New Revelstoke performance shop Powerhouse Customs creates dream summer and winter rides suited for local conditions.
Owner Ron MacDougall shows me a new custom boondocking snowmobile chassis he’s putting together at their shop in the Revelstoke Industrial Park. When completed, it will be in the $12,000 range – and that’s without the engine. Higher-end turnkey rides roll out of the shop in the $40,000 range, ready to tackle the steepest chutes.
MacDougall invited my by to learn about the services offered at Powerhouse Customs, a performance shop offering basic and performance services for motorcycles, snowmobiles and marine engines.
MacDougall has been in the sled business for 35 years. He started in Lloydminster in 1977 and operated the Polaris dealership in Penticton after that. He specializes in customs and uses his full-service fabrication shop to offer a range of mechanical services for sleds, bikes and other small motors. They also offer parts and services, such as motorcycle tires.
Now that the June monsoon is behind us, local and visiting motorcyclists will be back on the road.
In addition to their full-service motorcycle shop, MacDougall is manufacturing dual-sport adventure motorcycles based on the Harley-Davidson 1200 Sportster. The combined street and off-road bikes are ideal for exploring Interior roads and then going further into the mountains.
Powerhouse Customs opened its doors in December of 2012. Local bike and sled enthusiasts know about its custom works – they’ve built their reputation over many years, near and far. (By far I mean far – Powerhouse Customs just got a feature in Freerider Snowmobile Magazine, Sweden’s biggest sledding publication.)
Now MacDougall wants to get the word out that they offer a full range of services for riders, including repairs. “We’re here to provide a good services and build ourselves a good business,” he said.
Powerhouse Customs is located in the Revelstoke Industrial Park. Find them online at powerhousecustoms.ca.