The Team

At Karns Performance, we are happy to provide a very dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful staff.

We consider ourselves honest and trustworthy.

And are the first to tell you if we don't know the answer, we'll do our best to not leave you hanging and get you the answers you need.

 

Jason, Employee at Karns Performance

Jason is really the brains behind any and all things current in the service side of the shop. He feeds off new trends and information in regards to products and techniques used to enhance and improve power, handling, and braking performance. Jason is the Head Motor Builder with a long history of building reliable engines with big numbers. Roadrace, Drag, Micro Sprints, or just for fun. If you are looking to unlock the potential of your ride, he is the one to see.

Jason has been into powersports from an early age and currently rides his trick 2017 GSXR1000R. He enjoys doing track days and riding ATVs in between spending time with his Wife and two daughters. Jason also enjoys the occasional Xboxing, plinking with his firearms, researching the latest/greatest technologies in the industry, and to the dismay of some of his coworkers....country music.

Dan, Employee at Karns Performance

Dan also comes from a long history of Powersports Backgrounds. Being Jason's younger brother he didn't have a chance. He is often seen in the office on the phone, behind the parts counter on the phone, in the showroom helping customers, or on the phone. He is a known to be a kidder and pretty easy-going but is very knowledgeable in everything powersports after the unit leaves the Service Dept.

Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, dogs, and his dozens of nieces and nephews. He has also been seen literally bending over backward to help customers, friends, and family. In his free time, you can catch him traveling with his wife, going to bike events, trackdays, hitting a winery or two, and hunting and fishing to name a few. He is still mid-project on his 1992 GSXR1100 Turbo streetfighter which has been coined the "Office Bike" (see any other staff member for details). Other than the noises in his head, he listens to pretty much every genre of music other than.....country.

Kyle, Employee at Karns Performance

Kyle, a graduate of the YTI Motorcycle Program started with us on a part-time basis in 2010 and was brought on full time in 2011. Kyle has been with us the longest and has adapted very well and handles many chores that would leave many frustrated. He has quite a few feathers in his cap working around the shop as he helps in the service department, handles the ordering and receiving, works on estimates, and tries his best to keep the assorted departments working well together.

Kyle spends his free time hanging with his buddies or headed to Indy car races with his Dad. If he isn't heading to a concert or indy car races, he can be found tinkering in the garage. He loves turning wrenches on Vstrom, GSXR750 Trackbike, Jeep, Suby, or one of his family's classic cars. When the weather is nice he is usually logging miles on that trusty DL650 Vstrom which has been adequately customized to handle adventure riding or heading to a trackday on the 750. Like Dan, he too has not yet acquired the same taste for country music like Jason has.

Employee at Karns Performance

Ron, a graduate from YTI’s Motorcycle Program, he has worked at other shops prior to landing here in 2016 and since joining the team, has been an integral part of the machine. Being one of the first faces you see at Karns Performance, you will soon notice his positive upbeat attitude and willingness to work with any problem you may have. Ron strives to make sure you get the help you need…. Whether in the parts department or vehicle sales. He is in it to win it! When it comes to getting you set up!

When not at the shop, Ron can be found helping his parents around the house or being a great father to his kids, he absolutely adores them and does everything he can to see they are raised right! Meaning, Sundays they are typically heading to South Mountain Dragway to make some passes in the kids class or making a trip to the local creek to throw in a line or running RC cars in the backyard with his oldest. We are still trying to figure out what kind of music Ron likes, rumors abound that he listens to classics from the 70s… no not like Lynyrd Skynyrd… more like Neil Diamond….. but, the jury is still out on that one!

 

Employee at Karns Performance

Rich has been with us for a few years now helping out on a part-time basis, but that doesn’t make him any less a part of the team. He is often found helping the service department get caught up, running deliveries and pickups, assembling units, and overall lending a hand where it is needed.

Rich loves riding and everything motorcycles. He is often seen on the track riding his GSXR1000, zipping around the dirt roads of Michaux State forest on his trusty BMW GS1150 Adventure (often with Kyle in tow), or on a spirited street ride with his TL1000S. In between rides, he spends time running his own business, traveling with his wife, working on the house, and in lieu of listening to music, Rich enjoys catching up on all things road racing with the streaming apps on his phone.

Employee at Karns Performance

Rick has been with us since the New Year and brings with him a degree from MMI in Phoenix, a great work ethic, attention to detail, and the ability to work on just about anything. Did we mention he is excellent at electrical problems? Don’t let his quiet demeanor fool you, Rick is super focused and likes to get work done! Be careful though, if you don’t watch your step, you may get caught by one of his witty jokes, though, he isn’t in the same league as Dan when it comes to a clever punchline.

Rick is also an enthusiast (aren’t we all? That’s why we do what we do!) He loves riding his Yamaha FZ1. The proof is on his odometer… over 50,000 miles! When not wrenching or riding, he can be found spending time with his family. At this point, we have not found any flaws with Rick working at Karns Performance except, for the fact he approves of some country music that Jason insists on playing.

Employee at Karns Performance

Heidi is our newcomer/greenhorn. Starting in March 2018, she comes to us out of the blue answering an ad for counter help. Though Heidi is no stranger to Karns Performance, she is a newfound motorcyclist having purchased her first bike, a Vulcan 750 from us back in 2016. What Heidi may lack in depth of knowledge, she makes up for in a super positive attitude and willingness to learn. Starting a new job at a motorcycle dealership as the season ramps up can feel like being thrown to the wolves. Despite this hurdle, Heidi continues to smile and takes the learning hiccups with aplomb. She is dedicated to helping customers and her co-workers. So far, she has been a great addition to the team and we look forward to her future here.

During her time away from the shop, she spends time with her beau, going on rides and being outdoors. She loves animals and Thai food. As for her favorite music, she loves all music even old-school country. Just not today’s pop country.