Vancouver Motorcyle Show returns to Tradex

The popular annual event runs Jan. 22 to 24 at the Abbotsford trade and exhibition centre

The airbrushing work of Tammy and Ian Johnson of Abbotsford will be among the exhibits at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show this weekend at Tradex.

The airbrushing work of Tammy and Ian Johnson of Abbotsford will be among the exhibits at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show this weekend at Tradex.

The Vancouver Motorcycle Show returns to Tradex in Abbotsford from Jan. 22 to 24.

The show features the motorcycling industry’s loudest engines, coolest exhibitions and latest trends, along with death-defying riders to watch and contests to enter.

Show producer Laurie Paetz said the show’s diversity and massive selection of bikes and lineup of entertainment is what keep fans coming back.

“They really appreciate that there is so much to see – from entertainment and giveaways to classic and newly introduced bike models,” she said.

The event features the latest gear, live demonstrations, motorcycle giveaways, local musical entertainment, and a brand new lineup of 2016 motorcycles, ATVs and scooters as well as the classics.

New to the show this year is Indian Motorcycle, which introduces its new lineup, including a middle-weight cruiser, the Indian Scout ABS; their touring motorcycle, the Indian Roadmaster; and their Indian Chief Dark Horse, featuring a matte black finish from end to end.

Team Empire is back by popular demand with its professional motorcycle freestyle stunt riders.

On four wheels, Bill Hitchon will do equally daring ATV stunts all weekend, and members of the Pacific Coast Mini Roadracing Club will demonstrate their skills.

Also returning is She Rides Night, celebrating women who ride and those who want to take up the sport, on Friday, Jan. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m.

Admission for all female attendees is half price, and women 19 years and older are encouraged to enter the ladies-only draw, where the winner takes home a new 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 motorcycle.

For young visitors, the show includes the Yamaha Riding Academy for Kids, a fun and interactive course designed for children ages six to 12 who will learn how to ride a Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycle in a safe and monitored environment with the assistance of trained professionals.

Everyone who attends the show can enter the grand prize draw for a 2016 Triumph Street Twin motorcycle.

The show also features exhibits from some of the biggest names in motorcycle production, including Honda, Harley-Davidson, BMW Motorrad, BRP, Triumph, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, Victory and more.

Among the Abbotsford exhibitors are husband and wife team Tammy and Ian Johnson from Excalibur Airbrushing, which provides unique and creative artwork to beautify helmets, motorcycles, cars and other items.

Doors open at 10 a.m. each day and close at 9 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $11 for seniors, $10 for kids ages six to 14, and free for kids five and under.

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