The History of Carter Powersports 2015 marks the 35th year of operation for Carter Powersports. It has been a memorable time for those of us who have been here for most (or much) of that time. If you’d like to know where we come from and how we became one of the most trusted ATV and motorcycle dealers in Las Vegas - I’ll do my best to recall it accurately.
The origins of Carter Powersports go back to a small store on West Sahara in 1980. Our store name at that time was Kawasaki West of Las Vegas. We had fewer than 10 employees and it was truly a family business. West Sahara was largely undeveloped then; customers could ride their dirt bikes and ATVs right up to our back door, and they did so often.
In 1983, we were able to purchase a Honda franchise from a store (Honda West, on Valley View Boulevard) that closed due to bankruptcy. We re-opened that Honda store as a second operation and renamed our company Desert Honda Kawasaki. We all worked hard and the Honda store was very successful from opening day. We became so busy in our new location that a decision was made to sell off the Kawasaki store, and that was done.
As our company continued to grow, we purchased property on Tropicana Avenue in 1985 and drew up plans for a new home for our store. It was finished in the spring of 1986, and we moved into our new dealership facility on the day before Memorial Day.
It made for a short holiday weekend, but Memorial Day was saved for its rightful purpose.
As time passed, we added new products to our lineup. In 1989 we began selling a line of personal watercraft. Sea-Doo started slowly, but soon grew into a major division of our company as they gained acceptance and added new models. Then, in 1992, we put Suzuki motorcycles and ATVs in our showroom, becoming a true multi-line dealership.
The resulting name, Desert Honda Suzuki Sea-Doo, adequately described us, but was quite a mouthful when answering the phone - or at any other time, really. So in 2004, to emphasize the local, family-owned values of our dealership (and to rededicate ourselves to providing the best customer service in the West) we adopted the new name of Carter Powersports.
We have learned much during the last 35 years of operation. We believe that we have successfully applied our acquired knowledge to the betterment of our business. That can be proven by the satisfaction and loyalty of our customers, our employees and our suppliers.
Please join us and enjoy the ride.
Our Parts/Accessories/Performance Department
Carter Powersports has the largest parts/accessory/apparel department in Nevada. We are Las Vegas' premier dealer, featuring brands such as Renthal, HJC, Shoei, Arai, Fox, and all of your high-performance needs. Come on down and talk to our highly trained parts/performance professionals and they'll get you on the road at the right price with a smile on your face. Visit our NEW parts page to see our deals!
|Las Vegas||Honda ATVs||Kawasaki ATVs||Suzuki ATVs||Polaris ATVs|
|Henderson||Honda Motorcycles||Kawasaki Motorcycles||Suzuki Motorcycles||Polaris Side x Sides|
|Paradise NV||Honda Cruisers||Kawasaki Cruisers||Suzuki Cruisers||Polaris UTVs|
|North Las Vegas||Honda Side x Sides||Kawasaki Side x Sides||Suzuki Street Bikes||Polaris Ace|
|Enterprise||Honda CB||Kawasaki Street Bikes||Suzuki Boulevard||Polaris Ranger|
|Pahrump||Honda CBR||Kawasaki Brute Force||Suzuki DR||Polaris RZR|
|Boulder City||Honda FourTrax||Kawasaki Concours||Suzuki GSX||Polaris Scrambler|
|Honda Fury||Kawasaki KFX||Suzuki GSX R||Polaris Sportsman|
|We Carry||Honda Gold Wing||Kawasaki KLR||Suzuki Hayabusa||Polaris General|
|ATVS||Honda Interstate||Kawasaki KLX||Suzuki King Quad||Polaris RZR Turbo|
|Motorcycles||Honda NC||Kawasaki Mule||Suzuki Quad Sport|
|Street Bikes||Honda Rebel||Kawasaki Ninja||Suzuki V Strom|
|Side x Sides||Honda Sabre||Kawasaki Teryx|
|UTVs||Honda Shadow||Kawasaki Versys|
|Utility Vehicles||Honda Shadow Aero||Kawasaki Z1000|
|Honda Shadow Phantom|