Hi, my name is Brad Maus and I started Maus Performance in 2009 to serve 2 purposes;

Provide low-cost motorcycle and ATV repair to friends and family and allow me

to demonstrate my ability to build race winning bikes.


In the early 80s I started in small engines by attending the local Community Technical College during my Junior and Senior year of high school in a small engine course that included motorcycle, marine, ATV and snowmobile repair. I returned after high school and earned my technical certificate. From there I started working in motorcycle shops in the Minneapolis area just in time to witness the birth of the sportbike revolution. In first years some great bikes came to the market like the Honda Interceptor, it was really the 1st sportbike to arrive in dealer showrooms and in 1986 the incredible Suzuki GSX-R 750 and the Yamaha FZ 750. I cut my teeth on these bikes as they were more complex with light- weight components and compact design and really benefitted from a proper tune-up.

I completed some Honda factory schooling and then headed to California to work for the Vance and Hines Sports Centers for a couple years where performance kits and exhaust systems were part of almost every tune-up.

Returning to the Twin Cities in 1990 I was the Service Manager at an Arctic Cat dealership where I earned my Catmaster certificate and learned everything about Arctic Cat fuel injection and rebuilding Fox gas shocks that were part of the Arctic suspensions.

Seeing more for my future then being a Service Manager I decided to go back to school and get my undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus. While there a motorcycle company was forming to compete with Harley called Excelsior Henderson and during my junior year I was employed as an intern in engine development. I worked there thru my graduation and only left after they ran out of funding and went out of business. I have many EXH stories and if I ever get some time I might post some of them.

When EXH closed I went directly to Arctic Cat snowmobiles and ATVs in Thief River Falls, MN where I was an Engine Group Leader for 4 stoke engines used in snowmobiles. My group developed the first super clean 4 stroke snowmobile that was primarily responsible for keeping snowmobiling open to the public in Yellowstone National Forest. Other engines included the Z1 and the Z1 turbo and yes, we did put a GSX-R 1000 engine in a snowmobile as a proto-type.

In 2008 the recreation sports vehicle market became unstable and looking to the future I decided it would be best to change to diesel engine development. I was very fortunate to land at John Deere in their engine development program located in Cedar Falls, Iowa where I develop ultra-clean diesel engines.

Now I work on motorcycles and ATVs (and snowmobiles) as a hobby because I still enjoy making a vehicle that fits between your legs provide so much entertainment and thrill!


Thanks for stopping by


Ride it to enjoy it!


Brad Maus

Maus Performance