Mobil 1™ V-Twin 20W-50

Full synthetic offering outstanding protection

Mobil 1™ V-Twin 20W-50 motor oil
Full synthetic offering outstanding protection

Mobil 1™ V-Twin 20W-50 synthetic motorcycle oil is formulated to help offer outstanding protection in four-cycle, V-Twin-type engines — particularly those that are air-cooled and tend to run hotter than other types of engines.

Strong performance and protection

Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 motorcycle oil combines high-performance synthetic base stocks technology with a precisely balanced component system to help provide outstanding engine cleanliness, excellent wear protection at high temperatures and highly effective protection from corrosion. Regular use of Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 motorcycle oil helps maintain maximum power output due to the inherently strong performance and protection provided by the synthetic technology.

Designed for four-stroke motorcycles

Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 motorcycle oil is specifically recommended for lubrication of four-stroke motorcycle engines in high-performance motorcycles and meets or exceeds standard industry quality levels.

Unsurpassed performance in any driving conditions

This specially engineered motorcycle engine oil helps deliver unsurpassed performance under severe race operation, air-cooled operating conditions and in any driving condition, from mild to severe. Its outstanding low-temperature properties enable effective lubrication at low ambient temperatures, helping ensure easy starting, rapid wear protection and less drain on the starter system.

We stand behind our products

Please read our Mobil 1™ limited warranty. Always check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended oil viscosity grade, API service classification and any builder approval. You can also refer to the Mobil 1™ Product Guide for a quick look at key manufacturer approvals and info on the zinc and phosphorus levels in Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 motorcycle oil.

If your vehicle is covered by a warranty, follow the vehicle’s oil-life sensor or the oil-change interval recommended in your owner’s manual. Proper maintenance practices, including frequently checking the oil level to ensure the appropriate amount of oil is present, are required to ensure effective performance.

Features and Benefits

Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 combines high performance synthetic basestocks technology with a precisely balanced component system to help provide excellent engine cleanliness, wear protection at high temperatures and protection from corrosion. Regular use of Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 helps maintain optimized power output due to the inherently strong performance and protection provided by the synthetic technology. This specially engineered motorcycle engine oil helps to deliver optimized performance under some of the most severe operating conditions. Key features and potential benefits include:

 

Features

Advantages and Potential Benefits

Optimized frictional properties

Consistent power due to reduced frictional losses. Overall optimized balance of engine performance

Thermal and oxidation stability

Excellent flow characteristics under extreme hot operating conditions helping to minimize deposit formation especially at the high operating temperatures found in air-cooled engines

Low-temperature properties

Excellent lubrication at cold operating conditions helping to enable easy starting, rapid wear protection and less drain on starter systems

Excellent detergent/dispersant capability

Help to provide engine cleanliness, smooth and reliable operation

Effective protection from rust and corrosion

Long life of critical valve train and bearing components

 

Applications

• Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 is specifically recommended by ExxonMobil for lubrication of four-stroke motorcycle engines in high performance motorcycles.

• Recommended by ExxonMobil for use in Harley-Davidson.

 

Specifications and Approvals

This product is recommended by ExxonMobil for use in applications requiring:

API CF

 

This product is recommended for use in applications requiring:

API SH

API SG

 

This product meets or exceeds the requirements of:

API SJ

 

Properties and Specifications

Property

Grade

SAE 20W-50

Cold-Cranking Simulator, Apparent Viscosity @ -15 C, mPa.s, ASTM D5293

7,500

Density @ 15.6 C, g/cm3, ASTM D4052

0.87

Flash Point, Pensky-Martens Closed Cup, °C, ASTM D93

214

Kinematic Viscosity @ 100 C, mm2/s, ASTM D445

20.8

Kinematic Viscosity @ 40 C, mm2/s, ASTM D445

172

Mini-Rotary Viscometer, Apparent Viscosity, -20 C, mPa.s, ASTM D4684

14,000

Pour Point, °C, ASTM D97

-42

Viscosity Index, ASTM D2270

142

 

Health and safety

Health and Safety recommendations for this product can be found on the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) @ http://www.msds.exxonmobil.com/psims/psims.aspx

 

FAQs

 

Mobil 1™ V‐Twin 20W‐50 fully synthetic motorcycle oil is designed for air‐cooled, large‐displacement bikes. Because of their design, these engines can generate very high localized oil temperatures and high overall bulk‐oil temperatures. A typical air‐cooled V‐twin's rear cylinder gets a lot hotter than the front cylinder – it's a matter of airflow. When it's hot out and you're stuck in traffic, the oil temperature in a bike climbs rapidly. Above about 250 degrees Fahrenheit, conventional motor oil is going to break down. Mobil 1 V‐Twin 20W‐50 fully synthetic motorcycle oil is good to above 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Like Mobil 1 Racing™ 4T 10W‐40, Mobil 1 V‐Twin motorcycle oil has high levels of phosphorus/zinc and the same high‐temperature detergent technology for superior wear protection and engine cleanliness, even at elevated oil temperatures. With Mobil 1 V‐Twin motorcycle oil, you can go the full length of the manufacturer's recommended oil change intervals with ease.

In addition to the overall benefits of high‐temperature stability and low volatility/low oil consumption, Mobil 1 synthetic motorcycle oils also offer superior anti‐corrosion performance compared to conventional motor oil, which is important in many parts of the country where bikes may sit in garages for several months of the year. Compared to conventional oils, Mobil 1 motorcycle oils provide superior wear and high‐temperature protection, and promote engine cleanliness and lower oil consumption. Once you get beyond these general advantages, you have to consider individual motorcycle oils to understand the benefits of each.

It's a little hard to generalize about the difference between Mobil 1 passenger‐car motor oils and Mobil 1™ motorcycle oils. That's because not all viscosities of Mobil 1 passenger‐car oils have the same levels of zinc and phosphorus, and there are even greater differences between the two Mobil 1 motorcycle oils.

  • In general, Mobil 1 motorcycle oils have additive packages formulated for use in both motorcycle engine and transmission operation.
  • For passenger vehicles, fuel economy and emission system protection are higher priorities. These require low phosphorus systems and the use of friction modifiers.
  • Motorcycle oils do not require friction modifiers for fuel economy and for better clutch friction less/no friction modifier is optimum.
  • Motorcycle oils allow the use of higher levels of anti‐wear additives such as ZDDP (phosphorous).

Plus there are the overall benefits of Mobil 1 synthetic oil compared to those of conventional motor oils, whether they be for passenger cars or motorcycles:

  • Superior long‐term engine protection
  • Superior high‐temperature stability
  • Excellent low‐temperature starting
  • Outstanding engine performance
  • Low volatility/low oil consumption