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Power Sport Services announces the retirement of Neil Fardy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

 

Power Sport Services announces the retirement of Neil Fardy

 

Markham, ON:  Neil Fardy, Show Manager of The Toronto Motorcycle Show, will be retiring from Power Sport Services (PSS) after a respected career in the live events industry, including a number of different senior management roles, straddling both the event production and event supplier sides of the business.  His last day with Power Sport Services will be March 18, 2022.

Neil joined Power Sport Services in 2012, shortly after PSS’ incorporation as a fully-owned subsidiary of The Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).  His extensive experience in event operations and project management – developed over his 40-year career servicing major events including numerous trade and consumer shows, concerts, sporting events and live events, and has been a tremendous asset to Power Sport Services.  Under Neil’s leadership and direction, The Toronto Motorcycle Show innovated, evolved and grew, while also benefiting from a variety of operational efficiencies and enhancements.  Further, his wide ranging-skills and deep-rooted relationships contributed to the expansion of Event Management Services – sister company to Power Sport Services.

The Boards of Directors of Power Sport Services would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Neil for his many years of exceptional service.  His positive impact on The Toronto Motorcycle Show and the overall powersport industry are incredibly valued and appreciated.

Over the next month, Neil will be working closely with Bianca Kennedy, Director of Market Expansion and Events, to help facilitate a seamless transition for all partners, clients, exhibitors and suppliers of Power Sport Services and The Toronto Motorcycle Show.  Bianca can be reached directly by email at bkennedy@powersportservices.ca or by telephone at 514-299-0262.

 

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About Power Sport Services (PSS):
Power Sport Services™ (PSS) is the operating name of 8061246 Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).  Power Sport Services™ focuses on innovation and leading-edge management of the motorcycle, OHV and power sport vehicle shows and the Open Road Powersport Insurance program.


About the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC):
The Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, originally founded in 1971, is a national, non-profit, trade association which represents the responsible interests of the major motorcycle and scooter manufacturers, as well as the manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets of motorcycle and scooter-related products and services in Canada. The member companies of the MMIC account for approximately 90 percent of all the new on-road motorcycles and scooters sold in Canada. The MMIC is funded entirely by its Members and Industry Partners and by the programs and services it offers. 

About the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV):
The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) is a national, non-profit trade association that represents the manufacturers and distributors of off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)and related products and services in Canada. COHV remains dedicated to the fundamental aspects of ATV and Off-Highway Vehicle safety.

Power Sport Services announces the retirement of Ray Sriubiskis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, February 3, 2022

 

Power Sport Services announces the retirement of Ray Sriubiskis

 

Markham, ON:  Ray Sriubiskis, General Manager of The Motorcycle Shows, will be retiring from Power Sport Services (PSS) after a distinguished career of more than 40 years, including close to two decades as a senior executive in the consumer show industry.  His last day with Power Sport Services will be March 18, 2022.

Ray joined the team at Power Sport Services in 2012, shortly after PSS’ incorporation as a fully-owned subsidiary of The Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).  Ray played an instrumental role consolidating the management and operation of Canada’s Motorcycle Shows under the Power Sport Services banner.  Over the last decade, he has successfully developed and empowered an exceptional show management team, consistently delivering positive experiences for consumers and exhibitors alike, while delivering sustainable profitability and growth.   Prior to joining PSS, as Vice-President of The Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows, Ray was responsible for the successful management and oversight of The Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver Motorcycle Shows – on behalf of the MMIC and COHV.

The Board of Directors of Power Sport Services, would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Ray for his significant contributions to The Canadian Motorcycle Shows and the industry-at-large.  Ray has been a recognized leader in the exhibition industry for many years, and PSS and the riding community have benefited significantly from his vision and expertise.

Over the next month, Ray will be working closely with Bianca Kennedy, Director of Market Expansion and Events, to help facilitate a seamless transition for all partners, clients, exhibitors and suppliers of Power Sport Services and The Canadian Motorcycle Shows.  Bianca can be reached directly by email at bkennedy@powersportservices.ca or by telephone at 514-299-0262.

 

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About Power Sport Services (PSS):
Power Sport Services™ (PSS) is the operating name of 8061246 Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).  Power Sport Services™ focuses on innovation and leading-edge management of the motorcycle, OHV and power sport vehicle shows and the Open Road Powersport Insurance program.

About the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC):
The Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, originally founded in 1971, is a national, non-profit, trade association which represents the responsible interests of the major motorcycle and scooter manufacturers, as well as the manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets of motorcycle and scooter-related products and services in Canada. The member companies of the MMIC account for approximately 90 percent of all the new on-road motorcycles and scooters sold in Canada. The MMIC is funded entirely by its Members and Industry Partners and by the programs and services it offers.

About the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV):
The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) is a national, non-profit trade association that represents the manufacturers and distributors of off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)and related products and services in Canada. COHV remains dedicated to the fundamental aspects of ATV and Off-Highway Vehicle safety.

 

Power Sport Services announces that Bianca Kennedy has been promoted to Director of Market Expansion and Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Power Sport Services announces that Bianca Kennedy has been promoted to Director of Market Expansion and Events

Markham, ON: Power Sport Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Bianca Kennedy to Director of Market Expansion and Events. This announcement comes on the heels of Ray Sriubiskis, General Manager, announcing his plans to retire from Power Sport Services, effective March 18, 2022.

