Riders in Europe Urged To Use Synthetic Lubes

The Association of European Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) has launched a Europe-wide awareness campaign promoting the use of synthetic oil for powered two-wheelers, particularly by owners of two-stroke machines.

ACEM says it is generally recognized that lubricant oil has a direct and immediate impact on the emissions of particulate matters. Synthetic oil ensures a good environmental performance and correct and long-lasting effectiveness for new technology Euro2 and Euro3 vehicles. However, a large number of two-stroke "conventional" pre-Euro1 powered two-wheelers in use could contribute to particulate matters reduction up to 50% by using synthetic oil.

The objective of the campaign is to inform the owners of these vehicles as to the advantages of synthetic oil, which will contribute to a better and cleaner environment. The campaign is also intended to safeguard the mobility of two-stroke engine users in congested city centers, where "conventional" pre-Euro1 vehicles are increasingly faced with issues related to air quality.

The campaign, supported by the European Commission, launched with posters and ads emblazed with the slogan, "Be smarter, be cleaner, use synthetic oil!", ACEM vows to take the campaign to the Internet and dealerships.

For more information, see www.usesyntheticoil.info.