Rain and cold weather could not deter the 31,873 attendees who walked through the doors of the 2016 Vancouver Motorcycle Show, which took place from January 22-23 at the Tradex in Abbotsford, BC. The annual three day show consistently attracts riders and motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages and ability, offering a diverse line-up of motorcycles, entertainment and giveaways.
More than twenty major manufacturers exhibited their all-new line of bikes, including: BMW Motorrad, Harley-Davidson Canada, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha, and for the first time ever, Indian Motorcycle.
“Not only did we see a strong attendance to launch the 2016 motorcycling season in British Columbia, exhibitors reported their sales figures were up from last year,” said Show Manager Laurie Paetz. “Right from opening day on Friday, fans of the sport were incredibly excited to see the visually stunning new models and amazing performances at this year’s show.”
The family-friendly entertainment included the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids, stunt shows by the Team Empire duo Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “EDUB” Vigil, as well as “Wild Bill” Hitchon on his ATV.
Two lucky ladies walked away from the show with brand new motorcycles. A 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300 was drawn on Friday night courtesy of Canadian Kawasaki, as a part of She Rides Night, and the weekend’s grand prize—a 2016 Triumph Bonneville 800 Street Twin—went to Barb of Chilliwack.
Mark your calendars! The 2017 Vancouver Motorcycle Show is scheduled for January 20-22 at the Tradex.
Peter So Photography