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Ballistic Performance 16 Cell EVO2 Battery

The 16 Cell EVO2 is the biggest powersports battery Ballistic makes with 500CCA and 28 Pbeq AHs at only 3lbs of weight. The 16 Cell is a direct replacement of the Yuasa YTX30L-BS, GYZ-20HL, and YTX24HL-BS. Typical applications are large touring bikes, ATVs, Watercraft, built sport bikes, and heavily modified Harleys. We highly recommend the purchasing the Ballistic EVO2 BMS Balance Charger to extend the life of the 16 Cell EVO2.

  • Dimensions: 112MM (L) x 112MM (W) x 103MM (H) Measured from top of terminal
  • Positive Terminal Location: Right
  • Weight: 1350 grams (3 lb)
  • Voltage (Charged): 13.6V
  • Amperage: 28 Pbeq A/H
  • Cold Cranking Amps: 500 CCA
  • Operating Environment: -18°C (0°F) to 60°C (140°F)
  • Typical Applications: Large Harleys, 1500cc and up 4 cylinders.

Note: Ballistic Batteries may not be a drop in replacement, some modification to battery box, terminals etc may be necessary. See Ballistic / Yuasa Comparison charts below for detailed measurements and weights.

Your powersports vehicle is the pinnacle of modern technology. It is made with the latest lightweight, high tech materials to be the most high performance vehicle on the road, lake, track or trail. You have modified your powersports vehicle with the best in carbon fiber, titanium, and magnesium in an effort to gain every last ounce of performance. Yet, under your seat is a heavy hunk of lead that was designed in the mid 1800’s.

Ballistic Performance Component Batteries use the latest, state of the art lithium ferrous energy storage technology available to provide you with a smaller, lighter, higher energy battery. Each Ballistic Performance Component Battery is assembled by hand in the USA using computer designed custom proprietary cells, cases, and hardware. As a result, Ballistic Performance Component Batteries will provide more energy out of a smaller package while requiring almost no regular maintenance and under most conditions a longer service life than existing lead acid batteries.

  • Up to 80% smaller than the stock battery
  • Up to 10lbs Lighter than the stock battery
  • Service life of over twice a lead acid in similar conditions
  • Industry leading 3 year warranty
  • Designed, developed, and assembled in the USA
  • Hard mounted brass terminals for a direct replacement installation
  • Completely “dry” technology so batteries can be mounted in any direction
  • Non-toxic, recyclable
  • Applications for powersports vehicles from 50cc - 1800cc
  • Tested extensively by professional race teams
  • Impact and water resistant
  • Works with the orignial equipment charging system
  • No trickle charger required, loses only 10% of charge over a year of static use

