Are There any Down Sides to Lithium Batteries?
These high-tech batteries are usually more expensive than OEM replacements; but considering the performance upgrade, the increase in cost is very justifiable. Lithium carries a lower amp/hours rating, so if you plan to leave accessories on for a long time, you may have to consider your application to make sure it is right for you.
In addition, even though lithium batteries rarely need to be charged, you should be cautious about the type of charger you use as lithium batteries can be damaged when overcharged. We recommend a model specific charger (although you can use any charger that has an auto-shut off feature to prevent over-charging.)
If you are looking for a replacement battery for your bike, and still aren’t convinced that lithium batteries are the way of the future, there are other alternatives that are improvements over stock. A popular favorite is the BikeMaster TruGel, which has higher cranking amps and lasts twice as long as a conventional battery, and is a great low-cost alternative.
But if you are really looking for a quick, headache-free, inexpensive way to improve cold starts, shave weight, and enhance your bike’s performance overall, you would be hard pressed to find a better alternative than one of these cutting-edge lithium batteries. It really is a clear and noticeable upgrade that every kind of rider from street to dirt can benefit from, and its affordability also makes it one of my top picks for bang-for-the-buck mods you can buy!