10 Oct AMSOIL MOTORCYCLE OCTANE BOOST (MOB)
Maximizes power & performance, increases the octane of gasoline up to three numbers, improves power and eliminates performance-robbing and engine knock
WHAT IS ENGINE KNOCK AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Engine knock is a reference to the sound made from an uncontrolled and early ignition of gasoline in the combustion chamber. It causes a knocking or pinging sound, robs the engine of power and can cause catastrophic engine damage. The tendency of gasoline to knock is measured by its octane number. Lower numbers denote a greater knock tendency; higher numbers denote greater knock control. Knock may be eliminated by increasing the fuel’s octane.
Improves Low-rpm Performance
Engine knock is especially noticeable in some motorcycles during idle or low-rpm operation and high-temperature driving. Most modern bikes are equipped with sophisticated knock-detection systems that can alter spark timing and the air-to-fuel mixture until knock ceases. Although these systems protect the engine from damage, they can also cause reduced horsepower and poor low-rpm operability. AMSOIL Motorcycle Octane Boost helps reduce the need for knock-detection systems to compensate, ensuring maximum low-rpm power and performance in modern bikes.
What is Research Octane Number?
Research Octane Number (RON), Motor Octane Number (MON) and Anti-Knock Index (AKI) are the three most common octane ratings. AKI, is the most common industry rating. AMSOIL uses the RON rating when conducting performance tests and product validation. Gasoline’s RON generally is a few numbers higher than the AKI posted on the gas pump (e.g. 87 octane fuel, or regular pump gas, has a RON of about 91-92).