In her new role, Bianca will be responsible for overseeing the planning and production of all shows and events under the ownership and management of Power Sport Services, including leading the events’ team to deliver dynamic and high-value experiences for exhibiting and attending audiences alike.  Additionally, Bianca will be responsible for driving the industry’s market expansion efforts to grow motorcycling and off-highway riding in Canada, including developing immersive marketing programs that get more people to take notice of how powersports can fit into and enhance their lives, with a particular focus on reaching people with varying interests, diverse backgrounds and across different generations.

“The future of powersports in Canada is inclusive, innovative and expansive, and everyone is invited to join the ride and discover how motorcycling and off-highway riding can fit into and enhance their lives”, stated Bianca.  “I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues at Power Sport Services, The Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council and The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council, to expand mainstream awareness around riding, to welcome new riders to our community, and to deliver exceptional motorcycle and OHV events”.

Michelle O’Hara, President of PSS added, “With a successful career spanning over 20 years, Bianca has a remarkable reputation for creating shows and events that provide unparalleled experiences for all that attend.  Since joining PSS in 2013, she has spearheaded the growth of our exhibitor base year-over-year by providing profitable, engaging platforms that deliver the highest level of brand awareness and customer service.  In addition, she has bolstered show attendance by introducing new show features, and by implementing creative marketing and public relations initiatives.  As a seasoned promoter, Bianca’s new role in market expansion will ensure continued alignment of strategic growth strategies for motorcycling and off-highway ridership in Canada.  I look forward to working with her in her new capacity.”

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About Power Sport Services (PSS):
Power Sport Services™ (PSS) is the operating name of 8061246 Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).  Power Sport Services™ focuses on innovation and leading-edge management of the motorcycle, OHV and power sport vehicle shows and the Open Road Powersport Insurance program.

 

About the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC):
The Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council, originally founded in 1971, is a national, non-profit, trade association which represents the responsible interests of the major motorcycle and scooter manufacturers, as well as the manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets of motorcycle and scooter-related products and services in Canada. The member companies of the MMIC account for approximately 90 percent of all the new on-road motorcycles and scooters sold in Canada. The MMIC is funded entirely by its Members and Industry Partners and by the programs and services it offers.

 

About the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV):
The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV) is a national, non-profit trade association that represents the manufacturers and distributors of off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)and related products and services in Canada. COHV remains dedicated to the fundamental aspects of ATV and Off-Highway Vehicle safety.

4-CITY TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE SHOWS

Toronto, September 14, 2021: Power Sport Services (PSS) announced today that they will be proceeding with a 4-city Canadian Motorcycle Show tour for 2022 – including stops in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal – with even more excitement planned for 2023, with the intended return of a full 6-city tour, including stops in Edmonton and Quebec City as well.

Robert Ramsay, President of PSS stated that after an 18-month hiatus from live events, gathering restrictions are now being lifted across the country, and the team at Power Sport Services is eager to safely get back to the excitement, buzz and energy of The Motorcycle Shows.

Riders, future riders and lovers of the motorcycle lifestyle are invited to come get their fix of two-wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel action and interaction at one of the following stops on the 2022 Canadian Motorcycle Show tour:

  • Calgary – January 7 – 9th at BMO Centre, Calgary
  • Vancouver – January 21 – 23rd at Tradex, Abbotsford
  • Toronto – February 18 – 20th at Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
  • Montreal – February 25 – 27th at Palais des congres de Montreal

Mr. Ramsay went on to say that over the last 18 months we have seen a continued and growing interest in riding among new and existing riders. The 2022 Motorcycle Show tour is the perfect opportunity for riders of all styles, ages and experience levels to discover everything that is new and exciting for the season ahead and to safely re-unite in celebration of motorcycling and OHV riding.

For the most up-to-date information on The Motorcycle Shows, please visit us online at www.motorcycleshows.ca.

As always, we are here to answer all your questions and concerns. Please do not hesitate to reach out anytime.

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For more information contact your local Show Team:

Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Laurie Paetz or Brittany Labrosse / 403-457-1080

Quebec, Montreal
Bianca Kennedy or Dominic Caron / 514-375-1974

Toronto
Neil Fardy or Lori Borda / 905-752-1158

PSS Head Office
Ray Sriubiskis / 416-272-9798

2021 Shows Cancelled, 2022 Shows to be Even More Spectacular

Toronto, November 2nd:  Power Sport Services (PSS) today announced that they will not proceed with their six show Canadian Motorcycle Shows circuit in 2021. Robert Ramsay, President of PSS stated that over the last 6-months, the team at Power Sport Services has been working actively, with our venues and suppliers, as well as the Canadian Association of Exposition Management, to find a safe and viable way to produce the 2021 Motorcycle Show tour.

