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Product Code: MCVQT-EA

Advanced multi-functional formula for both domestic and foreign motorcycles. Excellent in air-cooled motorcycle engines due to high heat resistance. Can be used in engines, transmissions and the primary chaincase. Not recommended where an API GL-4 or GL-5 gear oil is required.



Product Code: MVIQT-EA

AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is a premium oil designed for those who demand the absolute best lubrication for their motorcycles.It is the result of extensive research and is specially formulated to excel in all areas unique to motorcycles, including the high temperatures of air-cooled engines, wet-clutch lubrication, extreme-pressure regions of gears and chains, and rust protection.



Product Code: MSVQT-EA

AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is a premium oil designed for those who demand the absolute best lubrication for their motorcycles.It is the result of extensive research and is specially formulated to excel in all areas unique to motorcycles, including the high temperatures of air-cooled engines, wet-clutch lubrication, extreme-pressure regions of gears and chains, and rust protection.



Product Code: MCSQT-EA

SAE 60 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is a premium oil designed for those who demand the absolute best lubrication for their motorcycles. The result of extensive research, it is specially formulated to excel in all areas unique to motorcycles, including high engine RPM, wet-clutch lubrication and more.



Product Code: HDCK-EA

The AMSOIL V-Twin Oil Change Kit (HDCK) combines everything needed to perform an AMSOIL oil change on most 1999-2016 Harley-Davidson* motorcycles in one convenient package.



Product Code: MVTQT-EA

AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Transmission Fluid is specifically designed for bikers who prefer a dedicated transmission fluid over a multi-use lubricant.



Product Code: MVPQT-EA

AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Primary Fluid is purpose-built for bikers who prefer a dedicated primary chaincase lubricant.



Product Code: MCTQT-EA

Whether riding aggressively, cruising or in stop-and-go traffic, AMSOIL 10W-30 Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oil delivers the benefits most important to riders, including premium wear protection; smooth, confident shifts and cool, clean performance.



Product Code: MCFQT-EA

Whether riding aggressively, cruising or in stop-and-go traffic, AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Metric Motorcycle Oil delivers the benefits most important to riders, including premium wear protection; smooth, confident shifts and cool, clean performance.



Product Code: MFFQT-EA

Precision-engineered for enthusiasts seeking immediate engine response for maximum acceleration and control. Designed to keep hot-running, high-rpm engines cool, clean and protected. Meets or exceeds the highest industry performance specifications for premium reliability and peace of mind.




Product Code: DB40QT-EA

Engineered to deliver the performance attributes most requested by on- and off-track dirt bike riders, including consistent clutch feel. Consistent clutch feel is the result of “friction durability,” so whether deep into a race or deep in the woods, riders can feel confident their clutch will perform from start to finish. AMSOIL-exclusive advanced chemistry provides outstanding engine reliability for worry-free operation under severe conditions.



Product Code: DB50QT-EA

Engineered to deliver the performance attributes most requested by on- and off-track dirt bike riders, including consistent clutch feel. Consistent clutch feel is the result of “friction durability,” so whether deep into a race or deep in the woods, riders can feel confident their clutch will perform from start to finish. AMSOIL-exclusive advanced chemistry provides outstanding engine reliability for worry-free operation under severe conditions.



Product Code: DB60QT-EA

Engineered to deliver the performance attributes most requested by on- and off-track dirt bike riders, including consistent clutch feel. Consistent clutch feel is the result of “friction durability,” so whether deep into a race or deep in the woods, riders can feel confident their clutch will perform from start to finish. AMSOIL-exclusive advanced chemistry provides outstanding engine reliability for worry-free operation under severe conditions.







What We Learned After Putting More than 200,000 Miles on this Harley


We Put More than 200,000 Miles on this Harley

Harley

At AMSOIL, we go the extra mile when it comes to product testing. In the case of our 2012 Harley-Davidson, we went 207,111 miles.

Since arriving at the AMSOIL mechanical lab in March 2015, the bike has been a fixture on the SuperFlow CycleDyn engine dynamometer. It has served as the proving grounds for several different motorcycle oil formulations. After several rounds of testing spanning more than two years, here are the highlights of the bike’s eventful service life.

