Motor oil is just motor oil, right? Wrong! Your ATV or UTV requires motor oil just like any other motorized vehicle, but any oil just doesn’t cut it. These machines run at higher RPM, work harder and run harder than your truck does, so specialized oils are definitely called for. What separates motor sports oil from common stuff off the shelf? It’s all about what goes into the blend. Let’s take a look at five of the best motor oil products for your off-road fun.

Factory Brands

Manufacturer Motor Oil

The manufacturer of your specific machine designed it to work with its brand of in-house oil. Every brand, including for example Polaris, Can-Am, Yamaha under the Yamalube brand, and Honda under the Pro Honda brand produces oils specifically designed to work with their engines. While there are advantages to using other oils, these are the safe choices. You can rest easy knowing that these oils will not do any harm to your engine.


Maxima Motor Oil

Maxima has been in the game since 1979 and has been a leader in producing American-made lubricants ever since. It has a strong racing heritage, to boot. Many motocross fans from the 1980s will remember the name Ron Lechien. The former Kawasaki factory racer’s dad founded the company and the family still owns and operates it. These oils have very high tolerances for heat and fluidity, making them great choices for those of us that like to keep the gas pedal closer to the floor than most would deem reasonable.



If you think about synthetic oils, the name that pops into most minds is AMSOIL. AMSOIL has been in the business of producing lubricants for over 40 years, and make a wide range of specific products for ATVs and UTVs. What makes them one of the best available is that these products are researched and blended specifically for our market.

Lucas Oil

Lucas Oil

An American success story, Lucas Oil started on the principle of producing a high-quality lubricant and bringing that product into the competitive marketplace. Lucas Oil did so in a big way by jumping into motorsports competition. What gets these oils on this list is the fact that the same technology that goes into the oil for top fuel drag racers also goes into the motor oil you can put in your UTV to keep you on the trails.


Bel-Ray Motor Oil

Bel-Ray offers ATV and UTV users a complete line of products from performance four-stroke specific motor oil and they offer guides specific to use to help guide you through getting the right products for your machine and style of riding. The company has been around since the 1960s, and making powersports oils since the 1970s. It has been producing American-made lubricant products that are able to withstand any condition conceivable, making them a great choice for replacing the oil in your ride.



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  • Robert Sylvester

    Biggest crock I’ve ever read. You should learn more at BITOG site. This at least made me laugh.

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