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Ballistic Performance 16 Cell EVO2 Battery 4 5 39 39
I like it! It's the only battery I could fit on my custom. But it works great; plenty of power to start my 600cc inline four. June 29, 2015
Not great in the cold I've had one of these in my VFR800A for a couple of years now. I've used LiFe technology in other applications and am pretty familiar with its strengths and weaknesses, and I commute to work on my bike all year round. Very reliable battery, cells have maintained their balance, and battery provides good cranking *IF* the temperature is 50F or above. Below that, cranking power goes down quickly to the point of resetting the clock and trip odometers before the motor will start (if it starts). I've actually put a heating pad in the battery box to pre-heat it on cold days using an external USB booster, which helps a lot. I'd probably replace it with a 12-cell model next time for a little bigger capacity margin. Lead battery costs have gone up, so this is still a win in my opinion due to improved reliability and lifetime. March 12, 2015
The battery I've been waiting for. After much research, and because I never liked the OEM batteries on my 2009 Honda CBR1000RR, I purchased this. The original battery, as well as a replacement a few years later, always felt like the battery was weak, no matter what. I believe that Honda, in an effort to eliminated as much weight from the bike as possible, just installed a battery too small for this motorcycle. And the area allowed for it is extremely small as well. This EVO2 make a world of difference. It always starts with plenty of juice. It performs as advertised. Now, hopefully it will last a long time. February 22, 2015
Perfect so far I installed this just before my riding season was over so not much time to test it. It is surprisingly light. It's like it weights nothing compared to an acid battery. I left it in the bike for the winter so far and every time I tried my bike started instantly with a strong cranking. It keeps the charge even in very cold weather with no problem. February 17, 2015
Don't buy this!!!! Don't buy this battery OR the overpriced charger! I bought my 8-cell in Feb of 2014. Waited for warm weather and began using it May. Last week (Nov 2014) I bought Ballistic's charger to "balance charge" the battery, removed the black BMS port cover to begin the balance charging process and discovered the port was loaded with corrosion so bad that one of the 5 pins was entirely gone. Now I'm stuck with a battery I can't properly charge and a specialized charger I don't need. I contacted Ballistic and they are completely unwilling to replace the battery, claiming I've damaged it. I bought the charger through Schnitz Motorsports and they are also unwilling to return it because it is a used electrical item. In summary, I'm out $300 for a battery that doesn't work in the cold like a standard lead or gel battery. It's ONLY good quality is that it is 6 or 7 pounds lighter than a standard battery. Whoopee! Honestly, I've never dealt with a company so unwilling to stand behind their product. If I lived near their headquarters, I'd launch both the charger and battery through the front windows of their building. November 25, 2014
Very very good Sim, eu recomendo!! Mais compacta e com maior tempo de duração! Apesar de ser menor, na própria caixa da bateria você pode utilizar o acabamento interno para compensar o tamanho da baterria que é um pouco menor! November 13, 2014
huge difference in starting bike Installed in a 2001 Hayabusa; installation was easy, battery is good quality. Engine cranked and started really fast. I ride most of the year in VA so ill see how it fares over the winter season. I expect alot better than my lead acid batteries in the past. Awesome product. November 10, 2014
A battery for dedicated purposes, unreliable, expensive, necessary evil? You decide! This is my second Ballistic. The first one, used as a backup, started to perform badly just after two years of seeing very little action. These batteries are small, light, pack a punch and are great as a portable spare. The drawbacks are price, poor performance at low temperatures, and in my opinion more unpredictable and unreliable than a standard batt. Why I insist on these? Well I like the idea, they are easy to carry on a plane, shed weight off the bike, in concept there are the path to the future. Would I recommend them? Well, yes and no. It all depends what you want to achieve. I did not get much after sales support when my battery started to play games. I did not get an invoice from Revzilla either that supports my warranty. A word of warning: Be very meticulous in ordering the right post location for your battery as these come with Left or Right ground. If you order the wrong one you have two issues: 1. the fitting will be difficult because the posts have a L shaped plastic shield and going over those with the wires will surely break them (happened to me). Also, wrong post location may lead to connecting the battery the wrong way and frying all circuits! Yes, I did that too but since I had a ground cutoff switch I realized my mistake seconds from disaster. October 20, 2014
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richard m: this is for my dragbike. it should help me loose weight and fit my box dimensions. high compression ,so i want great starting power for my starter, even though i have compression releases. will soon find out how this works. Nov 1, 2013
Christopher J asked: hello, I have a 2009 Yamaha R1. I replaced the stock battery about a year ago with a OEM replacement. I noticed its getting harder and harder to start after it gets hot. I know this is kinda a normal thing amongst R1 owners but when my battery was new, it had no problem starting at any temp. Well I figured If I get a battery with higher cranking amps, my problem should decrease dramatically. Many of my friends did this with their R1's and their hard starting problems are gone. My question is: Will this battery fit my bike? If not, what other batteries should I be looking at? I really need a 12 cell battery to fit my needs on this bike. Oct 14, 2013
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Christian N: Hi, I replaced my lead acid battery with one of these Ballistic units on my Honda VTR1000. It's a tough engine to start in the morning due to the big pistons and long stroke. An 8 cell battery was recommended but didn't quite have the guts to turn it fast enough on the first attempt when very cold. ( It did always start though after a few attempts) I ended up replacing it with a 12 cell. That said, 4 cylinder bikes are easier to start. Since then I also learnt about waking these batteries up, which made a huge difference. I.e. leaving the lights on for a few minutes before you crank in the morning or giving it a quick crank waiting then trying again and it starts with twice the vigor. (This info is on the Ballistics site). This does not apply to a warm bike though. I found the Ballistic batteries to be very strong when warm. I have since bought an 8 cell for my SV650 track bike, which is also a heavy lump to start and it's been perfect hot or cold. The bike feels so much lighter with this battery. Shop with confidence though. These batteries are very good and the Ballistic support is superb! Good luck. Oct 14, 2013
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DWAYNE B: Christopher,

I installed mine on a 2004 Ducati 999s. In order to make the upgrade work I had to mount the battery sideways and fabricate a a retention strap for the battery. A bit of enginuity, but it was worth it. Sorry I could not be more helpful, all I know are the Italian bikes...the fact that the battery is so small and light made things easier as well. Ride safe...

Dwayne
Oct 15, 2013
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Daniel H: the ballistic performance site recommends the 12 cell 100-012 for a 2009 R1.
i honestly don't know if it will fit but their customer support are very helpful.
Oct 14, 2013
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Glen C asked: Will the Ballistic Performance 16 Cell EVO2 Battery fit in my 2004 883 Sportster without modifying the battery box? Apr 9, 2014
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Nicholas S: Yes with foam but you should be more than fine with a 12-cell. Apr 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will the Ballistic Performance 16 cell fit in my 2004 883 Sportster without modifying the battery box ? Apr 9, 2014
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andre h: Not sure. I purchased the 8 cell for my Ducati 848 and the Ballistic battery was roughly half the size of the stock (Yuasa Battery) and a fraction of the weight. To achieve a good fit I used the foam that came with the battery but I didn't have to make any modifications. Hope this helps, good luck. Apr 10, 2014
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