Recently brought a 2017 ZX10R and I am at my 600-mile service mark. What is the best oil you would recommend to use?
I was stuck with between choosing Motul, Castrol or Mobil 1. Heard Motul is good.I’ve had good luck with Motul 7100 10w40......but any name brand quality motorcycle oil is good. On new bikes I usually do the first change even sooner than recommend. It doesn’t take long to do the initial break in that gets all the little metal parts in the oil (cue off topic options).
Yeah with my car I've always gone with Valvoline because I liked how my car reacts to with that brand. Now with the Motorcycle, I'm not sure since all the bikes i've ridden weren't owned by me. So I am giving Motul a shot first and will go from there.After being a car and bike enthusiast for almost 25 years and constantly reading and reading info from subject matter experts, I've observed 2 schools of thought on oil. Either a person is passionate about a particular oil for one reason or another, or you go with any synthetic oil that meets the required specs and just change it regularly. Honestly, how are you ever going to know the difference as long as you change it every 3,000miles (or 5,000km for non-Americans).
Amsoil is a great oil from what I hear but that was in the car world. How long have you been using Amsoil?JMHO, But,
I only run Amsoil in my bikes now. I am not an Amsoil nut, I don't run it in anything except my bikes.
The reason I run Amsoil is because of my 2006 Honda. I ran Amsoil in it when I bought it (used with 6K miles on it) but was tired of paying $10 a qt for oil. Not only is that more than I'd like to pay, but the Honda used enough oil that I'd have to add a qt between changes (race only bike). So, I changed to Castrol Synthetic MC oil. I instantly noticed a difference in the shifter feel. I could literally feel the shift dogs when shifting. I started missing shifts and it just felt bad. I dumped the Castrol and put Amsoil 10W40 MC oil back in and everything went back to normal. Because of this I run Amsoil in all of my bikes now. I still don't like paying $10 a qt but I feel it is worth the extra few dollars per oil change.
That said, I've never run any other oils and some others may be just as good or even better than the Amsoil. I found that I was happy with the Amsoil and just haven't felt the need to change ever since that one time.