THE MOTORCYCLE

2012 Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna* Street Bob*

1584-cc engine

THE TESTING

All totaled, 14 different tests were run using the Harley. Their purpose was typically to test candidate motorcycle oil formulations with the goal of constantly improving the final product available to customers.

To do that, AMSOIL engineers designed a 250-hour (about 14,000 miles) test designed to create a motorcycle oil’s biggest enemy – heat. The computer-controlled engine dyno is programmed to hold the bike at a steady 55 mph, alternating between low-torque (25 ft. lbs.) and high-torque (57 ft. lbs.) conditions to simulate highway cruising punctuated by periods of hill climbing. A 25-hp fan directs air over the engine, simulating airflow at highway speeds.

Early on, engineers discovered that the rear cylinder was abnormally hot compared to the front. It turned out lack of airflow was to blame. When a rider is sitting on the bike, his or her legs deflect cooling air over the rear cylinder. To recreate this scenario, a metal shield was constructed that mimics the effect of someone sitting on the bike, resulting in accurate rear-cylinder temperatures.

After each test, the engine is disassembled and examined for wear, deposits, varnish and other distress. Each engine part is documented, photographed and archived. Then, to ensure accurate future test results, the engine is  reassembled using fresh parts for the next round of testing.

250-HOUR TEST BY THE NUMBERS

260ºF – Avg. Oil Temp

2,475 – Avg. rpm

383º – Avg. Rear Cylinder Head Temp.

266º – Avg. Front Cylinder Head Temp.

1,459º – Avg. Max. Exhaust Temp.

Piston

Just one of the 26 pistons run through the Harley.  After 250 hours in high-heat conditions, the skirt still looks great, with no scuffing or wear.

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FAQS: Motorcycles


What AMSOIL motor oils are recommended for Harley-Davidson motorcycles?
Answer: AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil and SAE 60 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil are the most commonly recommended oils for Harley-Davidson applications. Check the AMSOIL Motorcycle Product Lookup for specific recommendations.

What is the difference between Formula 4-Stroke® 10W-40 Synthetic Scooter Oil and 10W-40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil?
Answer: AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil contains a robust additive package designed for the extreme pressures and high temperatures common in motorcycle applications. Its high TBN retention also makes it the appropriate choice for extended drain intervals. In scooter applications, Formula 4-Stroke 10W-40 Synthetic Scooter Oil is the more economical choice.

What are the recommended AMSOIL transmission and primary chaincase lubricants for a Harley-Davidson Big Twin?
Answer: For the newer Big Twins, AMSOIL recommends 20W- 50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCV) in the engine, transmission and primary chaincase. As secondary recommendations, Synthetic V-Twin Transmission Fluid (MVT) may be used in the transmission, and Synthetic V-Twin Primary Fluid (MVP) may be used in the primary chaincase. In older Harleys such as Knuckleheads, Panheads and Shovelheads, AMSOIL recommends SAE 60 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCS).

What is the recommended AMSOIL transmission and primary chaincase lubricant for a Harley-Davidson Sportster?
Answer: AMSOIL recommends 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCV) for Harley-Davidson Sportster engines, transmissions and primary chaincases.

Are AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oils wet-clutch compatible?
Answer: Yes. AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oils meet JASO MA2 friction requirements for use in wet-clutch applications.

Is AMSOIL Synthetic Chaincase & Gear Oil (TCC) acceptable to use in the primary chaincase of a Harley-Davidson Big Twin?
Answer:AMSOIL Synthetic Chaincase & Gear Oil does not have the correct viscosity for use in Harley-Davidson primary chaincases, and is not recommended for these applications. AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCV) is the primary recommendation for Harley- Davidson primary chaincases. The secondary recommendation is AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Primary Fluid (MVP).

How can AMSOIL recommend 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil for use in the primary chaincases and transmissions of certain motorcycles?
Answer: AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is engineered with premium additive packages specifically designed to provide high performance in motorcycle engines, transmissions and primary chaincases. However, if a customer does not want to use it in all three sumps, AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Transmission Fluid (MVT) and Synthetic V-Twin Primary Fluid (MVP) are secondary recommendations.

