Montreal, January 31, 2017 – This year promises to be a standout for the Montreal Motorcycle Show, with an exceptional number of new products being featured from around the globe. The 35,000 visitors expected to pass through the turnstiles at the Palais des congrès de Montréal between Friday, February 24 and Sunday, February 26 are sure to be blown away by the more than 500 bikes on display.
Whatever your riding needs or style, we know you’ll enjoy this preview of just a few of the many new models being presented by the major manufacturers at this year’s Show.
Small displacement bikes – 500 cc and under
BMW G310R: Riding pleasure for all
Manoeuvrable, sporty and powerful (with its 313 cc engine), the safe and reliable G310R will get you to work or out of the city with ease, while its high quality and extraordinary technology will ramp up the pleasure of the ride. As lightweight as it is robust, this machine’s gold anodized fork, brake calipers and aluminum swing arm are a testament to its superior workmanship. Its cutouts reduce weight, its struts offer stability, and its wide tires improve road adhesion.
Honda Rebel 500 / 300: An authentic cruiser
These machines make their mark with strong low-end torque, a wonderfully smooth power band and an ear-pleasing sound, not to mention 16-inch oversize tires. Honda engineers have designed the engine and exhaust system to perfectly suit cruiser riding. With an accent on lifestyle and attitude, the Rebel is all about expressing individuality. Sportbike elements combine with a distinctly contemporary look for an overall style that’s completely in the present.
Kawasaki Z125 Pro: Nimble yet robust
Following the lead of the popular Z800 and Z1000, the Kawasaki Z125 Pro features a 125 cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine. With its high-quality suspension that easily supports 350 pounds, it’s a fun and comfortable ride for two. Its compact size and 30.7-inch seat height make it a breeze to manoeuvre, even for those new to the fold.
KTM 390 Duke: A classic redesigned
This is a machine designed for the sheer pleasure of riding. It reassures the novice while delivering tons of enjoyment for more experienced riders. Lightweight, powerful and packed with state-of-the-art technology, it guarantees a thrilling ride, whether you’re navigating the urban jungle or a forest of bends. Among its new features are a redesigned, bigger fuel tank, a larger right-side-mounted exhaust system under the engine, and a new inverted fork that’s lighter and less prone to friction.
BMW R nineT Racer: Relive the era of legendary superbikes
This bike sets itself apart through the unmistakeable roar of its engine. Its design is clearly inspired by the motorsports of the 1970s. Its long wheelbase and low-slung handlebars, far to the front, provide a low, sporty seating position, as do the high-set and far-back footrests. It all combines to deliver the sensation of literally lying on the bike. Its powerful air-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine features 1170 cc capacity and 81 kW (110 bhp) of output for a highly dynamic power delivery, even at low speeds.
Suzuki VanVan 200: The fun side of retro
Introducing the bike that puts the FUN in funky. With its distinctive retro look, it is classic cool and ready to groove, whether you’re looking to cruise down the beach, bop around campus, venture outside your campsite, or go anywhere else in between. Its wide and spacious seat provides plenty of room for your plus-one while delivering maximum comfort. Other features include easy push-button starting, an advanced electronic fuel injection system and oversize tires.
Triumph Street Cup: Street racer attitude in a sporty, urban package
Born from the stripped back style of the Street Twin, this bike combines minimal bodywork, a contemporary finish and a host of new urban sport features, such as an authentic bullet seat and removable café racer seat cowl. Its dynamic, urban ergonomics are evident in its dropped handlebars, dedicated rear suspension and two-piston Nissin caliper. Its 900 cc high-torque Bonneville engine is perfectly tuned for either a blast around town or an outing on twisty B-roads. Choose from more than 120 accessories to add even more attitude, style and comfort to this sporty classic.
Yamaha SCR950: Conquer the road
The new SCR950 rises to every challenge. With a distinct scrambler style, leading-edge technology and a pulsating 942 cc V-twin engine, it blurs the line between past and present. In addition to a comfortable upright riding position, it features a 5-speed transmission and belt drive and premium dual shock piggyback rear suspension. It’s perfect for riders who are looking for rugged vintage design but want the reliability of today’s motorcycles.
Guzzi V7III Special: Reinvention meets continuity
This model has been completely reworked to mark its third generation. Offered in three versions (Stone, Special and Racer), it remains true to the other bikes in the V7 line. The Stone features matt black paintwork, the Special puts the emphasis on chrome, and the Racer brandishes the sporty heritage of a brand that’s been on the receiving end of numerous international awards.
Harley-Davidson Roadster: Power and performance
This bike combines agility, stoplight-to-stoplight power and garage-built custom style to shatter every mold. It is defined by its tucked in, fast back look and corner carving torque. Its refined performance package includes 43 mm inverted front forks, dual disc brakes, adjustable rear suspension and new instrumentation that includes speed and tach. The riding position is aggressive but comfortable, thanks to the new two-up seat, mid-mount controls and lowered bars.
Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special: The road made better than ever
This model features plush, top-end touring technology, a lean bagger style and a state-of-the-art 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated GPS and BOOM audio system. In fact, it has set the world standard for the stripped-down hot rod look. The all new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine backs up the look with massive torque. The ride is unmatched as well, thanks to the new suspension and Reflex Linked Brembo brakes. Other features include standard ABS, a gloss black inner fairing and a colour-matched fairing skirt.
Triumph Bonneville Bobber: A genuine factory custom
Brutally beautiful, this machine perfectly encapsulates minimalistic styling principles and the purposeful attitude of a genuine Bobber: clean lines and a low stance, single seat, wide flat bars, minimalist bodywork and headlight, sculpted tank, wire spoked wheels with a wide rear wheel, and that all important hardtail look. The brand new chassis, suspension and frame deliver a supremely confident, dynamic and comfortable ride. As for performance, the excellent Bonneville 1200 cc engine features a dedicated Bobber tune for even more torque and power low down. The rider is surrounded in pure Bonneville hot rod sound thanks to twin slash cut sawn off peashooter silencers and unique twin airbox and filters.
Indian Chieftain: The one and only
The Chieftain is powered by a formidable Thunder Stroke 111 engine and packed with features to keep everything – and everyone – in check, including power windshield, 100-watt premium audio system, remote-locking saddlebags, and poised, confident handling. Chieftain owners have clearly earned their bragging rights.
Watch for an upcoming press release on models that include street/performance, adventure, dual sport, off-road, sport, scooters and three wheelers.
All the major brands will be at the Show to unveil the all-new lineup of 2017 models, not to mention the latest accessories and technology. Don’t miss it!
February 24 to 26, 2017, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle)
Friday, February 24: Noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 25: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, February 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tickets (taxes included)
Adults (15 and over): $15.50
Seniors (65 and over) and students (upon presentation of a valid student card): $12
Juniors (6-14): $11
Children (under 6): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults and two juniors): $40