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Mountain Scene: Take it Outside w/ Mohawk Powersports

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Mohawk Powersports in Lewisburg is the area’s go-to-place to take it outside. Co-owner, Robert (Bob) Faulkner tells us their brands have outstanding value in a crowded field of power sports companies. You will find CFMoto ATV’s, Intimidator Side by Sides, Spartan Mowers, SSR pit bikes and youth SxS, Kayo youth ATVs, and TYM Tractors– 22- 105HP., This is a family-owned and operated business that offers parts availability, service, and knowledgeable sales of power sports.  The partnership began in December 2014 when the family purchased ATV Parts Plus in Beckley and the name changed to Mohawk Powersports with the opening of the Lewisburg location in March 2020. The business is located in the former Ruby Rooster property, beside Taste of Heaven Bakery and Cheese Shop.

Owned by three partners, the team includes Bob Faulkner, who used to work for USDA; Randa Faulkner, an account manager for Lamar Outdoor; and Tanner Bowles, Bob’s son, store manager and GNCC ATV Pro racer. Tanner was once sponsored by ATV Parts Plus in the Grand National Cross-Country Race Series. Bowles #204 earned 2 National Championships before advancing to the 4×4 Pro Class, in 2015. He earned a position as one of the Top Five Pro 4×4 Riders for 2019, earning a spot on Pro Pit Row. He also has an extensive background in ATV parts sales, having worked for ATV Parts Plus before the family bought it. He raced ATVs with Bryan Buchannon, who previously owned ATV Parts Plus, a 20-year-old company, and went to work for him. Over time, ATV Parts Plus wanted to sell, and Tanner and his family were interested to buy.

The team tells us they stand behind their products and will do whatever is needed to make their customers satisfied. They offer test rides on ATVs, Tractors, mowers, and UTVs. Bob says, “We are responsible members of the community and support local Chambers of Commerce and travel bureaus.”

Mohawk Powersports has greatly evolved since its purchase in 2015 and currently employs seven people in Beckley and two in Lewisburg.. “We bought the Southern States building in Beckley, and having more room, decided to expand into retail vehicle sales.  We picked up CFMoto ATV and UTV in 2015 and have become the region’s 2nd biggest dealer in WV, NC, SC, VA. And MD. We picked up SSR powersports to give us some youth vehicles, and then KAYO powersports for youth ATVs. We also have Intimidator UTVs and Spartan mowers– both made in Arkansas. Our newest line is TYM tractors,” Bob tells us.

The business expanded into Lewisburg because the team saw an opportunity while they were set up as a vendor at the West Virginia State Fair. Bob says, “There are no other powersports dealers in the area, and we have many customers from the Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas county area.  We have been very happy with the response in the area. ATV, UTV, mower and tractor sales were all very high when we opened two days before the Covid shutdown, and we have been blessed with great customers.” This business was forced to closed two days after they opened, and were then open two days a week for a time. They are now open Monday-Saturday and serving customers outside.  If you visit them to order parts or do financing, and mask is required.

If you are in the market for outdoor recreation, a mower, or tractor, stop in Mohawk Powersports in Lewisburg or Beckley. They do custom orders and financing is available through their partners at Synchrony, Sheffield, DLL, Roadrunner, One Main and local banks. Service and repair are offered in Beckley and plans are underway to open a service area in Lewisburg soon. In Lewisburg, their address is 16026 Seneca Trail (near the airport). The Beckley location is 925 Ewart Ave. For more information call 304-497-2151. Find them on facebook.

– Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper. September 2020.

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