yeah, sorry, but it is an "unbiased" test paid for and posted by Amsoil
. Am not saying Amsoil is not a good oil, but it is obvious that the it is biased towards Amsoil, true independant tests I have seen rank Amsoil several spots down, and rank Mobil One the best thing going.
With the hopes of this not turning into another oil thread...gasp!
I would again point out that most oils that are reccommeded for motorcycles do the job needed very well. If you buy regular "dino" oil that has a SG or higher rating and use the proper weight, the only real thing that matters is how often you change the oil in response to the type of use/abuse the motor gets.
I change my oil (and filter!) every 3000 miles and use the highly reccomended (and cheap) Shell Rottella T (the regular oil not the synthetic)
I rarely get stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, and all my trips tend to be over 10 miles. This makes my schedual a abit conservative, I likely could go another 1000+ miles before doing a change.
As long as you avoid any oil with the "energy conserving" icon on it, you can pretty much use whatever brand you want to (rated SG/SJ) and get decent protection. If your bike is subjected to alot of heat , either from location or riding habits, you might want to look into synthetic oils.
Many "specialty" motorcycle oils are over-rated, and the cost for them is inflated.
Everyone seems to have a favorite and I hope not to see list here, but they are all good. Spend less time worrying and more time riding and don't believe everyything you read................
And you do not have to be racing to need "a good performing oil" . If you are hard on the motor it likely could use the help....
Some good reading here too: