A motorcycle manufacturer has been handed lawsuit paperwork alleging that they placed their customers in danger by selling cycles with defective gear indicators. The defective indicators increased the changes of riders' injuries or death. BMW of North America is facing class claims in New Jersey federal court. Plaintiff Daniel Casey's attorneys say that the gear indicators on the BMC motorcycle occasionally displayed the wrong gear or no gear at all. This intermittent phenomenon is the point of a complaint by numerous customers.
This improper gear reading (or no reading at all), according to the lawsuit, impedes riders from properly judging power, could result in placing the cycle into the wrong gear on cruise control, could cause excessive and unnecessary strain on the cycle's motor, etc. If these motorcycle design defects were made readily apparent, Casey's attorney explains in the suit, he would not have purchased the motorcycle. The plaintiff looks to represent a nationwide class of people allegedly wronged by BMW.
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