Motor cycle engine oils are categorized into two sections four-stroke and two-stroke engine oils. Unlike passenger car motor oils, four-stroke and two-stroke engine oils are required to lubricate the engine, gear box and clutch all with the same lubricant.
With the engine sizes being relatively small and light in weight, with excellent power to weight ratio’s makes them ideal for portable applications ranging from Chainsaws to Jet Skis.
Since traditional mineral oil formulations for such applications have been historically used, recent trends have clearly shifted to synthetic base stocks, due to longer life lubricants, lower smoke emissions, cleaner pistons and rings free from deposits preventing piston seizing or ring sticking, whilst enabling smoother clutch engagement.
For this specific application area Italmatch continue to successfully market the Ketjenlube, Dapral, and Dapralube product series.