AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oils

by AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil Dealer

AMSOIL offers numerous different options when it comes to 2-cycle oils for your powersports and small engine equipment. Below you will find much information specific to each product, but, if that doesn’t help you completely narrow down your options, you can always check the AMSOIL Powersports Product Application Guide.

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Intro

AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil BottleAMSOIL Synthetic 10W-30 Motorcycle Oil is the result of extensive research, and it is specially formulated to excel in all areas unique to motorcycles, including high engine RPM, wet clutch lubrication, extreme pressure regions of gears and rust common to short drives and storage.

Click any of the tabs above to see our complete offering of 4-stroke synthetic motor oils for motorcycle applications. With such a wide selection, you’re bound to find an oil that’s perfect for our situation.

Motorcycle Whitepaper Study: Voice Over Slide Presentation

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10w30

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 10w30 Motorcycle Oil (MCT)

AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Bottle - 10w30AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-30 Motorcycle Oil (MCT) is a premium oil designed for those who demand the absolute best lubrication for their motorcycles. AMSOIL MCT is the result of extensive research, and it is specially formulated to excel in all areas unique to motorcycles, including high engine RPM, wet clutch lubrication, extreme pressure regions of gears and rust common to short drives and storage.

AMSOIL MCT is multi-functional and fulfills the requirements of both domestic and foreign motorcycles. It outperforms other conventional and synthetic motorcycle oils.

AMSOIL, the leader in automotive synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL The First in Synthetics® to do the best job protecting your engine.

Motorcycle Whitepaper Study: Voice Over Slide Presentation

Motorcycle Whitepaper Study: Download the PDF Document

Buy AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 10w30 Motorcycle Oil Now


AMSOIL 10w30 Motorcycle Oil Four-Ball Wear Scar Test ComparisonReduces Friction, Heat and Wear

In high heat conditions, engine protection is not sacrificed with AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. AMSOIL 10W-30 keeps engines running cool by effectively reducing friction and heat, and it contains a heavy treatment of anti-wear additives to reduce wear regardless of the operating conditions (see Four-Ball Wear Test graph to the right).

AMSOIL MCT is thermally (heat) stable and contains maximum levels of oxidation inhibitor additives. It is extremely resistant to volatility (see NOACK Volatility graph below) and engineered to prevent damaging sludge and carbon deposits for superior engine cleanliness.

AMSOIL 10w30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil NOACK Volatility Test Comparison

Provides Extreme Pressure Quality Protection for Gears

With AMSOIL MCT, there is no need for separate transmission lubricants. It is shear stable and will not thin out from mechanical activity. AMSOIL MCT performs like a gear lube without the negative effects of extreme pressure additives, such as poor wet-clutch performance.

Delivers Superior Rust and Corrosion Protection

AMSOIL 10w30 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Total Base Number (TBN) ComparisonMotorcycles are prone to rust from storage, humidity and short drives. Rust can cause major damage such as uncontrolled wear, compression loss and blow-by.

Good rust protection, however, comes by design and is not natural to engine oils. Unlike many motorcycle oils, AMSOIL MCT contains special anti-rust agents that deliver superior rust protection. With its high TBN (see TBN graph to the left), AMSOIL 10W-30 provides greater protection from acid corrosion and helps maintain internal engine cleanliness.

Provides Excellent Wet Clutch Performance

AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-30 Motorcycle Oil contains no friction modifiers and promotes smooth shifting and positive clutch engagement. It controls heat and prevents slippage and glazing, promoting longer clutch life.


AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-30 Motorcycle Oil is recommended for liquid- or air-cooled 4-stroke motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and UTVs requiring an SAE 10W-30 fluid. It meets SAE 80, API GL-1 gear oil requirements and is recommended for transmissions on both 4- and 2-stroke motorcycles.

AMSOIL MCT is recommended for Honda®, Yamaha®, Suzuki® and Kawasaki® motorcycles and scooters, as well as Arctic Cat®, Can-Am®, Honda®, Kawasaki® and Suzuki® ATVs and UTVs. Not recommended where an API GL-4 or GL-5 gear oil is required.


