PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association disagrees with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allowing year-round sales of E15 fuel.
None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and ATVs in use in this country is certified by the EPA to use fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol by volume. Allowing additional E15 sales increases the risk of inadvertent misfueling by motorcyclists.
In addition, as E15 begins to permeate the marketplace, the AMA is concerned it will further reduce the availability of the E0 fuel preferred by many motorcyclists and required for older machines.
Rather than increasing consumer choice, this move could ultimately reduce choice for motorcyclists and ATV riders.