$70,000 in Fines Paid by Lehman Trikes U.S.A.

This page finalized December 13,2006


The Mobile Source Enforcement Section along with the Office of Legal Affairs has completed its investigation against Lehman Trikes U.S.A., Inc. located in Spearfish, South Dakota. Lehman Trikes was manufacturing aftermarket parts kits that would convert on-road two wheel motorcycles into three wheel motorcycles. The installation of this kit this would alter or modify the original design of the motorcycle and could affect the emission control systems that were certified by the manufacture through ARB. They were also installing these kits on new Harley Davidson, Honda and Suzuki motorcycles and selling then as complete “Turn-Key” conversions. As part of the settlement it was agreed between both parties that Lehman Trikes would not install, sell, offer for sale or advertise in California, any device intended for use with, or as part of, any required motor vehicle pollution control device or system which alters or modifies the original design or performance of any such motor vehicle pollution control device or system unless it has first received an exemption from ARB. Lehman has since applied for and received an exemption from ARB for its aftermarket conversion kit. The “Turn Key” motorcycles have not received new vehicle certification, and therefore can not be offered for sale or sold in California. As part of the settlement, Lehman Trikes has also paid penalties in the amount of $70,000.00 to the California Air Pollution Control Fund.

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