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PIAGGIO GROUP AMERICAS RETURNS TO CANADA’S THE MOTORCYCLE SHOWS

NEW YORK, 17 DECEMBER 2019 – Piaggio Group Americas, the North American importer of iconic Italian scooter and motorcycle brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Vespa, returns to Canada’s premiere powersports event series, The Motorcycle Shows.

The Motorcycle Shows start the year off strong the first weekend of 2019 in Calgary, and continue to Edmonton, Vancouver, Quebec City, Toronto, and Montreal over the course of January and February.

EVENT DATES:
Calgary Motorcycle Show
BMO Centre Calgary Stampede Jan 4, 2019 - Jan 6, 2019

Edmonton Motorcycle Show
Edmonton Expo Centre Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 13, 2019

Vancouver Motorcycle Show
Tradex Exhibition Centre, Abbottsford, BC Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 20, 2019

Quebec City Motorcycle Show
Centre de Foires de Québec City Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

Toronto Motorcycle Show
Enercare Centre Feb 15, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019

Montreal Motorcycle Show
Palais des Congrès de Montréal Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

Piaggio Group is Europe’s leading two-wheeled manufacturer. With something for everyone, Piaggio Group America’s booth includes highlights of eco-sustainable transportation, category leading performance and electronics, and the ever-present style the Italian manufacturer has become known for.

THE MOTORCYCLE SHOWS WILL FEATURE THESE NEW 2019 MODELS AND MANY MORE:

APRILIA
Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100: Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory - the latest step in this evolutionary line - boasts exceptional performance combined with a racing frame and suspension and an electronic controls package, each evolved even further than before. New for 2019, the RSV4 1100 Factory is the lightest, most powerful, and fastest RSV4 ever created, delivering 217-horsepower and race-championship pedigree, the RSV4 continues to be the superbike par-excellence, and category benchmark.

Aprilia Tuono Factory: The new Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory comes standard with the most advanced and efficient electronic suspension system currently available, the latest technological frontier offered by manufacturer Öhlins, developed in close contact with Aprilia engineers. With the upgraded electronic suspension, adjustable to suit any rider need, and along with the inherited RSV4-style tail section, the Tuono Factory is the model of choice for the performance-demanding rider that will not settle for less.

For complete Aprilia range details, visit: www.aprilia.com/ca_EN/

MOTO GUZZI

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure: The new V85 platform, built around an entirely new engine, reflects a construction philosophy in which simplicity, practicality and lightness make for an unfiltered relationship between motorcycle and rider. The TT acronym, meaning “tutto terreno”, or all-terrain, it identifies a motorcycle dedicated to travel in its purest and most original form. Moto Guzzi V85 TT combines style features reminiscent of the golden age of motorcycle adventures with the content and functionality of a modern touring enduro. Its configuration mirrors that of all Moto Guzzi bikes in production today: an air-cooled transverse 90° V twin with OHV distribution and two valves per cylinder.

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport: The V9 Bobber is the sport custom that breathed life into the medium engine capacity bobber segment. It is a bike with a unique personality, essential in its form and with aesthetics characterized by the black details and its oversize tires. The new model, adding “sport”, stands out for its single- seat lowered saddle which, combined with the usual low drag bar supported by shorter risers, leads the rider to assuming a more accentuated “low-ride” position, compact and sporty. Frame and suspension qualities, riding pleasure and easy handling are enhanced by the Öhlins shock absorbers, adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic rebound and compression, which ensure a greater capacity to dampen small bumps and at the same time provide greater control when riding at high speeds. The unmistakable

sound of the Moto Guzzi 850 twin cylinder is emphasized by the street-legal slip-on exhaust painted matte black and with the bottom in aluminum and characterized in the terminal part by a sleek, oblique shape.

For complete Moto Guzzi range details, visit: www.motoguzzi.com/ca_EN/

VESPA
Vespa Elettrica: It is not a new electric scooter, it is Vespa Elettrica; a work of art with a technological heart that is born as the symbol of our modern times and the years to come. Vespa Elettrica is the most modern icon of Italian technology, it is synonymous with advanced connectivity and quiet operation, customization and accessibility, respect for the environment and unique style. These are values that have always belonged to Vespa and which now, in Vespa Elettrica, have been fully accomplished, confirming Vespa as the brand that has always been ahead of its times with respect to its market.
Vespa GTS 300: Vespa GTS will go down in history as one of the world's best loved two-wheelers, the successor to the legendary “Vespone”, the name given to those Vespas with a larger, strictly steel body. Vespas with which to move elegantly around town but that are also ready to travel, or even take on adventures thanks to their increasingly generous engines. The 2019 GTS comes with a new engine, the 300cc hpe (High Performance Engine), fruit of the latest Piaggio Group technology, which aims to create engines that are increasingly advanced and efficient in terms of limiting emissions and consumption. Able to deliver more than 23 HP, this is the most powerful engine ever adopted by a Vespa.

For complete Vespa range details, visit: www.vespa.com/ca_EN

PIAGGIO
Piaggio MP3 500 HPE: With MP3 Piaggio has skillfully reinvented urban mobility. The world's first three-wheel scooter in 2006, Piaggio MP3 has always stood out for its ability to innovate, remaining as the first three-wheeled scooter to produce hold a hybrid engine, come standard with ABS and traction control systems, and today, Piaggio MP3 also becomes the world's first three-wheel scooter to have a reverse gear. The MP3 500 is a concrete response to the demand for an easy-to-handle vehicle that can conquer the city center as easy as it manages highway and winding road. The two front wheels and exclusive patented suspension system that connects them combine the safety of a car with the simplicity and practicality of a scooter and the fun of a dynamic motorcycle ride on your favorite road.

Piaggio Liberty: A milestone in two-wheeled mobility development. It is synonymous with independence and freedom. Introduced in its first version in 1997, Liberty is one of those rare products that, model after model, has managed to remain faithful to itself and its name, continuously modernizing and meeting the needs of new generations of customers. Piaggio Liberty has skillfully achieved great success, finding favor with the most advanced customers, because of its ability to meet the needs of mobility and freedom with a formula that combined style, light weight, an easy ride and safety. More than two decades later, the Liberty continues to renew itself but it stays in line with the values that inspired the original project and with the goal of meeting the demand - increasingly stronger - for a vehicle characterized by superior quality levels, lightweight and sturdy, easy to use but with impeccable performance and with high technological content at the service of safety, such as the ABS braking system that comes standard on the 150cc version.

For complete Piaggio range details, visit: www.piaggio.com/ca_EN/

 

Monday, 17 December 2018 21:02 Published in Industry News


MOTORCYCLE SHOW-TORONTO CONFIRMS CANADA’S TOP BRANDS AND NEW MODEL DEBUTS COMING TO ENERCARE CENTRE IN FEBRUARY

TORONTO (November 14, 2018) – The Motorcycle Show-Toronto has confirmed that Canada’s top motorcycle manufacturers will be at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, debuting their new 2019 models when the show rides into town February 15-17, 2019.

The impressive brand line-up includes Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Slingshot, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha.

Presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance, this is Ontario’s only stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city show tour, which kicks-off in Calgary in early January. This show will be the first chance for enthusiasts to see and touch the new line-up of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides coming to dealers’ showrooms in the spring. In addition, show-goers will find the latest in riding apparel, accessories, touring destinations, and other exciting motorcycle lifestyle exhibits.

The family-friendly show includes a wide-range of special features for riders of all ages and experience levels, like Yamaha’s Riding Academy for Kids and their Riding Skills Demo’s with renowned expert Clinton Smout, She Rides Night (a Friday night celebration of women who ride), and motorcycle stunt shows featuring Canadian star Craig Latimer.

“Our show features something for everyone interested in riding and this year’s theme of ‘Your Show. Your Way.’ speaks to that,” said Toronto Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “When our doors open February 15 at the Enercare Centre you’ll feel the excitement and energy in the air. Everyone wants to get that first look at the new models and maybe fall in love with their next new motorcycle. By then the spring riding season is just six weeks away, so the countdown will be on.“

Show hours are: Friday, February 15 (noon - 9 pm); Saturday, February 16 (10 am - 8 pm); Sunday, February 17 (10 am - 5 pm). Discounted advance adult tickets are on sale now for $17.50 through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario dealers. The show falls on the Family Day weekend and special Family Passes are available for $45 (2 Adults & 2 Juniors. Children 5 and under admitted free)

Visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca for more info and to order tickets.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services.

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 the number 1 Canadian Brokerage in 2016 by Insurance Business Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto 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 six premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held in Calgary (Jan. 4-6), Edmonton (Jan. 11-13), Vancouver (Jan. 18-20), Quebec City (Feb. 1-3), Toronto (Feb. 15-17) and Montreal (Feb. 22-24).

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 15:45 Published in Industry News


Montreal Motorcycle Show - 2018

The 2018 edition of the Motorcycle Shows wrapped up at Montreal's Palais des congres de Montreal on February 23 to 25.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 12:45 Published in Industry News


Toronto Motorcycle Show

The 2018 edition of the Motorcycle Show rolled into Toronto’s Enercare Centre on February 16 to 18, and Inside Motorcycles was on hand to say hello to our readers, take in all the action and check out the latest models and products.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 19:17 Published in News


One Month Countdown To Toronto's Motorcycle Show

TORONTO (January 16, 2018) – The one-month countdown is on for Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ event of the year.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:48 Published in News


3 Kawasakis To Be Won At Motorcycle Show-Toronto

TORONTO (December 6, 2017) – Enthusiasts attending the Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance in February will see the largest collection of new 2018 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides in Ontario, all under one roof at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place.

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 15:38 Published in News


Moto Expo Coming To Montreal In August

MONTREAL, QC (July 19, 2017)- The Montreal Moto Expo returns on August 5 with a full day of motorcycle related entertainment.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:00 Published in News


Polaris Motorcycle Division to Exhibit & Showcase at 2017 AIMExpo

MINNEAPOLIS (May 8, 2017) — The Polaris Motorcycle Division announced it will make its American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) debut in September at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Monday, 08 May 2017 16:05 Published in Industry News


Inside Motorcycles, MX And Off-Road To Honour Lawrence Hacking And Ryan Gauld At Toronto Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW on March 25

Toronto, ON (March 20, 2017)- On Saturday, March 25, Inside Motorcycles and its sister publication, MX And Off-Road, will join other members of the Canadian media for the Eddys Awards at the Toronto Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW.

Monday, 20 March 2017 11:53 Published in News


Back And More Amazing Than Ever- The 2017 Toronto SPRINGSHOW

Toronto, ON (March 20, 2017)- The Toronto Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW 2017, presented by Riders Plus Insurance, is back and ready to recharge the motorcycling community.

Monday, 20 March 2017 11:41 Published in News


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