Today June 19, the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) is on Capitol Hill to talk about the dangers of E15 for use in motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. The objective of the “Fuel for Thought” lobbying day is to help educate lawmakers about the need to research the possible harmful effects of E15 fuel on motorcycles. The Fuels America Coalition qualifies this rally as an absurdity since E15 is not approved for use in motorcycles and because E15 pumps are clearly labeled to prevent missfueling. The group states that E10 has been used in motorcycles for years, without problems, and helps reduce knock, a frequent problem with motorcycles..
AMA participants are also expected to ask lawmakers to support H.R. 875, a bill introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., which calls for additional scientific and technical research on the use of mid-level ethanol blends. The AMA wants the research to include the effects on motorcycles and ATVs.