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BikeMaster Lithium Ion Battery Review | Shed Some Weight

BikeMaster Lithium Ion Battery Review

BikeMaster Lithium Ion Battery Review | Shed Some WeightManufacturers and motorcyclists spend untold amounts of money to make motorcycles lighter. BikeMaster’s Lithium Ion battery saved nearly four pounds when replacing the standard lead-acid battery in my Suzuki DR-Z400S, and it cost less than $100. Given the high positioning of the battery, that’s a nice reduction above the center of gravity.

Now, a lighter battery is of no use if it won’t start the motor, which in this case is a 398cc thumper. Not only does it start my DR-Z up easily thanks to an impressive cranking amp rating, it will do so numerous times.

The bike tends to sit, as I always have test bikes to ride, so the carbureted motor can be a reluctant starter and will stall repeatedly while warming up. The 2.5 amp/hour BikeMaster Lithium Ion motorcycle battery re-fired the DR-Z as many times as it took to get it warmed up.

The BikeMaster Lithium Ion battery comes pre-charged and doesn’t require a trickle charger to stay powered up, as the discharge rate is low. For convenience, a traditional 12V battery charger can be used when needed.

For additional information, visit BikeMaster.

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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