features, ticket prices, and info visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca.

Discounted advance tickets are now on sale through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario motorcycle dealers.

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

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

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Toronto Show Public Relations
Jerry Priddle
Accelerate Marketing & Communications
jerrypriddle@accelmc.com
(905) 554-9491(office)
(416) 312-9491(mobile)

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