Bike enthusiasts gear up for 2011 line-up at Dec. 10-12 event
TORONTO — December 6, 2010 — The Toronto Motorcycle Show, widely recognized as the Canadian motorcycle and ATV industries’ premier motorcycle, scooter and ATV showcase, is just a week away from offering the first public viewing of the coolest new rides for 2011. The show is the first stop on the MMIC seven-city, cross country tour where leading manufacturers and distributors offer the riding community a first glimpse of their new 2011 models, and is the only show in Ontario of its kind.
“The Toronto Motorcycle Show is the premier show of its kind. It’s the perfect venue to introduce new products to the public and the industry,” said Bob Ramsey, President of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC). “The usual suspects like Aprilia, BMW, BRP, Ducati, Harley- Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Hyosung, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Polaris, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory, and Yamaha will be showcasing what’s new for 2011,” he added.
“Although the 2010 riding season is ending, for many enthusiasts, The Toronto Motorcycle Show signifies the beginning of the new 2011 season,” said Darryl Bond, Show Manager.
“Dec. 10-12 is going to be an action-packed, family friendly weekend that will appeal to new and avid riders, women, and kids of all ages. There’s something for everyone,” he added.
New motorcycles and scooters to expect at The Toronto Motorcycle Show include:
- Yamaha Canada’s new Super Tenere, Stryker, FZ8 and Stratoliner Deluxe.
- Harley Davidson’s 2011 Sportster Superlow, Road Glide Ultra, Street Glide and CVO Road Glide Ultra.
- Honda’s all new 2011 CBR250R, CBR125R, CB1000RA and the debut of TRX 500.
- BRP presents its new Spyder RT Limited, Spyder RS-S, Commander 1000 and Commander 800.
- Canadian Kawasaki’s new Ninja ZX10R, Vulcan 1700 Vaquero and Ninja 400R.
- Ducati’s all new Diavel musclecruiser, Multistrada and Monster 796.
- KTM’s 990 SMT and all new 350 SX-F motocross.
- Triumph’s new Tiger 800XC.
- National Motorsports introduces the Hyosung ST7 Aquila and Zero electrics.
- Norton 961 Sport from Norton Canada.
- BMW introduces the all new K1600GT and GTL, G650GS and R1200R.
- Suzuki’s new GSXR 750, TU250 Retro and totally revamped GSXR 600.
- New Husqvarna TE449 Enduro.
- Royal Enfield’s new Bullet Classic Military.
- Piaggio Canada presents the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, Vespa GTV300 and Piaggio three wheeled MP3 Sport.
SHE RIDES NITE: The Toronto Motorcycle Show presents SHE RIDES NITE on Friday, December 10 offering free admission for ladies after 5 p.m. With more women becoming involved in the sport, SHE RIDES NITE is an industry-sponsored evening for women who ride or are considering taking up the sport.
Inside Motorcycle’s Winners’ Circle: Inside Motorcycles and Inside Moto-X are proud to present the first-class machinery and personalities that contribute to Canada’s racing successes. Meet the fearless riders and their winning bikes, talk to skilled tuners and admire the dedication and craftsmanship that go into creating a race-winning motorcycle. Special guests include: Jordan Szoke, Doug Beattie, Steven Nickerson, Brian Wojnarowski and Bobby Kiniry. Szoke, the consecutive winner of the Canadian Superbike National Crown and the CMA National Trails Champion, will be available all weekend long for autograph signings with his winning Honda CBR1000RR and the Gas Gas Raga 300.
Yamaha Riding School for Kids: Yamaha Canada and Canadian Motorcycle Training Services present a free opportunity for kids aged 6 – 12 (certain conditions apply) to learn to ride on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycles.
Riders Marketplace specials: Looking to save some cash on 2010 models and gear? With dealers anxious to clear space for new 2011 bikes and ATVs, take advantage of year-end sales incentives and rebates on bikes, aftermarket apparel and parts, accessories and protective equipment – exclusively at The Toronto Motorcycle Show.
Parts Canada and Heather Ireland: Parts Canada will present seminars offering budding racers tips on how to obtain those elusive sponsorships. Meet Biker TV’s Host and female motorcycle enthusiast, Heather Ireland at the Parts Canada display.
Full Throttle Theatre Celebrity Stage: The interactive seminar stage offers the latest in the racing scene and a chance for show-goers to meet the some industry celebrities. Hosted by Frank Wood, the stage offers non-stop action all weekend offering interviews, racing personalities, movies and exciting guest speakers, including: Patrick Trahan, Rene Cormier, Jordan Szoke and more!
One cause, 26 countries and 60 days on a bike – Patrick Trahan: The man with a plan will be at the show to talk about his upcoming quest in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. In winter 2011, Patrick will attempt a record-setting circumnavigation of Africa, though 26 countries in 60 days on rough, remote and dangerous terrain in an attempt to raise $25,000 for kids. Visit him in the Honda Canada booth with his 2011 XR650L bike.
Rene Cormier: Join the adventure as 33-year-old Canadian BMW rider Rene Cormier tells the story of how he stepped away from the corporate world, cashed in what few possessions he had to finance a $25 a day, three-year, 154,000 kilometer motorcycle trek through 41 countries. Rene will be presenting all weekend at the Full Throttle Stage.
Rider Nation: Rider Nation features a variety of riding groups, associations, weekend race events, charity rides and outings that motorcyclists from all walks of life can enjoy.
Memory Lane…Vintage Bikes: The Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA) presents an exhibit of rare and well preserved racing bikes and heritage motorcycles from the past.
The Toronto Motorcycle Show
South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard (beside the CN Tower)
Friday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 11, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Juniors (Ages 6 to 15): $10.00
Children (under six years): Free when accompanied by an adult Family Pass (two adults & two juniors): $38.00
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre will host The Toronto Motorcycle Show, one of seven Canadian motorcycle and ATV shows owned by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). Complete show information is available at: www.motorcycleshows.ca or www.sportshows.ca.
CNSS is a non-profit corporation and the largest producer of boat, fishing, sportsmen’s, ski, outdoor and motorcycle shows in Canada. Through its family of shows, the corporation raises funds to ensure that generations of young Canadians can benefit from Canada’s outdoors. Since the first show held in 1948, more than $30 million has been committed to these causes.
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