Your bike and scooter manufacturers recommend a specific type of engine oil grade and that makes it a bit challenging to select the best engine oil for your bike if you are looking for other available brands, smoother drive and better performance.
Remember, choosing the engine oil well suited for your motorcycle based on its displacement/cc make a significant effect on its performance. Now let's disscuss the recommended and better performing Engine oils for your 125cc machine.
Manufacturer's recommended engine oil for 125 cc bikes and Scooters
This grade of oil is most recommended for 125 cc commuter bikes in normal environmental conditions and short journies.
Manufacturer's recommended engine oil for Honda Shine, Bajaj Pulsar 125, TVS Ntorq 125, Hero Glamour 125cc, Honda Activa 125
Motul 3000 4T 10W-30 mineral engine oil
Rating & Reviews (4.3/5, 169 ratings)
User reviews: "Just replaced old engine oil with this and I can confirm my 125 feels like 150 and is now super smooth!
Castrol Power1 4T 10W-30 engine oil
Rating & Reviews (4.3, 470 ratings)
User reviews: "Castrol is a trusted brand in engine oil that keep the engine runs good and smooth. For many years I use castrol engine oil for my bikes.. that's keep it's running .thanks amazon for quick delivery and good product."
For long trips, long high RPM session even for recommended grade of 10W30, and hot weather conditions, it’s advisable to use this grade of oil for better protection of the 125cc bike & scooter engines.
Manufacturer's recommended engine oil for Vespa 125 and Aprilia SR 125.
Liqui Moly 10W40 Street Synthetic Technology Engine Oil
Rating & Reviews (4.5/5, 82 reviews)
User reviews: "OMG this product is at another level... For my R15 v3. First 50 kms after using this was very aggressive... Engine was roaring like real beast and performance was at high peak.... In later course it became more refine and and stable for engine... With less vibration"
Shell Advance AX7 10W-40 synthetic based motorcycle engine oil
Rating & Reviews (4.3/5, 1854 rating)
User reviews: "It's a very good product, my bike noise is reduced, gear smoothly working, mileage increased, highly recommended"
This oil grade is mostly used in 200 cc - 250 cc bikes but this is the Manufacturer's recommended engine oil for KTM Duke 125.
Motul 3100 4T Gold Semi-Synthetic engine oil
Rating & Reviews (4.3/5, 1087 reviews)
User reviews: "Less vibration, gear shifting awesome, engine sound more smother like butter."
Motul 7100 4T 20W-50 API SN Fully Synthetic Engine Oil for Bikes
Rating & Reviews (4.5/5, 2315 ratings)
User reviews: "Bikers... This Motul 7100 with viscosity 20W50 is best engine oil for bike above 150cc. I've been using it since February. I replaced this engine oil after running more than 7000 kilometres and the Mechanic from Bajaj service centre said you can still use this engine oil."
Comparatively to 20W-50, 10W-50 thickens less in cold weather conditions & is the Manufacturer's recommended engine oil for Suzuki Access 125
Motul 7100 4T 10W50 API SN Fully Synthetic Ester Petrol Engine Oil for Bikes
Rating & Reviews (4.5/5, 790 ratings)
User reviews: "Couldn't find anything good for Suzuki Access 125"