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Motul Oil Guide: Everything You Need to Know

By Liam Ridings

Thu Mar 01 2018

Performance is at the heart of everything that Motul do. Since their first escapade into Motorsport in the 1950s, racing has been Motul’s prime creative and innovative laboratory.

Over the years, Motul have developed a strong relationship with some of the worlds leading automotive innovators and has been a dedicated technical partner and reliable Original Equipment Manufacturer to Honda HRC, Suzuki, Aprilla, MV Agusta, Nissan Nismo, and Subaru, as well as high performance engineering companies such as Brabus and APR Tuning.

From standard passenger cars, to the classics of the 50s, 60s and 70s, and the highest performance modern engines coming out of Europe, all Motul products have benefitted from a proud history of research and testing in some of the world’s harshest arenas. As we launch the Motul Racewars Free Gift Promotion, we thought it was an opportune time to pay homage to Motul’s racing legacy and the products that makes Motul so good.



Motul le mans

Like Motul, Nismo is synonymous with uncompromising performance and passion in everything that they do. The famed in-house tuning division of Nissan has been collaborating with Motul in the development of OE-level and race-spec oil for their fines performance cars. Namely, Motul have worked with Nismo to develop oil for the Nissan R35 GT-R, as well as the car that disrupted the supercar hierarchy and redefined performance in the 1990s- the Nismo Edition Skyline GT-R.


Le Mans

le mans motul

One of the longest running staples on the Motorsport calendar, Le Mans has long been the proving ground for performance racing oil. Motul have become a trusted name by many Le Mans series competitors throughout both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series.

The most notable of these teams, aside from the aforementioned Nissan Racing team, is Hong Kong’s KCMG, who were assisted by Motul in guiding their Oreca 05 into the LMP2 class win (and 9th overall) at both this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and 6 Hours of the Nurburgring.


Motorcycle Racing

motul moto

In Australia, Motul are one of the oldest and most respected names in motorcycle oils and lubricants, and for good reason. Just as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West, you can be sure that most specialist motorcycle workshops will have a Motul sign, and that’s because Motul have developed their motorcycle oil to a point where it’s recognised as an industry pioneer by MotoGP, World Superbikes, the Isle of Man TT, Supercross and Trial Biking teams around the world.


Rally Motorsport

motul rally

Perhaps the most brutal and extreme testing ground for performance, motorsport-grade oil, Motul’s association with the Paris Dakar Rally means that you can be sure that Motul Oil is designed to operate in the most extreme conditions, across the highest range of temperatures and RPM.

Motul have earned a name as a trusted partner for many teams throughout the World Rally Championship and the new, booming World RallyCross Championship. Some of the world’s most demanding Rally Raid teams have also demanded the kind of quality that Motul provides, in arenas such as the Paris-Dakar where there is no room for mechanical error.


So, what are some of the products that make Motul so good?


Motul 300V

motul 300v

Motul 300V has been developed in conjunction with some of the world’s leading race teams over a variety of disciplines. As a result of extreme testing and uncompromising research and development, the Motul 300V is considered by many to provide the very best in protection for engines that are pushed to the absolute limit in terms of revs, temperature and conditions. Guaranteed to deliver the best in engine response, power delivery and unbreakable protection, Motul 300V is ideally suited to high-performance and modified engines.


Motul 8100

motul oil 8100

Looking for amazing oil for your modern passenger car? Checkout the Motul 8100 range! Motul’s 8100 range is the ultimate 100% synthetic solution to care for modern engines that require the finest to perform at their best. The 8100 range stretches across a huge range of viscosity and grades, with every variant in the range designed specifically to cater for the types of engines most likely to use it.

To suit a wide range of Euro Emissions Regulations, as well as the stringent OE Requirements of some of the world’s most particular car manufacturers, choose Motul 8100. 8100 is also highly recommended for newer engines that are still under their warranty


Motul H-Tech 100

motul oil h-tech

Motul H-Tech 100 is a 100% synthetic oil that is ideally suited to general purpose application in a wide variety of engines. Engineered to uphold the highest standards of oil quality and protection, Motul H-Tech 100 is the recommended range by a large variety of Japanese, Korean and American vehicle manufacturers.

All Motul H-Tech oils meet stringent API Standards where relevant, and like the 8100 range are catered specifically for certain vehicle and engine types, ensuring your engine gets the most tailored protection possible.


Motul Technosynthese

motul oil technosynthese

Technosynthese refers to all of Motul’s products that feature a synthetic blend in order to enhance the mineral oils that it’s blended with. The Motul Technosynthese range of oils offer a great budget-oriented selection of oils to suit a wide variety of passenger cars. Technosynthese oils like the Motul Multipower range is also great for use in modern and large displacement engines, while the 6100 line offers exceptional protection for modern, high-performance engines.


Where to Buy & How to Choose Motul Oil

Need help choosing the right Motul oil? Check out the Motul oil selector HERE

Already know which Motul oil you need? Shop the Sparesbox Motul oil range HERE


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