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20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil (MCV)

 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil (MCV) 20W50
Product Code: MCV • Brand: AMSOIL

High Performance Lubricant for Engines, Transmissions and Primary Chaincases
API SG, SL/CF; JASO MA/MA2; API GL-1

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.

Package sizes include:

1-Quart Bottle
1-Quart Bottles (case of 12)
1-Gallon Bottle
1-Gallon Bottles (case of 4)
30-Gallon Drum
55-Gallon Drum

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Product Details

Product Applications

AMSOIL Synthetic 20W-50 Motorcycle Oil is recommended for air or liquid cooled 4-stroke engines. Engineered for use in motorcycles that require 15W-50 or 20W-50 motorcycle oil, including those made by Harley-Davidson*, Buell*, KTM*, Ducati*, Aprilia*, BMW* and Triumph*. Do not use where an API GL-4 or GL-5 gear oil is required.

*All trademarked names and images are the property of their respective owners and may be registered marks in some countries. No affiliation or endorsement claim, express or implied, is made by their use. All products advertised here are AMSOIL-engineered for use in the applications shown.

Product Application Specs

  • API SG, SL/CF, CG-4
  • JASO MA/MA2
  • ISO-L-EMA2

Product Description

AMSOIL 20W-50 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 such as Harley-Davidson* V-twins, wet-clutch lubrication, extreme-pressure regions of gears and chains and rust common to short trips and storage.

AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is multi-functional and fulfills the requirements of both domestic and foreign motorcycles. AMSOIL, the leader in synthetic lubrication, produced the world's first API-qualified synthetic motor oil in 1972. Trust the extensive experience of AMSOIL, The First in Synthetics,® to do the best job protecting your motorcycle.

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Withstands Extreme Heat

To prove its extreme-heat performance, AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil was installed in a 2012 Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Street Bob* motorcycle. After deactivating the electronic temperature controls to increase severity, the engine was subjected to extensive idle time broken by short bursts of revving to simulate the intense heat conditions of a rally or parade route. Despite little air flow and cylinder temperatures reaching more than 500°F, the oil maintained viscosity and delivered outstanding protection (see graph).

Reduces Friction, Heat and Wear
AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil contains a heavy treatment of anti-wear additives to reduce wear regardless of the operating conditions. It is thermally (heat) stable and contains maximum levels of oxidation inhibitor additives. AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is extremely resistant to breakdown and engineered to prevent damaging sludge and carbon deposits for superior engine cleanliness.

In high heat conditions, engine protection is not sacrificed with AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil. It has exceptional high-temperature film strength and contains a heavy treatment of anti-wear additives to reduce wear regardless of operating conditions.

Extreme heat test results

Provides Extreme Pressure Quality Protection for Gears and Chains

AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil delivers exceptional protection in transmissions and primary chaincases. It is absolutely shear stable and will not thin out from mechanical activity. AMSOIL 20W-50 V-Twin Motorcycle Oil performs like a gear lube without the negative effects of extreme-pressure additives. In the FZG gear test, AMSOIL achieved a perfect score with a "zero" wear rating.

Delivers Superior Rust Protection

Motorcycles are prone to rust from storage, humidity and short drives. Rust can cause major damage such as roller bearing failure, wear, compression loss and blow-by. Good rust protection, however, comes by design and is not natural to motor oils. Unlike many motorcycle oils, AMSOIL Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil contains special anti-rust agents. It passes the ASTM D1748 humidity cabinet rust test, demonstrating superior rust protection to help your engine achieve maximum performance and long life.

Provides Excellent Wet Clutch Performance

AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil contains no friction modifiers and promotes smooth shifting and positive clutch engagement. It controls heat and helps prevent slippage and glazing, while its high TBN helps improve clutch life by resisting the acids that can degrade clutch material.

Lowers Friction, Heat as well as Wear

MIXING AMSOIL

AMSOIL Synthetic 20W-50 Motorcycle Oil is compatible with conventional and synthetic motor oils; however, mixing oils may shorten the oil life expectancy and reduce the performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed.

SERVICE LIFE

Recommended for use up to twice the motorcycle manufacturer change interval (miles/hours) or one year, whichever comes first, in engines, transmissions and primary chaincases. For Big Twin Harley-Davidson transmissions only, follow the Harley-Davidson recommended drain interval for synthetic oil of up to 20,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first. When using an engine filter other than AMSOIL Ea®, change the filter at standard intervals.

