Kawasaki launches new line of motorcycle, ATV and jet ski oils
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Kawasaki launches new line of motorcycle, ATV and jet ski oils

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) has announced a new line-up of Kawasaki Performance Oils (KPO). Combining updated branding with all-new motorcycle formulations and even greater improved performance, the new KPO product line-up consists of industry-leading products  exclusively designed and tested for Kawasaki engines.

Adding to the refreshed branding will be an all-new motorcycle oil blend with the KPO 4-stroke motorcycle engine oil  that is optimized for performance and tested and proven for  durability. 

Several performance improvements have been made to the ATV/UTV and Jet Ski®oil categories. The KPO line-up of products continue to push beyond the highest industry standards including JASO (Japanese Automotive Standards Organization) and American Petroleum Institute (API), resulting in motorcycles running cleaner, cooler, and smoother. 

KPO motorcycle oils 

The new and improved KPO ATV/UTV, Jet Ski watercraft, and 2-stroke motorcycle and gear oils  will be available beginning early February. The all-new KPO motorcycle 4-stroke oil will be available at Kawasaki dealers in the United States beginning in April.  

The all-new KPO 4-stroke motorcycle engine oil utilizes the highest quality base oils and  patented cutting-edge dual friction technologies. Modern engines demand better oil due to tighter  clearances, higher revolutions per minute (RPMs), and hotter running temperatures, which is exactly what KPO 4-stroke  motorcycle oil was designed for. It has been tested and proven to reduce engine friction while  producing high clutch friction, providing the rider with an excellent clutch and shift feel. This new  formula also produces excellent engine cleanliness and durability. The KPO 4-stroke oil is offered in full  synthetic, semi-synthetic, and conventional 4-stroke engine oil.  

KPO full synthetic 4-stroke oil has been formulated to provide the ultimate clutch feel and  durability, while providing superior protection under extreme conditions. This motorcycle-specific  formula provides dual-friction technology that offers low friction in the engine and three times the JASO  MA2 clutch friction performance durability. It delivers maximum engine lubrication and protection over a  wide range of temperatures and operating conditions, including high RPM, high temperatures, and  extreme cold.  

JASO MA2 oils are formulated to deliver higher clutch frictional performance. They are designed for use in four-stroke motorcycles and scooters and are primarily suitable for wet-clutch applications.

KPO semi-synthetic 4-stroke engine oil features optimum  engine lubrication over a wide range of temperatures and operating conditions, superior engine and bearing wear protection is delivered and a prolonged engine life is achieved through engine cleanliness  and reduced oil volatility.  

KPO conventional 4-stroke engine oil provides outstanding piston cleanliness  to help prevent deposit and ring sticking as well as excellent camshaft wear protection for a long engine  life. The oil is available in several options including SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, and 20W-50.  

KPO semi-synthetic 2-stroke racing oil is formulated for superior performance in harsh racing  environments and formulated for premix or oil injection systems. The semi-synthetic formula provides  superior performance in racing environments with prolonged engine life and power with ash-less  detergent and dispersant technology. This high-performance oil protects the engine from deposits, hot  spots, and corrosion.  


The KPO ATV/UTV full synthetic 4-stroke engine oil has been formulated and extensively tested  to provide superior performance and protection under high load, high  heat, and extreme cold environments. It is designed for both gasoline and diesel applications.  The full synthetic provides maximum engine lubrication over a wide range of temperatures and  operating conditions. It delivers superior performance and engine durability, including excellent bearing  wear protection. In addition to improved engine cleanliness and reduced oil volatility, it demonstrates  excellent viscosity stability, corrosion resistance, and oxidation control characteristics that are ideal for  harsh operating environments required for protection in newer engines.  

KPO ATV/UTV semi-synthetic 4-stroke engine oil is formulated to provide maximum engine  lubrication over a wide range of temperatures and operating conditions found in real-world experience.  Similar to the full synthetic, the oil is recommended for both gasoline and diesel applications. The semi-synthetic formula delivers high-performance and engine durability as well as advanced wear protection  for increased engine durability and a long engine life. It boasts excellent acid neutralization and  oxidation control characteristics required for protection in newer engines while improving performance  in older engines.  

KPO JET SKI® watercraft oil

The KPO Jet Ski watercraft full synthetic oil has been developed and extensively tested to provide superior performance and protection in harsh marine environments. Using a full  synthetic base oil, it provides superior rust and corrosion protection in high-performance  marine engines. It helps maintain viscosity at high  temperatures, high speeds, and under a high load.  

Just like the full synthetic watercraft oil, the KPO Jet Ski watercraft 2-stroke oil has been  developed to provide superior performance and protection regardless of how harsh the environment  might be. It is formulated for premix or oil injection systems. This formula provides top performance and  protection for 2-stroke water-cooled engines and helps them maintain cleanliness and power  throughout the life of the engine. The oil is designed to protect at idle and wide open throttle for immediate  engine response on the water.  

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, side x  sides, and JET SKI® watercraft through a network of approximately 1,100 independent retailers, with  close to an additional 7,700 retailers specializing in general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates  employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with approximately 260 of them located at KMC’s  Foothill Ranch, California headquarters. 

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