And it’s here—the Toronto Motorcycle Show, that is, running Friday-Sunday, the first time the mid-February show has run since 2020.
What to see
As usual, the industry itself is on display, with Honda, Suzuki, Aprilia, Can-Am, Harley-Davidson, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Royal Enfield, Triumph, Vespa, and Yamaha all showing off their new machines. While BMW Motorrad’s Canadian arm isn’t hosting an official display, some 2023 BMWs will be on display via dealer. Kawasaki, Indian and Ducati will not have displays.
Expect the usual mix of club displays, vintage bikes, retailers and distributors’ booths, giving you a chance to pick up some gear at a discount or at least try something on for fit. The Clutch Society section returns, offering up urban motorcycle scene vibes with a mix of shop-built and homebrew customs. There’s a custom V-twin display, there’s a new adventure riding section, there’s even a new Moto Intro program which offers free rider training to adults via certified instructors (more on that here). The Yamaha Riding Experience also returns, giving kids a chance to experience motorcycles for the first time in a controlled, safe environment.
Where to go
As usual, the show runs at the Enercare Centre, at Exhibition Place down near the waterfront. There’s plenty of on-site parking, including underground parking, and it’s easy to get there via public transit. The show says “Take the Lakeshore West GO train line to Exhibition GO Station, then it’s just a short walk (5 minutes) to the Motorcycle Show at the Enercare Centre.”
When to go
The show runs noon-9 PM Friday, 10 AM-8 PM Saturday and 10 AM-5 PM Sunday. Expect Saturday and Sunday afternoons to be the busiest times at the show.
Adults (15 and over) pay $20; seniors (65 and over) pay $15; juniors (6-14) pay $11; Children (5 and under) are free with a paid adults. A family pass (two adults, two juniors) is $48, and ladies get in for half price after 5 PM on Friday as part of the SHE Rides Night promotion. You can buy tickets at the show or online here (service fees for online tickets will apply).