Update: We now offer Synthetic 10W-50 and 10W-60 for KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles.
The venerable KTM and Husqvarna motorcycle brands have been around for several decades and are among the very few non-Japanese marques to survive the Asian onslaught of the motorcycle market in the 1970’s and 80’s. Although they’ve each gone through numerous ownership changes and much financial tumult, today both KTM and Husqvarna are quite relevant and producing some of the most dynamic bikes of their storied histories. Though they have been bitter rivals over the years, KTM purchased the Husqvarna brand in 2013 and they are now part of the same corporate family.
Regarding Oil for KTM and Husqvarna
As motorcycle oil is our business, we take of note of these matters and find it interesting that both Husqvarna and KTM suggest very odd viscosity grades for their 4-stroke motorcycle engines and transmissions. Many Husky models suggest a 10W-60 for their engines/transmissions while many KTM models call for 10W-50. Neither of these motorcycle oil grades is widely available.
Why would KTM and Husqvarna suggest these uncommon viscosity grades? Perhaps they may be more common in Europe, but we submit that these exceptionally wide multi-viscosity grades are suggested to cover any possible ambient temperature circumstances in which these bikes may be operated.
So What Does Oildepot Have for Husky and KTM 4-Strokes?
We can confidently offer AMSOIL 20W-50 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil to replace Husqvarna 10W-60 and KTM 10W-60. In fact, we will insist that it is an upgrade over any other engine oil option for Husky or KTM. Is 20W-50 safe for any climate in these motorcycles? We can emphatically reply YES (and then some). This AMSOIL Synthetic 20W-50 has a cold-pour-point of -40°C (-40°F), so oil flow on frosty October rides is of absolutely no concern. Power delivery and transmission performance will be consistent until the temperature dips beyond the -30°C threshold.
As for hot weather performance, AMSOIL 20W-50 has been torture-tested in engine temperatures above 277°C (530°F), with no increase in wear and the oil remaining in pristine condition. These are operating temps that would transform your dirt bike into a blob of molten plastic and aluminum, so there are zero problems with this 20W-50 replacing a 10W-60 on a plus 35°C (95°F) race day.
Other benefits for KTM and Husqvarna Four-Stroke models include:
- Synthetic friction reduction
- The ultimate in wear control
- Outstanding shifting performance
- Increased gear and wet-clutch protection
- Cooler operation
- Powerful anti-rust protection for off-season and wet riding conditions
- Ultra-long oil life
- Maintains its viscosity and does not shear down
For more information on this product and how it can be purchased at wholesale in Canada or the United States, contact us using the form on your upper right or call us at 1-800-748-5781.