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February 19 - 21, 2016
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NEW MODELS AND ENTERTAINMENT HI-LIGHT THE TORONTO SHOW

March 6, 2015 at 10:08 AM

TORONTO, ON – A good sign that spring is on its way is when The Motorcycle Show Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, opened its doors at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place on February 20 – 22, 2015. A great crowd of over 28,000 enthusiasts flowed through the gates to check out the new 2015 bikes, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, as well as take advantage of the added bonus of a jam-packed schedule of entertainment over the three-day event.

Friday kicked off with She Rides Nite with half price tickets after 5pm for the ladies and free parking. Special guest Valerie Thompson, 7X Land Speed Recorder Holder was on hand signing autographs in the BMW booth all day and interviewed on stage for She Rides Nite. Numerous performances could be taken in all weekend with features showcasing Canada’s top Superbike and Trials competitor, Jordan Szoke’s along with Dan Johnson and his son Aiden age 8 at the Trials Demonstrations; Team Empire’s adrenaline packed freestyle stunt show, Frank Woods hosted interviews in the Race Café, the OPP Golden Helmets Team took their machines through a series of complex patterns, learn from Clinton Smout’s “How To” Seminars and the always popular Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids allowed youngsters ages 6-12 a chance to test out a Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle.

The weekend was capped off on Sunday afternoon with the Grand Prize finalists coming back to the show to try their luck at winning a new 2015 Triumph Bonneville Newchurch Commemorative Special Edition Motorcycle from Triumph Motorcycles and Q107.There are only 25 of these Motorcycles available in Canada for 2015. So, when all was said and done, George, from Mitchel Ontario was the lucky winner who walked away with this awesome bike!

Show Manager Neil Fardy, on behalf of the show team, would like to thank everyone involved in making the 2015 Toronto Motorcycle Show a success this year. The partners, exhibitors, performers, suppliers and attendees all contributed to making it the great show that it is. “The show looked great, we heard positive comments from exhibitors and attendees about the entertainment, and the crowds in and out all weekend were proof that the passion for the sport of motorcycling is still alive and well.” added Fardy .

Produced by Power Sport Services, the 2015 Motorcycle Show Toronto boasted an impressive line-up of manufacturers, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am BRP, Deeley Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha.

Preparations are now underway for the 2016  Motorcycle Show - Toronto. For more information about the Motorcycle Show - Toronto, visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca. Become part of the Motorcycle Show’s online community by following on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TorontoMotorcycleShow).

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:
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)

2015 Motorcycle Show-Toronto Show Media Advisory

February 18, 2015 at 9:48 AM

What:

Toronto will be center-stage for Canada’s motorcycle industry as the world’s top brands showcase their newest products to enthusiasts at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, during the Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22.

This is the 28th edition of Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ show, and much like the auto show, this will be the first opportunity for enthusiasts to see the new 2015 motorcycle, ATV, side-by-side and scooter models that will be on sale at dealerships when the spring riding season rolls around.

In addition to the 400+ bikes on display, there’s a wide-range of exciting features, plus the latest in apparel, accessories and touring destinations, in a space equal to three-and-a-half football fields, all under one roof.

When:
Friday, February 20, 2015                     12 pm –  9 pm 
Saturday, February 21, 2015                10 am –   9 pm 
Sunday, February 22, 2015                   10 am –   5 pm  

 

Where:                       

Direct Energy Centre, Hall B, Exhibition Place, Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3

 

Visuals & Interview Opportunities:

 

Harley-Davidson’s First Electric Motorcycle - The Project Livewire™ Experience. Media can take a ride on the Livewire Jumpstart™ Demo, a simulated riding experience that doesn’t require a motorcycle license.  

America’s Queen of Speed, Valerie Thompson -  A seven-time land speed record holder (with a career best of 350.35 kph) and one of the fastest females on two-wheels, Thompson is at the Toronto Show on Friday only.

She Rides Nite (Friday, February 20) - Women make up the fastest-growing segment of motorcycling. This is an evening of celebration for women who ride and those considering the sport. Female riding experts and examples of riding gear designed for women available.

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

Team Empire Freestyle Stunt Team  - American stunt masters  Nick “Apex” Brocha and Aaron Twite will showcase their streetbike freestyle stunt-riding prowess during all three days of the Show.

2015 Triumph Special Edition Bonneville Newchurch Grand Prize – only 25 of these special Triumphs are coming to Canada this year and one lucky person at the Show Sunday afternoon will win one.

Trials Demos With Jordan Szoke - the Wayne Gretzky of Canadian motorcycle racing, Brantford’s Jordan Szoke is a 19-time Canadian champion who will demonstrate his motorcycle mastery riding over cars and the occasional jump over a trusting person. 

Plus several experts to talk about the business and enthusiast side of the motorcycle industry.

For media credentials, interview requests and show information, please contact:

Jerry Priddle               Accelerate Marketing & Communications               
(416) 312-9491           jerrypriddle@accelmc.com   

Jo-Anne Farquhar      Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council / Power Sport Services
416-996-9207              jfarquhar@mmic.ca

MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO RIDES INTO THE DIRECT ENERGY CENTRE FEBRUARY 20-22

February 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM

TORONTO (February 13, 2015) – Next week Toronto will be center-stage for Canada’s motorcycle industry as the world’s top brands showcase their newest products to enthusiasts at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, during the Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22.

This is the 28th edition of Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ show, and much like the auto show, this will be the first opportunity for enthusiasts to see the new 2015 motorcycle, ATV, side-by-side and scooter models that will be on sale at dealerships when the spring riding season rolls around.

In addition to the 400+ bikes on display, there’s a wide-range of exciting features, plus the latest in apparel, accessories and touring destinations, in a space equal to three-and-a-half football fields, all under one roof.

This year’s Show features include:

Harley-Davidson’s First Electric Motorcycle - The Project Livewire™ Experience invites enthusiasts to get their first look at this historic machine and take a ride on the Jumpstart™ Demo, a simulated riding experience that doesn’t require a motorcycle license.  http://bit.ly/1AiYU7B

America’s Queen of Speed, Valerie Thompson -  A seven-time land speed record holder (with a career best of 350.35 kph) and one of the fastest females on two-wheels, Thompson is at the Toronto Show on Friday only as part of the She Rides Nite celebration, and will meet fans at the BMW Motorrad display throughout the Friday.  http://bit.ly/1ywJbuh

She Rides Nite (Friday, February 20) - Women make up the fastest-growing segment of motorcycling. This is an evening of celebration for women who ride and those considering the sport. In addition to guest speakers and special draws, ladies will get half-price admission to the Show after 5 pm.  http://bit.ly/1ElAOX3

Team Empire Freestyle Stunt Team  - American stunt masters  Nick “Apex” Brocha and Aaron Twite will showcase their streetbike freestyle stunt-riding prowess during all three days of the Show. Brocha has built a large online following, where his popular chase adventure videos have totaled 100 million YouTube hits.  http://bit.ly/1F5Nlll

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.  http://bit.ly/1zRQUs6

2015 Triumph Special Edition Bonneville Newchurch Grand Prize – only 25 of these special Triumphs will be available in Canada this year and one lucky person at the Show on Sunday will win one of them. http://bit.ly/1Mjb7fw

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show-Toronto boasts an impressive line-up of manufacturers and their corporate displays, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am BRP, Deeley Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha.

Show hours are:

Friday, February 20          12:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday, February 21    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Sunday, February 22        10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 

For Show ticket prices and info, visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca . Advance discount tickets are on sale through the website's online box office and at selected GTA dealers.

http://www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca/advance_tickets/

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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)