For almost 25 years, MBRP has been delivering performance exhaust systems to the powersports industry. The driving force behind the company is the commitment and dedication to providing the best in performance. Built by enthusiasts – for enthusiasts would be the best way to describe MBRP products. Pair that with industry leading R&D and a customer service team, MBRP is not just an exhaust company, it’s a culture. We headed to Huntsville Ontario and sat down with the team from MBRP to dive a little deeper into the company, bringing you this edition of Industry 411.
Year founded: 1996
Founders: Martin & Ginger Barkey
Featured services: Manufacturer and distributor of Aftermarket Performance Exhaust, which includes several market segments; Gas and diesel light trucks, late-model muscle car, Sport compact, Euro, Jeep, snowmobile, ATV & SXS applications.
What was the impetus for starting the company? Pure passion for performance accompanied by years of experience working alongside his father’s exhaust manufacturing company
What is the story behind the company name? MBRP – Known as Martin Barkey Racing Products – initially developing several products for snowmobile racing
Is there a particular product that launched MBRP off the ground? The B&B Eliminator, the original snowmobile muffler, started it all and then we helped bring diesel trucks into the enthusiast arena, playing a large role in where we’ve branched into today with so many other automotive applications.
What makes your company better or different from others? Our level of testing and our dependability both in customer service and product; our knowledge and experience in house to develop products, testing in real world environments and using the test results through the R&D Process – allows us to build a killer product. We then follow it up with outstanding customer service.
What product are you most proud about? Almost 25 years in the snowmobile industry and in the past 8, further branching into Powersports with SXS and ATV. But more important than our products, is our team. We couldn’t ask for a better group to work with day-in & day-out, over 110 team members – its safe to say our team is what we are most proud of.
MBRP is the official exhaust of CSRA. Why did MBRP get into Snocross Racing? Our Powersports Brand Manager, a previous racer himself – works closely with race teams to give our products the edge and truly back up what we claim, if they’re proven to perform on the track – they’re going to hold up in all riding conditions.
What is something you are sure to find inside your employee breakroom? Industry magazines & MBRP branded swag – we have a team of enthusiasts who are proud of the products they build.
Where is MBRP staff’s favorite place to ride? Local trails of Muskoka – after work, to work or weekend trips
What’s next for the company? Continue to develop industry-leading products, putting more focus into new products including the Powersports line and a new Euro automotive line