What is Nitrogen & Why do you need it in your Tires?

Nitrogen is a dry, inert gas used to inflate airplane tires, off-road truck tires, military vehicle tires, and race car tires for improved performance, more tire mileage and better fuel economy.

Why should you use it in your motorcycle tires? diagram
•Maintains Proper Inflation 3-4 Times Longer
•Reduced wheel corrosion
•Increases fuel mileage which = Fuel Savings
•Tires run cooler
•Superior Handling, Control, & Griping Ability
•Longer Tire Life
•Increased Safety

Oxygen in compressed air permeates through the wall of the tire, thus reducing the tire’s inflation pressure. During it’s journey through the tire wall, oxygen oxidizes the rubber compounds in the tire, causing under-inflation and deterioration of the rubber . Dry nitrogen will maintain proper inflation pressure and will prevent auto-ignition, will not corrode rims, extends valve core life, and will help the tire to run cooler.

n2capExperts in the tire industry indicate that oxidative aging is one of the primary causes of decreased tire life. Oxidative aging is caused by the diffusion of oxygen from the pressurized air cavity of the tire to the outside atmosphere. Tests have shown that if tires are inflated with nitrogen, there is a significant reduction in tire failure.

While both nitrogen and oxygen can permeate rubber, nitrogen does it much more slowly. It might take 6 months to lose 2 psi with nitrogen, compared to just a month with air. And nitrogen is far less reactive. It doesn’t cause rust or corrosion on steel or aluminum, and it doesn’t degrade rubber. Wheel surfaces stay smooth and clean, rubber remains supple and resilient.

And here is another reason you should use Nitrogen, its a harmless gas that makes up almost 80% of the air we breathe, its cleaner, safer alternative thats better for the environment!

Stop By Team Powersports Raleigh or Garner and have us fill your tires with Nitrogen, its on $19.95 for both tires and FREE refills for life of the tire.







Priority Maintenance Club

Team Powersports wants to help our customers keep scheduled maintenance on their Motorcycles, ATVs, Side by Side, and Scooters as well as help them reduce the cost. One way we do this is our Priority maintenance program. photo 1

The Program is designed to help maintain your vehicle at optimal running condition for the next 3 YEARS and you can save up to 50% on Service Cost!

Here is a list of Priority Maintenance Club Benefits…

-Covers First 6 Services
-Priority Scheduling (As a PMC Member your vehicle goes in front of any none participating vehicle, meaning you’ll get your vehicle back & on the road faster)
-Free Pickup & Delivery up to 2 times per year
-2 Additional Oil Changes (per yr. of program, per maintenance schedule)
-Free Towing (Once per year of 3ys. within a 50 Mile Radius)
-10% OFF Parts, Accessories, and additional services (excludes tires)
-On the spot financing for PMC membership
-Automatically entered to win PMC exclusive monthly drawings with various valuable prizes
-PMC Members receive an additional $200 for future trade-ins!

photo 2Other benefits for you to keep in mind is that we only use original factory parts and it will be serviced by a certified technician. You can even get membership even if your vehicle was purchased elsewhere!

At Team Powersports we want your vehicle ownership experience to be as pleasant and safe as possible. Ensuring that your vehicle is properly maintained by certified technicians on a regular basis helps accomplish this goal.
The Priority Maintenance Club not only gives you peace of mind, but offsets the cost of your vehicles services significantly.

Come into either our Raleigh or Garner Team Powersports locations for more information on how you can become a Priority Maintenance Club Member.