What is the recommended AMSOIL lubricant for Victory and 2013 and newer Indian motorcycles?
Answer: AMSOIL recommends 20W-40 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil (MVI) for all Victory and 2013 and newer Indian motorcycles, excluding the Scout (which requires 15W-60 engine oil).

What is the oil change interval for AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oils?
Answer: AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oils are engineered to provide outstanding protection for up to twice the manufacturer’s recommended change interval or one year, whichever comes first. Unless using an AMSOIL Ea Motorcycle Oil Filter, change the filter based on the manufacturer’s recommended interval. For Big Twin Harley-Davidson transmissions, follow the Harley-Davidson recommended drain interval for synthetic oil up to 20,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first.

Are AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oils different from AMSOIL synthetic automotive oils?
Answer: Yes. In addition to different additive packages, withstanding extreme pressure, protecting against rust and withstanding high temperatures, motorcycle oils must be compatible with wet clutches. AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oils are designed to meet the unique frictional requirements necessary for wet-clutch compatibility and provide maximum protection and performance in these applications.

Why does AMSOIL offer more than one viscosity motorcycle oil?
Answer: AMSOIL offers motorcycle oils in different viscosities to accommodate the differences between motorcycle models and manufacturers. Just as in automotive applications, motorcycle engines require specific oil viscosities for optimal performance and protection based on the components and tolerances in the engine. Check the AMSOIL Motorcycle Product Lookup for specific recommendations.



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Outstanding Protection for Victory® & Indian® Motorcycles


Outstanding Motorcycle Protection


Victory® and Indian® motorcycles have stormed the market in recent years, presenting riders with American V-Twin bike options beyond those offered by Harley-Davidson®. 

Victory is the second-largest seller of heavyweight motorcycles. Riders value the modern look, innovative features and premium quality of Victory motorcycles, as well as the opportunity to showcase their rebellious attitudes and individuality. 

Indian is a classic American motorcycle brand, relaunched in 2013 with bikes that incorporate a classic look with modern features. Riders value the classic look, premium quality and attention to detail offered by Indian, as well as the American spirit inherent in the brand. 

New 20W-40 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil

Much like Indian and Victory owners, AMSOIL values performance and individuality, setting itself apart from the competition by manufacturing the most advanced, highest performance lubricants on the market. New AMSOIL 20W-40 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil (MVI) is formulated to provide premium protection for Victory and model-year 2013 and newer Indian motorcycles. It is the only full-synthetic 20W-40 motorcycle oil on the market, presenting riders a premium alternative to Indian- and Victory-branded semi-synthetic oils. Indian and Victory motorcycles incorporate a shared sump, and AMSOIL 20W-40 is formulated to provide outstanding protection for engines and transmissions. It is absolutely shear stable, keeping motorcycles well-protected even in extreme heat conditions. 

AMSOIL 20W-40 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil provides peace of mind, confidence and security by eliciting maximum performance out of bikes and delivering second-to-none protection in even the most severe riding conditions. It offers the following premium protection and performance benefits: 

· Delivers excellent wear protection

· Reduces friction and heat, keeping bikes running cool

· Helps prevent damaging sludge and carbon deposits

· Provides extreme-pressure protection for gears and chains

· Delivers excellent wet-clutch performance

· Catalytic-converter compatible 

Applications

AMSOIL 20W-40 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is recommended for use in air- or liquid-cooled Victory, Indian and other four-stroke motorcycles calling for a 20W-40 motor oil. It meets API SM and JASO MA specifications, providing outstanding protection for engines and transmissions. 

Change Intervals

AMSOIL 20W-40 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is recommended for up to 2X the motorcycle manufacturer-recommended change interval or one year, whichever comes first.

AMSOIL Warranty


AMSOIL guarantees the performance of its products, so you can be confident they perform as advertised. AMSOIL introduced the world’s first API-qualified synthetic motor oil and has since introduced a full line of industry firsts. For more than 40 years, AMSOIL synthetic lubricants have proven themselves in the lab, on the racetrack and on the highway.
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