MOTOREX MAGAZINE Nº 126 FALL 2023 EDITORIAL NEVER FAILING TO SUPRISE CHALLENGE THE LIMITS 14 THE TIGHTROPE ARTIST OF LENZERHEIDE 20 SPOTLIGHTS 04 News from MOTOREX TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION 06 Fuel additives for the winter 12 Savings potential in transportation 30 Practical tips on Lube & Care 34 Automated fluid management CHALLENGE THE LIMITS 14 The tightrope artist of Lenzerheide SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE 08 Stress test in the forest 26 Effects of alternative fuels on motor oil #RACEPROVEN 20 MOTOREX × KTM 20 years of fluid success AROUND THE WORLD 38 Infospots, puzzle 08 #RACEPROVEN 20 YEARS OF MOTOREX × KTM SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE “INNOVATION IS VITAL FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY.” Sustainability and carbon reduction are subjects on everyone's lips and are having a noticeable impact on society – including on our work as a manufacturer of performance fluids with our own Research & Development department. The requirement to optimize carbon emissions and energy consumption on an ongoing basis and in every step of our activities – no matter how small – always opens up surprising potential for savings. We investigate this closely and are able to act where it will be most effective. This starts with raw material suppliers, who are increasingly providing precise figures on their products’ carbon footprints. Saving energy is an obvious step and extends far beyond optimizing the energy consumption in our production processes and right through to our products, such as the friction-optimized and thus fuel-efficient 0W/X generation high lubricity motor oils. The use of alternative fuels that contain a share of renewable energies or are entirely renewable is highly topical. In the case of motor fuels in particular, there are a range of transitional and interim solutions. Which of these will ultimately prevail remains open to conjecture. What is clear is that this development is greatly increasing the diversity of the operating fluids being used and the demands placed on them. We can already say that the requirements in terms of data collection and testing associated with new technologies in our laboratories are growing rapidly. With an international team of experts and a high-performance R&D infrastructure, we are responding to the ever-changing demands with innovative solutions. This makes me optimistic – not least from the perspective of the dedicated MOTOREX R&D team. Our motivation is unbroken as we move forward into a future that never fails to surprise. Yours sincerely, Dr. Markus Kurzwart and team Director of Research & Development Impressum Editor: MOTOREX AG Bern-Zürich-Strasse 31 CH-4901 Langenthal Tel. +41 62 919 75 75 Fax +41 62 919 75 95 Customer service by phone. Advice and problem solving also in German, French and Italian Overall responsibility for content: David Bucher Language versions: Published in German, English, French and Swedish. Total print run: 60,000 copies Concept, editing and art direction: Aeschlimann, Advertising Concepts and PR GmbH, Gümligen Translation: BMP Translations AG, Basel Cover photo: Denise Wey, Lenzerheide Graphics and prepress: Burki Scherer AG, Oftringen Printing: Merkur Druck AG, Langenthal. Text contributions may be used when source is indicated. MOTOREX ® and all employed product names are internationally protected trade marks. No responsibility is accepted for printing errors or changes in the technical data.