Looking for an alternative to Rotella T6. Ipone?

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I ride a 2016 Suzuki GSXS1000 (same engine as the GSXR1000 but detuned).

I've been using Rotella T6 for years because it's reasonably priced and easy to find, however the price has been steadily creeping up over the past few years (it now costs just over $50 for a 5 litre jug) and now I'm starting to wonder if I can get a better oil for a similar price, or an equally good oil for a lower price.

I tried doing some research on the internet but when I tried searching for some of the oils people recommend, they are not available here in my town in ontario, and I don't want to rely on ordering online for my oil changes, I wanna just pop into a local store and get my oil any time.

A local store carries something called Ipone semi-synthetic for $37 for a 4 litre jug. It's 10w40 and JASO MA2 so it sounds like it should work well with my bike. Anybody know anything about this oil? Will I be giving up anything by going from a fully synthetic to a semi-synthetic oil? Will I need to do more frequent changes? I've been changing every 10,000 kms with T6. I put about 10,000 kms per year on my bike, mostly weekend rides and the occasional multi-day touring trip, no racing/track.
 
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It does appear on the JASO Filed Motorcycle Four Cycle Gasoline Engine Oil List, so that is a good sign. Blenders do not have to register their brand with JASO but it helps to figure out which ones actually meet the specification rather than just sound like they do.

It really doesn't matter what the base stock composition is.
 
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I think its just for 2strokes....I have 1L of it :)

It smells like.....strawberies for first 5minutes...then it gets annoying (like burnt plastic) :)
 
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Well I bought the ipone, I'll see how the bike runs with it.

By the way, I still got a liter of T6 that I don't want to waste, would there be any concerns with mixing the T6 and the Ipone for my next oil change?
The T6 is 5w40 full synthetic
Ipone is 10w40 semi synthetic
 
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I can totally understand!

What is the cost of a quart/liter of Mobil 1 10w40 4T up there?
I just checked the websites of several local stores and can't find any motorcycle oil from Mobil 1.

But Motul 7100 is $79 for 4 liters, that's about $59 USD. I heard that's a really great motorcycle oil, I haven't tried it though. It's probably overkill for me considering I don't race my bike.
 
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