Motorcycles in the Philippines are becoming the main mode of transportation by Filipinos and the number of motorcycles running on the streets daily has doubled in the last five years according to the land Transportation Office (LTO) data.
Owning a motorcycle nowadays is very easy and even jobless people are allowed to take the mortgage as long as they can pay monthly.
While owning a motorcycle is easy, maintaining is not if the owner lacks knowledge. A simple mistake in selecting maintenance consumables like oil can lead to a major problem that can shorten your motorcycle’s life.
Here, we provide the top 10 best motorcycle engine oils recommended by experts here in the Philippines.
Aside from experts’ opinions, this writer is also a motorcycle enthusiast and has been owning a number of motorcycles since 1999.
Let’s take a look at the following list and check your local auto supply if they sell these brands. All of these brands are also available online at Lazada with the current price also included below.
1. Castrol Power 1 10W-40 4T
For 4-stroke motorcycles. Castrol Power 1 has been developed with Castrol’s expertise in motorcycle lubricant design. It has Castrol’s Trizone Technology that protects the three critical areas of the motorcycle – the engine, clutch, and gears to ensure trouble-free ride time after time.
Castrol Power 1 is considered the best motorcycle engine oil and is used primarily by racers. This oil is 100% Synthetic 4 Stroke Motorcycle Engine Oil and keeps the engine cleaner. The current price is ₱447.00
2. Shell Advance 4T AX7 10W
Shell Advance 4T AX7 is a premium-tier 4 stroke motorcycle engine oil. Its part synthetic formulation consists of high-quality synthetic base oil and motorcycle-specific additive pack with Active Cleansing Technology. The high-quality synthetic base oil combined with the Active Cleansing Technology additive helps to cleanse and keep the motorcycle engine cleaner. A clean motorcycle engine will run more efficiently and will be better protected. The current price is ₱245.00
- 100% Synthetic 4 Stroke Motorcycle Engine Oil
- Keeps engine cleaner
- More efficient power delivery and enhanced responsiveness
- Reduces engine noise and vibration
- Protects and prolongs engine life
3. Shell Advance 4T Ultra 15W
Shell Advance 4T Ultra with PurePlus Technology is a top-tier 4 stroke motorcycle engine oil. Shell patented PurePlus technology converts pure natural gas into clear base oil with virtually none of the impurities of crude oil in the starting point for most conventional and synthetic motorcycle oils. The 100% synthetic Shell Advance 4T Ultra is made from this pure and clear base oil, combined with a motorcycle-specific additive pack with unique Active Cleansing Technology. The current price is ₱514.50
4. PTT Challenger 4T 10W40
Synthetic technology motorcycle oil. Recommended for all models of high-performance 4-stroke motorcycles including gearboxes in 2-stroke motorcycles. The current price is ₱280.00
- – Synthetic Technology – Enable engine responsiveness and fuel economy
- – Deliver engine performance and horsepower
- – Excellent engine cleanliness
- – Optimize friction control for smooth gear shifting
- – Extended oil drain intervals – JASO MA2 – API SL
5. Castrol Activ Actibond 20W 40
For 4-stroke motorcycles. Castrol Activ has been developed with Castrol’s expertise in motorcycle lubricant design. It has Castrol’s Trizone Technology? that protects the three critical areas of the motorcycle – the engine, clutch, and gears to ensure trouble-free ride time after time. Price is ₱305.00
- Part synthetic 4-stroke motorcycle engine oil formulation
- Trizone Technology
- Power Release Technology for maximum and sustained engine performance
- Extreme high temperature air-cooled and water-cooled engine performance
- No compromise engine protection
- Complies with requirements of catalyst-equipped engines
- Good oil consumption control
6. Valvoline 4 Stroke 10W-40
Designed specifically for all liquid and air-cooled 4-stroke motorcycle engines, including v-twin. Valvoline 4-stroke motorcycle oil provides the maximum horsepower to get the best from your machine, advanced engine protection over automobile motor oils, superior wet clutch protection for maximum power transfer and smooth shifting. Price is ₱599.50
- Formulated for motorcycles
- Synthetic formulation
- Maximizes power and acceleration
- Outstanding wet-clutch protection
- Added protection against harmful deposits
- Excellent wear corrosion protection
- 1L motorcycle oil
7. Pertua Powertec Synthetic Performance 4T
Pertua Powertec Synthetic Performance 4T is a premium multi-grade motorcycle oil that provides maximum engine protection and reliable transmission performance under extreme conditions. Price is ₱599.00
- Restore Engine Efficiency
- Prevent Heat Build-up
- Up to 3x Longer Oil Life
- Save Fuel and the Environment
- Suited safe for any type of motorcycles
8. Eneos City SL SAE 10w-40
Eneos 4Cycle City is a top-performance motorcycle oil for 4-cycle gasoline engines. Blended with the JX Nippon Oil & Energy’s outstanding lubricant technology. Price is ₱499.00
- Excellent performance under all conditions
- Smooth engine operation
- Lower fuel consumption
- Especially good performance with Japanese 4-cycle motorcycles (Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki)
- Top performance as SL 10W-40 grade
9. Putoline Super DX4
Putoline Super DX4 10W-40 is a 4-stroke motorbike motor oil. The product’s special formulation meets the ever-increasing requirements of modern 4-stroke engines. The unique, semi-synthetic formula exceeds the requirements of leading manufacturers and under normal operating conditions provides full protection for your engine. Price is ₱350.00
- Excellent wear protection for engine and transmission
- Very low oil consumption
- Excellent fluidity, even at low temperatures
- Maximum, constant engine performance
- Exceedingly good cleaning ability
- Consistently good quality throughout the entire service life
- 100% semi-synthetic 4-stroke motor oil is particularly suitable for modern 4-stroke engines.
- Made in the Netherlands
10. MD10 4-Stroke 20W50 Nanotech
Harness the Stallion in your motorbike with MD10 4-STROKE 20W50 NANOTECH MOTORCYCLE OIL! Developed by the French, MD10 Nanotech Oils are technologically advanced motor oils that are blended with Nanotech Enhancers that:
Controls Engine Heat – Preventing oil degradation, carbon formations, poor exhaust emissions, engine overheating, and rebuilding. MD10 Nanotech Oils maintains its oil performance even in long-distance hard driving.
Seals Engine Components – Nanotech enhancers uplifts carbon deposits and smoothens engine components by filling on the surface scratches providing increase performance and fuel efficiency
Smooth Engine Operation – Nano coated engine components get an additional layer of lubricity that excels even in high temperatures and hard-driving.
Maximized Engine Life – Nanotech enhancer sealed engine components are prevented from further scratching due to dirty air and fuel. Price is ₱625.75