The "Iowa Farm Bureau Renewable Energy Chopper" is a good example of how eco-friendly fuel can power great, sexy rides. The green low-rider motorcycle was built by Orange County Choppers to celebrate Iowa's farming heritage. Its E85 ethanol motor runs with 85% ethanol-blended petrol which is made from the natural goodness of corn. A phenomenal example of how we can use environmentally friendly fuels and still look cool doing it!
"Lowriding culture meets agriculture in a clash that was never going to be pretty," TopGear.com had their own opinion. "And so it proves to be."
"Sporting a vibrant 'soybean and corn' paint job, the chopper also sports visual cues to Iowa's farming heritage in the shape of wind turbine-inspired spokes and something that OCC calls a 'corn head scoop'. We thought that was a trendy haircut.
"If the E85 chopper really floats your boat, well, you ought to have a long, hard look in the mirror. And an eye test. If at the end of all that you still really want it, you can buy a $10 raffle ticket to be in with a chance of winning it. The Iowa Farm Bureau says it'll be offering an alternative top prize of $50,000. Think of all the solar panels and compost bins and respect you could buy with that."
The video is of another renewable energy chopper than runs on E85 ethanol.
E85 Ethanol Chopper
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Eco-Friendly, Sexy Ride
- By: cosio55Sep 4, 2007