Goldwing motorcycle owner Kevin Schumacher lost $1,000,000 in goldwing parts and accessories when the motorcycle he had been riding for two decades crashed in a hail of rocks.
Schumachers wife, Jennifer, said he had a warranty on the bike and was insured on the parts.
“I didn’t know if the parts were covered, but I just thought that if I had it on the motorcycle, I would be able to get it repaired, if it was damaged at all,” Schumbach told the Daily Mail.
“But I guess it didn’t work out that way.”
The motorcycle crashed in the middle of a storm, and the owner lost the money in parts.
The motorcycle was worth more than $600,000 at the time of the crash.
Jennifer said the company told him the parts would be covered if they were purchased in the United States.
“Goldwing’s claim to fame is that they make their parts in the US and then they ship them to the US, but we were told that they wouldn’t be able in the U.S.,” Jennifer said.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Jennifer Schumbeck told ABC News she had no idea that the company had the parts in China, but she said she was “stunned” when she learned.
The insurance company that she was insured with was not aware of the situation until she contacted them, Jennifer Schambeck said.
“They told me, ‘we’re going to get you a new motorcycle,'” she said.
Goldwing did not respond to ABC News’ request for comments on the incident.
GoldWing Motorcycle, Inc. told ABC that it had a policy that covered the damage to the motorcycle.
“The Goldwing brand is made in the USA, but if there is any damage or loss to your motorcycle due to weather or other circumstances, we will provide a replacement for the motorcycle within a reasonable period of time,” the company said.
Jennifer told the New York Daily News that she is still grieving the loss of her motorcycle.
Jennifer and her husband, Kevin Schaumacher, bought the motorcycle in 1996, according to ABC affiliate WNBC.
Jennifer, who was in her late 20s, said she had ridden the motorcycle since she was 16 years old.
The Goldwing name is a family name in the motorcycle business.
“This is not a new thing, it’s just a very specific type of product,” she said, adding that the motorcycle company is a big fan of the company.
Jennifer has had several motorcycle accidents, including one in 2014 that caused her a broken leg.
“It’s not just goldwing, it is a brand that I love and I still love,” she told ABC.