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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION

Ultra light OEM replacement lithium battery with LED indicator

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Customer Reviews for Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION

Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
January 22, 2020

Faulty battery

I received the battery and charged it per the instructions with a lithium charger. Fitted to my bike and everything was fine. The next morning I go out to start my bike and nothing. Checked the voltage with the led display and showing full charge. Contacted Shido who confirmed that it sounds like the battery has a few dead cells. Have since returned to Sportsbikeshop and awaiting a replacement/refund.

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
December 3, 2019

Excellent first impressions

I've just bought this so I think it's a bit early to give a complete review for something like a battery that is hopefully going to last for years. All I can say is my first impression of the Shido is the weight saving is amazing. I honestly thought they had sent the wrong item, no way could it be a battery. The built in power gauge is a clever idea and tells you at a glance the state of charge. Mine arrived fully charged but I have a lithium charger just in case although reading other reviews I'm not sure I'll need it as these seem to retain their charge for ages. I don't have any alarm devices causing a constant drain so that might change things for you. Anyway to sum up it feels like a great quality product and time will tell how the service life compares to the old tech brick I pulled out.

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
November 7, 2019

Light, Powerful but Fragile

Excellent little upgrade to ny old dated Lead Acid, made starting a lot easier and battery removal / installation far better with the low weight. Only issue is that they are very sensitive, my first one died due to a faulty regulator and could not be revived even with a lithium battery tender. Lesson learned, Lithium batteries are not as resiliant as Lead Acid ones!

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
January 22, 2019

V-Strom battery replacement

This battery is super light and comes fully charged. I couldn't believe the weight difference until I help both the original and this battery together. Perfect fit with the spacers to raise it up. All in all a very good buy for anyone wanting to keep the weight of your bike down and definitely helps with the running of the bike.

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
October 11, 2018

Excellent battery

First thing you notice is the weight old battery 4kg this one 700g - very handy in terms of fitting and holding generally on fitment. Plenty of juice starts the bike easily.

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
May 2, 2018

Blinking good

Excellent battery. Much lighter than my previous one and easy to install.

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
December 11, 2017


Powerful little battery and amazingly lightweight, worth the dosh.

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
June 4, 2017


Really good battery

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
March 18, 2017

Superb little battery

Bearing in mind I had not started my Yamaha YZF 600R Thundercat for around 4 months, this battery brought the beast to life. Incredibly light but packed with power, this battery is a must for weight saving and ironing out any starting issues you may have had. I would recommend this upgrade to everyone.

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
October 5, 2016


I always forget how incredibly light lithium batteries are. I should have got one long ago! The high output really helps my irritating, recurring VFR 800 FIX charging problems.

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Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION

  • Ultra Light up 80% weight saving
  • Lithium iron phosphate and graphite construction
  • Built in LED indicator to test battery
  • Quick charge, charges up to 75% in just 6 minutes.
  • Same shape and size as OEM battery so simple to fit
  • Terminals are always the same shape and orientation as OEM.
  • More powerful motorcycle starts reliably and faster
  • Long service life approximately 2000 charge cycles
  • Mount in any orientation will mount sideways or even upside down
  • 3 year warranty

This battery MUST be charged with an appropriate Lithium charger to prevent damaging the battery
The Shido lithium motorcycle batteries are a direct replacement for your OEM battery. Using the latest lithium ion technology, Shido have managed to develop an ultra light weight battery. Swapping your old lead or gel battery for a light weight lithium will save weight without breaking the bank. Aside from the weight advantages, the Shido lithium batteries provides high cold cranking amp and a fast, strong start. The built in LED indicator allows you to test the charge level of the battery.

Cold Cranking Amps:210A

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Shido use technology shared with the mobile phone, computer and power tool industry. Lithium cells are slowly beginning to replace traditional lead-acid batteries for high performance automotive applications. The biggest advantage is a massive weight saving, as well as several benefits over lead-acid or gel batteries. Shido produce high quality lithium-ion batteries which are a direct replacement for many motorcycle applications.

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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

  • Why do you need a lithium charger to charge these batteries? Do you require to charge them on regular basis (like mobile phones) are they not being charged by bike alternator? Or the lithium charger is just in case that they discharge during cold nights. Thanks

    October 26, 2018

    Your bikes alternator will charge the battery in normal use, but if you wish to store the bike for a prolonged period of time (over winter for example) and use a battery charger such as an Optimate, you must use one that is suitable for Lithium batteries.

  • Is this Shido lithium battery suitable for use on Kawasaki W800 2011 which has a standard YTX12-BS battery?  cheers

    June 6, 2018

    The battery will work fine however you will need a lithium charger to charge the battery

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