Kawasaki to Pay $5.2M for Defective ROVs

Kawasaki to Pay $5.2M Settlement for Defective ROVs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., of Japan, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., of Foothill Ranch, California, and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A., of Lincoln, Nebraska have agreed to pay a $5.2 Million civil penalty for under reporting defective vehicles. The penalty settles charges that Kawasaki failed to immediately report to CPSC that its 2012-2016 model year Teryx4 750, Teryx4 800, and Teryx 800…

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CHP Make Arrest for Motorcycle VIN Tampering

CHP Capture Suspect in Evading and VIN Tampering on Dirt Bike

As a group of dirt-bikers rode rampant throughout San Francisco’s city streets over the weekend, a California Highway Patrol plane circling overhead zeroed in on one especially reckless rider, police said. Ronet Sanidad, 29, of San Francisco, was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of felony reckless evading, reckless driving, conspiracy to commit a crime and tampering with a vehicle identification number, police said. He was booked into San Francisco County…

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John Deere Recalls 8,500 Gator 590i UTVs

John Deere Gator 590i UTV Throttle Cable Recall Alert

This recall involves John Deere Gator Utility Vehicles with model number XUV590i or XUV590i S4 printed on the hood and the “John Deere” and “Gator” brand names printed on the cargo box. The serial number, located on the frame on the rear of the machine above the hitch, begins with 1M0590 and fall within the ranges on the chart below. The recalled utility vehicles come in several colors and have…

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Bad Boy Off Road Utility Vehicle Recall

Textron Bad Boy Off Road Utility Vehicle Rollover Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Textron Specialized Vehicles, Inc., of Augusta, Georgia, are announcing the recall of about 1,100 Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles. As a result of the vehicles rolling over, a 14-year-old male passenger died in Toombs County, Georgia in 2014 and, in a separate rollover incident, an adult male operator suffered a serious leg injury. The vehicles lack seat belts, posing a risk of…

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Polaris Wins $20M Canadian Special Forces Contract

Polaris Wins $20M Canadian Special Forces Contract

Canada’s special forces will be receiving a fleet of new combat vehicles that resemble a dune buggy on steroids. The vehicle, designed with the help of NASCAR engineers, will be able to carry up to nine commandos. Polaris Industries of the U.S. has been awarded the $20 million contract to deliver 78 of what Canadian special forces are calling the Ultra Light Combat Vehicle or ULCV. The first 52 vehicles…

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Bosch Receives 3 Motorcycle Innovation Awards

Bosch Wins 3 2017 CES Innovation Awards for Motorcycle Technology

Enhanced safety and more infotainment for powered two-wheelers was Bosch’s formula for success at the CES 2017 Innovation Awards. On November 10, 2016, the judges honored the company’s motorcycle systems with a total of three awards. A rider information system that replaces a traditional instrument cluster with a display impressed the judges twice, becoming a winner in the In-Vehicle Audio/Video category and an honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence category. In…

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