The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) worked with Paul Teutul, Jr. of the hit television show American Chopper to conceive and build a signature motorcycle that highlights how using ethanol, a renewable fuel grown in America, helps secure America’s energy independence. Known for innovative designs that push creative limits, Paul Jr. and his talented team at Paul Jr. Designs dedicated their energies to develop a themed chopper that runs on E85, a fuel blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
RFA’s signature, one-of-a-kind motorcycle was featured on Discovery Channel’s American Chopper on June 11, 2018 and can be watched here. Watch this video to hear from bikers who have used ethanol blended fuels.
E10 (10% ethanol) has been used in motorcycles as a safe and cost saving alternative to straight gasoline for decades. In fact, every motorcycle manufacturer endorses the use of E10, while some approve the use of even higher blends. View all motorcycle manufacturer fuel statements here. Renewable fuels like ethanol provide a higher quality fuel that many bikers want. It burns cooler, cleaner and is made from renewable resources grown by hardworking Americans.
“Partnering with Paul Jr. Designs allowed us to create a unique tool to further carry our message and ensure that the quality of the design and build is unmatchable,” said RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White. “Combined with the global brand and broadcast power of American Chopper, our message will be loud and clear. We are extremely pleased to be working with Paul and his team at Paul Jr. Designs and look forward to years of using this motorcycle,” he added.
“I’m extremely excited to work with a company like RFA that realizes the importance and potential of renewable fuels. I’m excited for people to watch us showcase our creative process,” said Teutul.
Discovery Channel crews filmed the unveiling of RFA’s signature build on March 24, 2018 at East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE), an RFA member ethanol plant in Garnett, KS. The event was open to the public and drew a large crowd for the reveal.
Historically, the RFA has collaborated with bike enthusiasts and organizations like the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally infamy to get the word out about ethanol’s value. RFA was thrilled to work with the famed Paul Jr. Designs, a trusted shop that shares our passion for ethanol and motorcycles.
E85 Chopper Unveil Event