Ducati has unveiled an innovative product that is set to revolutionize the performance of their high-performance motorcycles. In collaboration with Shell, Ducati proudly presents the Ducati Corse Performance Oil powered by Shell Advance.
This groundbreaking lubricant draws upon 23 years of collaboration between Ducati Corse and Shell in the MotoGP and Superbike World Championship, bringing the cutting-edge solutions of Ducati Superbikes to the hands of passionate motorcycle enthusiasts.
The launch of Ducati Corse Performance Oil powered by Shell Advance represents the culmination of a highly successful partnership between Ducati Corse and Shell.
In 2022, this collaboration propelled Ducati to claim the prestigious Riders’, Teams’, and Constructors’ titles in both the MotoGP and Superbike World Championships with the talented riders Francesco Bagnaia and Alvaro Bautista. Leveraging this winning synergy, Ducati and Shell have harnessed their expertise to transfer race-winning materials and technologies to production motorcycles.
The Ducati Corse Performance Oil powered by Shell Advance, featuring Shell PurePlus technology, offers remarkable performance gains for Ducati’s Desmosedici Stradale engines equipped with dry clutches.
Through the skillful selection of base oils and friction-reducing additives, this lubricant showcases a remarkable 10% reduction in friction compared to the original equipment Shell Advance 15W-50 lubricant. Consequently, motorcycle enthusiasts can anticipate a significant increase in maximum power, with the Panigale V4 R experiencing up to 3.5 horsepower gain and up to 4.5 horsepower at the limiter.
The achievement of these performance milestones can be attributed to the innovative formulation of additives developed by Shell in collaboration with Ducati Corse.
Within the Ducati Corse Performance Oil powered by Shell Advance, a friction modifier creates an ultra-thin film on mechanical surfaces, mitigating the impact of imperfections and reducing friction. It is important to note that this lubricant is exclusively suitable for engines with dry clutches.
Additionally, a specially designed viscosity modifier, widely employed in racing applications, lowers viscosity under high sliding velocities, thereby minimizing friction and maximizing performance. Simultaneously, the viscosity modifier ensures optimal protection, even under the most challenging lubrication conditions, such as during engine startup.
For the first time, motorcycle enthusiasts can now experience the thrills of the track to the fullest with a lubricant tailored specifically for high-performance Ducati motorcycles equipped with a V4 engine and dry clutch. The Ducati Corse Performance Oil powered by Shell Advance unleashes additional power, allowing riders to push the boundaries of their motorcycles like never before.
Given its specialist application in closed-circuit settings, the Ducati Corse Performance Oil powered by Shell Advance necessitates oil changes every 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) or annually.
Ducati ensures that this revolutionary lubricant is available through their extensive sales network in Italy, France, Benelux, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Portugal. Furthermore, the distribution will soon expand to encompass the United States, Canada, and Australia, allowing Ducati enthusiasts worldwide to benefit from this groundbreaking product.