Shido Lithium Motorcycle Battery - LTX12-BS LION
Customer Product Reviews
Powerful and light
Very good replacement for a lead battery that had stopped holding charge. It is very light and not as tall as the original but it comes with risers so it fits the space well - almost exactly the same dimensions as the original. The contacts are a match and the leads fit easily. The battery starts the engine quickly and first time and it claims not to need charging if used regularly. Prompt service from SBS/DPD as usual, thanks.
Needed another battery for under used motorbike. I thought I would make the switch to lithium. And so far so good. The weight difference is massive. I also like the battery life check button. A simple press to show the charge level. Very happy.
I was amazed at the lack of weight in this battery .If I'm honest it looks like a kids toy but dont be fooled theres plenty of power within. The usual speedy service even though I live on an island, great service , price and value for money.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.