AMSOIL MCT is compatible with conventional and synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil life expectancy and reduce the performance benefits of AMSOIL. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed. Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL motor oils.


Recommended for use up to twice the motorcycle manufacturer change interval (miles/hours) or one year, whichever comes first, in engines and transmissions. When using an engine filter other than AMSOIL Ea, change the filter at standard intervals.

For “off road” use, change AMSOIL MCT at motorcycle manufacturer intervals.

Racing or modified engines are excluded from extended drain interval recommendations. Oil changes are at the owner’s discretion.


This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). An MSDS is available upon request at 715-392-7101 or on the AMSOIL Website. Keep out of the reach of children. Don’t pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
AMSOIL High Performance Synthetic 10W-30 Motorcycle Oil (MCT)

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)

10.9

Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445)

69.2

Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270)

150

Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92)

232 (450)

Fire Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92)

248 (478)

Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-97)

-46 (-51)

Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800)

5.89

Four Ball Wear Test
(ASTM D-4172: 40 kgf, 150°C, 1800 rpm, 1 hr), Scar, mm

0.40

Total Base Number

11

High-Temperature/High-Shear Viscosity,
(ASTM D-4683 @ 150ºC, 1.0 x 106 s-1), cP

3.52

 

10w40

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 10w40 Motorcycle Oil (MCF)

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 10w40 Motorcycle Oil (MCF)AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-40 Motorcycle Oil (MCF) is a premium oil designed for those who demand the absolute best lubrication for their motorcycles. AMSOIL MCF is the result of extensive research, and it is specially formulated to excel in all areas unique to motorcycles, including high engine RPM, wet clutch lubrication, extreme pressure regions of gears and rust common to short drives and storage.

AMSOIL MCF is multi-functional and fulfills the requirements of both domestic and foreign motorcycles. It outperforms other conventional and synthetic motorcycle oils.

AMSOIL, the leader in synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL The First in Synthetics® to do the best job protecting your motorcycle.

Motorcycle Whitepaper Study: Voice Over Slide Presentation

Motorcycle Whitepaper Study: Download the PDF Document

Buy AMSOIL 10w40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil Now

Reduces Friction, Heat and Wear

AMSOIL 10w40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil - Viscosity Retention Testing

10W-40 High Temperature Viscosity ProtectionHigher values reflect better film strengthASTM Test Method D-4683 - Test Date August 2008

In high heat conditions, engine protection is not sacrificed with AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. It has the best high temperature film strength (see High Temperature Viscosity Protection graph below) of all oils tested and contains a heavy treatment of anti-wear additives to reduce wear regardless of the operating conditions.

AMSOIL 10W-40 Motorcycle Oil is thermally (heat) stable and contains maximum levels of oxidation inhibitor additives. It is extremely resistant to breakdown and engineered to prevent damaging sludge and carbon deposits for superior engine cleanliness.

Provides Extreme Pressure Quality Protection for Gears

With AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil, there is no need for separate transmission lubricants. It is absolutely shear stable and will not thin out from mechanical activity. AMSOIL MCF performs like a gear lube without the negative effects of extreme pressure additives. In the FZG gear test, AMSOIL MCF achieved a perfect score with a “zero” wear rating (see photo below).

Delivers Superior Rust Protection

Motorcycles are prone to rust from storage, humidity and short drives. Rust can cause major damage such as uncontrolled wear, compression loss and blow-by. Good rust protection, however, comes by design and is not natural to engine oils. Unlike many motorcycle oils, AMSOIL MCF contains special anti-rust agents. It passes the ASTM D-1748 humidity cabinet rust test and clearly demonstrates superior rust protection.

Provides Excellent Wet Clutch Performance

AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-40 Motorcycle Oil contains no friction modifiers and promotes smooth shifting and positive clutch engagement. AMSOIL MCF controls heat and prevents slippage and glazing, helping improve clutch life. AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-40 Motorcycle Oil meets the wet clutch frictional requirements of JASO Standard T903: 2006, MA/MA2 and ISO-L-EMA2 of ISO Standard 24254:2007.

