Rollin’ Thunder Owners Came For Festival, Liked What They Saw
FARMINGTON — Wayne and Lisa Engen moved from Wisconsin to Northwest Arkansas because of the warmer climate and a growing economy.
The couple thought it would be a great location for a new motorcycle shop.
They own Rollin’ Thunder Dyno Service, a motorcycle upgrade and accessory installation center located at 12203 W. Highway 62 in Farmington. The shop opened in November 2016 and became a full-time center in February.
The service is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment on Saturdays.
Their 30-by-50-foot building offers many accessories for the motorcycle enthusiast, including mufflers, windshields, stereos, tires and specialty lights. The other half of the store provides open space to work on motorcycles.
The Engens had visited friends in Northwest Arkansas and liked the area. They were new empty-nesters and were looking for a change.
“We came here for Bikes, Blues and BBQ last year and got a welcoming response,” Wayne Engen said. “People told us the area needed another shop … so we decided to go for it.”
The business features a Power Vision Certified Tuning Center, located in a standalone trailer in front of the main building. The center is a diagnostic machine to determine the performance level of a motorcycle. The center has the latest software and hardware technology to evaluate where a motorcycle needs to be adjusted to maximize its performance.
The machine simulates a motorcycle riding on the road and monitors how the bike is performing under certain conditions.
Wayne Engen attended a school to be certified in the Power Vision center and said the business stands behind its service by providing a 100-percent guarantee for its tune-ups.
Wayne Engen has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and has owned the machines off and on his whole life. He’s been in the motorcycle business for four years and other experience includes welding, building motors and other hands-on work with machines.
Lisa Engen is an accountant and serves as the business manager for the shop. Bill Rusch is the shop’s parttime mechanic.
The Engens thanked city of Farmington representatives and members of Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring a ribbon cutting ceremony for the business and stopping by to learn more about the shop.
Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors a ribbon cutting ceremony for Rollin’ Thunder Dyno Service. Wayne and Lisa Engen own the business on U.S Highway 62.
Rollin’ Thunder Dyno Service provides the latest accessories for motorcycles. Some of the accessories can be seen on this wall inside the business.