So I've been catching up with my Motorcycle Consumer News mags (I usually get about 6 months behind) and I keep reading about how bad ethanol gas is for our bikes (i.e.; the 3 or 4 fuel strips I've had replaced on my 12GS). I get that the ethanol (a type of alcohol) separates from the gas and soaks up water which damages the fuel strips and other parts of the fuel system but here's my question. Why can the auto manufacturers make their cars safe for use with E-85 (my son drives a Dodge truck that says Flex Fuel and E-85 on it) but motorcycles (and other small engines) can't handle E-10 or E-15? :huh What's the deal?