Ottawa gets a show


If you live in Ottawa, you’ve typically had to go to Montreal or Toronto for a large, general-purpose motorcycle show. You can still do that, of course, but now you can stay home and enjoy a real bike show.

The Ottawa International Motorcycle Show takes place in just over a week.

It looks like it will be fairly well, though not completely, represented. The website shows Vespa, Yamaha, Victory, Suzuki, Piaggio, Harley-Davidson, Moto Guzzi, Can-Am, BMW, Aprilia, Honda, Saxon, Kymco, CPI, KTM, and Husaberg taking part. Ducati, MV Agusta, Triumph, Ridley, and the always popular Big Dog Motorcycles don’t appear to be interested.

The show seems to be a trimmed down version of the spectacle presented by the MMIC in other cities — events include a half-price ladies night on Friday and a fashion show. Nothing else is listed. We can’t vouch for the quality of this show, but since the MMIC’s Montreal Motorcycle Show doesn’t take place until late February, and the Toronto show has come and gone, we suggest this might be a good local, early-winter motorcycle-show fix for CMGers in the Ottawa region.

Other exhibitors will include Ottawa Yamaha, Gear Head Canada, Algonquin College, Turn2 Sportbike School, and Motovan, and a dozen or so more.

The Ottawa International Motorcycle Show takes place Jan. 8–10 at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa.


  1. What about Kawasaki? Surely they will make an appearance? I am very much interested in one of their models – the Versys and would like to think they as a major manufacturer would make an appearance.

    Can someone please confirm either way.

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