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GRAB LIFE BY THE HANDLBARS

December 28, 2016

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CALGARY, AB (December 28, 2016) - The 2017 Motorcycle Show – Calgary presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance kicks off the new year. The Show takes place at the BMO Centre and runs from noon on Friday, January 6th until 5:00 Sunday, January 8th. This is the only opportunity to check out all the new models of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters and side-by-sides from the biggest names in the industry, before they hit the showroom floor.

BMW will be showcasing the G310R, the first product offering in the sub-500 cc category. It is ultra-modern, light and extremely economical 313cc single-cylinder Roadster with superb handling and ergonomics. The R nineT Scrambler is tough, unconventional, and against established standards, it empowers you to do your own thing. The R1200GS range continues to evolve with a new Rallye and Exclusive versions. There are changes in design as well as technically with new Ride Mode Pro options, “Next Generation” Dynamic ESA with a fully automatic self-leveling suspension function.

The 2017 Honda CBR1000RR takes Total Control to the next level with over 90% of the major components being new. The focus has always been power to weight, with the focus on handling, cornering and acceleration. This year Honda is featuring the all-new Rebel 300 and 500. These progressive custom bobbers fuse tradition with groundbreaking new ideas. They are a mix of old and new school style and are engaging and fun to ride. The CRF250 RALLY is ready for weekend adventure, long distance touring as well as daily commuting.

The all-new Bonneville Bobber is the latest edition to the Triumph line-up. It perfectly encapsulates the minimalist styling principles, muscular stance and purposeful engineering attitude of a genuine bobber. The Street Scrambler shares the same contemporary custom styling as the Street Twin and the iconic Bonneville silhouette combined with clean lines, minimal bodywork and modern finishes.

KTM is introducing the 300 XC-W at this years Show. The combination of massive 2-stroke performance, unrivaled torque and a super agile chassis make it the first choice when the going gets really difficult. The 125 Duck is up to date with the finest motorcycle technologies, usually reserved for larger capacities. The refined four-stroke single cylinder with fuel injection and six-speed transmission provides more than adequate propulsion.

Yamaha has got you covered whether on the road or on the dirt, with their new FZ-09, YZF-R6, and SCR950 releases for 2017. The FZ-09 is a naked sports roadster with ABS brakes and all new super aggressive “twin eye” LED headlights and a revised fully adjustable 41mm inverted fork. The SCR950 is for riders who are looking for a rugged vintage design but want the reliability of today’s motorcycles. Its distinct scrambler style, modern technology, and pulsating 942 cc V-twin, blurs the line between past and present. Finally the YZF-R6 with performance enhancements including 6-mode traction control system, improved front suspension and brakes, aluminum fuel tank, slimmer magnesium rear subframe, and optional Quick Shift System.

Be sure to check out the new line-up of 2017 BRP’s in the Bow Cycle booth. The Can-Am Spyder family has been expanded offering a F3 for everyone. The F3 Limited s designed for ultimate, two-up cruiser touring comfort, the F3-T is aimed at “bagger” enthusiasts who enjoy weekend getaways, and the Spyder F3-S is designed for the sportier riders featuring the exhilarating SPORT Mode that unleashes a whole new level of adrenaline.

Kawasaki has an impressive line-up in 2017. The Versys X-300, powered by the liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 296cc parallel twin from the Ninja 300 boasts a 19-inch front wheel. The X-300 should be the ideal fuel-sipping commuter, relaxed-pace tourer or light-duty off-road explorer. The 2017 Z650 is a performance bike made for everyday riding, it will satisfy a range of motorcyclists, whether they are looking for performance or a streetfighter that’s fun and easy to ride. Last but not least is the Z900 – it has a balance of power and handling and is lighter weight which makes it easy to ride. It is what the ideal supernaked bike should be.

The new Indian Scout Sixty is a midsize cruiser that is expertly balanced and lightweight, easy to ride, yet affordable. The 2017 Roadmaster is the ultimate luxury-touring bike built for comfort, with its 2-up seat and adjustable passenger floorboards. It is outfitted with some great ergonomic innovations for both the rider and passenger.

Victory’s new Magnum features a 21 inch front wheel – the biggest wheel ever fit to a product bagger and LED headlight and high performance audio. It is available in new muscle colors that are sure to demand attention. And it’s powered by the air-cooled, 106 cubic inch Freedom V-twin with a 6-speed transmission and belt final drive.

The Harley- Davidson 2017 Road Glide has a modern, streamline outer fairing and narrow profile with comfortable rider and passenger seating, spacious saddlebags and electronic cruise control and a connected infotainment system. The 6-gallon fuel tank allows riders the ability to go longer between fuel stops. The new Street Glide® model is where highway meets the streets. It sets the standard for the stripped-down hot rod look. Its all-new Milwaukee-Eight ™ 107 engine backs up the look with massive torque. Equipped with Reflex Linked Brembo® brakes and all new suspension provides a ride than can’t be matched. The Roadster™ is shaped by 60 years of heritage and stripped to the essential elements of pure riding machine. In 2016 the Roadster™ joined the Dark custom lineup with a minimalist design inspired by classic racing motorcycles and current trends in stripped-down, naked custom bikes.

The Panigale S Anniversario represents the real essence of Ducati’s passion and performance. The twin cylinder Superquadro features Engine Brake Control, which optimizes vehicle stability under extreme turn-in conditions. This ensures the highest level of riding precision, offering the thrills that only a Ducati Superbike can provide. The new Monster 797 finally brings the iconic Monster spirit and Ducati values within everyone’s reach. Sporty, compact, essential but also sophisticated and contemporary, the Monster 797 provides a gateway to the Ducati world for those looking for an easy, intuitive ride as well as sheer sports enjoyment. For those who seek comfort and style and want superior performance the new Multistrada 950 is for you. It guarantees comfortable, enjoyable riding on all terrain, as well as during the daily commute. Low running costs and long service intervals are definitely an added bonus.

The new model showcase is just the beginning, there are lots of exhibits, displays and features to take in including loads of aftermarket accessories, apparel, Ground n’ Gravity Freestyle Show, the Yamaha Riding Academy, Torch Motorcycle, Team Zeus, the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle “Superbikes of the Decades” display, She Rides, handbuilts and customs.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at https://motorcycleshow.streamintickets.com/purchaseProductSP.aro?sum=The+Motorcycle+Show+-+Calgary

 

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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 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.  Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

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 Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver

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) 238-3309 (office)
(403) 614-6697 (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)
1-877-470-6642 (Toll-free)
416-996-9207 (mobile)

GROUND N' GRAVITY – IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR

December 22, 2016

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CALGARY, AB (DECEMBER 22, 2016)

The Motorcycle Show – Calgary will kick start the 2017 riding season. This is the industry’s premiere event showcasing the line-up of all the new motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides. The Show takes place at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, January 6-8th.

“The freestyle show has always been a crowd pleaser and it is definitely one of my personal favorites,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager “it is always action packed as well as entertaining, and this year the Show will incorporate three disciplines; freestyle, stunt riding, and Observed Trials.”

The 2017 Ground n’ Gravity Show is family entertainment at its best, with ramp to ramp high flying action by some of Canada’s best freestylers, street stunts on the arena floor by none other than Craig Latimer, and this year Jordan Szoke will demonstrate the control and focus necessary to maneuver obstacles on his Trial bike. With a little encouragement Wolfgang, Jordan’s four year old son may hop on his bike and give it a try, making this a true family affair.

A highlight for the younger members of the family is the Yamaha Riding Academy. Kids between the ages of 6 and 12 can sign up to participate in a session that begins with expert instruction on riding technique and safety, and then has them gear up and take to the track to practice their skills, all in a controlled supervised environment.

If your kids have a genuine interest in riding, stop by and chat with Jonathan Finn who began riding at the age of five and started competing in Mini Road Racing when he was only six. He travels the world racing and has 24 podium finishes and 14 race wins. His Dad will also be on hand to provide interested families with a parent’s perspective.

Clinton Smout’s “How to Sessions” are extremely informative and provide practical advice and technique to some very common riding issues like the proper technique to picking up a fallen bike or riding on loose gravel. These tips and techniques are invaluable for riders of any level.

She Rides takes place on Friday and is dedicated to the female riders. Admission is half price after 5:00 pm. Check out Torch Motorcycles where some local ladies are building their own café racers, taking the female riding experience to a whole new level. Don’t miss the chance to enter to win a brand new Ninja 300 courtesy of Blackfoot Motosports and Canadian Kawasaki Motors.

