Shell and Ducati launch new high-performance motorbike oil

Shell Lubricants and Ducati Corse, an Italian motorcycle-manufacturing company have collaborated to create a new motorbike oil; Ducati Corse Performance Oil, specifically designed for the new Ducati Panigale V4 R with dry clutch.

Ducati Corse Performance Oil produced by Shell uses racing-type additives to deliver a power increase of up to 3.5 horse power. In combination with the racing exhaust, the maximum power output of the Panigale V4 R can reach up to 240.5 horse power.

This new oil is as a result of the partnership these two companies have had since in the 90s. Shell has been supporting Ducati since 1999 when the manufacturer was racing in the WorldSBK Championship, and since 2003 when it joined the MotoGP Championship. The two companies also announced an extension of their technical partnership to 2027.

Ade Ajala, Vice President New Business Development and Global Key Accounts at Shell Lubricants, said: “This new Ducati Course Performance Oil is a step-change and an evolution of previous Shell Advance Ducati engine oil products. It is the latest result of our 24-year partnership with Ducati Corse and the learnings and innovations taken from the racetrack to deliver better road-going products for the benefit of Ducati and Shell customers around the world.”

The product has been developed by Shell and Ducati through bench and chassis dyno tests at their research and development centres. It uses Shell’s PurePlus technology and is designed to power and protect Ducati engines by reducing friction to increase power, protecting the engine against wear, and maintaining performance of gear box.