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Harley-Davidson throttles back on illegal air pollution

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WASHINGTON (KFVS) -

Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the Environmental Protection Agency have come to terms on a settlement that requires the motorcycle company to stop selling illegal devices that increase air pollution.

The EPA and the US Department of Justice announced the settlement this week. It requires all Harley-Davidson companies to stop selling and to buy back and destroy illegal devices that increase air pollution from their motorcycles.

In addition, Harley-Davidson agreed to pay a $12 million penalty and to spend $3 million to combat air pollution.

Since 2008, Harley-Davidson has manufactured and sold two types of tuners, which when hooked up to a motorcycle, allow users to modify certain aspects of a bikes emissions control system. It allows users to increase power and performance but also increases a motorcycles emissions.

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