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Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart

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If you’re changing your Kymco scooter or motorcycle’s engine oil you’ve come to the right place.

This chooser will help you find the best engine oil grade to keep your bike running smoothly.

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Choosing the right oil filter for your Kymco

If you’re changing your engine oil, it makes sense to change the oil filter too. An oil filter removes tiny particles from the oil, helping to keep the oil fresher and work to its best ability for longer. A new filter costs a few quid and it only takes a couple of minutes to change. 

We’ve put together this [manufacturer oil filter chart] to help you pick the best oil filter for your motorcycle.

How To Change Your Motorcycle’s Oil

how to change motorcycle engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart

If you’ve never changed your motorcycle’s oil before, you might be apprehensive but you needn’t be. With the right tools, anyone can change their engine oil in under an hour. We’ve put together this simple guide to help you through your first motorcycle oil change.

Kymco Engine Oil Chart

MakeModelEngine oilOil Capacity
KYMCOAGILITY 12510W40800 ML
KYMCOAGILITY 50 4T15W-40700 ML
KYMCOAGILITY 50 RS 2T1.1 L 2-T öL
KYMCOAGILITY CITY 50
KYMCOAGILITY CITY+ 12510W40800 ML
KYMCOAGILITY MAXI 300I
KYMCOAK 550I (EURO 4)5W502.6 – 2.7 L API SJ
KYMCOCALYPSO 125
KYMCOCALYPSO 50
KYMCOCK 12515W-40 MINERAL1.0 L
KYMCOCK1 12510W40900 ML
KYMCOCOBRA CROSS 100
KYMCOCOBRA CROSS 502-Stroke Oil1.1 L
KYMCOCOBRA RACER 100
KYMCOCOBRA RACER 502-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOCURIO 50
KYMCODINK 12510W40900 ML
KYMCODINK 25010W40900 ML
KYMCODINK 50 LC2-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCODJ 125 S10W40800 ML
KYMCODJ 50 (2-Stroke-Oil)2-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCODJ 50 S (4-Stroke)10W40700 ML
KYMCODOWNTOWN 125I10W40900 ML – 1.0 L
KYMCODOWNTOWN 300I / ABS10W501.1 – 1.3 L API SJ
KYMCODOWNTOWN 350I
KYMCOEASY 50
KYMCOFEVER II 502-Stroke Ext Tank1.5 L
KYMCOFEVER ZX 502-Stroke Ext Tank1.0 L
KYMCOFILLY 50/LX15W-40700 ML
KYMCOGRAND DINK 12510W40800 – 900 ML
KYMCOGRAND DINK 125I10W40800 – 900 ML
KYMCOGRAND DINK 25010W40900 ML
KYMCOGRAND DINK 300I10W40900 ML
KYMCOGRAND DINK 502-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOGRAND DINK 50/S2-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOHEROISM 12510W40900 ML
KYMCOHEROISM 15010W40900 ML
KYMCOHEROISM 502-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOJETIX 125
KYMCOJETIX 50
KYMCOK 122-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOKB 50 EDITION/METEORIT
