Castrol India Ltd today launched its new Castrol Activ engine oil, which is claimed to be the company’s best formulation for continuous protection. The new Castrol Activ engine oil is said to be fortified with ‘Improved Actibond’ molecules that cling to critical engine parts through all stages of riding, providing 50 % better protection. The new Castrol Activ engine oil is said to meet API SL and JASO MA2 specifications, and is available in 1 litre and 900 ml packs.
The formulation of new Castrol Activ is designed to protect the engine through the three stages of engine - start-up, running and engine off. Most engine wear occurs during warm up just after starting the motorcycle and Actibond molecules reduces warm up wear by 75 %, the company said. When riding, Castrol Activ fights deposits and provides superior engine cleanliness to help ensure smooth running and reduce piston wear, it added. Finally, when the engine is switched-off the engine oil clings to engine parts and provides protection against corrosion that may occur due to humidity, Castrol explained.
Kedar Apte, Vice President, Marketing, Castrol India Ltd, said modern riding conditions demand a lot from riders and their motorcycles. A motorcycle requires continuous protection not just while riding but also during start up and even when the engine is off, he added. Apte also said that the new formulation of Castrol Activ has Improved Actibonds that provide continuous protection during start up, riding and even when the engine is off.