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    Rsv4 engine oil

    Hi all. I've been looking for a rsv4 (aprc ). Been talking to a bike shop today and he was saying you have to put special oil in te RSV4's.
    sounded like bull to me but thought I would ask you lot?


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    15w-50 is what aprilia said to use prior to 2012. Now they say 5w-50. synthetic on both accounts. I use Motul 300v 15w-50 in my 2012 Rsv4 Factory and I ride it on the track. If you read the service manual it will give you a range of oil weights that you can use depending on the climate you are in. Hope that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtech View Post
    15w-50 is what aprilia said to use prior to 2012. Now they say 5w-50. synthetic on both accounts. I use Motul 300v 15w-50 in my 2012 Rsv4 Factory and I ride it on the track. If you read the service manual it will give you a range of oil weights that you can use depending on the climate you are in. Hope that helps
    I use Motul 300V 15-50 as well. 9300 miles now without any problems
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    I'm a bit of a "synthetic oil whore" plus I tend to stick (for the most part) with what the OEM manufacturer recommends. I used 10w50 Silkolene Pro 4 Plus in my 1st gen Tuono. Using Motul 300v 15w50 in my 2010 Rsv4. I do believe 5w40 synthetic is the Aprilia factory recommendation of the APRC models.

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    Cheers guy! I thought the guy was talking crap! Guess he won't be getting my money.

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    I'm using Global Racing Oil 5W40 (Fully Synthetic) in my 2011 without any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtech View Post
    15w-50 is what aprilia said to use prior to 2012. Now they say 5w-50. synthetic on both accounts. I use Motul 300v 15w-50 in my 2012 Rsv4 Factory and I ride it on the track. If you read the service manual it will give you a range of oil weights that you can use depending on the climate you are in. Hope that helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Banana Man View Post
    Cheers guy! I thought the guy was talking crap! Guess he won't be getting my money.
    Yea. I think the "special oil" he was referring to was the stuff he was gonna use when he "bent you over" dollar wise ..

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    Motul 300v 15w-50 double esther, fully synthetic, pricey though.

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    5W40 in my 12 Factory Agip FTW...

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