$18,000 in Fines Paid by Victory Motorcycles

This page finalized December 15, 2006


Between September 2006 and May 2006, inclusive, VICTORY MOTORCYCLES installed, sold, offered for sale or advertised new aftermarket Stage 1 performance kits for VICTORY MOTORCYCLES that were not exempted by ARB pursuant to title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 2222 et seq. VICTORY MOTORCYCLES instituted a number of actions in mitigation of the violations. First, after VICTORY MOTORCYCLES conducted a self-audit confirming that aftermarket kits were shipped to California, offered for sale, and sold to California residents before ARB had issued an appropriate exemption, a “Stop Sale” notice was promptly issued to VICTORY MOTORCYCLES’ dealers. Second, VICTORY MOTORCYCLES promptly self-reported all known potential violations to ARB. Third, VICTORY MOTORCYCLES recovered all such aftermarket kits which were in its dealers’ inventories (those which were not installed). Fourth, for those kits that had already been installed prior to the issuance of Executive Order No. D-608, VICTORY MOTORCYCLES issued a notice to its dealers to upgrade the kits to the certified configuration. VICTORY MOTORCYCLES instituted a number of actions to prevent recurrences of these alleged violations. First, VICTORY MOTORCYCLES is developing and will conduct internal training of its employees on California’s anti-tampering law and the VC 27156 exemption program. Second, VICTORY MOTORCYCLES is enhancing its dealer control systems and other processes to minimize the potential for future shipments or installations of aftermarket kits sold by VICTORY MOTORCYCLES that do not comply with California law. Victory Motorcycles paid $18,000.00 to the APCF to settle this case.

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