Yoshimura Research & Development of America, Inc. Settlement
Yoshimura Research & Development of America, Inc. Case Settles for $90,000
Yoshimura Research & Development of America, Inc., a manufacturer of aftermarket performance parts for both on- and off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) entered into a mutual settlement with the Air Resources Board (ARB) in November 2014. The company, which is based in Chino, California, was discovered to have sold an aftermarket performance ATV programmer called the “Cherry Bomb” in the state for several years, but had not received the required emission exemption from applicable anti-tampering laws. The resulting civil penalty of $90,000.00 was based on 360 part violations at a rate of $250.00 per unit. Yoshimura fully cooperated with ARB during its subsequent investigation, and also indicated that production of the Cherry Bomb ended in July 2012.