The bike is a year 2000 Ducati ST2 (944 Engine) with 34,400 miles on the clock (it had 2295 when I bought it 5 years ago). The bike is totally standard except for a 14 tooth gearbox sprocket. Its serviced annyally by me with Rich of Louigi Moto adjusting the valves if they need doing. The bike was taken to Tim Blakemore in Bristol and put on the Dyno. Ducati figures are 83 hp at the crank. The actual reading at the back wheel is 72.81 hp. You will notice that the revs are not on the readout. This is because the fairing needs to be removed to connect the dyno and I couldn’t be arsed as it is a pig to remove. I then added the Microlon as per instructions. 22 fl oz of Microlon was put in the engine and 2 fl oz in the fuel tank. I then road the bike on the motorway for 140 miles with the revs at 4000 – 5000 RPM. There was no increase in engine temperature, as I expected, during the running in period. The bike was then tested again with a reading of 77.02 as the result. The net gain of approx 6%. The only way to get a gain like this on a standard bike is by fitting a Power Commander at 279.00 Euros plus set up and the improvement on my bike would probably be less than this.
On the way home I had a little play. I like to come out of the bends on the torque and am sure there is more there (the torque results are being emailed to me). I will forward them as soon as I have them. The gear change is noticeably smoother and the throttle snappier. I also think the fuel consumption is less but will confirm this in a week or so.
Tim Blakemore is a motorcycle service engineer and tuning specialist in turbo and nitrous. He also has a drag bike which he races.
Richard is a Ducati specialist and prepares race bikes for many teams. He is well respected in the racing scene and a very popular track day instructor.
Both of them were very skeptical of the product as they have seen and tested many such “Performance Products” in the past but both are impressed by the results and I am sure they would both be prepared to stock the product especially after Rich tests the fork treatment.
Tim Blakemorewww.Timblakemoreracing.co.ukMotorcycleSeptember 18, 2016
ASR Motorsports has started using Microlon now, and let my say, Microlon is incredible . Building 50 to 450 cc racing motors, we are always looking for ways to reduce friction. There was a measurable increase in horse power after using Microlon. Our 50 cc motors dyno at 14hp after assembling with Micronlon. We gained 1.4 HP! That is incredible considering the small displacement.
Andy StixASR MotorsportsMotorcycleSeptember 18, 2016
We have used microlon for everything. I use the oilers on my sewing machine which I purchased in 1987 and it sews like brand new and I use it on my serger. My husband has microloned every motorcycle we have owned, every car or van we have owned, in fact everything we have owned that has a motor including the lawn mowers. I don’t know how many people he has convinced to microlon their motorcycle or vehicle. We used to purchase from John Staudt in Los Angeles but we don’t get down there as much as we used to do. I have just ordered another kit for us and some more oilers. My husband keeps giving the oilers away to friends to try and then we don’t seem to get them back!
My husband became interested in Microlon due to an article he read many years ago in a car magazine that told the story of French engineers who tested your product and he was sold! We love it and wouldn’t do without it!
W. PoirierOiler, Motorcycle, Automotive, Small EngineSeptember 17, 2016