AMA-logo-230PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must stick to its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard for 2014, protecting motorcyclists from the detrimental effects of fuel blends with ethanol content above 10 percent, Wayne Allard, vice president of government relations for the American Motorcyclist Association said today in a meeting with the White House Office of Management and Budget.

“We support the realistic change in Renewable Fuel Standard and Renewable Volume Obligations for ethanol proposed by the EPA last fall,” Allard reiterated during an afternoon press conference. “We oppose any attempt by the administration to backtrack from the EPA’s position for a number of reasons, and are very concerned when we hear that the EPA may change course and recommend a higher standard for 2014.”

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September 22, 2014
– Tread Lightly! (http://treadlightly.org), a leading national non-profit advocating for recreational access to public lands, has received more than $55,000 from a Land Rover donation and charity eBay auction.

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– Cherolet and GMC announced that its two newest entries in the midsize truck segment are one step closer to being on the road, with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon shipping to dealers today.

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In the wake of Hurricane Odile, off-road racers are mobilizing to aid the people of Baja California who are suffering in the wake of the devastating Category 3 Hurricane Odile that hit the Baja peninsula hard on Sunday.

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In an attempt to win a bet with playboy Dan Bilzerian, BJ Baldwin gets dripped off via helicopter at his 800-horsepower trophy truck with one goal: Get down through the town in Baja and down to the beach to meet up with Dan and a number of bikini-clad ladies in under 20 minutes.

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BFGoodrich recently unveiled its newest all-terrain tire, the T/A KO2. This is the fourth-generation all-terrain tire for the company, and it’s the first introduced in 15 years since the T/A KO was launched back in 1999. The KO was greeted with high marks by hard-core off-roaders and weekend warriors alike for its great off-road performance matched with good on-road characteristics, and many ways it was the benchmark for which all-terrain tires were measured over the past decade and a half.

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Not long ago, Toyo Tires brought a new off-road tire to the market in the all-new Open Country R/T. We’ve had a chance to put the tire to the test ourselves and came away impressed (check out the review link below). As Toyo notes, the tire is designed for off-road performance blended with on-road comfort. The R/T is essentially made to be more in line with a mud-terrain in terms of off-road performance but more like an all-terrain in terms of being quieter and smoother on the highway than a mud tire.

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Once again, a diverse field of over 200 trucks, sedans, buggies and motorcycles are expected to take on a 1,300-plus mile, four-day on and off-road rally from the starting line in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico to the white sand beaches of the resort destination of San Jose Del Cabo at land’s end.

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Costa Mesa, California – The SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series will headline a full weekend of racing in Southern California Sept. 19-21 at two separate venues. The Stadium Super Trucks (SST) that compete in the high-flying series will be part of the Sand Sports Super Show at the OC Fair and Event Center Friday and Saturday nights, and then will move further south and be part of the Coronado Speed Festival Sunday afternoon at Naval Air Station North Island.

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Costa Mesa’s OC Fair and Event Center will host the SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented by TRAXXAS series and a full slate of other off-road racing vehicles during the Sand Sports Super Show Friday and Saturday nights.

Nissan to Equip Next-Generation Titan Pickup with New Cummins Tu
Back in late 2013, Nissan announced some big news when it said its next-generation full-sized pickup would feature a Cummins V8 turbo diesel engine. At the time, only limited details were shared, such as the fact that it will be a 5.0-liter V8 born of a partnership between Nissan and Cummins, that the new motor will feature a horsepower rating of more than 300 and a torque rating in the 500 lb-ft range, and that there will be a commercial vehicle option as well.