For Canadians, the Toronto Motorcycle Show will be the first opportunity to see the new 2013 models before they hit sales floors across the country. Over 150 exhibitors will display the latest motorcycles, scooters and ATVs as well as a complete lineup of accessories, clothing and other products.
Events, shows and conferences
On Friday, the 2012 Toronto Motorcycle Show will host the annual ''SHE Rides Night,'' an industry celebration of women who ride or are considering taking up the sport. They will get in for half price after 5 pm.
At the Ontario Tourism exhibit, visitors will meet with experts from various regions who can inform them on the best riding roads, as well as motorcycle-friendly accommodations, restaurants and attractions throughout the province.
Meanwhile, the Yamaha Riding Academy will offer kids aged 6-12 a free opportunity to take a ride on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle.
Other riding schools and motorcycle clubs will be on hand as well, including those based at the Shannonville Motorsport Park, Calobogie Motorsport Park, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, and Ganaraska Forest Centre.
New models to look for
BMW will introduce the fully redesigned 2013 R1200GS
with a new liquid-cooled boxer engine, as well as the most advanced superbike yet, the 2013 HP4
, which is based on the S1000RR and features Dynamic Damping Control.
Harley-Davidson's debuts at the show will include the lineup of 110th Anniversary special editions, a re-styled Dyna Street Bob
, and two new models from the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) division.
Kawasaki will showcase a pair of new sport bikes, namely the entry-level Ninja 300
and the explosive ZX-6R 636
. The latter becomes the first 600cc superbike from Japan to feature electronic traction control.
MV Agusta will further demonstrate its expertise in the design of road-oriented sport bikes with the new Brutale 675.
At the Suzuki stand, attendees will get to see the new 2013 Boulevard C1500T for the first time in Canada.
Victory fans, meanwhile, will drool at the sight of new colours and the 2013 Boardwalk
Expect Yamaha to put on a show of its own with two new motorcycles, the FJR1300
with electronic cruise control and traction control, and the V-Star 1300 Deluxe
, hailed as the world’s first production midsize "bagger."
Finally, don't miss Zero Motorcycles and its attractive electric motorcycle lineup.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6
Friday, December 7th: Noon to 10 pm
Saturday, December 8th: 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, December 9th: 10 am to 5 pm
Seniors (65+): $12
Juniors (6-14): $10
Children (Under 6): free
Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Juniors): $38