The 2017 Show will feature a variety of exhibitors representing clubs, associations, aftermarket accessories, riding apparel and touring destinations. One of the clubs that continues to offer something different every year is the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Club. This year they will have an impressive exhibit of Superbikes of the Decades. The bikes on display have been maintained by their owners, who are always happy to chat with other enthusiasts.

Williams Custom Bikes will be showcasing their first Canadian production model – the Irv 100 at the Motorcycle Show – Calgary. In addition there will be a variety of attention getting custom bikes on display for all to admire.

No one really knows what the future will hold but Team Zeus , an engineering club from the University of Calgary might just be able to provide a little insight. They build and race electric motorcycles. The Zephyr, which was their first race ready model will be on display. Members of the club are eager to discuss their vision with other bike enthusiasts.

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at https://motorcycleshow.streamintickets.com/purchaseProductSP.aro?sum=The+Motorcycle+Show+-+Calgary

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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 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.  Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

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 Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

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)
1-877-470-6642 (Toll-free)
416-996-9207 (mobile)

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) 238-3309 (office)
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)

 

 
   

 

NOT JUST ALONG FOR THE RIDE

December 20, 2016

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CALGARY, AB December 20, 2016) - The Motorcycle Show – Calgary is the manufacturers’ showcase of all the new 2017 models. The Show will take place at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park January 6-8, 2017, with doors opening at noon on Friday.

“Every year the number of ladies attending our Show grows, which reflects the trend of increasing numbers of women taking up the sport,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manager, “ woman are no longer willing to just be a passenger, and manufacturers are adapting by coming up with models more suitable to the female frame and stature.”

She Rides takes place on Friday, January 6th. Ladies will receive half price admission after 5:00 pm. Industry experts will be on hand to guide women through the bike buying process, and help identify which bike would be just right for your needs. The highlight of the evening will be a draw for a brand new 2017 Ninja 300 motorcycle provided by Canadian Kawasaki Motors and Blackfoot Motosports. This bike is lightweight, agile and provides a super smooth riding experience. One lucky lady will start the 2017 riding season off in style.

Torch Motorcycles will also be on hand. They are a community of female moto-enthusiasts who design and build their own café racers. They are continually collecting data to help in the design of components, apparel and safety equipment specifically for women. Stop by to see some of their latest innovations.

Yamaha “How to Sessions” conducted by expert Clinton Smout will provide riders with tips and tricks to safely navigate some common riding situations and obstacles, including slow speed riding techniques, how to effectively maneuver on gravel roads, as well as the proper technique to safely pick up a fallen motorcycle.

The Yamaha Riding Academy introduces children ages 6-12 to the sport of off-road riding in a safe, supervised environment all under the watchful eye of professional instructors. Sessions run throughout the weekend but fill up quickly so be sure to sign up early.

One of the more popular features of the 2017 Motorcycle Show – Calgary is the Ground n’ Gravity Freestyle Show. Talented riders will fly high into the air and perform some of the most difficult tricks including the Superman, Tsunami and Rock Solid. Canadian Craig Latimer will add some excitement with his Sportbike stunts, including variations of the classic burnouts and wheelies. Jordan Szoke will round out the action with his Observed Trials demonstration. He will maneuver over obstacles with balance and precision. Four-year-old Wolfgang Szoke may join in, proving you are never too young to start riding.

The concourse of the Corral will feature one-of-a-kind customs, which are sure to impress, or check out the Irv 100, the first Canadian production model by Williams Custom Bikes.

It isn’t always about what’s new, for the long time enthusiasts the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Club exhibition will focus on Superbikes of the Decades. See first hand just how far the Superbikes have come in styling, technology and innovation over the past 50 years. The riding lifestyle is as much about the freedom as it is about the camaraderie. There are numerous clubs and associations that focus on different aspects of riding or charity rides for those with similar interests

For more information on Show hours, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at https://motorcycleshow.streamintickets.com/purchaseProductSP.aro?sum=The+Motorcycle+Show+-+Calgary

 

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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)
1-877-470-6642 (Toll-free)
416-996-9207 (mobile)
 

 

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) 238-3309 (office)
(403) 614-6697 (mobile)
 
 

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 8 Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine.

Founded more than 80 years ago, growing a business from the ground up has provided Dalton Timmis with a wealth of insurance knowledge and old-fashioned values.  Today, they balance those values with leading-edge technology and innovative processes to form a winning combination.

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 Moncton, Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.