Encore Performance & Fabrication (now Powersports Outlet) could probably be
most easily described as "Jim Knaup's illegitimate love child",
as it is solely a product of his lust for Moto Guzzi Motorcycles.
Jim first admitted to this uncontrollable lust about twenty
years ago, but it took him a couple years to see it reach fruition. He
eventually did buy the Moto Guzzi Motorcycle that had haunted his dreams,
an act which prompted a snowballing acquisition frenzy, resulting in a
garage overflowing with the endearing Italian vee twins.
Long hours were spent hunting for and restoring old "Round
Head" machines, so much so, that his personal shop and stores were
soon better equipped and more complete than the nearest Moto Guzzi Dealership.
A boulder was trundeling that could not be stopped, and in August 1995
Jim bought that shop's entire Moto Guzzi interest... new parts, used parts,
At that point, Jim developed a strategy with Moto America
(the U.S. Moto Guzzi Distributor) to see Encore Performance & Fabrication
fulfill all requirements necessary to become a Fully Authorized Dealer.
Those requirements were met, and in the spring of 1997, E.P.&F. recieved
its first shipment of new Moto Guzzi Motorcycles.
E.P.&F. has evolved steadily over the past several
years. Our building has seen additions as well as extensive remodeling.
Our inventory has continued to grow as has our investment in quality dianostic,
fabrication, and service tools. Watch for continued growth, and come to
E.P.&F. to experience the best in service.