WHAT IS IT? T2 is a two-stroke racing fuel that is
already pre-mixed with oil. It requires no mixing; just pour
WHAT’S IT COST? $61.00 in 5-gallon containers.
CONTACT? www.vpracingfuels.com or (951) 696-5100.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with VP Racing Fuels’ T2 pre-mixed two-stroke fuel.
(1) Ethanol. Today, riders are confronted with damage
from ethanol-blended pump gas that fouls carburetors and
goes bad after just a few weeks in storage. To address
those problems, VP Racing Fuels has introduced T2 pre-mixed two-stroke fuel.
( 2) Octane. T2 is a leaded fuel with a 105-octane
rating (R+M/2). This is more than sufficient to provide all
modern two-strokes with protection against detonation.
T2 vaporizes better, burns cleaner, contains no ethanol
and remains stable in a sealed container for up to two
years. It should be noted that T2 is formulated for modern
water-cooled two-strokes. If you own an older air-cooled
two-stroke, please stick with VP’s C12 two-stroke fuel.
C12 has a 113-octane rating and is recommended for
compression ratios as high as 15:1. It is the go-to gas for
ported, milled and air-cooled engines.
( 3) Pre-mix ratio. T2 is pre-mixed at a 40:1 ratio with
a top-quality, JASO FD-rated, certified, premium, two-stroke oil. Although VP does not say what two-stroke oil it
uses in the T2 mixture, we would bet it is Maxima.
( 4) Tech specs. T2 has a specific gravity of 0.732 at
60 degrees. Its Motor Octane Rating (MON) is 101, while
its Research Octane Rating (RON) is 109 (resulting in a
R+M/2 of 105 octane). It is a leaded and oxygenated fuel
(with more oxygen than pump gas).
( 5) Pricing. With 5 gallons of premium pump gas
going for around $20 and a liter of pre-mix running at
$15, T2 retails for about $30 more than 5 gallons of
conventional 91-octane fuel. The price is not comparable,
because T2 does not contain any ethanol (pump gas
contains at least 10 percent), and the octane rating of
T2 is 14 points higher than that of premium pump gas.
Plus, T2 is prepackaged in a metal container and has a
life span of two years, while pump gas goes bad in a
couple of weeks.
( 6) Power. Thanks to its oxygen content and high
octane rating, T2 produced more power in our 2015
KTM 250SX. Although the gains were modest across
the board, the engine ran crisper, pinging under a
load was totally eliminated, and throttle response
was better. The T2 offered a degree of consistency
that pump gas can never guarantee. The consistent
performance is especially important for riders on the
road to faraway race events where they have to buy gas
from strange stations. Although we didn’t have to re-jet
for our mildly modified engine, it would be a good idea
to carry a one-size-larger main and pilot with you to the
track to deal with changing conditions.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Although it’s a better all-around two-stroke fuel, most stock two-strokes do not
need 105-octane gas. This is a racing fuel for serious
two-stroke racers or riders with modified engines.
You have to want the power increase
more than you want the money.
VP RACING T2 PRE-MIXED TWO-STROKE FUEL
MXA TEAM TESTED