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Old 01-13-2013, 08:50 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by fireman.peter View Post
I asked BMW in Germany,
what oil is recommended by the motorcycle manufacturer.
I received the following response:

Hi Peter,

oil recommendations were sometimes updated / extended.

In general please use an oil according to the owner’s manual!

Important here: a few weeks ago we also released the 15W-50 (“BMW High Performance Oil”) for the 800cm-ROTAX-2-Cylinders.
BMW has not released fully synthetic oils for the 800cm-ROTAX-2-Cylinders!

Best regards
The translation of that is:

"We just made a new contract with the lowest bidder, and we have a new
oil for you, different box and label from the original manufacturer but marked
up at least 4 times."

I'd just stick with the 15W-50 recommendation and use any reputable
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