For off-road use, change AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil at motorcycle manufacturer-recommended intervals.

Racing or modified engines are excluded from extended drain interval recommendations. Oil changes are at the owner's discretion.

COMPATIBILITY

AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is compatible with other synthetic and conventional motor oils. Mixing AMSOIL oils with other oils, however, will shorten the oil's life expectancy and reduce its performance benefits. AMSOIL does not support extended drain intervals where oils have been mixed.

Aftermarket oil additives are not recommended for use with AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oils.

HEALTH & SAFETY

This product is not expected to cause health concerns when used for the intended application and according to the recommendations in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

Click here to view the MSDS Data Sheet for AMSOIL MCV.

Keep out of the reach of children. Don't pollute. Return used oil to collection centers.

Technical Data

TYPICAL TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
SAE 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil (MCV)
Kinematic Viscosity @ 100°C, cSt (ASTM D445) 20.1
Kinematic Viscosity @ 40°C, cSt (ASTM D445) 150.3
Viscosity Index (ASTM D2270) 155
Pour Point °C (°F) (ASTM D97) -40 (-40)
Flash Point °C (°F) (ASTM D92) 240 (464)
High Temperature/High Shear Viscosity (ASTM D5481 @ 150°C , 1.0 x 106 s-1), cP 6.0
Four Ball Wear Test (ASTM D4172 @ 40 kgf, 150°C, 1800 rpm, 1 hour), Scar, mm 0.4
FZG (ASTM D5182), Load Stage Pass (Wear in mm) 13 (0 mm)
Noack Volatility, % weight loss (g/100g) (ASTM D5800) 5.4
Foam (ASTM D892, Sequence I, II & III) 0/0/0
Shear Stability Kurt Orbahn (ASTM D6278), % viscosity change 120 cycles 0.25
Rust Test - Humidity Cabinet (ASTM D1748) No Rust, Pass
Total Base Number 11.1

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Product Name: 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil (MCV)
Current Rating: 4.94 out of 5 stars
Votes & Reviews: 431 vote(s) and 331 user reviews.


A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Haywire: space

The Only Oil I Run

Amsoil 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil is the only oil I have used in my last 2 bikes a 2006 UC and a 2014 RK. Never had any problems and will continue to use this oil as long as pricing remains competitive. Really believe that it is a superior product.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by HD: space

'98 Ultra

i have a '98 Ultra Classic that was getting harder to shift. I changed out the clutch plates with a set of Barnett HP plates. I also changed the primary oil out to the Amsoil 60w synthetic. Wow what a difference. It has never shifted so well even when new. I also changed the engine oil to the same 60w.
Contrary to beliefs, it is not to heavy during the Virginia cold winters.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Dan: space

Smoother shifting in my Indian

I switched to Amsoil's 20w-40 V-Twin formula a couple thousand miles ago in my '17 Indian Springfield, with the Thunderstroke 111ci. Right out of the gate I could feel a positive change in my bike....I could now find neutral easily! Other than that, time will tell. But just from that it shows my the internals are running smoothly. Also, some are scared to run "Full Synthetic" in their bikes, fearing clutch slippage. It's in both my wife's Chief and my Springfield. No slippage! There are no friction modifiers in this, so it's good to go for wet clutches. I will continue to use it.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Steve: space

Great Product

I've been using AMSOIL products in my motorcycles for the lastest 20 years and could not be happier when doing motor work and seeing how good the products work.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Double D: space

Won't buy any other oil

I use Amsoil in my motorcycle and car. I believe in the product completely and I know my vehicle's engine just runs better.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Dummy: space

AMSOIL #1

Best oil and protection on the market 1ST in synthetics for a reason dont run anything else!!!!

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Boxer: space

Great products

Use Amsoil in motorcycle & truck. Excellent products

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Seekanddestroy: space

Yes always.

Great oils great service

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Sam: space

Great oil

I buy all three types oil, engine, transmission, and primary.

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A Verified Buyer is an individual who has purchased the reviewed product and submitted their review through a specific process that tracks purchase history.Reviewed by Thunder: space

I would recommend this product.

Works well and I like it is rated higher than OEM product.

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