Stop the decade of E15
misinformation: Urge your representative to protect your access to safe fuel.
The first 10 years under the Renewable Fuel Standard, established in 2005, represent a decade of misinformation from the ethanol lobby
concerning safe fuel for your motorcycle.
To protect your access to safe fuel, urge your representative to cosponsor the RFS Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 704). The American Motorcyclist Association
needs your help to pass this bill. You can send a prewritten email to your representative immediately by following the “Take Action” option and entering
your information. The AMA encourages riders to personalize their message by drawing on their own personal riding experiences.
In an effort to prohibit the spread of E15 fuel, which contains up to 15 percent ethanol by volume, the AMA supports H.R. 704, sponsored by U.S. Reps.
Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and
Peter Welch’s (D-Vt.). The bipartisan bill would amend the Renewable Fuel Standard to recognize market conditions and realities. It also would
prohibit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from allowing any station to sell gasoline containing more than 10 percent ethanol by volume and
require those already selling it to stop.
In other words, the sale of E15 will not be permitted if this legislation becomes law.
The AMA has repeatedly expressed concerns to government officials and federal lawmakers about possible damage to motorcycle and all-terrain-vehicle fuel
systems and engines from the inadvertent use of E15. Allowing the higher ethanol blends to become more readily available greatly increases the chance of
In October 2010, the EPA approved E15 for use in model year 2007 and newer light duty vehicles (cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger
vehicles). In January 2011, it added model year 2001-2006 light duty vehicles to the approved list.
Passing H.R. 704 will help protect the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles currently in use on America’s roads and trails that are
not approved to use E15, and the riders who depend on safe fuel for their operation.
Preventing inadvertent misfuelings has been one of the AMA’s top priorities, because motorcycles and ATVs are not designed to run on ethanol blends
higher than 10 percent, and many older machines favored by vintage enthusiasts have problems with any ethanol at all in the fuel. Using fuel with more
than 10 percent ethanol can void the manufacturer’s warranty, potentially leaving motorcyclists with thousands of dollars in additional maintenance
Please join the AMA in the fight for access to safe fuel. More members means more clout against our opponents, and your support will help the AMA fight
for your rights – on the road, trail, racetrack, and in the halls of government. To join, go to
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