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

2017 MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO: SHOW MANAGER'S REPORT

February 24, 2017 at 12:00 PM

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Passion didn’t take the winter off at the

Motorcycle Show Toronto

Toronto, ON (February 24, 2017) – The Motorcycle Show - Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance took place on February 17th to 19th, 2017 at The Enercare Centre – Exhibition Place.

The Show enjoyed spring-like weather for all three days and several hundred enthusiasts took advantage of the free motorcycle parking and rode to the show.

The Show opened Friday at noon to a good line-up, and saw strong attendance over the three-day weekend. The combination of the new models for 2017, lots of entertainment, great prizes and beautiful weather drew 29,875 people for a 4% increase over the previous year.

“She Rides” opened at 5:00 PM on Friday night with half-priced tickets for the ladies, free parking for all and one lucky lady winning a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja from Canadian Kawasaki and Ready Powersports.

“It was a busy weekend, with good crowds and tons to see and do,” said Show Manager, Neil Fardy. In addition to a first look at the new 2017 models, show-goers enjoyed the adrenaline-packed action of the Latimer Stunt Show, the precision handling of Jordan Szoke’s Trials Demonstrations, the always-popular How To demonstrations by Clinton Smout, and the Ontario Provincial Police Precision Riding Team.”

For children and parents the Yamaha Riding Academy was a fan favourite, giving kids aged 6 to 12 a chance to learn to ride a motorcycle. The Academy was busy throughout the weekend most sessions fully-booked.

The weekend ended with the Grand Prize Draw - a week in Portugal, complete with airfare, hotel and the use of a BMW motorcycle, presented by Europa Travel and Q107.

Overall, the Show was a success and reflected the marketing campaign’s theme that “ Passion does not take the winter off”.

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.

NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW TOUR RIDES INTO TORONTO NEXT MONTH

January 19, 2017 at 11:11 AM

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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:  http://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)