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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 00:19

Experience Life Behind Bars - Calgary Jan 5-7

life behind bars calgary 2018 CALGARY, AB – Canada’s major manufacturers will showcase their latest models at The Motorcycle Show – Calgary, presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance.

 This is the first chance for riders and enthusiasts to see the 2018 line-up of motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters.  This year’s show takes place January 5-7 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park.

“If you are a fan of anything on two, three or four wheels, you won’t want to miss the 2018 Motorcycle Show – Calgary,” says Laurie Paetz, Show Manger, “whether you are a wannabe rider, new to the sport or a seasoned vet, there is something for every level and style of rider.”

Here is just a small sample of some of the new 2018 models that will be featured at this year’s Show.

Adventure

KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure will make its Canadian debut at the Motorcycle Show – Calgary.  This bike is touted as groundbreaking, with its powerful engine along with advanced safety and electronics package.  It comes with extensive standard equipment making for smooth cruising. It is the perfect ride for any journey.

Triumph’s line-up includes the Tiger 800.  It sports a host of rider-focused technology including Triumph Traction Control and switchable ABS.  The 800 is more powerful and fuel efficient than ever before.  It offers sharper styling and a much more handsome design with new LED lighting creating clear views in front and behind.

Touring

The BMW K1600B was developed specifically with American riders and great open American roads in mind.  It has a low, streamlined silhouette, and with six cylinders, it delivers an incredibly smooth ride with impressive power.  The K1600B features an impressive level of comfort as well as innovative technology.

The new 2018 Honda Gold Wing takes the iconic touring machine to a whole new level. It is lighter weight, more compact and significantly more technologically advanced than previous models. Its six-speed manual transmission

with multiple riding modes and electronically adjustable suspension is certain to enhance the riding experience.

Street/Performance

The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS has been a highly anticipated entry into the retro category.  The engine and the chassis are meticulously designed to not be too quick, making it easier to feel at one with the bike.  Its carefully crafted styling elements are complemented by High-tech features like LED lighting and digital instrumentation.

The new Suzuki SV650X ABS boasts lower emissions, increased performance and outstanding fuel economy. The benefits of its lighter weight and stream-lined design include more responsive acceleration, nimble handling and greater confidence in maneuvering.  It delivers a sporty, exciting ride.

 

The 2018 Yamaha XSR700 addresses consumers demand for a classically styled machine with performance that meets today’s sporting standards.  The bike design allows for a natural riding position with solid riding comfort while the short swingarm and lightweight design highlights the more serious sport side.  Its timeless styling combined with latest technology is guaranteed to provide a fun, exciting ride.

Cruisers

Indian Motorcycle® is introducing a new member to the Scout® family.  The Scout® Bobber pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of the post war era.  Its blacked-out wheels, knobby tires and lowered rear suspension keeps the rider grounded.  It is no frills, all attitude.

The all-new Fat Bob® from Harley-Davidson® features aggressive, unapologetic styling with mind-blowing performance and handling.  The Fat Bob® is the most powerful, agile and responsive cruiser in the Harley-Davidson®

line-up.  With its stiffer frame, lighter weight and never before seen asymmetrical tank graphic, it remains true to the Harley-Davidson® roots and offers a thrilling riding experience.

ATV/Side-by-sides

Can-Am is introducing the 2018 Maverick Trail giving trail enthusiasts’ new levels of control, convenience, comfort and versatility.  The sturdy 800cc Rotax V-Twin engine provides ample performance for recreational endeavors.  With optimal weight distribution, predictable handling and abundant ground clearance it is perfect for technical terrain

The 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000 is designed for rugged outdoor adventures and makes quick work of tough tasks.  Its best-in-class 999 cc engine, an industry first 6-speed Dual-Clutch transmission, plus over one full foot of ground clearance provides legendary off-road performance.

The new 2018 Honda Gold Wing takes the iconic touring machine to a whole new level. It is lighter weight, more compact and significantly more technologically advanced than previous models. Its six-speed manual transmission

with multiple riding modes and electronically adjustable suspension is certain to enhance the riding experience.

Street/Performance

The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS has been a highly anticipated entry into the retro category.  The engine and the chassis are meticulously designed to not be too quick, making it easier to feel at one with the bike.  Its carefully crafted styling elements are complemented by High-tech features like LED lighting and digital instrumentation.

The new Suzuki SV650X ABS boasts lower emissions, increased performance and outstanding fuel economy. The benefits of its lighter weight and stream-lined design include more responsive acceleration, nimble handling and greater confidence in maneuvering.  It delivers a sporty, exciting ride.

The 2018 Yamaha XSR700 addresses consumers demand for a classically styled machine with performance that meets today’s sporting standards.  The bike design allows for a natural riding position with solid riding comfort while the short swingarm and lightweight design highlights the more serious sport side.  Its timeless styling combined with latest technology is guaranteed to provide a fun, exciting ride.

Cruisers

Indian Motorcycle® is introducing a new member to the Scout® family.  The Scout® Bobber pays homage to the mean, stripped-down builds of the post war era.  Its blacked-out wheels, knobby tires and lowered rear suspension keeps the rider grounded.  It is no frills, all attitude.

The all-new Fat Bob® from Harley-Davidson® features aggressive, unapologetic styling with mind-blowing performance and handling.  The Fat Bob® is the most powerful, agile and responsive cruiser in the Harley-Davidson®

line-up.  With its stiffer frame, lighter weight and never before seen asymmetrical tank graphic, it remains true to the Harley-Davidson® roots and offers a thrilling riding experience.

ATV/Side-by-sides

Can-Am is introducing the 2018 Maverick Trail giving trail enthusiasts’ new levels of control, convenience, comfort and versatility.  The sturdy 800cc Rotax V-Twin engine provides ample performance for recreational endeavors.  With optimal weight distribution, predictable handling and abundant ground clearance it is perfect for technical terrain.

The 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000 is designed for rugged outdoor adventures and makes quick work of tough tasks.  Its best-in-class 999 cc engine, an industry first 6-speed Dual-Clutch transmission, plus over one full foot of ground clearance provides legendary off-road performance.

The 2018 Slingshot® with its low stance, open cockpit and side-by-side seating took the industry by storm with its introduction in 2014. The 2018 model boasts industry leading Ride Command® infotainment system and takes style, technology and performance to a whole new level.

After you have checked out all the new models, be sure to take the time to shop the aftermarket accessories and apparel and take in one of the Ground N’ Gravity Shows.  Don’t miss the chance to sign the kids up for the Yamaha Riding Academy, wander through the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle display, gather information on touring destinations, clubs and associations or take a break in the “Handle Bar”.

The show celebrates the motorcycle lifestyle so come get your fix January 5-7th at the BMO Centre.

For more information on Show hours, on-line ticket purchases, ticket prices, features, and a list of exhibitors please visit www.calgarymotorcycleshow.ca or become part of the Motorcycle Show – Calgary’s online community by liking us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorcycleshowcalgary or following us on Twitter @thebikeshows.

 

 

Last modified on Saturday, 06 January 2018 04:41
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