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January 5, 2017
EDMONTON, AB (January 4, 2017) - The 2017 Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance kicks off the new year. The Show takes place at the Expo Centre and runs from noon on Friday, January 13th until 5:00 Sunday, January 15th. 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, She Rides, and the vintage display put on by NORAL and the Alberta Vintage Flat Track Association.
For further information including Show hours, ticket prices, features, and list of exhibitors please visit www.edmontonmotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle & ATV Show – Edmonton’s online community by liking us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleandatvshowedmonton or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at http://www.ticketmaster.ca/motorcycle-show-edmonton-alberta/event/11005134B810BFDE?artistid=920101&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=105&tm_link=search_msg-0_11005134B810BFDE
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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.
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Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications
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