KYMCOK-PIPE 12510W40900 ML
KYMCOK-XCT 300I5W501.3 L
KYMCOKXR 250 SPORTS10W401.4 L
KYMCOLIKE 12510W40800 ML
KYMCOLIKE 200I10W40900 ML
KYMCOLIKE 50 (2-Stroke-Oil)2-Stroke Oil1.1 L
KYMCOLIKE 50 (4-Stroke)15W-40800 ML
KYMCOLIKE II 125I CBS/ABS / EXCLUSIVE10W40 or 15W-400.8 – 0.9 L API SL
KYMCOMANBOY 50
KYMCOMANBOY 90
KYMCOMAXXER 300/WIDE10W401.4 L
KYMCOMAXXER 450 I5W50 S2.2 – 2.4 L API SJ
KYMCOMETEORIT CRUISER 125
KYMCOMOVIE 150 /XL
KYMCOMOVIE S 125 I10W40800 ML
KYMCOMOVIE XL 12510W40800 ML
KYMCOMX 15010W40900 ML
KYMCOMXER 15010W40900 ML
KYMCOMXER 502-Stroke Oil1.1 L
KYMCOMXU 25010W401.4 L
KYMCOMXU 30010W401.4 L
KYMCOMXU 300 R10W401.4 L
KYMCOMXU 450I 4WD/LOF5W50 API SJ FS2.2 – 2.4 L
KYMCOMXU 500 2WD/4WD10W403.0 – 3.2 L
KYMCOMXU 550 EXI5W50 S3.0 – 3.2 L API SJ
KYMCOMXU 700 EXI5W50 S2.4 – 2.6 L API SJ
KYMCOMYROAD 700I ABS10W502.4 – 2.6 L API SJ
KYMCONEW DINK 125
KYMCONEW DINK 200I
KYMCONEW DINK 50
KYMCONEW DOWNTOWN 125I (EURO 4)
KYMCONEW DOWNTOWN 350I (EURO 4)
KYMCONEW SENTO 50I10W40700 ML
KYMCONEXXON 5010W40900 ML
KYMCOPEOPLE 150
KYMCOPEOPLE 25010W40900 ML
KYMCOPEOPLE 50 (2-Stroke-Oil)2-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOPEOPLE GT 125 I10W40900 ML – 1.0 L API SJ
KYMCOPEOPLE GT 300I10W501.1 – 1.3 L API SJ
KYMCOPEOPLE ONE 125I
KYMCOPEOPLE S 12510W40800 ML
KYMCOPEOPLE S 200I10W40800 ML
KYMCOPEOPLE S 300I10W40900 ML
KYMCOPEOPLE S 50 (4-Stroke)10W40800 ML
KYMCOPULSAR 125 I10W40900 ML
KYMCOPULSAR 125 II10W40900 ML
KYMCOQUANNON 12510W401.0 L
KYMCOQUANNON 125 NAKED10W401.0 L
KYMCOSCOUT 100
KYMCOSCOUT 50
KYMCOSENTO 5010W40700 ML
KYMCOSNIPER 50
KYMCOSPACER 125
KYMCOSPACER 150
KYMCOSPACER 50
KYMCOSTRYKER 125 I/II10W401.0 L
KYMCOSUPER 8 12510W40800 ML
KYMCOSUPER 8 50 (2-Stroke-Oil)2-Stroke Oil1.1 L
KYMCOSUPER 8 50 (4-Stroke)10W40700 ML
KYMCOSUPER 9 125
KYMCOSUPER 9 250
KYMCOSUPER 9 50 AC2-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOSUPER 9 50 LC2-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOTOP BOY 100
KYMCOTOP BOY 502-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOVITALITY 50 (2-Stroke-Oil)2-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOVITALITY 50 (4-Stroke)15W-40700 ML
KYMCOVIVIO 150
KYMCOXCITING 25010W40900 ML
KYMCOXCITING 250I10W40900 ML
KYMCOXCITING 300I R10W40900 ML
KYMCOXCITING 400I
KYMCOXCITING 500 (VERGASER)10W402.0 – 2.1 L
KYMCOXCITING 500 I/R/ABS (EINSPRITZUNG)10W402.0 – 2.1 L
KYMCOXCITING S 400I
KYMCOX-TOWN 125 I 125 ABS5W50 or 10W50API SJ
KYMCOX-TOWN 300I (EURO 4)
KYMCOYAGER 12510W40900 ML
KYMCOYAGER 502-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOYAGER GT 12510W40900 ML
KYMCOYAGER GT 200I10W40800 – 900 ML
KYMCOYAGER GT 5010W40700 ML
KYMCOYUP 502-Stroke Ext Tank1.1 L
KYMCOZING 12510W401.0 L

