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Moncton Motorcycle Show opens Feb. 10, 2012

The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV show opens its doors this Friday (February 10th, 2012) and runs through to Sunday.


Here's the full details on the event:

The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show will roar into Moncton, this Friday thru Sunday. This event will encompass the entire Moncton Coliseum complex and will showcase the latest products for motorcycle, ATV and off-road enthusiasts available on the market today. The nation’s leading manufacturers will be well represented and visitors will not be left disappointed.

The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show is one of 7 successful, national manufacturer supported motorcycle shows from coast to coast. Owned by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) this event is the only show of its kind and caliber in Atlantic Canada. Since 2008, the event has delivered over 50,000 qualified buyers who have enjoyed the biggest and best names in motosports.

Show Manager Scott Sprague is revved up about the 2012 edition of this event. “Being a part of this huge chain of manufacturer supported shows is phenomenal. For a visitor to be able to see a booth that is the same display at the MMIC-COHV Shows in Toronto, Vancouver or elsewhere right in Moncton, the hub of the Maritimes, is fantastic and convenient for all of Atlantic Canada and beyond,” said Sprague.

The Atlantic Motorcycle and ATV Show is where Atlantic Canada RIDES and BUYS! Visitors will be shopping the show and trying that new ATV or Motorcycle on for size and discussing the purchase with their local dealer plus getting all of those tough questions answered right from manufacturer representatives. Visitors can take home awesome deals on parts & accessories, clothing and apparel and so much more. The event is also the leading venue to meet the organizers of local rallies, motorcycle and ATV clubs, destinations, anything and everything to do with the lifestyle that comes with this pastime.

Visitors can enter to win His and Hers Riding Gear compliments of Speed and Strength Gear and Toys for Big Boys. Simply fill out a ballot and it could be you!

Triumph Motorcycles have come out in a big way this year with several custom show bikes including the Tom Cruise Mi3 Scrambler, the Orange County Choppers Triumph Retro Bonneville Custom and many more. Also Triumph, in partnership with Atlantic Motoplex will be presenting Juno Award Winner, Clayton Bellamy of the Road Hammers. Clayton will appear on stage performing during ladies night and in the Triumph booth alongside THE WILD ONE.’ Sucker Punch Sally builds us a modern day BRANDO WILD CHILD, this Bird will be ridden in the release video of Clayton’s new album. See them both at the show.

This year’s highlights include the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids that will also feature ALL NEW ATV training for youth. ATV Training available upon request. In addition to that there will be Yamaha Scooter School training, especially appealing to the ladies; this will be held on Friday and Saturday evening.

And speaking of the ladies, join us on Saturday night from 5 pm – 9 pm when it’s free admission for ladies night, when a regular admission is purchased. There will be special prizes and giveaways just for women, plus our fashion show at 7 and Ladies Scooter training at 8.

The Women on Wheels Fashion Show will also be on each day so be sure to check out the terrific line up of manufacturers clothing modeled on stage from Yamaha, Honda, Harley Davidson, KTM, Victory, Ducati, Suzuki, Triumph and BMW.

And join world rider, Rene Cormier, as he talks passionately about his moto-adventures through Africa and beyond. Meeting him is an adventure YOU won’t want to miss. Also, visitors can check out the all new show and shine featuring local motorcycles. Proceeds to benefit the Bernice McNaughton Bike Club.

Join special guests from River Glade Speedway, as they celebrate 35 years and showcase some of the hottest bikes from the 70s right there on display including a slide show of racing at the track from past and present. The bikes that will have on display for comparison purposes are a 1977 Cr-125 Honda, a 1987 CR-125 Honda as well as a 1997 CR-125 Honda. There will also be a 1979 Can-Am MX-5 250. These Honda's will illustrate the many changes the bikes have undergone over the years. Although 125's are no longer made for the most part, as the 250 4-stroke took over that class of racing we will most likely have a four stoke on hand as well to show further enhancements. These bikes will show the progression from air cooled to liquid engines, from drum brakes to disc brakes, steel frames to aluminum frames and from four inches of suspension travel to twelve. Also, horse power more than doubled over the years!

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Test Ride a Can-Am Spyder - Toronto (ON)

Snow City Cycle Marine in Toronto, Ontario is having a CAN-AM SPYDER demo ride day this Thursdsay, July 23th.

Date: Thursday July 23, 2009
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

You MUST have the following to participate in the ride:

- Be at least 21 years of age
- Full "M" licence
- Have an APPROVED helment,jacket, gloves and boots.

Please e-mail info@snowcity.com with your name, contact phone number and the time you would like to ride.

They're also having a bit of a sale on SPYDER Accessories. Click HERE for the 20% off coupon.

Visit their website HERE.


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Transport Canada - latest motorcycle recalls

Bombardier Recreational Products is recalling a total of 2,677 CAN-AM Spyder's from the 2008, and 2009 model years.

Transport Canada Recall # 2009136
Recall Date: 2009/05/11
System: Steering
Units Affected: 2,677
Category: 3 Wheel Motorcycle

Recall Details: On certain vehicles, greater than expected force may need to be exerted in order to initiate turning of the steering handlebar from center position while underway. Once handlebar turning is initiated, however, the resistance reduces and steering mechanism movement responds to operator inputs normally. This higher than expected initial steering input force may cause the operator to overshoot a steering correction or turn, causing an unexpected deviation from the intended vehicle path. This could result in a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will reprogram the dynamic power steering (DPS) system.

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Corbin comes out with Can-Am Spyder accessories

Corbin, the maker of well know makes of fine motorcycle accessories has come out with a full line of the Canadian grown Can-Am Spyder.

There is a modular saddle system, fleetliner saddle bags, rear fender, smuggler trunk, and an upper fleetliner fairing that, according to Corbin, improves upon the manufacturer design.

The fairing moves airflow up and reduces the turbulence in the pocket in front of the rider making for a more comfortable riding position that still keeps some wind on you and should deflect bugs a little better. It looks a little wild to me. Like a brightly colored squid meets I don't know what with that upswept smoked windscreen!

The trunk is reportedly large enough to store a small laptop or other tools you want to carry on your commute or ride to where ever. The seats look like lazyboy chair comfortable and you can get optional backrests too which would provide good support and a more secure feel.

Of course they've also come up with some bags too. Which look to be high quality units that will swallow up a massive 50 liters per side. Should make the Can-Am a perfect machine for exploring a lot of Canada on.

For additional details on the Corbin gear for the Can-Am you can check out their website at: http://www.corbin.com/can-am/index.shtml

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Ride a Spyder - Near You?

The Can-Am Spyder Demo tour is crisscrossing North America. Here's a listing of the Canadian events that haven't already taken place yet.

July 18th - Edmonton, Alberta
July 19th - Ayr, Ontario
July 20th - Guelph, Ontario
July 20th - Calgary, Alberta
July 23rd - Pefferlaw, Ontario

If you don't know about the Can-Am Spyder - it's a three wheel vehicle that is said to offer the performance of a traditional motorcycle with much of the peace of mind of a convertible or a sports car. It is powered by a Rotax 990 V-Twin engine that produces 106 hp.

Although it's said to offer similar performance to a traditional motorcycle it's ridden much differently than a motorcycle. You don't lean a Can-Am Spyder. The rider has to move around on the machine much like a snowmobile rider would to maintain balance in corners.

So it's a totally different machine but may be appealing to many. It certainly looks sporty.

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