FOR three jam-packed days, Abbotsford’s Tradex will be running full-throttle as motorcycle enthusiasts roll into town for the 2014 Vancouver Motorcycle Show January 24-26. With 160,000 square feet of display space filled with bikes, accessories, demos, services, performances and giveaways, the Vancouver Motorcycle Show sets the standard for a thrilling experience for current and potential riders of all ages.
Produced by Power Sport Services, the Vancouver Motorcycle Show boasts an impressive line-up of manufacturers, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am/BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, KTM, MotoGuzzi, MV Agusta, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha, so bike buffs can check out the newest off-road, touring, and dual-sport motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, scooters and more.
Along with the vast array of motorcycle parts, accessories, and gear available at the Show, the riding demos and hands-on activities will keep you entertained for the entire weekend. Nine-time Canadian Superbike Champion, Jordan Szoke, will be demonstrating his unbeatable talent in Motorcycle Trials, and showing us why he has earned the most Superbike championships in Canadian history. Young enthusiasts at the show will be able to participate in the Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids, where youth ages 6-12 can take a ride on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle. Also returning this year to flaunt their impressive skills are fan-favourites and acclaimed Team Empire freestyle stunt riders Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “EDub” Vigil.
Exclusive to the Vancouver Motorcycle Show, and in a very rare public appearance, Tom Mellor will be showcasing his one-of-a-kind, personally modified 1969 Triumph Trident T150 motorcycle that he used to break the 200.082 mph (322km/h) land-speed record at the Bonneville Speed Trials in Wedover, Utah in August 2013. Tom will be joining his bike for the Show, along with his pit crew who are also record holders. Tom tows his Triumph behind a vintage Rolls Royce. You don’t want to miss this!
Friday, January 24 is SHE Rides Night, when women are encouraged to attend the show for half-price after 5 p.m. It’s an evening celebration for women who ride or are considering taking up the sport, complete with entertaining demos and activities, and a live Kawasaki giveaway.
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 (www.twitter.come/thebikeshows).