Why We Ride Movie

A few months ago I was fortunate enough to see a sneak peek screening of a movie called WHY WE RIDE while at the AIM Expo in Florida. The film is an homage to motorcycles and the people who love them. I must say as a motorcycle rider this movie did not disappoint! The film is beautifully shot and the story progresses smoothly and effortlessly from the beginning of the invention of motorcycles, to the passion inside all of us who ride today. To say this film is a tear jerker isn’t over exaggerating. Myself and several others  who left the theater were watery eyed and overcome with a sense of comradely.

why_we_ride_xxlgWhen I returned to Team Powersports I spoke with the owner Will Stephenson about the film and we both agreed we had to bring this film to Raleigh for our customers! And so began our journey of months of talking with the producers, Honda Motorsports, & movie theaters. Finally in December we got an early Christmas gift and it all came together and this Sunday at 6:00 pm. Team Powersports & Honda are presenting the first showing of the Why We Ride Film in Raleigh. I knew the biker community would get behind this event, but to sell-out 270 seats was a pretty awesome accomplishment. Thank you to the Raleigh Grande Theater for being so amazing about showing an independent film and embracing the motorcycle community (2 other theaters turned us down). Thank you to Honda for investing in us and the idea of doing this event. But most of all thank you to all of you who are attending the event and who helped us spread the word. You guys are the best and we look forward to hanging with all of you Sunday night!

2014 Yamaha Viking FI 4×4 EPS


If you haven’t been out to Team Powersports in Garner to checkout the New 2014 Yamaha Viking FI 4X4 EPS you are missing out! The all-new Viking is ready to conquer whatever comes its way with our most powerful 686cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected, SOHC power plant. This newengine delivers strong low-end acceleration and pulls hard through the rpm range to deliver excellent power delivery for getting the job done or when hitting the trails.

viking 2Industry-exclusive three-position On-Command® 4WD system lets you dial between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD.

This true 3-passenger machine achieves driver and passenger comfort with a handhold, padded head rests, and 3-point seat belts for all riders. The superior seating position, adjustable driver’s seat, and the middle seat set back 5 degrees, provide unmatched comfort that all riders will appreciate. Yamaha’s proven electric power steering technology further reduces fatigue and strain on the driver.

Come into Team Powersports Garner located at 222 US. HWY 70 E. across from Agri Supply and check this beauty out for yourself!


2014 Kawasaki Teryx LE

KRF800CEF_GRN_70077_2_All-new from last year’s model, the 2014 Teryx LE side x side takes the combination of sport performance and essential utility to unprecedented levels. A larger 783cc digital fuel-injected 90-degree V-twin offers more power than ever.  Even better… it does it all while delivering better fuel economy!

trunkNew high-performance FOX Podium shocks feature a piggyback reservoir design and are specially tuned to match the new Teryx.  The result is a better ride and enhanced off-road capabilities.  Teryx LE models also feature matching springs and suspension arms to complement the LE’s painted bodywork


The Teryx features a sturdy, latching tailgate that can be easily removed without tools. In addition to its 600 Lb. capacity cargo bed, the new Teryx also features sealed storage trunks protected by hinged lids offering plenty of hauling ability with 182 liters of total capacity. Lots of space and storage options are always appreciated by outdoor enthusiasts!

14_KRF800C_GRN_Front_End_R%20copyThe Teryx LE model features a new high-strength steel brush guard extension for extra protection from obstacles and debris. Teryx LE and Camo models feature new high-intensity LED headlights for maximum illumination. And a rigid sun top is standard on all Teryx LE and Camo models. It makes a big difference on hot or rainy days.

tyrexIntelligent engineering allows the Teryx to pack maximum utility in a compact footprint, note the large ROPS structure that extends around the perimeter of the cab for maximum coverage and minimum intrusion.  From its 3-tone seat covers, color-matched shock springs and suspension arms painted to match its aggressive bodywork, to it tough Double-X frame the Teryx LE’s serious off-road capabilities deserve serious off-road looks.

Stop by Team Powersports Raleigh and check it out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

Team Powersports Raleigh 9008 Glenwood Ave. , Across from Fred Anderson Toyota/Scion


Protect your Ride!

lSomething new to the Team Powersports Family is FIN (Find It Now) Security. Sadly, we live in a world where our prized possession our RIDE, is often sought out by criminals looking to steal it and make a quick buck at our expense…those sons of guns! Team Powersports wants to help you protect your ride from hooligans by offering FIN Security at both our dealerships.

