The Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR), in its ongoing battle with the E.U over beef trade, is attempting, once again, to impose a substantial tariff hike on motorcycles between 50 cc and 500 cc, among other sundry items to include the offal of said animals and even plant matter. It’s not really about motorcycles, but the USTR is trying to use motorcycles as a tit-for-tat in its battle with the E.U. to try to gain the upper hand — if they don’t play nice, hit ’em where it hurts, so to speak. The White House tried this same move back in 2008, but it was defeated and laid aside. Apparently, someone at the USTR thinks the current political atmosphere is conducive to passage this time around, and so the thing has been pulled off the shelf and trotted out yet again.