Spring can’t arrive soon enough for those who ride motorcycles. The Motorcycle Show in Toronto provides a great mid-winter reprieve to plan trips, invest in some updated gear, and buy, or enter to win a new motorcycle. It’s running February 15–17, at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.
Ontario’s only stop on the motorcycle manufacturers’ national six-city tour, the show offers the first glimpse of new-for-2019 motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and side-by-sides, allowing visitors to compare models back-to-back in one place.
Presenting manufacturers include Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Slingshot, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa and Yamaha. Showcasing over 500 bikes under one roof, there are also many booths offering everything from apparel to accessories. Tourism boards and touring companies will entice you with destination options for the riding season.
New or heavily revised motorcycles include:
Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure
KTM 790 Adventure and Adventure R
Honda Talon Sport
Harley-Davidson FXDR 114
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Indian Motorcycle Chief Dark Horse
Dual Sport/Off Road
BMWC 400 X
Ducati Monster 821 Stealth
Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory
Ducati Panigale V4
Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT
Honda Gold Wing
Yamaha Niken GT
Other show highlights include:
She Rides Night (Friday, February 15)
She Rides Night is for women who ride, or those who may want to. Not only do women get half-price admission after 5:00 pm, they can also enter for the chance to win a Kawasaki Versys X300.
Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids
Children aged 6–12 can participate in a 15-minute riding session on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle from certified riding instructors.
Canadian stunt riding star Craig Latimer and Toronto’s Cesare Costantini will showcase their street bike freestyle stunt-riding prowess during all three days of the Show.
Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets
The OPP’s precision motorcycle riding team will perform aboard their Harley-Davidson Police Specials.
“How-to” Training Sessions
Clinton Smout, one of the country’s leading motorcycle training experts, will be demonstrating slow-speed and off-road riding techniques as well as how to properly pick-up a fallen motorcycle.
Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship
Fans will have the chance to meet some of the top riders and preview the 2019 season.
Vintage Road Racing Association
Take a trip down memory lane with the VRRA’s display of classic race bikes and details about their Vintage Motorcycle Racing Festival.