Shell Motorcycle Oil

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Understand that BMW Motorcycles are going over to Shell as their OEM oil for 2015. As far as I can see Shell don't at the moment have a 5W40 oil spec required for LC engine bikes, so how is that going to work. Has anybody heard anything. Just curious.
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Funny you should bring this up.  Story broke late last year, I think in Italy.  My dealer confirmed the story.  However last week when I asked "where's all the Shell then", they didn't know or wouldn't tell.  So as of today in sunny Derbyshire its still Castrol.
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Still Castrol round here. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Hopefully they will make a 5W40 oil, supply it in 4 litre containers at a reasonable price. Silly me its BMW probably come in half litre bottles and at a crazy price.
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Probably the same price and again only available from dealers. 5-40 is used in all water cooled Series bikes  now less the Fs so until Shell make it dont expect to see any.
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The LC Rider's Manuals says, "BMW Motorrad recommends Castrol Power 1 Racing 4T SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2".

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-77367-castr ... e-oil.aspx

Shell do make a 5W-40 motorcycle oil, (branded for Scooters), with a specification (API SM, JASO MB), which exceeds the BMW recommendation & that of the Castrol oil.

http://www.shell.co.uk/gbr/products-ser ... ooter.html

It will be interesting to see what Shell come up with, does anyone have a BMW or MINI car, if so, has anything changed at your local car Dealer.
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Looks like if you wish to follow BMW's latest recommendation of 15W-50 for the Twin Cam Models, then Shell offer Advance Ultra, API SM and JASO MA2.

http://www.shell.co.uk/gbr/products-ser ... ultra.html.
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My dealer here in WI is fully stocked with the Shell Oils. Just picked some up yesterday. Here's a photo of the new bottle.
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