Unfortunately, despite these great efforts, due to ongoing health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Power Sport Services made the difficult decision to cancel the six shows of the 2021 Motorcycle Show tour.  The shows that will be impacted are:

  • Calgary Motorcycle Show – January 8-10, 2021
  • Edmonton Motorcycle Show – January 15-17, 2021
  • Vancouver Motorcycle Show – January 22-24, 2021
  • Quebec City Motorcycle Show – February 5-7, 2021
  • Toronto Motorcycle Show – February 19-21, 2021
  • Montreal Motorcycle Show – February 26-28, 2021

In most parts of the country, as a result of strict indoor gathering limits, exhibitions like the Motorcycle Shows remain prohibited or severely limited.  In addition, differences in provincial measures and responses, combined with evolving government regulations to limit the spread of the virus, make it very difficult to properly plan and deliver the consistent high-quality experience that exhibitors and visitors have come to expect from the Motorcycle Shows.

Ray Sriubiskis, General Manager of Shows, stated that the decision was not taken lightly or without great consideration and discussion.  Ultimately however, the health and safety of everyone involved in and attending the Motorcycle Shows remains our top priority and concern.

Power Sport Services recognizes the value and importance of the Motorcycle Shows to our exhibitors and to the riding community.  We are more motivated and committed than ever, to bring back the complete Motorcycle Show tour in 2022.  The dates for the 2022 shows are:

  • Calgary Motorcycle Show – January 7-9, 2022
  • Edmonton Motorcycle Show – January 14-16, 2022
  • Vancouver Motorcycle Show – January 21-23, 2022
  • Quebec City Motorcycle Show – February 4-6, 2022
  • Toronto Motorcycle Show – February 18-20, 2022
  • Montreal Motorcycle Show – February 25-27, 2022

For more information on the 2022 Motorcycle Show tour, please visit us online at www.motorcycleshows.ca.

Mr. Ramsay went on to say that, in the meantime, PSS is exploring alternatives for the 2021 season in order to promote riding, grow ridership and help exhibitors connect with the next generation of new riders as well as the avid and passionate riders.  Please stay tuned – we will be in touch in the coming weeks to share possible options.

As always, we are here to answer all your questions and concerns.  Please do not hesitate to reach out anytime.

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For more information contact your local Show Team

Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver – Laurie or Brittany

Quebec, Montreal – Bianca or Dominic

Toronto – Neil or Lori

or the PSS Office – Ray or David (416) 491-4449

SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE AND PASSION AT THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW

RELEASE – For immediate distribution

Montreal, January 29, 2020 – Bringing together the world’s largest manufacturers and brands, as well as their latest products and innovations, in one location, the Montreal Motorcycle Show, presented by La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, will delight visitors like never before.

Urban riders, adventure seekers, road trippers, nostalgia lovers—everyone will discover models that allow them to live out their passion. Whether you’re a new rider, a seasoned veteran, a fan of motorcycle travel, a daily commuter or a weekend warrior, you’ll find the bike of your dreams at the Show.

To ride everyday

Your motorcycle is the best way for you to get to work or see friends. You need a bike that’s responsive, offers superb cornering and is ergonomic. You want to weave through narrow streets and passageways on a ride that’s agile and easy to park.  And you want a machine that lets others know exactly who you are.  Your motorcycle is an extension of your personality.  These models are perfect for you.

  • BMW F 900 R     • VESPA PRIMAVERA SEAN WOTHERSPOOON     • PIAGGIO BV 350 TOURER    
  • YAMAHA MT-03     • HONDA REBEL 500

To rack up the kilometres

You’re constantly pushing the boundaries, so you need maximum comfort to command the road. You want a motorcycle that will give you that intense feeling of freedom every time.  The bike has to deliver both handling and power with no compromises.  At every corner, sportiness and performance are the order of the day with these motorcycles.

  • BMW F 900 XR     • TRIUMPH ROCKET 3R     • CAN-AM SPYDER RT     • HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROAD GLIDE    
  • INDIAN CHALLENGER DARK HORSE            

To electrify your world

Electric motorcycles appeal to you because of your concern for the environment. They allow you to contribute to the fight against noise and air pollution. They’re also easy to maintain because they don’t require regular oil changes.  They are your preference because they are more efficient and consume less energy.  Here are a few to choose from.

  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON LIVEWIRE     • KTM SX-E 5     • VESPA ELETTRICA 70 km/h

To head out for adventure

You love adventure, but you don’t like trouble. Reliability is paramount, and you demand impeccable handling and performance. Since you often take the road less traveled, you need a machine that combines smooth manoeuvrability with great responsiveness.  In short, you’re looking for a bike that offers a unique experience on and off the road.

  • KTM 390 ADVENTURE     • YAMAHA TÉNÉRÉ 700     • MOTO GUZZI TT TRAVEL    
  • SUZUKI V-STROM 1050 XA     • TRIUMPH TIGER 900     • HONDA AFRICA TWIN

To slice through the air

You want a machine with style that delivers impressive performance. Technological innovations add to your passion. There’s no limit to your riding pleasure, and your motorcycle delivers a thrill every time you ride. If a top performing engine gives you an adrenaline rush, you’ll yearn for these models.

  • DUCATI STREETFGHTER V4     • HONDA CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE SP     • KAWASAKI Z H2
  • SUZUKI KATANA     • KTM SUPER DUKE R     • YAMAHA YZF-R1M

To feel timeless

For you, motorcycling is a lifestyle.  It’s an experience that gives you greater and greater pleasure every time you take to the road.  Your passion is insatiable and you are fascinated by the details:  parts, technology, materials and finish.  You long for iconic and legendary brands, classic styles and timeless designs.  Here are a few brands to tempt you next season.

