Regular change oil is essential to maintaining the life of precious machines. The consistent replenishment of oils and other fluids are necessary for optimum performance of combustion engines. May it be for cars or for two-wheeled vehicles, the case is just the same.
In fact, motorcycles would need the regular change oil more often (it's usually every 3,000 to 5,000 kilometers) – which means that the riders, as we dub them, have to be practical in terms of finding the right products for their treasured motors. They have to choose the high quality oils for their motorcycles and scooters that, of course, will not break their wallets.
While we scour for the best engine oil for the two-wheeled machines, we came across Caltex Havoline’s range of motorcycle oils that cater directly to riders' maintenance needs. From brake fluid, to coolant, and even transmission fluid, Havoline® has been meeting the demands of customers the world over. It has been in the business of producing quality engine oils and a number of other fluids for more than 100 years. Its long history of quality provides the assurance that its new products of motorcycle and scooter oils are specifically designed to deliver the best performance in urban riding.
Havoline®’s new C.O.R.E. and ZOOMTECH makes sure that motorcycles or scooters are provided with heat protection that reduces engine damage, keeping it clean and accelerates with ease. Havoline®’s engine oil range is perfect to combat the heat, stop-and-go traffic, and constant wear on the transmission that are all challenges for any motorcyclist who commutes.
Formulated to perform well under high stress and heat, Havoline®’s motorcycle oils are suitable for air and liquid cooled two-wheeled vehicles, with a wide range for two stroke and older classic motorcycles, as well. Meanwhile, the fully synthetic, semi-synthetic, and mineral oil formulations cater to any type of two-wheeler.
Here’s a quick guide, dear riders, for more detailed viewpoint of what Havoline® engine oil is perfect for your motorcyle type:
1. For any automatic scooter
Suggested: Havoline® SuperMatic 4T SAE 10W-40 and Havoline® Supermatic 4T Semi-Synthetic SAE 10W-40
If you own any automatic scooter, like Vespa or Yamaha Mio, the Havoline® SuperMatic 4T SAE 10W-40 is your best bet. Certified JASO MB scooter engine oil, the Havoline® SuperMatic 4T SAE 10W-40 is formulated together with a scooter-unique additive package, resulting to better fuel efficiency and power delivery. This oil ensures reliable high temperature protection, detergency, and frictional properties. More importantly, with a thermally stable oil, it protects and keeps your engine clean and running smoothly. Over time, it also allows for up to 50% improvement in protection against viscosity increase, making sure that the oil flows smoothly and effectively, as well as controls the heat degradation of the oil. The Havoline® SuperMatic 4T SAE 10W-40 meets the industry’s latest standard of API SN, promising enhanced wear protection and reduced piston deposits, and resulting to an overall more reliable engine.
2. For any sportbike or big motorcyle
Suggested: Havoline® Super 4T SAE 20W-50
For motorcycles in humid and hot climates, especially those of sportbike or big motorcycle, require high performance oils. Suitable for this type is the Havoline® Super 4T SAE 20W-50. With its proprietary base oil technology combined with optimized additive package, this engine oil ensures reliable oxidation protection and detergency, and protects and keeps your engine clean and running smoothly. Clutch grip is also improved with ZOOMTECH, which contains friction boosters that deliver better oil frictional properties, giving a more enjoyable journey.
3. For classic or older bikes
Suggested: Havoline® Ezy 4T SAE 20W-40
For classic or older bikes, the mineral oil is preferred. Mineral oil offers continuous protection of the engine, gear box, and clutch under all kinds of city riding conditions. The properties of Havoline® Ezy 4T SAE 20W-40 make it suitable for older engines that require a thicker oil for added protection against high engine wear.
4. For common types of motorcycles
Suggested: Havoline® Super 4T Semi-Synthetic SAE 10W-40 and Havoline® Super 4T SAE 20W-40
For the more common types, the Havoline® Super 4T Semi-Synthetic SAE 10W-40 and Havoline® Super 4T SAE 20W-40 are better preferred. Boosted with ZOOMTECH which contains friction booster, these high frictional properties deliver consistent clutch grip for enhanced acceleration at a twist of the throttle. These engine oils offer high performance additive package that makes the engines constantly protected against wear and damage. These oils are also perfect for thermal stability, and can handle the stressful conditions of stop-and-go city traffic. While providing consistent and durable performance, the Havoline® Super 4T Semi-Synthetic SAE 10W-40 and Havoline®Super 4T SAE 20W-40 also boast of proprietary formulation that delivers outstanding oxidation protection and detergency that protect and keep your engine clean and running smoothly. More importantly, the Havoline® SuperMatic 4T SAE 10W-40 is certified JASO MB scooter engine oil, which has tailored scooter-unique formulation additive package, resulting to better fuel efficiency and power delivery.
*All Havoline® oils are suitable for air and liquid cooled four-stroke scooters and motorcycles, meaning they will meet all the standards for engines from any manufacturer. Its mix of synthetic and mineral oil are perfect for any type of motorcycle, ranging from small bikes to big ones.
** This article was written in collaboration with Havoline®.