Unlike with cars, the capacity of motorcycle oil sumps is generally limited given the low overall dimensions of a motorcycle engine. For scooters in particular, their capacity is often less than 1 litre and for some applications dry sumps can also be used. (this is when the oil sump is located remote from the engine).

Given these lower volumes of oil in motorcycles and the increased constraints put on the lubricant, such as higher temperatures, multiple lubrication (engine, gearbox and clutch) and extreme RPM – oil drain intervals are shorter for motorcycles than for cars.

However, we advise that In any event you should always refer to the Instruction / Service recommendations for the correct oil change intervals.