Turns out that the use of so-called “defeat devices” to cheat federal emissions standards isn’t just relegated to four-wheeled vehicles made by Volkswagen. Harley-Davidson today agreed to settle charges it violated the Clean Air Act by paying $15 million, as well as buying back and destroying nearly 340,000 “super tuners” that emit higher amounts of certain air pollutants than what the company certified to EPA. [More]
After receiving reports of three accidents resulting in two injuries, federal safety regulators have opened an investigation into possible brake failure in several Harley-Davidson motorcycle models. [More]
By now we’re used to vehicle recalls reaching into the hundred thousands, but this one is a bit different. Harley-Davidson is calling back nearly 126,000 motorcycles because a problem with the clutch could lead to crashes. [More]
Growing up in the home of the Harley-Davidson, none other than Milwaukee, WI, I can conjure up the sound of a Harley’s engine just by closing my eyes. Such a skill could be handy for anyone longing to hear that distinctive rumble when faced with the company’s first electric motorcycle, just introduced today. [More]
Just how big of a deal is the $19 billion WhatsApp is getting from Facebook in the acquisition announced yesterday? It’s a pretty freaking big deal — especially when you consider that there are a whole lot of major companies –including many that produce physical goods you can reach out and touch — that have been around longer than WhatsApp and are worth a lot less. [More]
If your heart has been feeling a little chilly, here’s a chance for it to warm right up: Harley Davidson says it’ll restore a motorcycle found washed up in British Columbia, that was swept away during the tsunami that hit Japan last year.