Sen. Brooks’ Legislation Protecting Motorcycle Buyers Passes Senate

HARRISBURG (November 18, 2020)The Senate unanimously approved legislation introduced by Sen. Michele Brooks to enact a Lemon Law for motorcycles, to better protect consumers who purchase or lease  motorcycles with manufacturing defects that cannot be remedied after several attempts. 

Currently, the Automobile Lemon Law protects those who purchase vehicles by requiring manufacturers to repair any defect that significantly affects the use, value, or safety of the vehicle, as long as the defect occurs early in their ownership.

However, no similar protections are offered to those who purchase motorcycles, leaving the owner to either pay out of pocket to repair issues or to fix the problem themselves.  Senate Bill 792 remedies this inequity.

“Consumers who purchase a motorcycle should be protected from manufacturing defects, just as car buyers are,” Sen. Brooks said.

Sen. Brooks thanked ABATE, motorcycle owners, and manufacturers for coming together to work on the legislation and for being devoted to motorcycle safety.

Senate Bill 792 now heads to the House of Representatives for that chamber’s consideration.

Contact:       Diane McNaughton                              (717) 787-1322                                    dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov