Orange County Choppers to Build E85 Motorcycle

The Des Moines Register reports that Orange County Choppers has agreed to build a motorcycle that runs on E85 for the Iowa Farm Bureau. E8...

The Des Moines Register reports that Orange County Choppers has agreed to build a motorcycle that runs on E85 for the Iowa Farm Bureau.

E85 is a type of fuel consisting of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline...
The Iowa Farm Bureau has commissioned the building of the E85 motorcycle by the Orange County Choppers, a New York-based company known for its television show on TLC.
The full article here...
http://desmoinesregister.com/..../70514043/1029/BUSINESS

The Iowa Farm Bureau is planning a statewide marketing campaign touting the superiority of E85 over standard gasoline, and this OCC motorcycle is part of the blitz. Of course, the whole State of Iowa is known for its corn industry.

The report doesn't say if this motorcycle will be "flex fuel" capable, meaning running on either gasoline or E85.

There's been some discussion online about the viability of motorcycles running on E85. E85 is higher octane, and can run on higher compression engines. But it's not as efficient as gasoline, meaning vehicles will see lower gas mileage. On a motorcycle, you'll need larger fuel tanks to maintain existing ranges.

On the other hand, E85 is a cleaner burning fuel, meaning that motorcycle manufacturers can easily overcome existing state and federal laws on emissions.

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  1. It's been done before, don't know why these buffoons are doing it.

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  2. The sad thing is that the E-85 was totally overwhelmed by Vinnie leaving. What a shame! The show won't be the same, and it seemed like they all knew it - especially Mickey.

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  3. why didnt they just use the ALKYHAWG conversion by D.E.A.D.?its been on the market since 2006 and actuaslly works.ive seen what thise kits do and its hard to believe.this thing is years too late to be called the first e85 chopper.

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  4. It may not mean a lot since the bike was built by "buffoons" but, the more shows that are made about the subject, the better! I have a motorcycle website that includes "going green" products and information and, altho I am not a fan of the dispositions of these bike builders, they are well known and well watched. I especially likes the fact that they admitted they werent real sure about the adaptations that were needed but they figured it out correctly which means all bike builders can. They also made it very well known that they noticed little difference in the E85 except the smell of gasoline did not hang in the air!! Was a good show for E85 and conversions! Kudos.

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