Motorcycle News: Tucker Rocky pays $500K CARB fine

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.


  1. Maybe it’s time for Tucker-Rocky to find a more business friendly state than Kalifornia. The restrictions on business here have driven a large part of the tax base to other states. How long before the bottom feeders in Sacramento realize this?