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Any real reason not to use Motul 300V oil?

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I ended up buying Motul 300V 15w50 oil for my first oil change. Mostly based on something I read online about it making peoples bikes shift as smooth as possible.

However, there's a few pieces of opinion out there as well that 300V is race oil, not street oil. Something about that it is good at protecting bikes for racing and very short change intervals. And those people suggest to use Motul 7100 for street use.

Is there any truth to this? My dealer told me that 300V is the best oil Motul makes and sort of suggested that it means it's better on the street than 7100 but just costs more money.

I was looking for oil that met JASO MA2 standards due to the bike having a catalytic converter.

I've never owned a nice enough bike that oil really mattered, but I wanted to see if any of you have opinions or past experience using 300V as opposed to 7100.

Motul's data spec sheet on their website states that 'other uses' for 300V are "Street bikes fitted with catalytic convertors"

Link: https://www.motul.com/system/produc...riginal/300V_Factory_Line_15W-50_TDS_(GB).pdf

But I don't want to use it if there's some reason I shouldn't be. Some of the things I've seen posted by people (who knows if they know anything or not)

-Race use only, needs to be changed quickly because it breaks down
-It's a 'high pressure oil' and doesn't circulate well at idle

Is any of that true? There's a TON of bad information out there about oil such as the people who simply buy Shell 15w40 dino diesel oil and run it in everything from their lawn tractor to their Bugatti Veyron.

I'm willing to pay whatever for oil, so for me it's not much about the cost, as it is not wanting to run something not designed to work well with the wet clutch and something that doesn't have a long enough service life.

Opinions and facts are both welcome! :nerd:
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Here's what I got as a response from Motul USA:

It looks like they recommend a shorter oil change interval.

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I was trying to dig around to look for M796 with wet clutch threads, but didn't turn up much. This is my first Ducati so I don't want to burn it up with weird oil :)
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