January 26, 2016
VANCOUVER, B.C. (January 26) – The 35th annual Vancouver Motorcycle Show drew in31,873 bike enthusiasts this past weekend.
Held at the Tradex, Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford from January 22 to 24, the three-day manufacturers’ showcase featured hundreds of new motorcycles, scooters, ATV’s and performances ranging from safety demonstrations to jaw-dropping bike and ATV stunts.
“Not only did we see a strong attendance to launch the 2016 motorcycling season in British Columbia, exhibitors reported their sales figures were up from last year,” said Show Manager Laurie Paetz. “Right from the show’s opening day on Friday, fans of the sport were incredibly excited to see the visually stunning new models and amazing performances at this year’s show.”
Event highlights included: motorcycle stunts by Team Empire’s world-renowned Nick “Apex” Brocha & Ernie “EDub” Vigil; ATV stunts by local hero Bill Hitchon; rock and roll mini-road racing with rockabilly band The Vicious Cycles; demonstrations from the Pacific Coast Mini RoadRacing Club; and lessons for riders ages six to 12 conducted by the Yamaha Riding Academy.
Two victorious fans once again went home with brand new motorcycles. Courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki, a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 was drawn on Friday night as a part of SHE Rides Night,and the weekend’s grand prize, a 2016 Bonneville 800 Street Twin, provided by Triumph Motorcycles and valued at $12,000, was drawn Sunday night.
Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show – Vancouver features some of the biggest names in motorcycle production, including BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson Canada, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha and many more.
Preparations are now underway for the 2017 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver. For more information, visit www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca. Become part of the Motorcycle Show’s online community by following on Twitter (@thebikeshows) using the hashtag #bikeshowYVR and by liking The Motorcycle Show – Vancouver on Facebook.
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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 – PSS
Vancouver Show Publicist
PSS – Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications