Motorcycle Author Ed Abdo Updates Book at PSI

Author of Modern Motorcycle Technology, 2nd Edition Ed Abdo is in the PSI house. Ed is researching information for the updated 3rd edition of his book and using the PowerSport Institute’s facilities and equipment, especially the DynoJet Academy.What a great place to check out different fuels, get caught up on the latest suspension technology, and, talk with all the knowledgeable instructors at PSI.Not only is OTC and PSI the place where industry trains, its the place where the industry experts come to for excellent facilities and equipment.  Our motorcycle training school is a home for industry training from Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, Honda, Indian, S&S Engine and many more.
Schools, Technical Centers and Colleges across the US and the world use Ed’s book as the basis for their motorcycle curriculum.  PSI is proud to be associated with Ed and happy to help whenever we can.

PSI October Student of the Month

PSI is please to announce Dakota Ramsey as the October Student of the Month.

Dakota came to PSI in 2013 in our PowerSport Technician training program from Sangamon Valley High School in Niantic, Il.

His great attitude is one of the best we’ve seen.  Even when there is a challenge to overcome, he still smiles and does not get down.  We think he deserves to be the Student of the Month just on his positive attitude alone!!

He does excellent work and has great attention to detail. He has not let any task overwhelm him and stays with it until it is fixed and fixed right.  He has done a great job and is going to be a great employee in the power sport industry.

Although he missed a few days early in his program, he has had perfect attendance for almost a full year not and has never been late to class.

Some comments from his record card include: Hard worker, Working hard, knows his stuff, Great attitude, hard worker and Will make a great tech one day.

Please join me in congratulating Dakota Ramsey as the PSI Student of the Month for October, 2014.

PSI Student Realizes Success and New Bike Build

Jeff Glick enrolled at the PowerSports Institute out of the military as a member of American V-Twin class VT-19 and began his new journey.

He had a dream of building his own chopper and quickly realized that what he thought would be a cool hobby was growing into something he never expected.   He enrolled at PSI in the American V-Twin motorcycle training program.

Jeff realized that not only does the process of building a custom motorcycle feed his creative side but it is also a great stress relief. He found that when he is in the shop the stresses of everyday life fade away. He is happy and content.

Jeff joined the I.M.B.B.A (International Bike Builders Association) as student at PSI not really knowing what to expect from the organization. But after completing the judging course, he realized what a powerful network opportunity it is. He is looking forward to growing with in the Association and is looking forward to taking advantage of all the association has offer and especially the day when they consider him a colleague, not just a member.

Upon graduation at PSI as a V-Twin motorcycle technician, Jeff teamed up with another student, Sean Toth, who was forming Shamrock Choppers.  Things didn’t quite materialize so after a period of time weighing his options, he decided to take a leap and start up Generation X Choppers.  After a complete overhaul of his original concept he is finally moving forward with his current build.  We look forward to his bike’s debut in February at the Easy Rider Show in Columbus, OH.

Jeff would like to take a little time and thank not only Ron Radeke for all his support throughout this journey but also Pat Downey, Kirk Nussbaum, Bryan Vaughn and the other V-Twin instructors and staff at the PowerSport Institute, as well as Thompson Choppers for the frame and Ride Wright Wheels for those gorgeous green and black mammoth spoke wheels.

Congratulations Jeff!

PowerSport Institute Revs Up Indian Training

PSI is proud to be an education partner with Polaris Industries.  Polaris and the Victory and Indian Motorcycle brands provide PSI opportunities to increase our diversity in training on a variety of models, which will provide Polaris, Victory and Indian dealers more opportunities to hire our graduates.  Polaris has provided PSI with four Indian Motorcycles, access to Indian Training on-line, and the newest fuel injection diagnostic software. We are very excited to be able to offer such advanced training to our students and to be able to support all Polaris, Victory & Indian dealers in the industry.



Ron Radeke – PSI V-Twin Manager

Sam DePriest – PSI Student

Shaun Perry – PSI Student

Tara Ivory – Polaris Industries

Laurie Rengel – Polaris Industries

Roy Mathes Jr – PSI Student

Bernie Thompson- PSI Campus Director



Ken Ostrolenecki – PSI Student

Chris Peterson – PSI Student

Terry Weitzel – PSI Student