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What do people tend to use in their bikes? I know in the manual it says anything 95RON+ is fine, and that fuel injection and knock detection means it'll be perfectly happy on the cheaper stuff. But given bike engines are more highly strung than car engines is there any actual benefit to spending more at the pump?
 

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More octane doesn't mean it's better. Octane is essentially the rating of the explosive nature of the gas. What you use is dependent on the engine's compression ratio, putting higher octane fuel in a low compression engine won't do any damage but also reduces the performance. Just stick with the suggested fuel and save a bit of money.
 

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I did a test with every motorcycle I've rode. When you commute, you can't see any difference in the motorcycle's performance. But when you travel, so you ride on the highway on high speeds, there seems to be an increase in the mileage. With three different motorcycles I've detected an increase of 25-30 kms in a full tank.
Some mechanics also suggest to use high octane fuel once in a while, as it is said that it's cleaning the engine.
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Just use an injector cleaner.....dont forget fuel starts to go of just a few weeks after storing it so all our winter stored bikes fuel will be poor..... like a dunce i filled it up... but i am a boater and have got a fuel stabiliser i could use....
 

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More octane doesn't mean it's better. Octane is essentially the rating of the explosive nature of the gas. What you use is dependent on the engine's compression ratio, putting higher octane fuel in a low compression engine won't do any damage but also reduces the performance. Just stick with the suggested fuel and save a bit of money.
What this man says.
 

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I assume the manufacturer knows best, may as well stick with what they suggest in this case. As for the increase in mileage, I don't have a concrete answer for that.
 

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Lol you definitely don't have to assume the manufacturer knows best, they designed it !

I'm not too sure about the more mileage thing? It doesn't make sense. Why would you get more mileage from using higher octane in a motor that wasn't designed to run off of it ?
 
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