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This is an additional oil viscosity vactoid - for the past few years, Ducati dealer-preps their superbikes with a light weight oil in order to comply with various countries' emissions requirements for motorcycles, but Ducati Corse then tells competitors to switch to a 20w50 oil before using their equiptment due to the superior protection offered by that weight oil.

Again, perhaps this is apples to oranges regarding a competition bike and a road use car (and the bike engine is water cooled, too) but this directive is based on Ducati's rich racing history (not just work done in a lab setting). Of course, Ducati is not the world authority on oil and there are many ways to skin a cat, but this is something to consider when thinking about real world oil performance . . .
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