Kawasaki Bike Emits Dangerous Heat Levels, Suit Says

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT) -- Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA was hit with a putative class action in Missouri federal court Thursday that claims one of its motorcycles contains serious defects that cause heat to escape from the motor, rendering the vehicle dangerous and almost valueless.

Named plaintiff Bert Napier, a Missouri resident who bought a Vulcan 1700 series motorcycle in October 2011, said the heat made the vehicle nearly undrivable from the time of purchase and severely devalued it, according to the complaint.

“The motorcycle was not fit for the ordinary purpose for which...
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Case Information

Case Title

Napier v. Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. et al.

Case Number



Missouri Eastern

Nature of Suit

Contract Product Liability


John A. Ross

Date Filed

March 20, 2014


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