RFA: Buffalo Chip motorists can now fuel with ethanol

By Renewable Fuels Association | July 06, 2017

Motorcycle riders traveling around Sturgis, South Dakota, now have the ability to fuel with 93 octane, 10 percent ethanol. As part of an overall effort to educate motorcyclists on ethanol, the Renewable Fuels Association has donated a permanent fueling station to the Buffalo Chip Campground. The station will be open 24 hours a day to all vehicles, not just motorcycles.

The RFA has partnered with the Buffalo Chip since 2009.

This latest addition will serve as a powerful tool to educate consumers year round, not just during the annual motorcycle rally. This station will provide the highest octane available at the lowest price.

“Motorcycle owners are typically looking for high octane, and ethanol helps provide that,” said Robert White, RFA vice president of Industry Relations. “The Buffalo Chip is the only location in the area that offers 93 octane. The 93 is achieved by adding 10 percent ethanol to standard 91 octane premium, and thanks to the cost savings of ethanol, 93 octane is actually cheaper than 91 octane. Every motorcycle manufacturer that sells product in the United States endorses the use of up to 10 percent ethanol, and we know this will be a great addition to the area during the annual rally, and the rest of the year.”

“We are excited about this new addition and the ability to offer fuel to the public thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association,” said Buffalo Chip Owner Rod Woodruff. “It will be one more service we can provide while helping set the record straight on ethanol.”

View a video from the Buffalo Chip announcing the new station here.

Learn more about ethanol in motorcycles here.