  • DUCATI SCRAMBLER ICON DARK     • KAWASAKI W800     • TRIUMPH BOBBER FACTORY CUSTOM

From February 28 to March 1, at the Palais des congrès (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle), the Montreal Motorcycle Show will allow you to meet the world’s leading manufacturers and discover their latest models and accessories.

Friday, February 28: noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 29: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 1: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Admission (taxes included)
Adults (15 and over): $17
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $13.50
Juniors (6-14): $11
Children (under 6): Free if accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $42
Friday after 5 p.m. (women only): $8.50

Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca

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Media Relations
Julie Gagnon, 514-713-4381 – julie@juliegagnon.ca
Isabelle Fafard, 514-865-8157 – isabelle.fafard@180deux.ca

GET HANDS ON AT THE TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW NEXT MONTH

JUST FOUR WEEKS UNTIL THE TOP MOTORCYCLE BRANDS RIDE INTO TORONTO
TO SHOWCASE THEIR NEW MODELS AND CELEBRATE THE MOTORCYCLE LIFESTYLE

TORONTO (January 23, 2020) – Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ event – the Toronto Motorcycle Show presented by NFP – rides into the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23,  giving enthusiasts their first chance to get hands on with the new 2020 models and a wide-range of motorcycle lifestyle features.

This is the province’s only stop on the six-city national show tour for new model motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, and it features the top motorcycle brands: Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Along with the 500+ new, vintage, racing and custom bikes on display, attendees will find the latest in riding gear, accessories and touring destinations.

New this year is a major lifestyle feature called Clutch Society, which celebrates the best of the custom indie motorcycle culture with some of the GTA’s most respected custom bike builders and lifestyle brands.

Produced by Dan Lim of The Moto Foto (https://www.themotofoto.com), a professional fashion and lifestyle photographer and avid member of the Toronto moto community, Clutch Society will have more than 20 one-of-a-kind bikes on display, as well as a great mix of events that showcase some of the very best of what the custom motorcycle scene has to offer.

It 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 next riding season.

Other highlights of this family-friendly show (all included with the price of admission) are:

  • She Rides Night (Friday, February 21)  Women make up the fastest-growing segment of motorcycling, and this is an evening of celebration for women who ride and those considering the sport. In addition to information and advice specific to the needs of the female rider, ladies will get half-price admission to the Show after 5 pm and be eligible to enter the $2,000 “Shop The Show” prize draw. There’s also free parking for all on Friday night after 5pm.
  • Yamaha Riding Academy For Kids introduces children, ages 6-12, to the wonderful world of riding, with hands-on certified instruction and riding gear provided in a 15-minute riding session on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle
  • Stunt Shows  Canadian stunt riding star Craig Latimer and Toronto’s Cesare Costantini will showcase their street bike freestyle stunt-riding talents with wheelies, stoppies, head stands, and burnouts (plus the occasional high-fives with the fans cheering them on).
  • Kawasaki’s “Own The Street” Motorcycle Giveaway  On Saturday afternoon (February 22) show-goers can enter a draw to win a Kawasaki Z400 – ideal for rider-friendly, nimble street riding.
  • Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets  The OPP’s precision motorcycle riding team will perform exhibitions of their superb riding skills aboard their fleet of Harley-Davidson Police Specials.
  • Yamaha’s “How To” Demos  Clinton Smout, one of the country’s leading motorcycle training experts, will demonstrate to riders how to safely navigate challenges like riding over obstacles and gravel roads, safely pick-up a fallen motorcycle, and slow-speed riding techniques.
  • Vintage Motorcycles – Take a trip down memory lane and see how motorcycles, scooters and side cars have evolved over the decades with exhibits from the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group and Vintage Road Racing Association.

Show hours are: Friday, February 21 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 22 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 23 (10 am – 5 pm).

Show admission is: Adults (15+) $20; Seniors (65+) $15; Youths (6-14 years) $12; Family Pass (2 adults, 2 youths)  $48; She Rides Night $10 (for women after 5:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 21). 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 NFP

Our presenting sponsor is NFP, a leading brokerage and advisor throughout North America and across the globe. A part of NFP, Dalton Timmis Insurance Group brings motorcycle insurance expertise and innovative specialty insurance to Canada through its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, and commercial, transportation and personal insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the #1 broker in Canada by Insurance Business in 2016 and 2017 – excellence united with global reach and expanded offerings under the NFP name. [www.nfp.com/Canada]

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 six premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held in Calgary (Jan. 10-12), Edmonton (Jan. 17-19), Vancouver (Jan. 24-26), Quebec City (Feb. 7-9), Toronto (Feb. 21-23) and Montreal (Feb. 28-Mar.1).[www.motorcycleshows.ca/about-motorcycle-shows]

CONTACTS:

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

Toronto Show Manager
Neil Fardy
neil@powersportservices.ca
905-752-1158 (office)

Power Sport Services
Motorcycle Moped Industry Council
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
David Grummett, Director of Communications
dgrummett@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW 2020 IS CONFIRMED FOR FEBRUARY 21-23


2020 TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW IS CONFIRMED FOR FEBRUARY 21-23
WITH CANADA’S TOP BRANDS
AT THE ENERCARE CENTRE, EXHIBITION PLACE

TORONTO (October 30, 2019) – The Toronto Motorcycle Show returns to the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, February 21-23, 2020 with the country’s top brands showcasing their 2020 models and technology for the first time in the GTA.

The line-up includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Presented by NFP, this is the only Ontario stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city show tour, which kicks-off at Calgary in January. The Motorcycle Show is the ultimate get-together for riders and future riders, featuring the newest in motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, along with the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and motorcycle services.

“The 2020 Toronto Motorcycle Show will have the widest range of two-wheel, three-wheel and four-wheel bikes on hand, plus an exciting line-up of exhibitors and features to celebrate the motorcycle lifestyle,” said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “We’ll offer an interactive and engaging experience for seasoned riders and newcomers alike, that’s sure to please riders of all ages, including children. We’ll truly have something for everyone.”

The family-friendly show includes several special features like the Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids, “How To Ride” Skills Demos, motorcycle stunt shows, the OPP’s Golden Helmets precision riding team, and She Rides Night – a Friday evening celebration of women who ride, with half-price admission for females after 5 pm. Friday night parking is free for all after 5 pm.

Show hours are:

  • Friday, February 21 noon – 9 pm
  • Saturday, February 22 10 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday, February 23 10 am – 5 pm

Show admission is:

  • Adults (15+) $20
  • Seniors (65+) $15
  • Youths (6-14 years) $12
  • Family Pass (2 adults, 2 youths)  $48
  • She Rides Night $10 (for women after 5:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 21)
  • 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 NFP

Our presenting sponsor is NFP, a leading brokerage and advisor throughout North America and across the globe. A part of NFP, Dalton Timmis Insurance Group brings motorcycle insurance expertise and innovative specialty insurance to Canada through its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, and commercial, transportation and personal insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked the #1 broker in Canada by Insurance Business in 2016 and 2017 – excellence united with global reach and expanded offerings under the NFP name.

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 six premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held in Calgary (Jan. 10-12), Edmonton (Jan. 17-19), Vancouver (Jan. 24-26), Quebec City (Feb. 7-9), Toronto (Feb. 21-23) and Montreal (Feb. 28-Mar.1).

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

Toronto Show Manager
Neil Fardy
neil@powersportservices.ca
905-752-1158 (office)

Power Sport Services
Motorcycle Moped Industry Council
Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
David Grummett, Director of Communications
dgrummett@mmic.ca
(416) 491-4449 (office)
1-877-470-6642 (toll-free)

20 MUST-SEE MODELS AT THE MONTREAL MOTORCYCLE SHOW Get your fix!

Montreal, January 30, 2018 – Once again this year, the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers will be at Palais des congrès de Montréal to unveil their latest products at the Montreal Motorcycle Show. From Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, the Show’s estimated 34,000 visitors—from novices to seasoned riders—will discover the hottest bikes and accessories of 2018. Here’s a sneak peek at 20 new must-see models.

Sport bikes

APRILIA – RSV4 RF: Undisputed champion

This machine continues to evolve as the best superbike ever. Building on its success and experience on the track, it has trimmed an average of one second per lap off its time over previous versions. The RSV4 RF notably includes a new Öhlins front fork with NIX technology, a new Brembo braking system and a new dynamic control suite. Its chassis is also now paired with a Euro 4 210 HP engine.

BMW – H4P RACE: Pure emotion

With just 750 of these limited-edition, numbered machines produced, the H4P RACE is the world’s first motorcycle to offer a fully carbon frame and fully carbon wheels. Its frame is made from a continuous component, from the steering head to the swing arm pivot. Hand-built exclusively for the track, it has a self-supporting carbon front that devours the headwind, with its aggressive splitface camouflaging the ram air behind. A 2D recorder allows data to be saved and read out, while a button-operated dynamic traction control (DTC) offers optimal traction for every racing situation.

DUCATI – PANIGALE V4: Maximizing power and performance

The first mass-produced Ducati motorcycle to be equipped with a 4-cyclinder engine, closely derived from the Desmosedici of MotoGP fame, the Panigale V4 turns power and excellence into sheer pleasure. Voted “Most Beautiful Bike of the Show” at EICMA 2017, it is defined by its state-of-the-art chassis and innovative electronics. Its design is elegant, muscular and technological, its large, soft surfaces punctuated by a few bold features. The bike’s dominant elements of style—component integration, functionality and a sense of power—extend across the entire machine.

Retro machines

DUCATI – SCRAMBLER 1100: Escape artist

This high displacement bike with its seat height of 810 mm is perfect for taller drivers. Its frame retains the steel lattice form of previous generations, and its swingarm is still double-sided. It offers three ride modes:

Active, Journey and City. Its standard black or yellow version includes Kayaba suspension, adjustable shocks and standard finish. The Special version comes in custom matte grey, with aluminum mud guards and chrome finish on the exhausts and a number of other parts. With its unique tones, Öhlins shocks and machine-finished spokes, the Sport version has a distinct monster bike look and feel. It’s as sporty as they come, while remaining a contemporary step ahead.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE – SCOUT FTR750: Racing in its DNA

The Scout FTR750 combines form and function to push the boundaries of speed, maximize efficiency and redefine control. Its race-tuned Öhlins 43 mm conventional front suspension and Öhlins fully adjustable rear monoshock are designed for traction and cornering. The goal is to keep the bike relatively stable or flat, so the rear wheel is hooked up and delivers full traction as the bike exits a corner. Power is supplied by an all-new 750 cc, 53-degree V-twin engine.

