There’s a shocking thing going on under the radar in the biking brotherhood. I first noticed it when I was getting my Castrol engine oil refilled last week. People do not seem to care about which engine oil they use. Before I move on, engine oil is the lifeblood of the motorbike. It is extremely important and yet people just leave it to the mechanic. For all you know, your mechanic might be getting a bonus for every branded bottle of oil that he uses.
Acceleration is everything. The feeling of gunning the throttle and accelerating down an open road is what bikers live for. The engine oil is massively responsible for your experience. Before you spend an extra lakh on a better bike, upgrade to a premium oil. It will give you the performance you have been missing.
It is cheaper to go for a better engine oil rather than a complete engine rebuild. The engine oil plays a huge part in the reliability aspect of your motorcycle. It protects the engine against a lot of things such as overheating and breakdown. I have been using Castrol POWER1 CRUISE multi-grade oil (15W-50) for my Royal Enfield, and I must say, the reliability of my engine lets me sleep easy on long solo road trips.
We’re often recommended a particular oil by our bike manufacturer and we continue using it till we get a new bike, or we never think about it again. It pains me to think about the amount of unused engine potential going to waste simply because of the wrong oil being used. Nowadays we have specific oils for various purposes, for example in the POWER1 range. There are specific oils for on demand acceleration, sustained acceleration and much more. The next time you get on the bike, think twice about the engine oil. Find the oil that suits you and your bike best.
During the #powerTrip360, which was our 20,000 kms ride around Australia on a 280 HP Ninja H2 and the 200 HP Ducati Panigale 1299, we were using the Castrol POWER1 RACING in our Ninja H2 to keep it cool and to get the maximum performance out of it. You can read more about it here
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