The 2015 Motorcycle Show – Vancouver presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is rolling into Abbotsford’s Tradex from Jan. 23 to 25, highlighting the motorcycling industry’s loudest engines, coolest exhibitions and latest trends, along with death-defying riders to watch and terrific contests to enter.
Here are just some of the fantastic exhibits and events to check out this year:
Deeley Harley-Davidson is bringing the Project LiveWire™ Experience Tour to Vancouver, an exhibition of the very first Harley-Davidson with an electric engine. This exhibit is both a testament to innovation and an homage to Harley-Davidson’s heritage. The Project LiveWire™ Experience Tour offers Harley fans a chance to test ride this one-of-a-kind bike as well as an opportunity to check out their Jumpstart™ Demo riding simulator for one weekend only.
Back by popular demand is SHE Rides Night, celebrating women who ride and those who want to take up the sport. Between 5:00 and 8:30 PM on Friday, January 23rd, admission for all female attendees is half price, and women (18+) are encouraged to enter the ladies-only draw, where one lucky rider will take home a brand new 2015 Kawasaki EX300, courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki and your local Kawasaki dealers. In addition to the contest, all Show attendees that night will have a chance to meet Valerie Thompson – America’s Queen of Speed and 5-time motorcycle land speed record holder, presented by BMW Motorrad Canada.
Available for both male and female attendees this year, the Show’s grand prize is a 2015 Triumph Bonneville Newchurch Commemorative Special Edition motorcycle. This is a unique bike – less than thirty will be made available in Canada. Paying tribute to the world’s largest Triumph event, the Triumph Tridays festival in Neukirchen, Austria, the bike comes with a low profile seat, a unique paint scheme and black detailing not seen anywhere else.
For young visitors, the Show is bringing back the always-popular Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids, a fun and interactive course designed for children aged 6-12, who will learn how to ride a Yamaha TTR or PW in a safe and monitored off-road environment. With the assistance of trained professionals who work to ensure safe and competent motorcycle experiences, the kids are sure to have a look of exhilaration in their eyes as they try out these bikes and zip past mom and dad.
The always thrilling, fan-favourite Team Empire, are also returning to this year’s Show, presented by Parts Canada. Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “Edub” Vigil are professional motorcycle freestyler stunt riders, constantly pulling off daring feats that push the limits of what a person can do on two wheels. On four wheels, Bill Hitchon will be doing equally daring ATV stunts all weekend. In addition, the Canadian Pacific Trials Association will be performing at the Show, where riders will manoeuvre through a specially designed obstacle course, all without touching their feet to the ground. Take a break from the Show floor, grab some fresh air, and be captivated by the talent of each of these riders in their Shows running three times a day.
Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show – Vancouver features some of the biggest names in motorcycle production, including BMW Motorrad, BRP, Deeley Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha and many more.
For Show hours, features, ticket prices and info, 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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