It all started In 1936 when Jack opened the doors of his boat building company, Clawson Motorsports Boatworks. By the mid-1960s, Honda Motorcycles were added to the inventory and in the early 1970s, Clawson Motorsports was awarded the 12th Honda Automotive dealership in the United States and the first in the valley. In November of 1975, the McKoane family became the new owners of Boatworks and Honda of Fresno.
Jim McKoane began his automotive career while attending college at USC. He moved his family to the valley in the late 60’s to operate his first dealership in Hanford. This led to the purchase of Honda and Motorsports in Fresno. Over the years, the McKoane family has grown and so has the business they love. In spring of 1986, the Honda motorcycle and Honda car business had grown enough to require two different locations, both on N Blackstone. By 1991, the motorcycle business was moved to the building behind the auto dealership.
The following year, Clawson became a Yamaha dealer as well, and the name was changed to Clawson Honda Yamaha. By November of 1993, Clawson had added both Kawasaki and Suzuki to the line-up, requiring another name change to accommodate the broad diversity of brands, and Clawson Motorsports was born. The Clawson Motorsports stable continued to grow with the addition of SeaDoo watercraft in 1997 and the Polaris line in 2004. This growth spurt prompted a move to their current and much larger location at 6334 North Blackstone. In 2011 Clawson Motorsports was proud to expand their offerings with Polaris snowmobiles, rounding out their inventory and making Clawson truly the Motorsports Superstore, where you always find more to ride.
The McKoane family has been there every step of the way. Today, Jim McKoane’s children, Caroline, Larry, and John continue his legacy. After 64 years in the business, Jim McKoane will still tell you, “We are here to stay. It’s important to give back and be a part of the community. This is a pretty darn nice place to live.”
Why You Should Buy from Clawson Motorsports in Fresno, CA
Looking for a new or pre-owned motorcycle, ATV, Side x Side, Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo , Timbersled or pre-owned Harley? Clawson Motorsports in Fresno, CA, is open seven days a week and is ready to do business with you. The expert staff at Clawson Motorsports knows that the best businesses thrive when customers are happy and taken care of, which is why our primary concern is building and maintaining relationships. We are able to do that by committing to exceeding your expectations . By staying committed to excellent customer service and our clients, we can achieve our being the largest motorsports superstore from Modesto to Bakersfield Over the past few years, the demand to expand our inventory has increased. Today we now brands include: Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Polaris, Can-Am, Arctic Cat, KTM, Husqvarna, Timbersled and Pre-owned Harley. There is always more to choose from and more to ride at Clawson Motorsports.
When you buy from us, there are absolutely no hidden agendas. Our managers are transparent and our veteran sales staff is always standing by to answer any questions you may have. We are committed to making the powersport-buying process an enjoyable one so that we can effectively pair you with the right ride to fit your personality and lifestyle.
Whether you’re looking to buy a street bike, dirt bike, ATC , snowmobile, watercraft, three wheel bike, or have your current bike serviced, we are here to help you! If you have questions about your experience, our Relationship Development Director is available to resolve any concerns you may have.
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