For irrefutable proof of the superiority of AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oils refer to the AMSOIL Study of Motorcycle Oils White Paper. Get the study as a PDF Download or as a Voice Over PowerPoint Presentation.


AMSOIL Synthetic 10W-40 Motorcycle Oil is recommended for liquid or air-cooled 4-stroke engines. It meets SAE 80W/90, API GL-1 gear oil requirements and is recommended for transmissions on both 4- and 2-stroke motorcycles. AMSOIL MCF is recommended for Honda®, Kawasaki®, Yamaha®, Suzuki®, BMW®, Husqvarna®, Victory® and other motorcycles where 10W-40 or 20W-40 engine oils or SAE 80W/90, GL-1 gear oils are used. Not recommended where an API GL-4 or GL-5 gear oil is required.


AMSOIL 10w40 motorcycle oil is compatible with conventional and synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil life expectancy and reduce the performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed.

Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL motor oils.


For “on-road” use in engines and transmissions, change AMSOIL MCF and AMSOIL engine oil filter at twice the motorcycle manufacturer change interval or one year, whichever comes first. Change other brand oil filters at standard intervals.

For “off-road” use in engines and transmissions, change AMSOIL MCF at the standard motorcycle manufacturer change interval.

For racing or in engines modified from the original factory design, no change interval recommendation is made. Oil changes are at the owner’s discretion.


This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). An MSDS is available upon request at 715-392-7101 or on the AMSOIL Website. Keep out of the reach of children. Don’t pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCF)
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 13.9
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 93.4
Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270) 152
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-97) -46 (-51)
Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92) 234 (453)
High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity @ 150°C , 1.0 x 106 s-1 (ASTM D 4683), cP 4.5
Four Ball Wear Test (ASTM D-4172 @ 40 kgf, 150°C, 1800 rpm, 1 hour),
Scar in mm
0.40
FZG (ASTM D-5182), Load State Pass (Wear in mm) 13 (0 mm)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800) 6.44
Foam (ASTM D-892, Sequence I, II & III 0/0/0
Shear Stability Kurt Orbahn (ASTM D-6278), % viscosity change 120 cycles 0.50
Rust Test – Humidity Cabinet (ASTM D-1748) No Rust, PASS
Total Base Number 11.1

 

20w50

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 20w50 Motorcycle Oil (MCV)

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 20w50 Motorcycle Oil (MCV)AMSOIL Synthetic 20W-50 Motorcycle Oil (MCV) is a premium oil designed for those who demand the absolute best lubrication for their motorcycles. AMSOIL MCV is the result of extensive research, and it is specially formulated to excel in all areas unique to motorcycles, including high temperatures of air-cooled engines such as Harley Davidson® V-Twin, wet clutch lubrication, extreme pressure regions of gears and chains and rust common to short trips and storage.

AMSOIL MCV is multi-functional and fulfills the requirements of both domestic and foreign motorcycles. It outperforms other conventional and synthetic motorcycle oil.

AMSOIL, the leader in synthetic lubrication, produced the world’s first API qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL The First in Synthetics® to do the best job protecting your motorcycle.

Motorcycle Whitepaper Study: Voice Over Slide Presentation

Motorcycle Whitepaper Study: Download the PDF Document

Buy AMSOIL 100% Synthetic 20w50 Motorcycle Oil (MCV) Now


Reduces Friction, Heat and Wear

In high heat conditions, engine protection is not sacrificed with AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. It has exceptional high-temperature film strength and contains a heavy treatment of anti-wear additives to reduce wear regardless of the operating conditions. AMSOIL 20W-50 Motorcycle Oil is thermally (heat) stable and contains maximum levels of oxidation inhibitor additives. It is extremely resistant to breakdown and engineered to prevent damaging sludge and carbon deposits for superior engine cleanliness.

