Harely-Davidson slapped with $15M fine

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. is getting reprimanded by the Environmental Protection Agency for manufacturing an aftermarket upgrade that resulted in higher-than-allowed levels of air pollutants.

Harley agreed to pay a $15 million fine as a “good faith compromise” rather than an admission of guilt.

Reportedly, the manufacturer’s Screamin’ Eagle Pro Super Tuners could be modified to increase a motorcycle’s power and performance, resulting in higher emissions.

Harley argued that the tuners were intended for racing and not public road use.