The MMIC show circuit is back for 2023, although it’s limited to only two shows, in Montreal and Toronto. And now, the MMIC is releasing info on the TO show—and we see some new attractions for this winter. Remember, the show runs February 16-19 at the Enercare Centre.
ExPLR The ExPLR area is aimed at informing and educating adventure riders (or at least, the adventure-curious). Details are still limited, but Marc Chartrand of RidAdventure will be there to guide visitors along, with new products on display, seminars on Canadian adventure riding realities, and talks about trail adventure. It’s a new attraction for the show, and considering interest is still growing in the dual sport and adventure worlds, it’s a welcome addition.
Original Garage Moto This is a display of custom V-twin bikes, curated by (as the name implies) Original Garage Moto. Like the ExPLR area, we don’t have a lot of info on this display yet, but we’d expect to see a list of the builders displayed in coming weeks.
Returning attractions At this point, most of the big names are back. Aprilia, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, Honda, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, and Yamaha are all confirmed for this year’s show (Ducati and Kawasaki Indian are out, and from what we hear, the BMW display is done by a dealership).
However, we’ll also see the return of the vintage bike displays, and training areas where kids can learn to ride. As per the press release: “In keeping with the Family Day weekend theme, this year’s show will provide three learn-to-ride experiences for children. The Strider Adventure Zone is the perfect introduction to two-wheel riding on push bikes for kids 18 months to 5 years old, while the STACYC Kids Demos provide kids ages 3-12 an electric-powered riding experience. The Yamaha Riding Academy is ideal for 6-12 year olds with some bicycle proficiency. Kids ride Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycles in a 15-minute session, with hands-on certified instructors and riding gear supplied.”
As we told you previously, Clutch Society also returns for 2023: “Clutch Society returns to celebrate the best of the custom indie motorcycle culture with some of the GTA’s most respected bike builders and lifestyle brands, along with some skateboard culture added to the mix this year. Produced in collaboration with Dan Lim of The Moto Foto (themotofoto.com), Clutch Society will be THE gathering place at the show, where riders of all levels, riding styles and backgrounds can refuel and hang out with friends, order a drink, talk bikes and get revved up for the upcoming riding season.”
And, as usual, ladies will get in for half price after 5 PM on Friday, February 17. Normal admission prices are $20 for adults (15-65), $15 for seniors (65+), $11 for youths (6-14) $48 for a family pass (two adults, two youths) and free for kids aged 5 and under as long as they’re with an adult paid admission. If you wish, you can buy tickets ahead of time at TorontoMotorcycleShow.ca—head there for more info.