lithium ion batteries are only just becoming populer with bikers, you wouldn't dear buy a cordless drill these days unless it came with a lithium battery.
We are big fans, they hold the charge alot longer, lighter more cracking amps.
But before you rush out to buy one, lithium batteries are quite expensive compared to your normal acid type.
A few words of warning, theres alot of shite lithium batts after coming on the market so be carefull with your money, buy a known brand like Shido (ya there the ones we sell :))
A lot of these cheaper brands will also call for the you to buy that brands own charger, well they recommend a low amp charger because the internal balancing electronics that they use in there batts are set up for a low current charge but thats all in the small print.
If you use a normal charger the balancing will be off and the battery will be shagged in no time, they are re-banded generic Chinese batteries so do your homework.
What can you expect from a good lithium battery, Shido our main brand is at the highter end and below is the reason why, if a lithium battery you are looking to buy is not up to this spec chances are its rebanded from China.
-Can last up to 10 years
-Will charge up to 75% in just 6 minutes
-Cranking power 50% higher than equivalent lead acid batteries.
-Up to 75% lighter than conventional batteries - With a weight saving of around 2kg on an average superbike
-The battery is the same size and shape as the OE battery so that it fits directly into the same space with the same electrical connectors and bolts