If it has an engine and moves FIN will ALERT,LOCATE, AND RECOVER your vehicle and if by some crazy chance they are unable to, they will pay up to $1000 of you insurance deductible towards the purchase of a replacement vehicle.V4HttpAssetRepositoryClient-mzl_npydxepj_png-7085955461047735102_128x128-75

We all think it won’t happen to us, till it does! Be prepared and come into either of our Raleigh or Garner locations for more info and to purchase some peace of mind. Team Powersports, your one-stop power source from start to finish.

Fun for the Whole Family!



Mom and Dad does it seem like the Playstation, Xbox, iPad, and Smartphone run your kids lives? I heard a statistic on the news this week that said most children now at the age of 2 has played with an ipad and for the most part knows how to use it…at 2yrs old I was outside playing in the mud and climbing trees. Now obviously, some advances are good and needed, but what about family time? What happened to going outside, having fun & getting dirty while doing it!?

KidsGriz80I have to tell you, nothing warms my heart more then seeing a family sharing in an activity and outdoor motorsports is a great way to accomplish that! Have you heard the saying, “The family that rides together, stays together”? Go out to Busco Beach one weekend and you’ll see it! Mom, Dad and the kids laughing and covered in mud! Those are memories that last folks, the ones that have stories containing the words  “I can’t believe mom did that” or “Oh my god (or OMG as the kids say today) I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants”.

family on bikesNow look, I know some of you are gonna bring up the safety factor, but lets be honest…use some common sense people! Get the correct safety gear to protect yourself and your kids! You don’t see Peyton Manning hitting the field to take on the Baltimore Raven Defense without his helmet and pads do ya!! Be Smart! Adult ATVs are for ADULTS!!! That’s why they offer smaller ATV sizes for the Kids, so that the weight is proportioned and they can handle it correctly! With the proper equipment and gear the whole family can have a fun & be safe!

So, this holiday season think about giving the gift of Family Time & Memories. Come into Team Powersports Raleigh or Garner and let our professional sales staff help you in selecting the right equipment and gear for you and your family. And while your there make sure you ask about our Holiday Layaway program. Together we can get back to old fashion outdoor family fun!

Plug into the Future of Motorcycles


Team Powersports is proud to announce we are Raleigh’s FIRST ECO FRIENDLY Motorcycle Dealership! Zero Motorcycles is the next step in motorcycle evolution. By combining the best aspects of a traditional motorcycle with today’s most advanced technology, Zero produces high performance electric motorcycles that are lightweight, efficient, fast off the line and fun to ride. Each motorcycle is optimized from the ground up to leverage the revolutionary Z-Force™ electric powertrain and uses a specially designed rigid, aircraft-grade aluminum frame to minimize weight.

2013_zero-s_studio_yellow-ra_1680x1200_pressImagine instant torque and power from a standstill. Imagine smooth acceleration as you throttle out of turns. Then, imagine never needing to stop at a gas station or be burdened with any scheduled powertrain maintenance. Not only is this possible… it’s available now. Developed to aggressively take on urban environments while encouraging occasional detours to your favorite stretch of back country twists, the Zero S integrates revolutionary technology with innovative motorcycle design.


Featuring Zero Motorcycles’ completely new Z-Force™ motor and high-voltage power system, the Zero S delivers instant acceleration that is both impressive and incredibly smooth. The sophisticatedly simple, zero-shifting, zero-clutching direct drive powertrain operates with such high efficiency that it requires no mechanical cooling systems whatsoever.

2013_zero-s_detail_fr-brake_340x260_featureAccompanying the stunning performance gains is a sleek new look, on-board storage, an improved rider interface and mobile device integration. New contemporary bodywork in the ‘tank’ section of the  motorcycle now works in cooperation with a new two-up seat, frame and foot pegs to provide improved comfort and control. Nissin brakes as well as passenger pegs are now standard. Offering a new level of personalization, the 2013 Zero S works with mobile devices, via Bluetooth. This allows riders to view a customizable dashboard of detailed riding information and adjust the performance characteristics of the motorcycle.

Owning a Zero has never been more enjoyable. Call or Come by Team Powersports Raleigh to schedule a test ride and recharge your motorcycle riding experience. http://www.team-powersports.com/