MOTUL: sangele motocicletei tale
Ever wondered why bike manufacturers recommend owners use a particular brand of oil? It’s all to do with the innovation and science that goes into creating a bike that performs well but continues to be reliable and meet stringent environmental regulations. We caught up with Romain Fabre, head of Motul’s Center of Excellence Market, which works directly with bike manufacturers building 360° partnership agreements, to discuss why it’s important owners continue using the oil the bike was designed to use.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT BIKE OWNERS CONTINUE USING MOTUL LUBRICANTS?
There are stricter and stricter environmental regulations and that means we have developed lubricants that allow engines to have less friction while achieving more fuel economy and lower emissions, all this ensuring maximum level of protection. We have managed to develop this in conjunction with MV Agusta (we also work with Japanese bike makers and the technical requirements are much different). There’s a big difference to using a motorcycle lubricant and a car lubricant. The car one only goes to the engine, but four stroke motorbike oil usually goes to the gearbox and the clutch as well. It’s like the blood of the bike.