Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-32-0002
2008-09-09

Lubricant Base Oil Effects on Motorcycle Engine Power 2008-32-0002

We report a controlled study of fully-formulated motorcycle engine oils to determine the effects of base oil selection on power output. The power output of several different motorcycles using test oils having identical additives and viscosity were compared on a chassis dynamometer. The test oil containing synthetic base stocks consistently afforded measurably higher maximum power output

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