Recommended Motorcycle Engine Oils 

The table below shows all the different engine oils available for four-stroke motorcycle engines. We’ve listed them by viscosity. Then we’ve listed the best motorcycle engine oil available in each viscosity, from Mineral-based engine oils to Semi-Synthetic, right up to Fully Synthetic and even top-quality ester-based oils.

The table has been compiled from owner reviews and ratings and manufacturer-specified oil, where applicable.

5W30

motul oil 4 stroke 300v 5w 30 factory line motorbike engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
5W30

Fully Synthetic. Ester-based oil to ensure maximum power output of the engine without compromising the reliability and the wear. Used by Factory race teams. Ideal for wet clutches. Quality doesn’t come cheap.

5W40

silkolene pro4 5w40 motorcycle engine oil fully synthetic - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
5W40

Fully Synthetic. For racing and performance motorcycles where excellence is the only option. Specially researched synthetic esters provide exceptional film strength and outstanding surface protection from start-up to maximum output..

10W30

silkolene pro4 10w30 fully synthetic motorcycle engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
10W30

Fully Synthetic. This ultra high performance 4-stroke motorcycle engine oil offers improved fuel economy and engine performance, rapid oil circulation on cold start, excellent lubrication under all conditions, and superior wet clutch performance.

silkolene comp4 10w30 ester motorcycle engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
10W30

Semi-Synthetic. Particularly suitable for tuned engines or those used in hot climates. Utilising an ester base. Ensures rapid oil circulation on a cold start, excellent lubrication under all conditions, and superior wet clutch performance. API SL, & JASO MA2.

10W40

motul oil 4 stroke 7100 10w 40 ester engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
10W40

Fully Synthetic. One of the best fully-synthetic motorcycle engine oils. Ester-based oil, which is of the highest quality. Very high film strength protects the engine and gearbox. Meets JASO MA. Ideal for oil immersed clutches. Compatible with catalytic converters.

castrol oil power 1 4 stroke 10w40 semi synthetic engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
10W40

Semi-Synthetic. A high-quality part-synthetic oil at a good price. Castrol’s 10W-40 is suitable for high-performance bikes including highly stressed multi-cylinder engines.

putoline s4 10w40  mineral motorbike engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
10W40

Mineral Based. A good quality mineral oil that provides protection under regular riding conditions. Especially suitable for small capacity engines and commuters.

10W50

castrol power 1 10w50 motorcycle engine oil fully synthetic - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
10W50

Fully Synthetic. Suitable for modern high-performance motorcycle engines where API or JASO specifications are recommended. Excellent shear stability.

10W60

elf moto4 race 10w60 motorcycle engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
10W60

Fully Synthetic. Elf’s Moto4 is designed for high-performance four-stroke engines. Its additives improve viscosity rating and thicken the oil at high temperatures, whilst maintaining its fluidity at low temperatures.

15W50

shell advance 4t 15w50 motorcycle engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
15W50

Fully Synthetic. Ultimate performance fully synthetic motorcycle oil for all high demanding 4 stroke engines including racing engines. Offers ultimate lubrication at peak performance levels. Outstanding shear stability and ageing resistance, low evaporation tendency.

castrol oils power 1 4stroke 15w50 motorcycle engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
15W50

Semi-Synthetic. Designed for the latest generation European and Japanese motorcycles. 15W-50 is well suited for large air-cooled single, twins and high mileage engines that require good high-temperature viscosity and oil consumption control.

20W40

putoline formula v twin 20w40 - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
20W40

Semi Synthetic. Four stroke engine oil exceeds the requirements of the leading manufacturers. Offering excellent high mileage engine protection.

20W50

motul 20w50 fully synthetic motorcycle engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
20W50

Fully Synthetic. 100% synthetic 4-Stroke lubricant with Ester technology. Engineered for 2 cylinder engines and meets Harley Davidson spec. Meets JASO MA2 specifications for optimal wet clutch performance and suitable for catalytic converters.

silkoline v twin 20w50 cruiser engine oil - Kymco Engine Oil Change Chart
20W50

Mineral based. Mineral oil based 4-stroke engine oil for all Harley Davidson & Metric V-Twin Cruisers. Provides protection over a wide range of operating conditions. Promotes a high level of engine cleanliness.

Motorcycle Engine Oil FAQ

Can I use car engine oil in my motorcycle?
This can be risky. Even though you can and will find car oil with the same viscosity ratings (i.e. 10w40) as for motorcycle engines, the additives in the oil will be different. Most cars use a separate gearbox oil and most cars have a dry clutch. So a car oil could make your clutch slip or knacker your gearbox. If you're buying a bike that's been run on car oil, beware!

Does engine oil have an expiry date?
Engine oils have an expiry date which means the performance levels can no longer be guaranteed. However if your oil hasn't been opened, it'll take years and years for it to degrade. If your oil has been opened and is a couple of years out of date, it'll most likely be absolutely fine. However, if you've already opened it and it's 5 years out of date you'll be better off buying fresh oil as the additives in the oil may have oxidised and lost their qualities.

What are the most critical areas where the oil flows?
For a motorcycle engine, the critical engine areas are the piston assembly, bearings and valve train. The engine oill also lubricates the clutch (but not if your motorcycle has a dry clutch) and your motorcycle's gearbox.

What does my oil filter do and do I need to replace it?
The oil filter traps foreign particles and debris that are introduced into the oil by normal riding. These particles can be anything from carbon deposits to small metal particles from your motorcycle's engine. These particles can lead to engine damage, while a blocked filter may lead to oil starvation and ultimately engine failure. An oil filter costs just a few pounds, so it makes sense to change this every time you do an oil change.

