Motorcycle parts distributor Tucker Rocky settled this month with the California Air Resources Board to pay a civil penalty of $500,000 for marketing and selling emissions-related parts not approved by the board.
According to the notice posted on the CARB website, the board applied the penalty to about 1,356 units at about $369 per unit.
In 2011, the CARB determined that Tucker Rocky and Biker’s Choice were advertising, offering for sale, and/or selling aftermarket critical emission control parts that were not exempted from California’s anti-tampering laws.
The $500,000 penalty pertains to both on-highway and off-road parts sold or marketed between Jan. 1, 2009, and June 5, 2013. The retail price of the parts ranged roughly from $129 to $1,288, with the average price being about $395.
Tucker Rocky has no prior enforcement record with CARB.
Tucker Rocky provided CARB with all needed information during the agency’s investigation of the matter, and has further agreed to institute a voluntary compliance plan that will inform its dealers and customers of which motorcycle aftermarket parts are legal for sale in the state, according to the agency.