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From The Desk Of The MRF Director of Membership

  • If you are a current Motorcycle Riders Foundation member, thank you for your support. Because of members like you, we have been very successful in Washington getting legislation passed that benefits all motorcyclists. But our fight on Capitol Hill is just beginning! Our mode of transportation and our lifestyle are under constant attack. Here are some of our current legislative issues. 

    Right to Repair
    Do you enjoy working on your motorcycle? Do you want to guarantee access to the parts, tools and service information required to modify, service and maintain your bike? If you answered yes to these questions, it is time to contact your legislator in the House of Representatives and tell them to cosponsor H.R. 906, the Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair Act or the REPAIR Act

    The REPAIR Act will ensure that vehicle owners or repair shops will have access to the information, software or tools needed to work on vehicles. The proposed law also establishes rules regarding vehicle data access. This commonsense law will help preserve consumer choice and a fair marketplace. 

    Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) 
    Earlier this year, the Biden Administration presented plans to shift this country to a majority Electric Vehicle (EV) market over the next ten years. In June, Senator Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma introduced S.2090, the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act. This bill would amend the Clean Air Act to prevent a ban on the sale of Internal Combustion Engines, effectively trumping any state law that outlaws their sale. S. 2090 is the Senate’s version of H.R. 1435, a bill that recently passed out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

    Fuel choice:

    • Advocate for targeted changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including the following actions: 
    • Support the universal availability of approved fuel blends containing no more than 10 percent ethanol by volume. 
    • Promote additional research and independent studies concerning the effects of higher blends of renewable fuels on motorcycles. 
    • Ensure the availability of separate pumps (i.e., no multi-dispensing) to minimize the risk of damage to motorcycle engines where a higher blend of renewable fuel blends is available. 

    These are just a sample of legislative issues the MRF is currently addressing. The MRF cannot do this alone. We need all motorcyclists to help put pressure on our legislators. Toward this goal, I have a challenge for all current MRF members:

    Recruit five new members and receive a free membership for yourself! You will also be entered in a drawing for a $250 Meeting of the Minds voucher. I know you have riding partners, club members, SMRO members and friends who are not MRF members. Why aren’t they? So, let’s get out there and find new riders to push our message to new heights! 

    Thanks again for all you have done to make the MRF the leading advocate for motorcyclists in Washington DC.

    In Freedom,

    Eric Ross 
    MRF Director of Membership 

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