The 2015 Motorcycle Show is on at Tradex in Abbotsford, and will run from Jan. 23 to 25.
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.
Among the highlights is the Project LiveWire Experience Tour, an exhibition of the very first Harley-Davidson with an electric engine.
The exhibit offers Harley fans a chance to test ride this one-of-a-kind bike as well as an opportunity to check out the Jumpstart Demo riding simulator.
Back by popular demand is She Rides Night, celebrating women who ride and those who want to take up the sport, on Friday, Jan. 23 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Admission for all female attendees is half price, and women 18 years and older are encouraged to enter the ladies-only draw, where the winner takes home a new 2015 Kawasaki EX300.
In attendance that night will be Valerie Thompson – America’s Queen of Speed and five-time motorcycle land speed record holder.
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 TTR or PW in a safe and monitored off-road environment with the assistance of trained professionals.
Team Empire also returns to this year’s show, featuring Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “Edub” Vigil, professional motorcycle freestyle stunt riders.
On four wheels, Bill Hitchon will do equally daring ATV stunts all weekend, and the Canadian Pacific Trials Association will perform, featuring riders who maneuver through a specially designed obstacle course, all without touching their feet to the ground.
Everyone who attends the show can enter the grand prize draw for a 2015 Triumph Bonneville Newchurch commemorative special edition motorcycle, of which fewer than 30 will be made available in Canada.
The show also features exhibits from some of the biggest names in motorcycle production, including BMW Motorrad, BRP, Deeley Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha and more.
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 $14 for adults, and $10 for seniors and kids ages six to 15. Children five and under are free.
For more information, visit vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca.