Text Box: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

CHRISTENSEN

v.

BICYCLE MESSENGERS

and

YAMAHONDA, INC.

AFFIDAVIT OF FARLEY VROOM

  1. I am a citizen of Illinois.
  2. I reside in Wheeling, Illinois, living at 2131 - 22d Street South, Apartment 102.
  3. I am 35-years old.
  4. I am a salesman at Yamahonda’s dealer on Shermer Road in Northrook, IL.
  5. I graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in 1992.
  6. I have worked for Yamahonda since 1992 and know the full line of Yamahoda motorcycles.
  7. On 15 February 2012, a young man named Ryan Christensen came into the store wanting to purchase a motorcycle.
  8. I showed him several models he might be interested in, including a “Penumbra Sport” and a “Penumbra Safe.”
  9. The only differences between the two models were that the Penumbra Safe had leg protection bars, and the Penumbra Sport did not, and the Sport was priced at $9,299.00, while the Safe was priced at $10,799.00.
  10. Mr. Christensen seemed very certain of his knowledge of motorcycles, derived from his job as a bicycle messenger.
  11. “I know how to take care of myself,” he said, “I don’t need the protection and I certainly am not going to pay an additional $1500 for it.”
  12. So I sold him the Yamahonda Sport. He paid cash and rode it off the lot, somewhat unsteadily.