Motorcycle Show-Toronto rides into the Direct Energy Centre February 20-22

ONLY TORONTO APPEARANCES FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON'S FIRST ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE AND AMERICA'S QUEEN OF SPEED, VALERIE THOMPSON

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Next week, Toronto will be center-stage for Canada's motorcycle industry as the world's top brands showcase their newest products to enthusiasts at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, during the Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22.

This is the 28th edition of Ontario's biggest motorcycle manufacturers' show, and much like the auto show, this will be the first opportunity for enthusiasts to see the new 2015 motorcycle, ATV, side-by-side and scooter models that will be on sale at dealerships when the spring riding season rolls around.

In addition to the 400+ bikes on display, there's a wide-range of exciting features, plus the latest in apparel, accessories and touring destinations, in a space equal to three-and-a-half football fields, all under one roof.

This year's Show features include:

Harley-Davidson's First Electric Motorcycle - The Project Livewire™ Experience invites enthusiasts to get their first look at this historic machine and take a ride on the Jumpstart™ Demo, a simulated riding experience that doesn't require a motorcycle license.  http://bit.ly/1AiYU7B

America's Queen of Speed, Valerie Thompson - A seven-time land speed record holder (with a career best of 350.35 kph) and one of the fastest females on two-wheels, Thompson is at the Toronto Show on Friday only as part of the She Rides Nite celebration, and will meet fans at the BMW Motorrad display throughout the Friday.  http://bit.ly/1ywJbuh

She Rides Nite (Friday, February 20) - Women make up the fastest-growing segment of motorcycling. This is an evening of celebration for women who ride and those considering the sport. In addition to guest speakers and special draws, ladies will get half-price admission to the Show after 5 pm.  http://bit.ly/1ElAOX3

Team Empire Freestyle Stunt Team - American stunt masters  Nick "Apex" Brocha and Aaron Twite will showcase their streetbike freestyle stunt-riding prowess during all three days of the Show. Brocha has built a large online following, where his popular chase adventure videos have totaled 100 million YouTube hits.  http://bit.ly/1F5Nlll

Yamaha Riding Academy For Kids - This popular feature introduces children, aged 6-12, to the wonderful world of riding in 15-minute sessions with certified instructors and riding gear provided.  http://bit.ly/1zRQUs6

2015 Triumph Special Edition Bonneville Newchurch Grand Prize – only 25 of these special Triumphs will be available in Canada this year and one lucky person at the Show on Sunday will win one of them. http://bit.ly/1Mjb7fw

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show-Toronto boasts an impressive line-up of manufacturers and their corporate displays, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am BRP, Deeley Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha.

Show hours are:

Friday, February 20        12:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. 

Saturday, February 21    10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Sunday, February 22      10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

For Show ticket prices and info, visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca . Advance discount tickets are on sale through the website's online box office and at selected GTA dealers.

http://www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca/advance_tickets/

SOURCE The Motorcycle Show-Toronto

Image with caption: "Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, Project Livewire™, makes its first and only Toronto appearance this year at the Motorcycle Show-Toronto, February 20-22 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place (CNW Group/The Motorcycle Show-Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150213_C7598_PHOTO_EN_12146.jpg

Image with caption: "America’s Queen of Speed and 7X land speed record holder, Valerie Thompson, makes her first and only Toronto appearance this year at the Motorcycle-Show Toronto, February 20-22 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place (CNW Group/The Motorcycle Show-Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150213_C7598_PHOTO_EN_12147.jpg

Image with caption: "The Motorcycle Show-Toronto (CNW Group/The Motorcycle Show-Toronto)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150213_C7598_PHOTO_EN_12148.jpg

For further information: Media Contacts: Jerry Priddle, Accelerate Marketing & Communications, jerrypriddle@accelmc.com, (905) 554-9491 (office), (416) 312-9491 (mobile); Jo-Anne Farquhar, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council / Power Sport Services, jfarquhar@mmic.ca, (416) 491-4449 (office), 1-877-470-6642 (Toll-free), 416-996-9207 (mobile)

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