KAWASAKI – Z900RS: Heir to a legend

This bike’s traditional In-Line Four configuration engine is backed by Kawasaki’s latest rider support technology. Its exhausts, with their rich sound, are a delight to the eyes and ears. With a look that pays homage to the original Z1, every detail on the Z900RS has been meticulously thought out, right down to the caps on the cylinder heads and polished cylinder fins. It comes in Candytone Brown/Candytone Orange or Metallic Flat Spark Black.

TRIUMPH – BONNEVILLE SPEEDMASTER: Beautifully authentic

The Speedmaster’s 1200 cc high-torque engine with Triumph’s signature Bobber is designed to deliver more torque and power low down and across the rev range when you need it most. A twin-chamber air box and exclusive chrome exhaust system generate a distinctive rich and raw sound. Its swept-back beach bars, forward footpegs and superb handling provide exceptional driving quality. The high specification brakes and suspension along with the sculpted rider seat and removable passenger seat enhance the riding experience.

Street bikes

HARLEY-DAVIDSON CANADA – FAT BOB®: Intense performance, unapologetic styling

The Fat Bob’s inverted front forks deliver astonishing handling and a comfortable, sporty ride. Its new front suspension technology provides the performance of a racing-style cartridge fork for reduced weight with linear damping characteristics. With its all-new easily adjustable monoshock rear suspension, the Fat Bob displays dynamic cornering capability while preserving the classic hard tail look. Its Milwaukee-Eight Big Twin 107 or 114 displacement engine is powerful yet smooth-running, while delivering a soul-satisfying rumble.

HONDA – CB300R: The performance advantage

The 286 cc single-cylinder engine boasts dual overhead camshafts driven by a Hy-Vo-type silent chain and forked roller rocker arms. Compact and lightweight, the engine enhances the bike’s agile steering, intuitive and natural handling and impressive power-to-weight ratio. Honda’s programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI) constantly monitors a range of parameters to ensure the right air-fuel mix for the atmospheric and riding conditions.

SUZUKI – SV650X: The power of a V-twin engine

The new SV650X ABS offers a refined 4-stroke 645 cc V-twin liquid-cooled engine and more than 60 new parts. Its redesigned chassis is both lightweight and durable, delivering a sporty, exhilarating ride. Of note are its EFI system and low rpm assist feature, which seamlessly adjust the engine speed during take-off and low-speed riding to even out the power delivery. Its streamlined chassis is a joy to behold and puts the emphasis squarely on comfort and handling.

Touring bikes

BMW – K1600 B: Unmistakeably Bagger

This machine’s maximum torque of 175 Nm and 160 HP (118 kW) produce an incomparable and effortless push force. The chopped windscreen, sloping line of the silhouette and striking rear section with integrated LED indicators and brake lights define a unique style that’s sleek and tapered. Behind its good looks is plenty of innovative technology and a high level of comfort. Its Blackstorm Metallic colour complement its various black tones to accentuate the Bagger’s imposing and confident shape.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON CANADA – SPORT GLIDE™: Wander lustier 

Built on the completely redesigned Softail frame, the all-new Sport Glide boasts internal counterbalancing that allows for a smooth and agile ride without sacrificing the Harley feel. Inverted front forks and a new rear monoshock with external preload adjustment give riders the ability to customize their handling profile for any situation, including extra cargo and/or passenger. The Sport Glide is stealthy, bold and versatile. It features a blacked-out engine, new black and silver cast wheels and black exhausts. It’s as exciting a ride for short touring excursions as it is for the daily commute and long trips, featuring the quick-detach front mini-fairing along with detachable locking saddlebags .

HONDA – GOLD WING: Let the road unfurl before you

Featuring a lower, swept-back touring design and a strong shoulder line, the new Gold Wing is a complete re-invention, with premium styling and an all-new frame. Touring riders will appreciate the extra wind and weather protection with the integrated and fully adjustable electric-powered windshield whose height can be easily changed. Its new wheel design connects to the road with a wide 200 series rear tire equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system. The 2018 Gold Wing is driven by a flat 6-cylinder engine with 4 valve heads.

YAMAHA – STAR VENTURE TC: Conquer the road

Its powerful 1854 cc V-twin engine combines with an overdrive 6-gear transmission. Its 17.8 cm display comes complete with audio, navigation, communication vehicle status and equipment controls. The Star Venture TC offers a host of enhancements, including traction control, ABS/UBS braking, smart key technology, and the brand new Sure-Park system, which uses a dedicated electric motor that allows the bike to move forward or backward slowly for precision parking.

Adventure bikes

HONDA – CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN ADVENTURE SPORT: Exhilaration plus

With a steel 24-litre fuel tank guaranteeing a 500 km range, its longer travel suspension and new engine management electronics, the Africa Twin is ready for 2018. The riding position has been raised by some 30 mm, the rider’s footpegs widened, the handlebars lifted, and the passenger footpeg hangers redesigned. To celebrate the model’s 30th anniversary, Honda has also introduced a new paint scheme reminiscent of the Africa’s illustrious past. With new fuel management electronics and engine mapping, riders can now choose from three shift patterns and engine braking as well as seven traction control levels.

KTM – 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S: Muscle meets mellow

Weighing in at just 238 kg, the KTM packs 160 HP and 140 Nm of torque—108 of which is available at 2500 rpm. Its transmission, spread on the primary wheel, transfers the power to the clutch basket with no backlash. The resonator chamber has been redesigned to polish the torque output in the lower to mid-range rpm. The bike’s ergonomics can be adjusted to suit the preferences and stature of the rider: two seat heights, two handlebar clamping positions, two footpeg positions, and five reach settings.

TRIUMPH – TIGER 800: 200 upgrades for the ultimate riding experience

The new Tiger 800 XC and XR family takes this celebrated range to new heights. With 200 upgrades, including the highest ever level of state-of-the-art technology, enhanced rider ergonomics, increased capability and a more responsive delivery from the latest-generation Triple engine, the new Tigers offer a shorter ratio first gear for improved off-road traction and all-road acceleration. Other upgrades include full-colour TFT instruments, a more distinctive Tiger look, and premium finish and detailing.

Three wheelers

SLINGSHOT SLR LE: For the devil on both shoulders

The Slingshot’s lightweight design and 173 HP engine provide an impressive power-to-weight ratio. Its 18 cm-wide multi-touch Slingshot Ride Command display gives riders quick access to whatever they need: Bluetooth and USB audio and even turn-by-turn directions. And with the customizable split-screen display, advanced vehicle info is literally at the driver’s fingertips, allowing for the monitoring of individual tire pressure, fuel range, distance to the next oil change, current altitude, average fuel economy, heading and much more.

SPYDER RT Limited: Touring comfort

Spyder enthusiasts will enhance their ride thanks to the new 19.8 cm-wide LCD colour display with BRP Connect, allowing the integration of vehicle-optimized smartphone apps. A new, intuitive joystick gives riders access to all of this technology while keeping their hands on the handlebar. The heated grips keep hands warm, while the electrically adjustable windscreen can be adapted to the changing weather. The high-end touring saddle with lumbar support and passenger backrest makes for an ultra-comfortable ride regardless of distance.

Scooters

VESPA GTS 300: Where great looks meet great performance

With its elegant and refined lines, the Vespa GTS is an exclusive vehicle, unique in today’s competitive scenario. Its style and elegance are evident in its design and range of colours. Its LED lighting enhances an instrument panel that puts an emphasis on clarity with its white-on-black display. Its saddle includes materials common to Italian sports cars, and its aesthetics are complemented by the safety of two-channel ABS braking and the Piaggio ASR traction control system.

All the major brands will be at the Show to unveil more the 2018 machines, not to mention the latest accessories and technology. Come get your fix!

February 23 to 25, 2017, at Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)
Friday, February 23: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 24: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 25: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Tickets (taxes included)

Adults (15 and over): $16
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $13
Juniors (6-14): $11
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $40
Information: montrealmotorcycleshow.ca
Images of the different models can be found here.

 

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Media relations

Julie Gagnon, 514-713-4381 – julie@juliegagnon.ca
Isabelle Fafard, 514-865-8157 – isabelle.fafard@180deux.ca

EXPERIENCE LIFE BEHIND BARS

EDMONTON, AB (January 2, 2018)  – Canada’s major manufacturers will showcase their latest models at The Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance.  This is the first chance for riders and enthusiasts to see the 2018 line-up of motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters.  This year’s show takes place January 12-14 at the Expo Centre, Northlands.

“If you are a fan of anything on two, three or four wheels, you won’t want to miss the 2018 Motorcycle  & ATV Show – Edmonton,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manger, “whether you are a wannabe rider, new to the sport or a seasoned vet, there is something for every level and style of rider.”

Here is just a small sample of some of the new 2018 models that will be featured at this year’s Show.

Adventure

KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure will make its Canadian debut at the Motorcycle Show – Calgary.  This bike is touted as groundbreaking, with its powerful engine along with advanced safety and electronics package.  It comes with extensive standard equipment making for smooth cruising. It is the perfect ride for any journey.

Triumph’s line-up includes the Tiger 800.  It sports a host of rider-focused technology including Triumph Traction Control and switchable ABS.  The 800 is more powerful and fuel efficient than ever before.  It offers sharper styling and a much more handsome design with new LED lighting creating clear views in front and behind.

Touring

The BMW K1600B was developed specifically with American riders and great open American roads in mind.  It has a low, streamlined silhouette, and with six cylinders, it delivers an incredibly smooth ride with impressive power.  The K1600B features an impressive level of comfort as well as innovative technology.

The new 2018 Honda Gold Wing takes the iconic touring machine to a whole new level. It is lighter weight, more compact and significantly more technologically advanced than previous models. Its six-speed manual transmission with multiple riding modes and electronically adjustable suspension is certain to enhance the riding experience.

Street/Performance

The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS has been a highly anticipated entry into the retro category.  The engine and the chassis are meticulously designed to not be too quick, making it easier to feel at one with the bike.  Its carefully crafted styling elements are complemented by High-tech features like LED lighting and digital instrumentation.

