Testing Batteries in the Cold

Jan 25, 2014 View Comments by

If there’s one good thing to be said for the recent spell of intensely cold weather (What is a polar vortex anyway?) it’s that it offers a great opportunity to see how tough your battery really is. Last winter I lived in a townhouse and the only place to keep my bike was in the […]

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MotoMojo: Advanced Battery Designs

Dec 24, 2013 View Comments by

Lightweight and powerful, advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designs are making their way from applications such as laptop computers and hybrid cars into motorcycling. They are far lighter and smaller, as well as maintenance free. In addition, they don’t contain toxic lead as conventional motorcycle batteries do. Lithium-based batteries have been available for gasoline-fueled motorcycles for […]

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News and Products from the AIMExpo in Orlando

Oct 18, 2013 View Comments by

Erik Buell Racing Unveils 1190RX  There was plenty of excitement around the Erik Buell Racing booth as a motorcycle shrouded in black cloth descended from the ceiling to alight on the carpet amidst members of the motorcycle media, dealer representatives, and curious bystanders. Once the cover was lifted, a bright red superbike, very similar to […]

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Is That a Shorai Lithium Iron Battery in Your Pocket?

Oct 02, 2013 View Comments by

I’m going to out on a limb here and say that pound for pound and dollar for dollar there’s no more cost effective way to reduce the weight of your motorcycle than to get one of these here newfangled lithium iron batteries from Shorai. A Shorai battery shaved over seven pounds from my bike! Seven […]

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BMW C evolution Electric Scooter

Sep 16, 2013 View Comments by

For some time now BMW Motorrad has been talking about shifting to smaller, more practical mobility solutions. Well, it appears they really mean business. The new BMW C evolution scooter is styled similarly to its dinosaur juice powered siblings the C 600 Sport and C 650 GT, but that’s where the similarities end. The C […]

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Shorai LFX Lithium-Iron Powersports Battery

Jun 02, 2013 View Comments by

In a motorcycle, as in other vehicles powered by petroleum products, the battery serves one primary purpose, to get the internal combustion engine going. After that, it’s pretty much dead weight until the next time you need to start the motor. One way to reduce that weight penalty is a Shorai lithium-iron battery. Depending on […]

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Pulsetech XC100-P Xtreme Charge 12V Battery Maintenance Charger and QuadLink 4-Channel Battery Charger Multiplier

Feb 15, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcycle batteries discharge during storage, and before you know it, they’re ruined. Pulsetech’s innovative Xtreme Charge battery maintenance charger works on any type of 12-volt, lead-acid battery, including valve-regulated lead–acid battery (VRLA), absorbed glass mat (AGM), and the common flooded type. It automatically adjusts its charging regimen so you don’t need to select the battery […]

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Triumph Recall

Oct 25, 2012 View Comments by

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the regulator/rectifier on certain 2006-2009 Triumph Street Triple, Street Triple R, and Daytona 675 motorcycles may overheat preventing them from properly charging the battery. This could lead to the battery becoming completely depleted causing the bike to suddenly stall, which, of course, could be dangerous. Consequently, the […]

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Shorai LFX Batteries

Dec 05, 2011 View Comments by

Shorai’s new product line of lightweight, high-performance batteries is designed to replace the heavy, corrosive and high-maintenance lead-acid batteries used in motorcycles. Shorai employs lithium iron phosphate cell technology with eXtreme-Rate LiFePO4 as a cathode material, dubbed LFX, which offers a number of advantages. Compared with traditional lead-acid batteries there is a major weight reduction […]

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Xtreme Charge 12v Battery Charger

Jan 16, 2011 View Comments by

There’s a simple way to avoid a dead battery in the spring when you break out the bike for the first time: the Xtreme Battery Charger works on every type of 12-volt lead-acid battery. And it has a five-stage charging process that automatically determines the charge rate, so you don’t have to be an expert […]

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