Motorcycle Chop Shop Bust Leads to One Arrest

Gig Harbor Man Arrested for Running Chop Shop

A 40-year-old Gig Harbor man was arrested last week after detectives discovered a chop shop with about 15 stolen cars, trailers and motorcycles on his property, according to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post. According to the post, the man was booked into Pierce County Jail on Aug. 7 for investigation of first-degree possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, of unlawful manufacture…

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2017 Zero Motorcycles Turn Signal Recall

2017 Zero Motorcycle turn Signal Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, DSP ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 motorcycles. In the event that a turn signal stops working, the turn signal flasher may not change its flash rate to alert the operator. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.” Remedy Zero will notify…

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2017-2018 Triumph Street Cup Wiring Recall

Triumph Street Cup Wiring Recall

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Triumph Street Cup motorcycles. The wiring harness for the hazard warning lights may be pulled and strained during normal steering action. The wires may be pulled loose from the connector resulting in a loss of function of the hazard warning lights, reducing the motorcycles visibility when hazard warning lights are wanted or needed, increasing the risk of a crash occurring. Remedy…

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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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