Provides Extreme Pressure Quality Protection for Gears and Chains

With AMSOIL MCV, there is no need for separate transmission or primary chaincase lubricants. It is absolutely shear stable and will not thin out from mechanical activity. AMSOIL MCV performs like a gear lube without the negative effects of extreme pressure additives. In the FZG gear test, AMSOIL MCV achieved a perfect score with a “zero” wear rating (see photo below).

FZG Gear Test (ASTM D-5182)

Pass Example: AMSOIL MCV
Passed Stage 13, Total Wear 0 mm
Failure Example: Lucas HP
Passed Stage 11, Failed Stage 12,
Total Wear in Stage 12, 160 mm
AMSOIL MCV
Lucas High Performance

Delivers Superior Rust Protection

Motorcycles are prone to rust from storage, humidity and short drives. Rust can cause major damage such as roller bearing failure, uncontrolled wear, compression loss and blow-by. Good rust protection, however, comes by design and is not natural to engine oils. Unlike many motorcycle oils, AMSOIL MCV contains special anti-rust agents. It passes the ASTM D-1748 humidity cabinet rust test and clearly demonstrates superior rust protection (see photos below).

Rust Test ASTM D-1748
Pass Example:
AMSOIL MCV
Fail Example
Castrol V-Twin
AMSOIL MCV
Castrol V-Twin
AMSOIL MCV
Castrol V-Twin

Provides Excellent Wet Clutch Performance

AMSOIL MCV contains no friction modifiers and promotes smooth shifting and positive clutch engagement. AMSOIL MCV controls heat and prevents slippage and glazing, and its high TBN resists acids that can degrade clutch material, helping improve clutch life.

AMSOIL MCV Shear Stability

For irrefutable proof of the superiority of AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oils refer to the AMSOIL Study of Motorcycle Oils White Paper. Get the study as a PDF Download or as a Voice Over PowerPoint Presentation.


AMSOIL Synthetic 20W-50 Motorcycle Oil is recommended for air or liquid cooled 4-stroke engines. It meets SAE 90, API GL-1 gear oil requirements and is recommended for transmissions and primary chaincases. AMSOIL MCV is recommended for Harley Davidson®, Buell®, KTM, Ducati®, Aprilia®, BMW®, Triumph® and other motorcycles where 15W-50 or 20W-50 engine oils or SAE 90, GL-1 gear oils are used. Not recommended where an API GL-4 or GL-5 gear oil is required.


AMSOIL 20w50 motorcycle oil is compatible with conventional and synthetic motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL motor oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil life expectancy and reduce the performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed.

Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL motor oils.


Recommended for use up to twice the motorcycle manufacturer change interval (miles/hours) or one year, whichever comes first, in engines, transmissions and primary chaincases. For Big Twin Harley-Davidson transmissions only, follow the Harley-Davidson recommended drain interval for synthetic oil of up to 20,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. When using an engine filter other than AMSOIL Ea, change the filter at standard intervals.

For off-road use, change AMSOIL MCV at motorcycle manufacturer intervals.

Racing or modified engines are excluded from extended drain interval recommendations. Oil changes are at the owner’s discretion.


This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). An MSDS is available upon request at 715-392-7101 or on the AMSOIL Website. Keep out of the reach of children. Don’t pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity @ 150°C , 1.0 x 106 s-1 (ASTM D 4683), cP

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
SAE 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCV)
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 20.56
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D-445) 152.0
Viscosity Index (ASTM D-2270) 161
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-97) -39 (-38)
Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D-92) 240 (464)
High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity @ 150°C, 1.0 x 106 s-1 (ASTM D-4683) 6.02
Four Ball Wear Test (ASTM D-4172 @ 40 kgf, 150°C, 1800 rpm, 1 hour), Scar in mm 0.37
FZG (ASTM D-5182), Load Stage Pass (Wear in mm) 13 (0mm)
NOACK Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D-5800) 3.89
Foam (ASTM D-892, Sequence I, II & III) 0/0/0
Shear Stability Kurt Orbahn (ASTM D-6278), % viscosity change 120 cycles 0.25
Rust Test – Humidity Cabinet (ASTM D-1748) No Rust, Pass
Total Base Number 11.1

 
 

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