Harley-Davidson announced Wednesday that its engine oil has been approved for use in the new 2016 Honda CR-V, the first of its kind to be approved for automotive use.
“Our engine oil is the most important ingredient in our engines and in the CR-Vs and CR-X,” Harley-Davidsons Chief Operating Officer John Hulsey said in a statement.
“Our engine oils are the only one in the world to be able to handle this extreme climate and provide this level of lubrication.”
Hulsey’s comments came after the oil was approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency responsible for approving engines.
The oil will be distributed to dealers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
“This is an important step in the process of expanding access to Harley-DCV and Harley-Pioneer engine oils,” NHTSA Administrator Mary Jo White said in the statement.
“This approval is a huge step forward for Harley-Devils fans and the engine-oil industry.
We look forward to continuing to work with the industry to further this progress and continue to deliver the most comprehensive oil distribution program ever.”HULSEY’S INSPIRATIONHarley-Davidos Engine Oil was first approved in the U.S. in 1997.
In 2014, the company announced that it would start producing a new generation of Harley-powered cars, trucks and SUVs.
The company’s announcement said that the new engines would have a range of performance, efficiency and safety benefits.
Harley’s current lineup of Harley engines is based on the company’s CR-P, which was developed as a two-stroke inline-four.
The new engine would be the fourth generation of the CRP, and the first to be built from the ground up for Harley Davidson.
The engine would also be the first engine to use Harley’s newest technology, the Harley-Ride-C platform.
The next generation of CR-H’s will use a different technology that is similar to the CRR engine that was developed by Harley’s engineers.
The Harley-Honda CR-S, introduced in 2020, was the companys first performance-oriented engine, and was the first new-generation motorcycle engine to feature a new turbocharger design.