HOGS AND HORSES
VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW ROLLS INTO
ABBOTSFORD JAN 18-20
Expect everything on two wheels at the show.
STEPH TROUGHTON, LBMG—HANDOUT PHOTOS
he Vancouver Motorcycle Show, which has built its reputation on bringing the best and newest models of motorcycles to the Fraser Valley, will be showcasing the most up-to-date and highly anticipated designs in the world of motorcycles.
From January 18-20, 2019, gearheads and torque lovers will be able to get their fix and find their ride with up-close and personal looks at the newest makes and models including those from Yamaha, Suzuki, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Aprilia, Kawasaki, BMW, Honda, Moto Guzzi, and Piaggio, just to name a few. See more here.
Yamaha - Two Front Wheels
Motorcycle enthusiasts can get up close and personal with Yamaha’s revolutionary NIKEN GT, which features innovative multi-wheel technology to deliver a corner-carving experience and elevated rider confidence in all weather conditions. This revolutionary bike has two front wheels that allow for a deep lean angle of 45 degrees, and its high level of high-end grip makes the NIKEN GT smooth during cornering and braking. With a high windscreen and heated grips, it is designed for the pinnacle of rider comfort.
Suzuki is riding in with new models that have something for everyone. The new SV650X is a new version of a best-seller. Its light weight makes take offs smooth and pleasant with low emissions and what is rated as an outstanding fuel economy.
For those who want a bit more torque, the GSX-S750 has a powerful engine that makes it the perfect bike for cruising on country roads. With boosted engine power and a plethora of rider-assist features, Suzuki says that this bike will capture hearts and turn heads as the new leader in its class.
For the motorcycle enthusiast, Harley Davidson will be displaying their all new FXDR™ 114 – a remastered model with sleek, new components to reduce its overall weight. Harley Davidson says that its 114 V-Twin engine is the most powerful engine in a Softail motorcycle.
Ducati is showcasing their reinterpreted, more agile Diavel 1260, now more closely aligned, from an ergonomics perspective, with a muscle cruiser.
Ducati will also be presenting their supersport Panigale V4, which is touted as providing pure-racing adrenaline produced by its 1000 cc dry clutch, 221 horse-power V4 motor. This bike is Ducati’s closest version to a racing prototype and is built for acceleration, braking and ease-of-riding.
Aprilia boasts that its RSV4 1100 Factory is the lightest, most powerful, and fastest RSV4 that has ever been created. They say that this supersport’s 217-horsepower engine, racing frame, and electronic controls package gives it a championship racer’s pedigree.
Another supersport motorcycle being showcased is Kawasaki’s new Ninja ZX-6R. This bike is no ordinary supersport though, because while most supersports optimize performance at high rpms, Kawasaki says the new Ninja’s engine response has been designed for low and mid-range rpms as well.
Kawasaki is also showing off their all-new 2019 Z400, what might be the pack leader of all lightweight naked street bikes. Inspired by Japanese Sugomi principles, it has been designed to deliver ultra-light handling for rider-friendly street riding.
Get lost in country road adventures with the BMW R 1250 GS Adventure. This adventure motorcycle has had an increased capacity to 1,254 cc and 136 horse-power equipped for the power of wilderness, desert or country road. This bike now has a variable camshaft control system and offers supreme power in every engine speed.
Honda’s 2019 Gold Wing brings its iconic style to Canada with two different versions – the six-speed manual transmission for the traditional rider and the new seven speed DCT automatic. The DCT does not have a clutch but has different automatic modes and thumb/forefinger manual shifting.
State-of-the-art safety technology has also been used for Honda’s redesigned CB650R. It has a newly installed Torque Control System, which controls torque output by detecting differences in the slip ratio between its front and rear wheels. When the rear tire loses traction on a slippery surface, the Torque Control System can automatically suppress torque by controlling your fuel injection to inhibit a rear tire slip.
Among Moto Guzzi’s newest featured designs at the show will be their V85 TT Adventure - built for an all-terrain riding experience with a newly designed engine that was made for practicality, simplicity and lightness.
As well, Moto Guzzi is showcasing a new cruiser bike. They rave the MGX-21 Flying Fortress is the most expressive, rich and technological-of-all, with 1400 cc cruisers built at Mandello del Lario. It is strictly assembled by hand to give it a bold, collector’s look. And while it has a collector’s look, it is also equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as a Bluetooth entertainment system, sidebags, cruise control, ride-by-wire throttle, ABS and more.
For those who are more into scooters than motorcycles, Vespa and Piaggio are introducing their latest models for the people who want to get an up-close look at the newest innovations in the world of scooters.
Piaggio will also be showcasing the MP3 500 HPE, which is a scooter that they say is the first three-wheeled scooter in the world to have a reverse gear. This easy to handle vehicle makes it easy to manage highways and winding roads. If you prefer the classic two-wheel ride, Piaggio is also showing off their Piaggio Liberty. This scooter maximizes mobility and freedom because of its light weight, style and ABS breaking system.
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The Vancouver Motorcycle Show
for these hot new models and more!
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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 seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.