It is Decmber in T.O. which means only one thing, for the motorcycle enthusiast, at least. The TMS is here and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. With the 2011 riding season all but over, and memories of the roads well travelled still fresh in our minds, bikers of all ages, gender and bent are eagerly awaiting the TMS to feast on all the new and better 2 wheeled, or 3 wheeled, if one is so inclined, offerings from the world’s leaders in motorcycling.
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Hundreds of new 2012 models to be wheeled out Dec. 9-11
Motorcycle enthusiasts can visit the Metro Toronto Convention centre from December 9-11 to catch a sneak peek of some of the hottest 2012 models. The Toronto Motorcycle Show is the only Ontario event where the industry’s top manufacturers give visitors a chance to see their new model lineups. The show is also the official launch for the seven-city 2011/2012 Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) new model caravan that travels coast-tocoast annually, giving riders and the media their first glance of the new models, gear and accessories.
The show promises show-goers a look at new and exciting products from more than 140 exhibitors including Deeley Harley Davidson, Victory, BRP – Can-Am, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, BMW, Ducati, KTM, Indian, Triumph, MV Agusta, Zero, Norton, Cleveland CycleWerks and more.
Europe comes to Canada this year at the Toronto Motorcycle Show. For the first time in Canada, MV Agusta will be showcasing the much anticipated F3 675, elected ‘most beautiful 600 in the world.’ This Supersport boasts an ultra-advanced chassis and vehicle dynamics control unit MVICS (Motor & Vehicle Integrated Control System) that is on par with the most advanced Superbikes.
Along with MV Agusta, Norton will be onsite for the North American debut of the latest model in the Norton Commando 961 line-up – the Café Racer will be on display for show goers to catch a glimpse of this hand-built beauty.
Special Features at the 2012 Toronto Motorcycle Show
Honda Wild Riders BMX
Harley-Davidson presents a UFC® Autograph Session with Fighters Jake Shields and Brendan Schaub and Octagon Girl® Brittney Palmer Saturday, December 10: 1 – 3 p.m.
Yamaha Riding Academy Kids 6-12 years of age can learn to ride at the show
Yamaha Scooter School
Go Ride Ontario Stage Host Frank Wood will interview a number of motorcycle personalities throughout the weekend including: motorcycle touring experts John Gilbank and Rene Cormier, Canadian Superbike Champion Brett McCormick, CBR125 Canadian Champion 14 year old Stacey Nesbitt!
SHE Rides Night Friday, December 9: Ladies get in FREE after 5 p.m. and will be able to take advantage of specials all night long.
MX Stars of Tomorrow
The MX Stars of Tomorrow program features six of Canada’s top up and upcoming motocross racers. Come meet this talented group of youngsters.
Vintage Road Racing Association Display This display features a wide range of rare vintage motorcycles
Rider Training Seminars Join experts from the Rider Training Institute as they cover topics such as: Motorcycle Touring Basics Pre-Ride Maintenance Checks Defensive Riding Tips Essential Riding Gear
Inside Motorcycle Riders World A big part of the motorcycle industry are rides, clubs, associations and not-for-profit organizations. Come and check out a variety of exhibitors in our Riders World area.
Friday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building)
222 Bremner Boulevard (beside the CN Tower)
RIF | Mike Vanic