Honda motor co. has won a decisive defense verdict in the first all-terrain vehicle (ATV) products liability jury trial centering on rear-end “pitch bars.”

After a three-week trial and two hours of deliberation, a Tampa, Fla., jury rejected design-defect, negligence and failure-to-warn causes of action brought by a Florida man who lost an eye when his Honda ATV flipped over backward on a sandy hill.

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