Motul 5100 vs Motul 300V Factory Line Road

Both contenders are 4-stroke engine oils manufactured by Motul, suitable for racing motorcycles installed with high-performance engines. These contenders are also applicable to street bikes, ATVs, and UUTVs.

5100 is Technosynthese based on Ester technology. Ester technology guarantees anti-wear characteristics and improves gear shield and life span. It also ensures oil film resistance at high temperatures for engine stability. It is used in Race bikes having high-performance 4-stroke engines, incorporated gearbox, wet or dry clutch, and for engines working at an extensive range of temperatures. It follows API SM and JASO MA2 standards. It is economical in terms of fuel consumption and cost.

300V is 100% synthetic lubricant oil based on Ester Core Technology suitable for racing factory lines. Ester Core technology permits optimum power production of the engine without conceding reliability and wear. It consumes less fuel due to lower density, longer drain interval, and better endurance in extreme conditions, and exceeds the requirements of API and JASO standards.

Compared to Motul 5100, 300V has a longer drain interval, enhanced endurance in extreme temperatures, high fuel efficiency, and also has superior JASO standards. On the other hand, 5100 is having a superior API rating and is relatively less expensive.

Comparison Table

Specifications5100300V Factory Line Road
Oil typeTechnosynthese100% synthetic
Engine type4-Stroke4-Stroke
Viscosity grade10W-30, 10W-40, 10W-50, 15W-50, 20W-505W-30, 15W-50, 5W-40, 10W-40
Formulated technologyEster technologyEster Core Technology
ApplicationEngine lubricantsRacing factory line
Product rangeMotorcycles, Street Bikes, ATVs, UTVsMotorcycles, Street Bikes, ATVs, UTVs
ColorAmberYellow / Green Fluo
Cost of 1 liter19.99 $28.75 $

Lubrication Standards

Lubrication standards are important to ensure that the fluids meet certain criteria. The performance of lubricant is analyzed based on some internationally recognized standards like API, SAE, ISO, JASO, etc.

5100 follows SM API standard which means that this engine oil is preferable for vehicles manufactured between 2002 and 2009. API is specifically envisioned to encourage safety in the oil industry and it also confirms that an oil meets definite Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) quality standards. 5100 also follows the JASO MA2 standard which is appropriate for mostly wet-clutch applications and ensures clutch performance during different riding modes. It delivers better friction performance to the clutch whereas its opponent exceeds JASO standards and hence is superior.

On the other hand, 300V meets the API SL, introduced in 2001, and is not suitable for engines manufactured after 2004. This suggests that it lack behind its competitor in this regard. 300V is approved by the JASO T903 standard which means that both the JASO MA & MB would imply with it. So 300V takes the lead in this regard.

Standard5100 (10W-40)300V Factory Line Road (10W-40)
APISMAPI SL
JASOMA2Wet clutch compatibility checked on JASO T903

Endurance in Extreme Temperatures

The minimum temperature below which the liquid loses its flowing characteristics is termed the pour point. At the lowest temperature at which a liquid will give off vapors in the atmosphere and in case of contact with an open flame, it will burn. This is termed the flash point. The flashpoint of 300V is relatively higher. It will perform longer in high-temperature conditions as compared to its opponent. The pour point of 300V is comparatively lower which shows that it will perform well in cold conditions and hence freeze later than its contender.

300V has better temperature endurance in extreme environmental conditions.

Parameter5100 (10W-40)300V Factory Line Road (10W-40)
Pour point-33.0 °C-36.0 °C
Flash point226.0 °C250.0 °C

Oil Drainage

TBN is a measure of basicity expressed in terms of the number of milligrams of potassium hydroxide per gram (mg KOH/g) of the oil sample. When engine oil becomes acidic, it needs to be replaced otherwise it could lead to engine failure. Higher TBN values ​​are designed to extend the operating period under severe operating conditions before the lubricant needs to be replaced.

TBN value of 300V is comparatively higher than its challenger, hence it would last longer in the engine and would have a longer oil drain interval.

Parameter5100 (10W-40)300V Factory Line Road (10W-40)
Total base number, mg KOH/g7.58.3

Viscosity Comparison

To determine the fluid characteristics of a lubricant, kinematic viscosity is an important parameter to analyze. The analysis is carried out at the high and low temperatures of both the contenders. As we can see from the table below, the kinematic viscosity of 300V is comparatively lower at both temperatures, hence it is concluded that 300V will flow more easily than its competitor, and will consume less fuel to circulate.

Another important parameter to analyze the viscosity alterations due to changes in the oil’s temperature is the viscosity index. It is a unit-less parameter. The higher the value of the viscosity index, the fewer alterations will take place in the kinematic viscosity of engine oil. Since the value of both competitors is almost equivalent to one another, so the change in their kinematic viscosities due to temperature alteration would also be the same. Hence, both of them would be equally adaptable to environmental change.

Parameter5100 (10W-40)300V Factory Line Road (10W-40)
Viscosity at 40 °C87.6 mm²/s82.1 mm²/s
Viscosity at 100 °C13.8 mm²/s13.1 mm²/s
Viscosity index161.0160.0

Density Difference in Lubricants

An important parameter to analyze the fluid characteristic is its density. As the temperature increases, the density of the oil decreases thus having an indirection correlation. This parameter determines how the machine works and how the lubricant performs. Fluid gets thickened as the density increases thus taking more time to come out of the deferral. Lubricants with higher density also consume more fuel.

The density of 5100 is comparatively higher and its consistency is thicker as compared to its contender. For a denser lubricant, the fuel is consumed more by the pump to flow. This shows that 300V is a more economical choice as it will consume less fuel and it is less dense comparatively.

Parameter5100 (10W-40)300V Factory Line Road (10W-40)
Density at 20 °C0.865 (ρ)0.852 (ρ)

Price Comparison

Lower fuel consumption, longer drain interval, better endurance in extreme conditions, and superior JASO standards make 300V more expensive than its contender.

The prices of 1 liter of MOTUL 5100 and 300V factory line are 19.99 $ and 28.75 $ respectively.

Summary

Both contenders;

  • Are designed for 4-stroke motorcycle engines.
  • Are equally adaptable to environmental changes

Motul 5100 10W-40 4T;

  • is Technosynthese-based engine oil.
  • has an amber color.
  • is more economical than its opponent.
  • Has a superior API rating.

Motul 300V Factory Line Road 10W-40 4T;

  • is a 100% synthetic engine oil based on Ester Core Technology.
  • is suitable for racing factory lines.
  • has a longer drain interval.
  • has better endurance in extreme temperature conditions.
  • Is approved by API SM/ and JASO MA2 standards.
  • Is complied with more JASO ratings than its competitor.