The Vancouver Motorcycle Show returns this Friday to Sunday at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

The Vancouver Motorcycle Show returns this Friday to Sunday at Tradex in Abbotsford. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Vancouver Motorcycle Show returns to Abbotsford

Annual event runs Jan. 19 to 21 at Tradex

The Vancouver Motorcycle Show starts Friday at Tradex in Abbotsford and runs throughout the weekend.

The event features the latest gear, live demonstrations, stunt shows, and a brand new lineup of 2018 motorcycles, ATVs and scooters as well as the classics.

New this year is the made-in-B.C. and internationally recognized electrifying stunt show Ride the Vibe (RTV).

The show features the team’s Bahala Bus – a one-of-a-kind repurposed deluxe bus that serves as the travelling headquarters, on-tour accommodation and moto-trials playground for the team.

RTV founder Sam King, who moved to B.C. from Australia in 2014, will be on site during the event to

perform trademark RTV stunts.

He will also answer questions about his unique business, which supports a variety of top athletes from around the globe who specialize in performing on any surface in any type of weather, with no residual damage.

Other performers include returning local favourite Wild Bill Hitchon from 5th Gear. This time he’s bringing five other all-terrain vehicle riders and Flat Track Canada racing, North America’s longest-running and most traditional motorcycle racing series.

Also new this year and presented by Parts Canada is Drag Alley, an entire show area dedicated to industry-leading top after-market parts manufacturers such as Drag Specialties, Custom Dynamics, Hog Tunes, LA Choppers, S & S Cycle and Rinehart Racing.

Each company will also have brand experts ready to answer questions.

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

Admission for all female attendees is half price that evening, and women 19 years and older are encouraged to enter the ladies-only draw, where the winner takes home a new 2018 Kawasaki Versys-X 300 ABS.

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 and certified instructors.

The more mature riding enthusiast will also have opportunities to hear what it takes to operate a two-wheeler with learn-to-ride seminars offered all weekend.

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

Doors are open from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for kids ages six to 14, $11 for seniors and free for kids five and under.

Visit vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca for more information or to purchase tickets.