Octane rating - Americas vs. the rest of the world

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by karlsbike, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. karlsbike

    karlsbike Active Member

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    I've reacted on the seemingly low octane rating in the US & Canada. I am in Europe, where we have 93/96/98 octane everywhere.
    After some searching and reading I have concluded that we have two different systems for octane ratings, where your rating number is about .95 of ours. This means that our high octane, the 98, equals your 93 or so.
    So, we are not that different after all;).
    Mine is BTW mostly run on euro 93 - as I have not noticed any difference using high octane. Mind you, mine is close to stock (but won't be in the spring...)
     
  2. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    Karlsbike, do you have Ethanol in the gas over there.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Very good Question and what is the price?
     
  4. karlsbike

    karlsbike Active Member

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    Ok, now I am going to deter any US citizen from ever coming to visit us (which is a shame, so I do it regretfully;)
    The price here is:

    - conversion to US gallon and $ pause -

    about $7.00 per US gallon. On a bad day: $7.50 per gallon
    The only good thing is you can chose to either have ethanol in your bike or in your body over here...
     
  5. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    I'll take mine in a glass please!!