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Question BMW's Oil Contradiction [Not an Oil Thread!!]

In its maintenance literature BMW recommends Castrol oil products for use in its motorcycle engines. However, the Spectro Oil company produces BMW brand (labeled) oil. It seems paradoxical that they would recommend the consumer use one product and then endorse another item by wrapping the BMW label around it.
Personally, I believe that both Castrol and Spectro are excellent and equal products, so this is not an "Oil Thread" about oil quality or personal oil preference.

My questions: what is BMWs rationale for furnishing this conflicting information? Is Castrol somehow connected to Spectro?

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In its maintenance literature BMW recommends Castrol oil products for use in its motorcycle engines. However, the Spectro Oil company produces BMW brand (labeled) oil. It seems paradoxical that they would recommend the consumer use one product and then endorse another item by wrapping the BMW label around it.
Personally, I believe that both Castrol and Spectro are excellent and equal products, so this is not an "Oil Thread" about oil quality or personal oil preference.

My questions: what is BMWs rationale for furnishing this conflicting information? Is Castrol somehow connected to Spectro?
FWIW . . . (subscription site)
"BP Lubricants USA (formerly Castrol Consumer North America) spends as much time on top of a hood as it does under them. The company, the Castrol brand sponsor of a variety of drag racing, funny car, and Formula 1 racecar drivers, is a distributor of Castrol synthetic lubricants to automotive service providers and retailers in North America. It also provides specialty lubricants, including degreasers, lubes, and transmission fluids, for boating, motorcycling, racing, and snowmobile customers. BP Lubricants USA is a regional unit of Castrol, the UK-based lubricants firm owned by global oil giant BP."

Only found the Spectro website here

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