From the beginning of September 2021, E10 Petrol in the UK is available at the pumps, Motorcyclists with older machines worry their bikes will not be compatible with the new fuel.
What is E10 Petrol in the UK?
E10 petrol is a low-carbon fuel that is said to reduce carbon emissions by up to 750,000 tons per year.
The E10 petrol is 90% original and 10% Bioethanol, this 10% change will reduce carbon output equivalent of removing 350,000 cars off the roads of the UK.
This is part of the UK government’s strategy to reduce emissions by 68% by 2030.
E10 is a type of fuel that contains up to 10% ethanol.
It is commonly used in motorbikes and is considered to be more environmentally friendly than traditional petrol.
However, there are some potential drawbacks to using E10 in motorbikes.
One concern is that ethanol can damage engine parts, and it is also more corrosive than traditional petrol.
As a result, it is important to ensure that your motorbike is compatible with E10 before making the switch.
Additionally, E10 fuel may not be available in all areas, so it is important to check local availability before making the switch.
Overall, E10 is a more environmentally friendly option for motorbikes, but it is important to do your research before putting it in a fuel tank.
Bikers Worry Running Older Motorcycles with E10 Fuel
Bikers are worried about the effects of the new type of E10 Petrol and what it will do their older classic motorcycles.
Low carbon fuels have been known to cause damage to classic or vintage engine internal components, also low carbon fuel can cause issues with fuel systems including rubber pipework, perishing rubber seals, and corrosion to metal parts when used for over a long time.
Motorcyclists want to ride their bikes and not have them parked up under a motorcycle cover for years.
What Can Owners of Older Motorcycles Do if Their Bikes are Not Compatible with E10 Petrol?
Luckily, there is an alternative fuel that will be offered at petrol stations this will be called Super grade fuel or E5 Fuel.
How Do I know if My Motorcycle is Compatible with E10 Petrol?
The UK Government has set up a compatibility checker, this is an online checker where motorcycle owners can enter the details of their bikes.
The requirements will be the bike’s make, model, and year of manufacture.
It is worth noting that if your motorcycle has had a new engine you may need to check if the compatibility is the same as the original engine.
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Thank you for reading this Biker Top Box news article “E10 Petrol in the UK Are older motorcycles compatible” we hope it helps you with understanding what E10 is and finding out if your motorcycle is compatible.