What is the difference between a mineral, semi-synthetic, and full-synthetic engine oil?
Mineral oils are refined from petroleum, but even mineral oils contain some synthetic compounds or additives to improve them. Semi-synthetic oils are a blend of mineral and synthetic oils. They have definite improvements over pure mineral oils. Semi-synthetics can contain “hydrocracked” bases. Hydrocracked oils are mineral oils that have been subjected to intense pressure and temperature to change the structure of the molecules, making the resultant oil more stable and resistant to evaporation at higher temperatures. Semi-synthetic oils don’t cost much more than mineral oils do, but offer advantages over the latter.

Why does a 2-stroke oil have to be mixed with fuel?
A 2-stroke engine is built and runs differently to a 4-stroke one. A 4-stroke engine keeps most of its oil in its crankcase and oil sump and recirculates this oil to lubricate the engine. With a 2-stroke engine, the process is somewhat different. Here, there is no oil sump as the crankcase deals with the compression and induction of the fuel/air mix. The only way, therefore, to provide oil to the engine for lubrication is by adding it to the fuel. As this oil is burnt with the fuel, it can’t be recirculated. A specific 2-stroke oil is needed as 4-stroke oil would leave damaging deposits behind when it burns.

Is any engine oil better than no engine oil?
Yes, but when it comes to motorcycles, the 'right' engine oil is better than 'any' engine oil!

Why do some engines burn oil?
Unfortunately, some types of engines just use more oil than others due to their design. Here, the burnt oil can leave damaging deposits behind, meaning these engines often need more top overhauls. However, if a touring engine uses more oil than is necessary, changing to a lighter grade of oil often solves the problem.

Can I top up my engine with a different type of oil?
As long as you don’t mix a 2-stroke oil with a 4-stroke oil, you can safely top your engine up with a different type of oil. You probably wouldn’t want to mix different grades, say, a 5W-30 synthetic with a 20W-50 mineral oil, but if you do, it likely wouldn’t do any harm.

Do I need to warm up my engine before riding?
The oil needs to be warm, but, even better, hot, especially when riding at speed. When cold oil is pumped into an engine, cavitation (bubbles of vacuum within the oil) is likely to occur. This, in essence, means that the engine does not receive enough oil for it to run optimally at speed. Warmer, and so thinner, oil ensures that the engine not only receives enough oil, but that all moving parts within it can work optimally. Ideally, use a 5W-40 or 10W-40 oil and ensure the engine warms up properly for a few km before speeding up.

Do I need to regularly change my oil?
If you tend to drive short distances with a low annual mileage, regular oil changes are vital, irrelevant of whether the minimum mileage for an oil change was reached or not. Water vapour and fuel tend to make their way into the oil, and, unless you drive long distances, they never have the chance to evaporate. This can cause damages like corrosion, gear tooth pitting, and ring and bore wear. Long-distance riders with a high annual mileage who use a high-quality oil can afford to be a little more relaxed on the oil changes.

What's the best type of oil to use in a road bike?
Your ideal choice of oil would be an ester semi-synthetic 10W-40 or a 10W-30 that is also shear-stable. The fact that the oil is shear-stable is more important than the fact that it is semi-synthetic. You are still better off choosing shear-stable mineral-based oil than a low-quality semi-synthetic one that isn’t shear-stable. Only for frequent long-distance riders would the cost of a full-synthetic oil be worth it, as it can help save on oil changes and fuel costs.

How does oil 'cling' onto the engine's internals?
Where there is high-speed rotation in the engine, e.g. with a plain bearing, the high speed draws a thick layer of oil between the two surfaces, like a wedge. Here, this oil supports and carries the load of these surfaces. As soon as the spinning stops, however, either due to the slowing down or stopping of the engine, this wedged oil gives way. Where no rotation occurs in an engine, oil cannot form this thick wedged layer to protect metal surfaces. Here, oil provides a thin protective film and often relies on anti-wear agents, detergents, and anti-oxidant chemicals to help protect from metal-to-metal contact.

Questions? Tips, Errors?

We work hard to keep our motorcycle oil chooser up to date but if you spot any errors or you can help us fill out any missing info, we’d love to hear from you. Likewise, if you have a question, just enter it in the comments box below and we’ll get back to you straight away. Thank you!

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