Motorcycle and Sports Car Enthusiasts Finding Exciting New Super Premium Fuel Option in Iowa

Contact: Cassidy Riley

Higher Performance Ethanol Fuel with Lower Emissions

JOHNSTON, IOWA – As motorcyclists return to Iowa from the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, they are increasingly finding a new, exciting fueling option: 93-octane super premium that contains 10-percent ethanol. High-compression engines like those in motorcycles and some sports cars can benefit greatly from a high-octane fuel.

As most vehicles run on standard 87-octane gasoline, while a few require 91-octane premium, those are the fuel options generally found in Iowa. However, at a growing number of locations, 93-octane super premium is available. Murphy USA was the first retail chain to make 93-octane part of their fuel options and Kum & Go has begun adding it to many of their locations.

“I’ve ridden dirt bikes and street bike since I was in third grade,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw. “Sitting on a motorcycle in traffic breathing exhaust fumes from cars makes you appreciate a cleaner-burning fuel like ethanol. It’s exciting that retailers are bringing 93-octane super premium to Iowans. It is perfect for motorcycles and many sports cars can benefit also.”

The new fuel is simply a combination of the standard premium sent to Iowa from petroleum refiners that is then blended with 10-percent ethanol.  The ethanol boosts octane while reducing cancer-causing emissions.

According to the Renewable Fuels Association, for many years, all motorcycle manufacturers have approved 10-percent ethanol blends in their equipment, including Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Triumph.  Indian and Victory even allow up to 15-percent ethanol to be used.

“Based on a lot of misinformation, there has been resistance to ethanol blends in the biker community,” stated Shaw. “I joke with some of my biker friends who don’t use ethanol how they know more about their engine than the people who designed and built it. But I respect their right to buy the fuel of their choice.  My hope is the allure of 93-octane fuel will get them to try an ethanol blend.  Once they do, they’ll never go back.”

Murphy USA offers 93-octane E10 at the following locations:

3405 8th St. SW, Altoona, IA 50009

1006 SE National Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023

1903 E. 7th Street, Atlantic, IA 50022

518 Brandilynn Blvd., Cedar Falls, IA 50613

3030 Edgewood Road SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

2346 Virginia Avenue, Clinton, IA 52732

5805 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, IA 52807

3315 W. Kimberly, Davenport, IA 52801

3010 1st Avenue S., Fort Dodge, IA 50501

1502 N. Jefferson Street, Indianola, IA 50125

3450 Main Street, Keokuk, IA 52632

906 W. Bell Avenue, Knoxville, IA 50138

5497 Business Hwy 151, Marion, IA 52302

4059 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401

907 E. Baker Street, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

200 Iowa Speedway Dr., Newton, IA 50208

2201 A Avenue West, Oskaloosa, IA 52577

1939 Venture Drive, Ottumwa, IA 52501

3420 Singing Hills Blvd., Sioux City, IA 51106

3115 Floyd Blvd., Sioux City, IA 51108

1829 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake, IA 50588

208 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655

With plans to add more in the future, Kum & Go offers 93-octane E-10 at the following locations:

350 E University, Waukee, IA 50263

818 Highway 105, Northwood, IA 50459

6304 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

4585 156th Street, Urbandale, IA 50323

2108 Isaac Newton Dr, Ames, IA 50010

801 N. 1st Street, Grimes, IA 50111

731 S Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246

205 2nd Street, Coralville, IA 52241

2600 Holiday Rd, Coralville, IA 52241

5901 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266

5050 NW 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

5830 SE 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

101 E IA Highway 92, Bevington, IA 50033

220 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

409 Nile Kinnick Dr, Adel, IA 50003

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 43 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4 billion gallons annually – including nearly 55 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce over 350 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: