Best Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Review

Synthetic motorcycle oil – this is a huge market and very competitive as there are just so many brands & claims. Plus, bikers are so much closer, touchier and feelier with their bikes and what they buy, modify and use, it is a much more personal decision & choice.

Yes, I’ve got a bike too and ride and share with many our experiences. I am very close to my bike.

As a start, you still should rely on the API and SAE recommendations from the manuals for your specific bike.

However, if you want to go Full Synthetic and want to know more why you should use synthetic oil or what are the benefits you can check out our article What is the best synthetic oil?.

Oil change is the most important thing that a person can do for their motorcycle. It does not cost a lot of money, but it saves a lot in repairs if not done regularly.

With this in mind, synthetic oil is one of the best investments that a motorcycle owner can make.

After some research, here are the top rated synthetic motorcycle oil available in the market.

Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Review

Lucas Motorcycle Oil

Similar to Harley Davidson oil, Lucas Motorcycle Oil delivers high quality performance when it is needed most.

It is the result of a technology that involves blending gear and motor oils for the racing industry.

This oil is easy to find at retail locations and costs much less than boutique synthetics such as Amsoil and Redline.

Users also noted that their engine temperatures remarkably decreased when using this oil.

Aside from that, there is no slippage in clutch transmissions.

It also has longer changing intervals as well. People also noted less engine noise as well.

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Valvoline Motorcycle Oil

People cannot go wrong when they choose to purchase Valvoline Motorcycle Oil.

This 4-stroke oil is made with a synthetic formula that maximizes acceleration and power.

Aside from that, some users claimed that it has excellent wet clutch protection that enables them to experience smooth shifting and maximum power transfer.

Owners also noted that there are less deposits in their motorcycle engines when they start using this oil.

This is due to the oil’s excellent corrosion and wear protection along with its anti-oxidant additives that help keeps engines at their best.

Valvoline motorcycle oil is available in 20W-50 and 10W-40 viscosity grades.

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Mobil Motorcycle Oil

Mobil 1 motorcycle oils are based on advanced synthetic oil technology.

These fully synthetic motorcycle oils are engineered to withstand the extreme heat produced by high-revving motorcycle engines and the toughest riding conditions.

These formulations are designed specifically for the unique needs of motorcycles.

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For 4-Stroke Water-Cooled Sports bikers Mobil offers Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 and for 4-Stroke Air-Cooled V-Twins Mobil offers Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 such as Harley-Davidson.

For 2-Strokes, Mobil still does market Full Synthetic Mobil 1 Racing 2T but the product was discontinued in USA. It is very popular in snowmobiles and in Asia Pacific!

Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40

Most motorcycle engine oils on the market today also require wet clutch performance.

Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 fits the ticket perfectly for sports bike – on or off road.

It is designed for wet-clutch common engine/transmission systems.

It is very shear stable and thus, provide a solid, protective oil film for engine bearings, piston rings, transmission gears and other critical engine parts.

It offer high – temperature stabilities and low volatilities/low oil consumption, also offer anti-corrosion performance.

It has no friction modifiers that could lead to clutch slippage.

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Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50

Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 is engineered for you “cruisers” out there with air-cooled V-Twins or even water-cooled that specify a SAE 20W-50 motor oil.

What makes it one of the best motorcycle oils available is that it was scientifically engineered to withstand the extreme heat that air-cooled motorcycle engines produce using Synthetic Base Oil technology along with synergistic Additive technology.

It also allows riders to go longer and farther between oil changes.

The bike warms up faster and has less engine noise.

Users also reported that their engines have remarkably improved performance as well.

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What oil are you using? Would you consider changing your oil? Let us know. Any questions or comments please post them in the comment section below. Happy riding!

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Gary is the Technical Author and retired in 2011 after almost 39 years in the oil industry. He has been involved with Oil Industry Associations, Engine and Equipment Builders, Automotive Manufacturers, Racing Teams and Customers. Specializing in Automotive Engine Oils. He has worked in and visited countries and markets all over the Globe. His knowledge and experience will help you choose the best synthetic oil.

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