CARB fines Piaggio $175,000 for Aprilia sales

Publish Date: 
Mar 29, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Air Resources Board and Piaggio on March 21 settled a case in which the OEM will pay a $175,000 penalty in connection with its Aprilia brand.

The case involved multiple violations of the emission requirements applicable to Aprilia motorcycles. CARB determined that Piaggio illegally offered for sale and/or sold into California, prior to 2011, a total of 40 Aprilia motorcycles of various models and model years that either:

  • had adjustable parameters that were not disclosed to CARB during the emission certification process;
  • were allowed to be adjusted by Aprilia dealers outside of their emission-certified configurations; or
  • were imported into and offered for sale into California prior to obtaining emission certification from CARB.

The penalty amount of $175,000 for the settlement was applied to the 40 motorcycles at a rate of $4,375 per unit.

Posted by Arlo Redwine