The new Suzuki SV650X ABS boasts lower emissions, increased performance and outstanding fuel economy. The benefits of its lighter weight and stream-lined design include more responsive acceleration, nimble handling and greater confidence in maneuvering.  It delivers a sporty, exciting ride.

The 2018 Yamaha XSR700 addresses consumers demand for a classically styled machine with performance that meets today’s sporting standards.  The bike design allows for a natural riding position with solid riding comfort while the short swingarm and lightweight design highlights the more serious sport side.  Its timeless styling combined with latest technology is guaranteed to provide a fun, exciting ride.

Cruisers

Indian Motorcycle® is introducing a new member to the Scout® family.  The Scout® Bobber pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of the post war era.  Its blacked-out wheels, knobby tires and lowered rear suspension keeps the rider grounded.  It is no frills, all attitude.

The all-new Fat Bob® from Harley-Davidson® features aggressive, unapologetic styling with mind-blowing performance and handling.  The Fat Bob® is the most powerful, agile and responsive cruiser in the Harley-Davidson® line-up.  With its stiffer frame, lighter weight and never before seen asymmetrical tank graphic, it remains true to the Harley-Davidson® roots and offers a thrilling riding experience.

ATV/Side-by-sides

Can-Am is introducing the 2018 Maverick Trail giving trail enthusiasts’ new levels of control, convenience, comfort and versatility.  The sturdy 800cc Rotax V-Twin engine provides ample performance for recreational endeavors.  With optimal weight distribution, predictable handling and abundant ground clearance it is perfect for technical terrain.

The 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000 is designed for rugged outdoor adventures and makes quick work of tough tasks.  Its best-in-class 999 cc engine, an industry first 6-speed Dual-Clutch transmission, plus over one full foot of ground clearance provides legendary off-road performance.

The all-new RANGER XP® 1000 sets a new standard for what a utility side-by-side can do.  Its modern rugged design, improved comfort, industry-leading towing and ground clearance make this machine the hardest working, smoothest-riding side-by-side ever built.

Sport

Ducati’s new Panigale V4 has been highly anticipated.  The first mass-produced Ducati to mount a four-cylinder engine sets a new standard in the supersport production bike segment.  Riders of all skill levels will enjoy the fun and excitement due to the enhanced performance and ridability.

Kawasaki introduces the 2018 Ninja 400 to its line-up.  Clad in sharp new Ninja styling, it delivers greater performance than its predecessors.  The all-new engine and chassis are more powerful and significantly lighter.  The relaxed, sporty riding position and predictable handling make it both fun and easy to ride.

The Aprilia RSV4 has lots more torque, weights over 20 lbs. less with aerodynamic fairings.  The new braking system and the new APRc electronic controls package include Cornering ABS and the Downshifter.  The 201 HP Euro 4 engine combines with champion chassis architecture.

Dual Sport/Off Road

Ducati’s Scrambler 1100 has been streamlined to be “compact yet beefy.”  It has a new air/oil cooled 1079cc L-Twin engine and will output 86 hp at 7,500 rpm. Three ride modes and a full technology package including:  ABS, cornering ABS, and a traction control systems are a few of the notable changes.

The Honda CRF250R is one of the best bikes in the 250 class.  The most significant upgrade is the DOHC engine featuring increased power and higher redline. An electric starter is now standard.  All the improvements are aimed at achieving maximum power and superb handling.   The four-stroke engine features a dual-overhead-cam design with twin exhaust ports.

The completely redesigned Suzuki 2018 RM-Z450 will be featured at this year’s Show.  The sleek race-ready appearance wraps around a stronger engine and a nimble chassis, which delivers exceptionally precise handling.  It has stronger brakes for better stopping power and a wider spread of engine muscle with higher peak power.

Three Wheelers

The Spyder F3 Limited if perfect for an extended cruise; with its additional cargo space, new infotainment system and exclusive UFit system which easily positions the foot pegs according to your height.  Riders can choose the handlebar position based on your preferred riding style.  All this, and self-leveling rear air suspension in addition to heated grips make for a very comfortable ride.

The 2018 Slingshot® with its low stance, open cockpit and side-by-side seating took the industry by storm with its introduction in 2014. The 2018 model boasts industry leading Ride Command® infotainment system and takes style, technology and performance to a whole new level.

After you have checked out all the new models, be sure to take the time to wander through “Drag Alley”, shop the aftermarket accessories and apparel and take in one of the Ground N’ Gravity Shows or Short Track races .  Don’t miss the chance to sign the kids up for the Yamaha Riding Academy, wander through the Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association exhibit, or gather information on touring destinations as well as, clubs and associations.

The show celebrates the motorcycle lifestyle, so come get your fix January 12-14that the Expo Centre

For further information including Show hours, on line ticket purchases, ticket prices, features, and list of exhibitors please visit www.edmontonmotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton’s online community by liking us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/motorcycleandatvshowedmonton or follow us on Twitter @thebikeshows.

 

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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 the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto 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 six motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Show Manager
Laurie Paetz
Power Sport Services
lpaetz@powersportservices.ca
(403) 457-1080 (office)
(403) 998-0447 (mobile)

Show Publicist
Jackie Jackson
jjregency@shaw.ca
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)