LOS ANGELES – Two Los Angeles County customers allege a specific engine on Harley-Davidson motorcycles can burn riders.
Michael Berke and Wolfgang Costello filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Dec. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against
Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Group LLC, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc. and Does 1-10
alleging violation of the Unfair Competition Law and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they suffered damages from purchasing a motorcycle equipped with a Twin Cam 103 engine. The plaintiffs hold Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Group LLC, Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Inc. and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly did not warn that the engines are defectively designed and emit high heat, which can burn riders, and shortens the life of the engine.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek enjoin the defendants, an injunction against the defendants ordering them to repair or replace the Twin Cam 103 engines, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by lawyers from Zimmerman Reed LLP in Manhattan Beach, Boucher LLP in Woodland Hills and Owen Patterson & Owen in Valencia.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-08939