Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The Howe of Fife, Scotland, UK
There isn't a BMW branded oil here in the UK. The recommended oil is Castrol Actevo 20W-50. In fact, I'd be surprised if that isn't what the BMW branded oil is. There's a close relationship between BMW and Castrol and Castrol test their oils extensively in BMW motorcycles. I know this because I have a buddy who is an executive with BP Castrol.
However, at 6K miles, I'd be inclined to use the dino Actevo, rather than the semi-synth X-Tra.
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