Caltex Havoline, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), today unveiled a new generation of four-stroke motorcycle and scooter engine oils that maximizes engine performance and delivers smooth engine operation on all road conditions. The new product line for motorcycles and scooters includes fully synthetic, semi-synthetic, and mineral products formulated with Havoline’s signature C.O.R.E.+ Technology, and ZOOMTECH.
Caltex Havoline new motorcycle products raise the bar for even better overall performance
All Havoline Super 4T and SuperMatic 4T four-stroke motorcycle and scooter engine oils now come with the upgraded C.O.R.E.+ Technology, Caltex’s most advanced and best-performing formulation. C.O.R.E.+ Technology is an improvement over the previous C.O.R.E. Technology and further addresses key concerns, especially in stressful city traffic conditions. These engine oils deliver a more enjoyable riding experience with enhanced engine performance and cleaning properties.
Apart from an upgrade in product technology, the entire Havoline Super 4T, and SuperMatic 4T range also meets American Petroleum Institute (API) SN1, one of the latest specifications in the industry. Previously, Havoline Super 4T semi-synthetic and mineral products were only meeting API SL2 specifications. Now, meeting API SN specifications ensures that all Havoline Super 4T and SuperMatic 4T fully synthetic, semi-synthetic, and mineral engine oils offer increased high-temperature deposits protection for pistons, better wear control, and improved sludge control in urban, stop-and-go riding conditions. Most motorcycle and scooter engine oil brands in the region are only offering a mix of API SJ3, SL, and SN products.
In a time of a global pandemic, along with keeping one’s health in check, vehicles used for work need to also be in constant tiptop shape. With many motorcyclists using their two-wheelers for urban commuting in their line of work, Caltex Havoline must tailor an engine oil that would be strong enough to stand up to the challenging conditions faced daily. These include a lack of acceleration when carrying heavy loads and high engine temperatures while stuck in traffic. Reliability is also a key concern, as downtime and money spent on repairs are unnecessary inconveniences.
“Today’s consumers are more discerning with the engine oils they choose, and most demand for better protection and performance of the engine, clutch, and gearbox,” said Area Business Manager of Chevron Lubricants for Philippines Hafiz Nasar. “The newest generation of motorcycle engine oils spurs from our success of the previous Havoline motorcycle range and raises the bar for product performance across the industry. We constantly improve and evolve our products to meet the latest industry standards, while also keeping abreast of the lubrication requirements of vehicle manufacturers as their engine technology advances.”
Asia-Pacific accounts for 83%4 of the global two-wheel population, or 524.2 million units in absolute numbers. This number is only set to grow, fueled by rising urbanization in growing economies of the APAC region and increasing demand for transport in small cities. In 2019, the two-wheeler market in the Philippines hit the 8th record in a row and 5th largest in the world. While the 2020 outlook isn’t good, the industry is expected to have a fast recovery next year.
- Cleans and protects – Maintains efficient engine performance
- Oxidation stability – Protects against oil degradation
- Reduces engine heat damage – Delivers continuous and superior oil stability
- Enhances acceleration – Improves clutch grip under high loads with ZOOMTECH
Also, these engine oils5 are also formulated with ZOOMTECH, which delivers better oil frictional properties. For the everyday rider, this improves clutch grip and prevents slippage, especially under high load conditions, and ensures maximum power transfer for enhanced acceleration.
Lastly, the entire range of Havoline Super 4T and SuperMatic 4T engine oils now meet API SN performance specifications, which delivers benefits including:
- High-temperature piston deposit protection
- Improved robustness in wear control
- Enhanced oxidation thickening for better lubrication of the engine
- Sludge control properties, especially in urban, stop-go conditions
The previously well-received Ride Strong campaign takes on a refreshing new look this year, with a more dynamic set of visuals that covers print, digital, and OOH applications. Product labels and cartons have also been redesigned for better legibility.
Caltex range of products for motorcycles and scooters also include:
- Caltex Havoline Ezy 4T SAE 20W-40 API SG JASO MA2
- Caltex Havoline Scooter Gear Oil SAE 80W-90 API GL-5
- Techron® Concentrate Plus – Motorcycle
- Caltex Brake and Clutch Fluid DOT 3
- Caltex Havoline Xtended Life Coolant (Premixed)
About Chevron Philippines, Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 100 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high-quality products and services. There are close to 600 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The fuels and lubricants products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® petrol and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® engine oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at www.caltex.com/ph.
Since 1904, Havoline motor oils have provided outstanding performance. In 1946, Havoline introduced its “New and improved Havoline Motor Oil,” which for the first time featured additives that inhibited corrosion, provided detergent and dispersive action, reduced piston ring wear at both low and high temperatures, and protected against engine rust. Today’s Havoline lives up to its heritage with its latest technology: Havoline with Deposit Shield® Technology, an advanced formulation that protects your engine from harmful deposits to deliver optimum performance. Havoline suite of products include passenger car engine oils, motorcycle oils and other ancillary products such as coolants, automatic transmission and brake fluids providing total engine protection.