Gasoline 95 and 98, advantages and disadvantages in motorcycles, here you will clarify all your doubts about it.
If you have one motorcycle and you are not sure what gasoline you should add to the fuel tank, we help you with a series of indications on the virtues and disadvantages of the gasoline 95 and 98.
Not only do they differ in price, as their name suggests, the octane number differentiates them that they incorporate. But also something else.
Gasoline 95 and 98, the fundamental difference is in the octane number
This index indicates the resistance of fuel to detonation when the piston compresses it inside the cylinder, so the higher the index, the more compression that fuel will support before detonating.
98 octane gasoline contains in its mixture less sulfur. This characteristic translates into less punishment for the catalyst and by working better, or being less damaged, fuel consumption is reduced.
95 gasoline has a lower antiknock power
In an engine, the aim is for the gasoline to ignite at a very specific moment, which is caused by the jump of the spark from the spark plug, and not before. 98 octane gasoline, with a higher antiknock power than 95 octane, is developed for high-performance engines.
The best place to check the octane rating to use is to look at the indications that you will find on the motorcycle’s tank or the manual. The information that the developer engineers offer there is the best advice that you can find.
Usually the gasoline of 98 octane is indicated for sportier engines, those that go up more than laps. On the other hand, the 95 allows to achieve great performance in engines that are not high performance.
An engine designed to run on 98 octane unleaded gasoline can run on 95 gasoline, but it is not convenient. In the very long term you can cause damage to the drive.
This article was published in Autobild by Eduardo Caro.