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American Motorcyclist Association announces recipients of 2019 Board of Directors AMA Awards

Malcolm Smith selected for AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Motorcyclist Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 AMA Board of Directors awards. The six award categories...

Qualifying for 2019 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, kicks off Saturday

Arizona event first of 68 Area Qualifiers and Regional Championships

The race to Loretta's kicks off this weekend at Arizona Cycle Park with amateur motocross riders competing in the first of 68 events to determine...

American Motorcyclist Association announces 2018 AMA Member Sweepstakes winner

David Craigie wins 2018 Yamaha XSR700

David Craigie, of Santa Rosa, Calif., is the grand prize winner in the 2018 AMA Member Sweepstakes. He will receive a 2018 Yamaha XSR700.

American Motorcyclist Association announces 2019 Ice Race National Champions

Class winners awarded AMA No. 1 plates at endurance racing event

Three race teams, two youth riders and one solo rider were crowned AMA national champions at the 2019 AMA Ice Race National Championship on Jan....

National Scenic Byways revival bill passes House

Program preserves some of motorcyclists’ favorite roads

An effort to revive America's Scenic Byways program passed the U.S. House of Representatives today, with strong bipartisan support. H.R. 831, the...

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AMA Press Releases

American Motorcyclist Association objects to EPA increase in federal ethanol mandates

Agency announces 630 million gallons of additional ethanol for nation's 2019 fuel supply

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association objects to the announcement today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has raised the amount of ethanol to be blended into vehicle fuel next year by 630 million gallons.

The 2019 renewable volume obligations announced by the EPA call for 19.92 billion gallons of ethanol to be blended into the nation's vehicle fuel supply in 2019, up from the 19.88 billion gallons proposed in June. The agency required 19.29 billion gallons of ethanol in American fuel during 2018.

All of the proposed increase is in advanced biofuels—ethanol made from non-food sources—and ethanol from cellulosic biofuels, while the amount of ethanol derived mainly from corn remains flat at 15 billion gallons.

"By forcing more ethanol into our fuel supply, year after year, the EPA is increasing the risk for motorcycle owners, all-terrain vehicle riders and others whose vehicles are not equipped to use fuels containing more than 10 percent ethanol," said Wayne Allard, AMA vice president of government relations. "Higher ethanol mandates, coupled with proposals to sell E15 fuel year-round, will begin to push ethanol-free and E10 fuel out of the marketplace, much in the way E10 has marginalized E0, the fuel required for older and vintage machines."

None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and ATVs currently in use are approved by the EPA to use fuels containing more than 10 percent ethanol by volume.

Studies show that most consumers shop for fuel by price, rather than ethanol content. And blends container larger amounts of ethanol by volume typically cost less at the pump than E0 or E10.

It is illegal to use fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol in motorcycles and ATVs, and ethanol can damage fuel systems and engine components and may void a manufacturer's warranty.

The AMA recommends using the fuel specified in the vehicle owner's manual and urges riders to be extra cautious when selecting fuel at the pump.

The AMA also supports the passage of legislation to reform the federal Renewable Fuel Standard to better reflect the needs of motorcyclists and to protect their access to safe fuel.

Industry Press Releases

MotoAmerica announces Live+ streaming for 2019

Worldwide daily live coverage of all five classes in the MotoAmerica series

MotoAmerica has announced the final piece of its most comprehensive television and digital programming package to date – six to eight hours...

MotoAmerica announces NBC Sports Network deal

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MotoAmerica announces on-air talent for FOX Sports coverage

Greg White, Jason Pridmore and Hannah Lopa To Return

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MotoAmerica Superbikes set to air on FS2

Live and same-day coverage of every round

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