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 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 Open House and Motorcycle Show

Join us for our Open House and Motorcycle Show on August 2nd at the PowerSport Institute.  Our motorcycle training program campus.

Campus Tours, Meet with Staff, Door Prizes and more!

Orientation starts at 9:30 am with tours immediately following a presentation.  After your tour – stick around for the motorcycle show!

Registration for the bike show will start at 9:30 AM and end at 11:00 AM, followed by a short Builders Meeting. Judging of bikes will begin at 11:30 AM and awards presented at 5:00 PM. All bikes judged b…y IMBBA Judges and with IMBBA standards

Motorcycle classes based on IMBBA standards featuring IMBBA sanctioned judges. Trophies awarded by class.

$10 entry fee per bike to benefit Operation Restored Warrior.

For information on Open House, contact Lisa Gubanyor at or at 800-322-7000 x 207.

For entry in the Motorcycle Show, contact Ron Radeke at or at 800-322-7000 x 203.

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