Motorcycle Engine Oils

Giving motorcycles the oils they need and deserve.


Shift in Motorcycle Technology and Subsequent Changes in Lubricant Requirements

/MCEO/Hardware/Shift-In-Motorcycle-Technology.htmlOver the last decade, motorcycle population has increased at a great pace globally, especially in Asia Pacific and Latin America. It is further expected to increase to around 1.1 billion units by 2020. Along with the growth in population, motorcycle technologies have also changed significantly, mainly driven by emission regulations and the push for improved fuel economy. »


Revisions to JASO Standards for Motorcycle Oils

The motorcycle oils industry is currently going through an important period of specification change. Major revisions have been proposed to the JASO M345 (for 2-stroke) and JASO T903 (for 4-stroke) motorcycle standards surrounding replacement of engine tests and inclusion of new engine tests. »


Why Not Passenger Car Engine Oils?

Why Not PCEO

In the ideal world, stakeholders in the lubricant business and motorcycle riders would relish the opportunity for commonality between passenger car engine oils (PCEO) and motorcycle engine oils (MCEO). However, in reality, there are fundamental, unique lubricating challenges that exist for 4-stroke (4T) motorcycles, compared to passenger cars. »


A Different Breed of Animal

Motorcycle Engine Oil Video

Watch this 5-minute video to learn why modern 4-stroke engines are so special, and why repackaged passenger car oil may not deliver the performance needed to protect a motorcycle's engine, clutch and gearbox. »

  • Two-Wheeler Trends

    The 4-stroke motorcycle segment, including motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, is the fastest growing part of the global automotive market.

  • Hardware

    4-stroke motorcycles have a more compact and complex design that relies on the same oil to lubricate engine, clutch and gearbox.

  • Spec Check

    Four-stroke motorcycle lubricant specifications and requirements are different from those of 2T and also different from passenger car engine oils.

  • Products

    With the introduction of Lubrizol FC9000 Series, we have added a new, tailored product line expressly designed to meet the unique challenges of 4-stroke motorcycle & scooter applications.