PA to Adopt New Motorcycle Lemon Law

PA to Adopt Lemon Law for Motorcycles

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the House Consumer Affairs Committee today approved her measure that would cover motorcycles under Pennsylvania’s Automobile Lemon Law. “If you buy or lease a new motorcycle with defects affecting its safety, value and use, the manufacturer should fix it – the same as with cars and trucks,” Snyder said. “That’s what my House Bill 74 would ensure.” Snyder said H.B. 74 would include motorcycles…

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Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ Motorcycle Tire Recall

Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (Sumitomo) is recalling certain models of Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ motorcycle tires, size 120/70ZR17 58W. The affected tires may have porosity (air pockets) in the shoulder region of the tire. As such, these tires fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 119, “New Pneumatic Tires-Other Than Passenger Cars.” CONSEQUENCE: The tire defect may affect the handling and/or steering characteristics of…

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Police Seize Two Motorcycles from Biker

Police Seize Two Motorcycles from Drug Dealer

Police Seize Two Motorcycles from a Middletown biker and convicted felon this week after investigators searched his home and determined he bought the vehicles with illegal drug money, police said. Police said they began investigating Shawn J. Gonzales, 37, in March for allegedly selling drugs in Middletown, Meriden, Hartford and other areas. A report on his arraignment stated that Gonzalez is a longtime member of the Dog Pound Rydaz motorcycle club,…

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Thieves Steal 3 Bikes from Manchester Honda

Manchester Powersports Dealership Robbed of 3 Motorcycles

Three off-road motorcycles were stolen from the Manchester Honda dealership early Tuesday morning. The theft occurred at about 12:30 a.m., police Capt. Christopher Davis said. Surveillance footage of the incident, provided by a dealership manager, shows several people backing a silver pickup truck up to the Adams Street building, shattering two windows, using bolt cutters to break a lock around the bikes’ wheels and then lifting three bikes out of…

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Honda Donates Two Bikes to Redondo Beach PD

Honda donates two Africa Twin Bikes to the Redondo Beach Police Department

American Honda donated two Africa Twin adventure motorcycles to the Redondo Beach Police Department during a ceremony at the company’s offices in Torrance, California. The donation was to support the recently launched City of Redondo Beach Police Foundation, which funds new technologies to help advance the vision of the police department. American Honda Community Relations had already assisted the foundation as a founding sponsor, donating a pair of Pioneer 700…

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NICB: National Motorcycle Thefts Increasing

National Motorcycle Thefts Increase according to the NICB

Motorcycle thefts rose slightly in 2016 compared to 2015, but the crime rate is still way down from where it was 10 years ago. So says the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which just released its annual report on motorcycle thefts in the United States. In 2016, 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen, compared to 45,555 in 2015 – an increase of 2 percent. “Although 2016 delivered another slight increase in…

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SF to LA Non-Stop on a Lightning Electric Bike

Lightning Motorcycles Electric Prototype that can go from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a Single Charge

Lightning Motorcycles is known for pushing the boundaries of electric motorcycles. In 2013, it set the record for the fastest production electric motorcycle, at an adrenaline-pumping 218 mph. Now Lightning CEO Richard Hatfield has plans to make a prototype bike that can travel 400 miles on a single charge, which would be a remarkable feat for an electric motorcycle. The current record, for longest distance traveled on one charge on…

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Two Bikes Stolen from Irv Seaver BMW

Brazen Heist of Two BMW bikes from Irv Seaver

Authorities in Southern California had their hands full Thursday night with a series of brazen and risky motorcycle-related incidents, including the late-night heist of two pricey bikes from a BMW Dealership. The first incident started just after 9 p.m. when authorities tried to stop a motorcycle rider who they said was speeding on the 605 Freeway in El Monte. The rider raced through multiple cities — at one point reaching…

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Two Men Charged for Motorcycle Loan Fraud

Two Men Charged with Motorcycle Dealership Loan Fraud

Two men from the Bronx were charged  with multiple counts Wednesday in connection to the fraudulent purchases of more than $20,000 worth of motorcycles and an ATV from dealerships in Nassau County, police say. According to authorities, Robert Urena, 35, first entered Island Power Sports, located at 4116 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa, and obtained a loan using a bogus license and credit cards on Monday, March 27. Urena took possession…

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KTM Electric Duke 390 Spied in Testing

KTM Electric Duke 390 Spied Photos

The new 2017 390 Duke may have taken over from the previous generation model but wait till you find out what’s reportedly been spied at the Austrian headquarters.  A unit of the previous generation KTM 390 Duke was recently spied. This 390 Duke, however, wasn’t propelled by its standard 375cc single-cylinder gasoline engine. Instead, it was loaded with an electric motor, cocooned inside a modified chassis. The modified chassis is essentially…

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