When you love your bike, you’ll try anything to keep it running longer—motorcyclists around the globe are constantly on the lookout for new and innovative ways to prolong the life and enjoyment of their machines. We’re all searching for the same thing: longer engine life, reduced wear, increased performance, and smooth operation. But knowing what to look for is one thing. Where to find it is another issue entirely.

Numerous pour-in additives promise reduced friction and wear, plus a longer, better life for your bike’s engine. Commonly called “oil additives,” these products generally alter the properties of the motorcycle’s engine oil, requiring ongoing use and re-application at every oil change. But while these products may be popular, you can do better.

Motorcycle engines – especially modern ones – are precisely-engineered devices with meticulous tolerances, designed for extended periods of extreme use under high loads, and at high revs, making lubrication a huge consideration. That’s just one of several reasons that many riders choose to avoid additives that alter the composition of their preferred engine oil.

There’s another way

Following two decades of testing and sales in the European market, a compelling new alternative to oil additives is now available in North America. Thanks to their patented Triboceramic Nanotechnology, Finland-based RVS Technology is bringing their popular engine treatment stateside. And, though the technology is well-suited for virtually any application where metal-to-metal contact of rapidly moving parts may result in excessive heat, wear, and power-robbing friction, it’s particularly compelling for use in motorcycle engines.

RVS treatments have been proven to work under even the most extreme motorsports conditions, thanks to the company’s sponsorship of several championship-winning European motorcycle race teams. The technology has also been certified by renowned German testing experts TÜV SÜD. Most importantly, since RVS is not an oil additive, it can be used in any motorcycle engine, and does not alter the properties of your preferred engine oil.

Instead, it offers an extra layer of protection for your ride’s powerplant by creating an extremely strong coating over metal surfaces, reducing friction and heat, and freeing up lost power in the process. RVS technology actually repairs and restores worn metal friction surfaces at the molecular level, which helps maintain and enhance factory-specified compression levels, performance, and durability. Unlike other pour-in solutions, RVS products don’t just slow existing wear, but can actually reverse it.

With proper treatment, using RVS can result in lower fuel consumption, decreased emissions, extended engine service life, and increased power output. The strong protective properties also dramatically reduce the risk of engine seizure in the event of otherwise catastrophic lubrication problems. To prove this, the company gave their patented RVS Technology engine treatment to a 2000 Honda Civic, drained all the oil out, and has been driving it in the extreme South Florida heat—the car has gone over 1,500 miles and counting without any engine oil whatsoever.

Unlike oil additives, there’s no need to re-apply RVS after every oil change either. A single treatment lasts up to 60,000 miles or 2,500 hours of use. Reduced application frequency means less waste, and RVS products are made of natural elements and greatly reduce greenhouse emissions and fuel consumption, resulting in a positive environmental effect.

The unique properties of this motorsports-validated treatment make it particularly well-suited for use in motorcycle wet clutch systems as well. Since RVS does not change the composition of your engine oil and only reacts with metal-to-metal friction surfaces, it has no effect on wet clutch friction plates. Instead, it works solely on the metal plates within the clutch pack—meaning that, unlike some oil additives, an RVS treatment won’t elevate your risk of clutch slippage.

In fact, thanks to the treatment’s ability to condition and repair worn metal surfaces, the metal plates within the clutch actually become smoother over time, increasing their surface area and “bite” against the unaffected friction material. This translates into more effective power holding for hard use, along with smoother and quieter operation—and longer clutch life, too.

Visit the RVS Technology website for more information on how to protect, restore, or simply maintain your bike for years to come. Plus, Motorcycle.com readers who use the exclusive coupon code “motorcycle” can now get 15% off their order, plus free shipping.